House of Robots by James Patterson audiobook

House of Robots

By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Read by Jack Patterson

The House of Robots Series: Book 1

2.98 Hours 11/24/2014 Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $18.00

    ISBN: 9781478955856

James Patterson’s new series proves it’s hard to fit in … when your brother is a robot! In this new series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class … and elementary school will never be the same! It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he’s dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E—for “Error.” Sammy’s no stranger to robots—his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it’s Sammy’s brother … it’s actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy’s one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it’s cool to be square? It’s a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever … if all goes well on the trial run!

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2015 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner

James Patterson’s new series proves it’s hard to fit in … when your brother is a robot!

In this new series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class … and elementary school will never be the same!

It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he’s dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E—for “Error.” Sammy’s no stranger to robots—his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it’s Sammy’s brother … it’s actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy’s one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it’s cool to be square? It’s a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever … if all goes well on the trial run!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I dislocated my jaw laughing.” Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
“Jack Patterson’s dynamic performance captures the emotions of fifth-grader Sammy Rodriguez-Hayes and his ‘brother’—the robot he calls ‘Error.’ Sammy’s youth and awkwardness are effectively conveyed by Patterson with an energetic voice and well-timed, perfectly delivered quips. Patterson’s portrayal of the robots is also superbly done, with a fractured, irregular pace to convey their fragmented speech. The addition of sound effects of echoing and electronic pings adds another dimension to their realistic metallic voices. Patterson’s lively presentation of all the characters is immediately engaging, and he deftly modulates his tone to highlight the moments of joy and seriousness in this endearing story. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Underlying the novel’s laughs are themes of friendship, compassion, and family, particularly in regard to Sammy’s devotion to his younger sister…and his deepening relationship with his ‘bro-bot.’" Publishers Weekly
“There are plenty of amusing jokes. Young readers with an interest in science will certainly be engaged.” Kirkus Reviews
“This light and funny story incorporates plenty of humor…Sammy’s relationships with his parents, sister, and best friend are strong…A fast-moving plot, lots of jokes, and a host of weird robots will draw readers in.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

Author Bio: Chris Grabenstein

Author Bio: Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has collaborated with James Patterson on numerous books, including the I Funny series and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 2.98
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English