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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (83 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gecko and Sticky Series Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780739379196
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The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

Dave Sanchez is an average boy with an after-school job and a pet gecko named Sticky. All very normal—until the day Sticky talks!

Sticky tells Dave a wild tale of a former life of crime, searching for Aztec gold with a treasure hunter named Damien Black, and of a magical Aztec wristband with shiny gold power ingots that will give the wearer super powers. Dave doesn’t believe a word—until Sticky shows him the wristband.

But while Sticky managed to escape with the wristband, Damien Black has the power ingots. So the lizard and treasure hunter each have something the other wants . . . very badly. 

Filled with wild adventures, larger-than-life characters, and snappy-funny dialogue, The Gecko and Sticky books are perfect for young superheroes everywhere. 

Don't miss the other Gecko & Sticky adventures:  
1. The Villain's Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinister Substitute,
and
4. The Power Potion.


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Listener Opinions

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

    " I think 3rd & 4th grade boys will love this one. Lots of creativity, adventure adn danger. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. | 12/30/2013

    " Fun spin off books from the Shredderman series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libriar | 11/28/2013

    " Series fiction aimed at boys isn't something that I usually read so it is hard for me to compare this book to others. It was filled with adventure and light humor so I'm sure 4th grade boys will enjoy this book about a boy and a gecko. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/6/2013

    " Listened to this on CD with my kiddos. They liked it and want to read or listen to more. Simple but fun story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/10/2013

    " Adventure and silly superhero characters make this a good choice for young boys and girls who are comfortable with their chapter-book reading skills. Van Draanen knows how to write for kids who want fun, adventure and some mild thrills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Petersen | 9/11/2012

    " Yet another of my favorites from childhood...the adventures of Elephi aka "Well Known Cat, Formerly Kitten" is as fun to read now as it was then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Pedicini | 7/10/2012

    " Look out Geico Gecko! Wendelin Van Draanen has created a fun, memorable hero in the wisecracking, Spanglish-speaking Sticky, a kleptomaniac gecko. Also a dastardly villain in Damian Black. Throw in a bad mariachi band-turned-group-of-thugs, and you've got yourself some entertaining reading time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malisa | 4/30/2012

    " Nolan like this book. Good, fun summer reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 8/29/2011

    " 3/4th&up. Fast moving action, amusing dialogue, quirky and entertaining characters. Very quick read, but a lot of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tressa | 5/22/2011

    " Villain's Lair was entertaining and humorous. I thought that the story was imaginative and clever. I really liked the primary characters, Dave and Sticky. I especially loved Sticky's catch-phrases. It was a very fun story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckett Geary | 11/13/2010

    " I think this other is reley cool I am all redey on his seckond book. I like how his books are funy and skary "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/11/2010

    " I think these books are annoying (enough with all the alliteration lame Spanglish already) but camilo loves them. He's listened to this one multiple times... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/13/2010

    " Adventure and silly superhero characters make this a good choice for young boys and girls who are comfortable with their chapter-book reading skills. Van Draanen knows how to write for kids who want fun, adventure and some mild thrills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 9/20/2009

    " Sticky knows Rosie a donkey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/1/2009

    " Loved this book! Excellent way with words.
    A real treat to read aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CuriousLibrarian | 6/21/2009

    " I tried this one out of the publisher's box when it came because the "Sammy Keyes" books are so popular at my library. I can't say that I found anything great in this series opener. It doesn't feel like a good or a bad series, just kind of there.

    Grades 2-4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckett | 6/15/2009

    " I think this other is reley cool I am all redey on his seckond book. I like how his books are funy and skary "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/23/2009

    " 3/4th&up. Fast moving action, amusing dialogue, quirky and entertaining characters. Very quick read, but a lot of fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bria | 4/16/2009

    " Series fiction aimed at boys isn't something that I usually read so it is hard for me to compare this book to others. It was filled with adventure and light humor so I'm sure 4th grade boys will enjoy this book about a boy and a gecko. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/4/2009

    " I think 3rd & 4th grade boys will love this one. Lots of creativity, adventure adn danger. A fun read. "

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About the Author
Author Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen is the author of many beloved and award-winning books. For middle graders, she’s written Swear to Howdy and the Sammy Keyes mystery series. For teens and tweens, there’s Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway. And for younger readers, check out the Shredderman quartet and the Gecko and Sticky series.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a three-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.