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4.00050648176063 out of 54.00050648176063 out of 54.00050648176063 out of 54.00050648176063 out of 54.00050648176063 out of 5 4.00 (3,317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Mass Narrator: Mark Turetsky Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9781449866860
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ALA Schneider Family Book Award–winning author Wendy Mass offers this tasty treat of a tale sure to appeal to any listener’s sweet tooth. The Candymakers follows twelve-year-olds Logan, Philip, Daisy, and Miles as each tries to invent a candy even better than the Oozing Crunchorama. But with these contestants—who can detect chocolate by touch and lift 50 lbs. of taffy as if it weighed no more than a loaf of bread—it’s going to be a close race. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Candymakers is an interesting novel centered on a candy contest…The way Mass writes from the four different perspectives of the main characters is excellent and helps readers understand the characters more. Parts of the book are superbly funny, and readers will be surprised by the twists in the story.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Ingeniously confected…Wendy Mass sweetens her clever tale with generous gobs of local color and eccentricity. Enough to make Willy Wonka himself proud.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A treat all its own…Reveals a multitude of mysteries, explaining all the clues about misunderstandings, spies, and sabotage that Mass has dropped along the way…Readers will be richly rewarded.”

    Booklist

  • “A real page-turner. The characters are intricate, flawed heroes with whom readers will identify.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Sweets fans will love the gooey sensory details. Earnest and sweet, with enough salty twists not to taste saccharine.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy L | 2/15/2014

    " It gave you different points of view but leaves you with a mystery that you unravel at the end. it was an enjoyable book that you'll love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/7/2014

    " This book started with one expected story and then really departed from it! While the basic premise always stays true (a candy making contest), I really enjoyed that it went places that came entirely out of nowhere. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/3/2014

    " This is a REALLY good book and I recommend it to EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Vanderlaan | 2/1/2014

    " Since it was started, the Life Is Sweet candy factory has Participated in a contest most of the greatest candy factories around the world enter. In the town of Spring Haven, four twelve-year-olds named Logan Sweet, grandson of the famed Samuel Sweet, who started the factory and son of the current Candymaker, Daisy, who doesn't know her last name, was born into a family of spies and was hired to steal the Life Is Sweet secret formula, Philip Ransford, a kid who always has a pressed suit and briefcase, and also is the reason Logan has burn scars on his face, hands, and arms, and Miles, who needs to win this contest for the girl who ran into the lake and never came back up, and is allergic to the color pink, merry-go-rounds, jazz, and pancakes, and has a ginormous addiction to chocolate pizza. who will win? Who is the real bad guy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne Miller | 1/20/2014

    " I love Wendy Mass. Great young adult book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bannag | 1/17/2014

    " Awesome! The tittle is a little boring, but the story is good. It makes you hungry.I really like Daisy because she has cool spy gear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 1/7/2014

    " I loved this book sooo much! Wendy Mass did an amazing job with this book. You hear the whole story through everyones point if view. It is so amazing the way you can travel through a candy factory, through the contestants minds, etc. If you liked 11 Birthdays, you will really enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/5/2014

    " This story is told from 4 different viewpoints, which I love. It was very creative and a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace H. | 1/4/2014

    " I thought it was one of the best books I have ever read. It was also very creative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ariela | 11/20/2013

    " love this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/31/2013

    " I loved this book!! At first I thought it sounded a lot like Willie Wonka but then it totally surprised me. The author tells the story from the point of view from each of the four children yet it isn't repetitive. It had a lot of good messages. Highly recommend it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fizza | 10/11/2013

    " I luved it! Reminds me of Moira, I don't know why "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhi | 5/7/2013

    " Cute light read about 12 year olds in a candy factory, quite similar to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 4/29/2013

    " Some of the plot was just plain out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Junell Kruzel | 1/29/2013

    " Very heartwarming and touching. A lot of lessons to be learned-- acceptance of someone who looks different, creativity, teamwork, friendship and many more. Loved the characters and all the yummy candy descriptions!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Baughn | 12/28/2012

    " This a great book for ages 9-13. If you loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you'll love this story about four creative kids and their mysterious adventure in a candy factory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 9/26/2012

    " A cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Mysterious Benedict Society, with an excellent ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azure | 6/27/2012

    " Imaginative and fun mystery! Great, positive messages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna M. | 2/13/2012

    " one of my favorite books. I love how it tells the story from everyones perspective! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna M | 11/25/2011

    " This was a really, really good book! It was a slight bit confusing at the beginning with some of the characters but other wise, I really liked it :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline Bartels | 7/7/2011

    " So not for me...very, very young even more middle school students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/18/2011

    " It gave you different points of view but leaves you with a mystery that you unravel at the end. it was an enjoyable book that you'll love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elyse | 5/17/2011

    " This was such a good, touching story about friendship.
    It had a really good ending, and threw in some surprises I didn't
    see coming. You should read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis' Mom | 5/5/2011

    " I wish I was in the competition. Yum! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 4/24/2011

    " My 10 year old son received this for his birthday and enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elli | 4/15/2011

    " I Really enjoyed this book. It is my favorite book by Wendy Mass. I love how it shows all of the characters perspectives! It was a great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 4/7/2011

    " It was a very slow start, but wow, once you get into it, things happen that you couldn't have even DREAMED about!! It is SOO good. Wendy Mass is the ultimate best writer in the whole world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheRLPL | 4/6/2011

    " A staff member in the YS department read this and commented that it was a little long but that it told good stories.
    Not too deep, no young person had to deal with a loss or trauma,
    She was glad she picked it up to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 4/2/2011

    " Wonderful book! Each charater is just amazing to read about. The is very well paced and I love the ending. I also like how the charaters interact with each other. Also you get to hear the samw story but through each charater's views on what happen. "

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About the Author
Author Wendy Mass

Wendy Mass is the award-winning author of several novels, including A Mango-Shaped Place, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot like a Mall, Every Soul a Star, The Candymakers, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and the Twice upon a Time series. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Mark Turetsky is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice-over artist living in Brooklyn. In addition to audiobooks, Mark has voiced numerous commercials, video games, and online presentations. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and holds a minor in English and American Literature. Mark was an AudioFile Best Voice for 2010 and 2013.