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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,908 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Tashjian Narrator: Jesse Eisenberg Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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Josh Swensen is not your average 17-year-old. At the age of two, he was figuring out algebraic equations with colored magnetic numbers. He is a prodigy who only wants to make the world a better place. Josh's wish comes true when his virtual alter ego, Larry, becomes a huge media sensation. Larry has his own Web site where he posts sermons on anti-consumerism and has a large following of adults and teens. Meanwhile, Larry's identity is a mystery to everyone. While it seems as if the whole world is trying to figure out Larry's true identity, Josh feels trapped inside his own creation. What will happen to the world, and to Larry, if he is exposed? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/20/2014

    " A very good book. It was very suspenseful gonna finish the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 2/15/2014

    " I read this on my vacation, and found it very interesting. It is all about how a person we don't even know and can't even see can become such a huge phenomenon and inspirational person. It was a great quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KC | 2/12/2014

    " Read this one originally a few years back. Picked it up this afternoon, and read it pretty quickly. Nice, fast, slightly intelligent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karolina | 2/7/2014

    " this is a great book that is funny and shows you a lot about how far things can go on the internet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/5/2014

    " A boy fakes his death and abandons his identity to live a life untouched by consumerism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/30/2014

    " Really well written Young Adult Novel. The ending will throw you for a loop. Still not sure how I feel about the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 1/26/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time. It's a young adult book but great for anyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/22/2014

    " Though it's not a new-new book, it's just as on-the-button relevant now as ever. Josh is just a boy with a blog, until the blog takes off (and along with it, Larry--his online persona) and suddenly he has to deal with all the pros and cons of sudden fame and living in the spotlight, and what this will mean to his friendships. In that sense, you could almost see this book as an Audrey, Wait! from the male perspective. The message that "Larry" promotes in his humorous and thought-provoking blog rants: independent thinking, the rejection of materialism, and so forth--is something that we're all thinking about more than ever with our growing concern about green living and carbon footprints. This book is a great companion read to Scott Westerfield's So Yesterday and like Westerfield's book, saves itself from preachiness with a good dose of humor and a very likable main character. The ending is pretty far-fetched to say the least, but still a very enjoyable read overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/16/2014

    " Consumerism and technology are well infused in this novel that it surprised how this aspects can be so entertaining. If you are not interested to either, it wouldn't matter because "The Gospel According to Larry" will make things less complicated though it is replete with mystery and more mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/16/2014

    " This was a funny book that I think most teens would enjoy. I am curious as to whether there is such a person as Larry as the author intimated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 12/6/2013

    " Teen reading challenge. I don't have a lot of sympathy for self-aggrandizing geeky boys in love with the girl next door, but there were moments here that were great. All the anti-consumerism stuff seemed pretty rote and uninteresting, but perhaps that was the point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damonia | 11/20/2013

    " This is a good book if you like fiction, its about a boy that think he can see the futuer but always see it in a creepy way.he's like a goth kid that give you nightmares "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 11/16/2013

    " If you want a boisterous book club discussion, choose this title. A lot of issues are brought up here. I liked how it makes you think of how a person can really make a difference or not. "

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

    " This was a Mother/Daughter Book Club book. Interesting plot about someone who creates an alternate identity on the web and later regrets it because of how popular the online character becomes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 9/18/2013

    " A very fast read. It was fun. Nothing bad about it, but nothing all that fantastic either. It definitely makes me wanna know what happens next, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mscout | 8/30/2013

    " Not bad, not bad. Interesting concept, certainly believable...Beth was a bit cliche'd and it could have done without that, but an the pure brain candy scale, not bad at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luke | 5/10/2013

    " Not sure when adolescent literature got so hippy dippy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nava Cullen | 4/14/2013

    " A good and very exciting book with a brilliant plot. Good characters, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob Klemmer | 4/12/2013

    " Fantastic book. Good story, well constructed, interesting characters, great voice, and a page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle E | 3/7/2013

    " This book was an uber-quick read. After reading the first chapter I truly was intrigued, however it ended up being just another amusing read (which I suppose is a good thing.) Young adult this was indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 8/5/2012

    " This is a wonderful book! I think everyone should read it. Great book to get you thinking about the enviroment and grass roots efforts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/24/2012

    " A kind of Pump Up the Volume teen novel that is bigger than its clever conceit. Really enjoyed it but am afraid to read the sequel. Hmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianne Friend | 1/13/2012

    " I read this book for a high school class and loved it. It has an important message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Newark Public Library Teens | 10/15/2011

    " Booktalked to LVMS 7th grade. "

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

    " it was hilarious. very suspensfull. i cant wait to read the other 2 Larry books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin H | 3/24/2011

    " This book is about a kid who changes the world under a fake name, until his real name came out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexia | 11/16/2010

    " AWESOMEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!! I'M STILL MULLIG OVER THER WHOLE BEING LIKE LARRY!! IT WAS AN AWESOME BOOK THAT MAKES ME WONDER IF IT'S REALLY FICTION!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/24/2010

    " Kristen Landon's new book, THE LIMIT, would be a good one to read before or after this. This novel takes a crack at materialism and consumerism but also at teen identity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/29/2010

    " This book was an uber-quick read. After reading the first chapter I truly was intrigued, however it ended up being just another amusing read (which I suppose is a good thing.) Young adult this was indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 9/24/2010

    " Everyone should read this book! I don't want to give anything away by putting any detail in a review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/17/2010

    " A very good book. It was very suspenseful gonna finish the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 8/8/2010

    " Great teen read. Depressing end, but really liked the story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/4/2010

    " Now that I have finished the book, I realized that it wasn't that bad. It was a little boring in the beginning, but as I got further into the pages, it became more reasonable... "

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