Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar audiobook

Fuzzy Mud

By Louis Sachar
Read by Louis Sachar , Kathleen McInerney , and various narrators

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4.08 Hours Unabridged
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From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes a new middle-grade novel with universal appeal. Combining horror-movie suspense with the issues of friendship, bullying, and the possibility of ecological disaster, this novel will intrigue, surprise, and inspire readers and compel them to think twice about how they treat others as well as their environment.   Be careful. Your next step may be your last. Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.   In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world. Cast List: Jonathan Fitzman, read by Jesse Bernstein Senator Haltings, read by Mark Bramhall  Senator Foote, read by Robertson Dean   Senator March, read by Kimberly Farr Dr. Peter Smythe, read by Stephen Hoye Senator Wright, read by John H. Mayer Tamaya Dhilwaddi, read by Kathleen McInerney Donna Jones, esq., read by Adenrele Ojo  Dr. June Lee, read by Samantha Quan  Professor Alice Mayfair, read by Allyson Ryan Dr. Marc Humbard, read by Bruce Turk   "Can Virtue Be Taught," read by Louis Sacher

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes a new middle-grade novel with universal appeal. Combining horror-movie suspense with the issues of friendship, bullying, and the possibility of ecological disaster, this novel will intrigue, surprise, and inspire readers and compel them to think twice about how they treat others as well as their environment.
 
Be careful. Your next step may be your last.

Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined.
 
In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

Cast List:
Jonathan Fitzman, read by Jesse Bernstein
Senator Haltings, read by Mark Bramhall 
Senator Foote, read by Robertson Dean  
Senator March, read by Kimberly Farr
Dr. Peter Smythe, read by Stephen Hoye
Senator Wright, read by John H. Mayer
Tamaya Dhilwaddi, read by Kathleen McInerney
Donna Jones, esq., read by Adenrele Ojo 
Dr. June Lee, read by Samantha Quan 
Professor Alice Mayfair, read by Allyson Ryan
Dr. Marc Humbard, read by Bruce Turk  
"Can Virtue Be Taught," read by Louis Sacher

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"This engaging eco-cautionary tale... will captivate readers while giving them plenty to think about. School Library Journal
Fast-paced. An exciting story of school life, and bullies that becomes a quick meditation on the promise and dangers of modern science. Kirkus Reviews
Grounded in well-rounded central characters, this compelling novel holds as much suspense as fuel for discussion. Booklist, Starred
". . . vintage Sachar for the way it brings big ideas to everyday drama. The Horn Book
Sachar blends elements of mystery, suspense, and school-day life into a taut environmental cautionary tale. Publishers Weekly
"Sachar is a master at compact and unintimidating plotting; the school story unfolds with swift authenticity in its own right and then becomes tautly suspenseful. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books". . .lively narrative . . . snappy dialogue and plenty of action.
An engrossing plot . . .a most entertaining ride . . . .Readers will devour this delightful book just as they did with HOLES. A unique story that keeps readers on their toes. VOYA
A New York Times BestsellerWinner of the Georgia Children's Award and the Buckeye Children's Teen Book Award (Ohio)
“Grounded in well-rounded central characters, this compelling novel holds as much suspense as fuel for discussion.” Booklist (starred review)
“Blends elements of mystery, suspense, and school-day life into a taut environmental cautionary tale.” Publishers Weekly
“This engaging eco-cautionary tale…will captivate readers while giving them plenty to think about.” School Library Journal
“An exciting story of school life and bullies…[and] the promise and dangers of modern science.” Kirkus Reviews
“Vintage Sachar for the way it brings big ideas to everyday drama.” Horn Book
“Unfolds with swift authenticity in its own right and then becomes tautly suspenseful.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Beginning with the lighthearted tone of a happy fifth-grader, Kathleen McInerney’s delivery changes as Tamaya’s situation grows desperate. Listeners learn the true nature of the mud from excerpts of secret Congressional hearings, replicated in the style of actual hearings, with a full cast of senators, witnesses, and the whispered asides of the attending news reporter. The fear in the characters’ dialogue and the tension in the narration are palpable. This is classic sci-fi…Don’t miss the author’s note, read by Sachar himself. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Louis Sachar

Author Bio: Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award. He also wrote Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English