King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman audiobook

King Dork Approximately

By Frank Portman
Read by Lincoln Hoppe

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12.85 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780804168694

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”    Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man.    What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer. Tom's down one bloodstained army coat, one Little Big Tom, and two secret semi-imaginary girlfriends. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face. If only a female robot's notes could solve the world's problems, he'd have a chance. But how likely is that?    King Dork Approximately--it feels like the first time. Like the very first time. Praise for King Dork Approximately: “A hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind . . . [and] inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read.”—VOYA   “Utterly enjoyable, this book’s culture-meets-romantic-confusion focus makes it a teen take on Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.”—Booklist   “Tom’s irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about public education and the teen social order carry the story.”—Publishers Weekly   Portman has crafted a perceptive protagonist, whose brilliantly wry observations will keep readers laughing and whose voice is infused with an all-too-believable mix of innocence and cynicism.”—School Library Journal   “King Dork Approximately is a smart and sardonic sequel, a book for all ages."—Largeheartedboy.com   “Whether you're male or female, old or young, these two books will put into words feelings that you've always struggled first to express and then to repress."—Reason.com   “Sarcastic and funny, but it’s also super smart and insightful about the lives of teenagers.”—Bustle.com From the Hardcover edition.

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Summary

Summary

From Frank Portman comes the long-awaited sequel to the beloved cult classic King Dork, of which John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, said, “Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world.”
   Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork. He's still trying to work out who to blame for the new scar on his forehead, the memory loss, and his father's mysterious death. But illicit female hospital visitations, The Catcher in the Rye, and the Hillmont High sex-pocalypse have made him a new man.
   What doesn't make you stronger can kill you, though, and tenth grade, act two, promises to be a killer. Tom's down one bloodstained army coat, one Little Big Tom, and two secret semi-imaginary girlfriends. Now his most deeply held beliefs about alphabetical-order friendship, recycling, school spirit, girls, rock and roll, the stitching on jeans, the Catcher Code, and the structure of the universe are about to explode in his face. If only a female robot's notes could solve the world's problems, he'd have a chance. But how likely is that?
   King Dork Approximately--it feels like the first time. Like the very first time.

Praise for King Dork Approximately:


“A hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind . . . [and] inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read.”—VOYA
 
“Utterly enjoyable, this book’s culture-meets-romantic-confusion focus makes it a teen take on Nick Hornby's High Fidelity.”—Booklist
 
“Tom’s irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about
public education and the teen social order carry the story.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Portman has crafted a perceptive protagonist, whose brilliantly wry observations will keep readers laughing and whose voice is infused with an all-too-believable mix of innocence and cynicism.”—School Library Journal
 
King Dork Approximately is a smart and sardonic sequel, a book for all ages."—Largeheartedboy.com
 
“Whether you're male or female, old or young, these two books will put into words feelings that you've always struggled first to express and then to repress."—Reason.com
 
“Sarcastic and funny, but it’s also super smart and insightful about the lives of teenagers.”—Bustle.com


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Tom’s irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about public education and the teen social order carry the story. Publishers Weekly   Portman has crafted a perceptive protagonist, whose brilliantly wry observations will keep readers laughing and whose voice is infused with an all-too-believable mix of innocence and cynicism.
King Dork Approximately is a smart and sardonic sequel, a book for all ages. Largeheartedboy.com  
Whether you're male or female, old or young, these two books will put into words feelings that you've always struggled first to express and then to repress. Reason.com
Sarcastic and funny, but it’s also super smart and insightful about the lives of teenagers. Bustle.com
Utterly enjoyable, this book’s culture-meets-romantic-confusion focus makes it a teen take on Nick Hornby's High Fidelity. Booklist
A hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind . . . [and] inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read. VOYA  
“Tom’s irreverent voice and sharply observed, deeply funny insights about public education and the teen social order carry the story.” Publishers Weekly
“High school sophomore, aspiring rock star, and self-proclaimed outsider Tom Henderson is back in the sidesplitting follow-up to Portman’s acclaimed King Dork…Portman has crafted a perceptive protagonist, whose brilliantly wry observations will keep readers laughing and whose voice is infused with an all-too-believable mix of innocence and cynicism…The author excels at description and tone…amusingly sketched characters and plot threads… Tom is a winsome character who rings true and whose escapades will keep readers engaged.” School Library Journal
“As in book one, Tom’s quick wit and sharp sarcasm, combined with his frank honesty and voracious appetite for all things sexual, make for a hilarious peek into the male adolescent mind. And yet Tom discovers some important truisms in book two: family is good, compliance equals survival, and ‘someone out there is crying the tears you’ve managed to avoid.’ The audience will be pleased to find that hidden inside this sarcastic teen is the soul of a poet who makes this comedic tale a refreshingly insightful read.” VOYA
“In this sequel to King Dork, Lincoln Hoppe does a fantastic job of giving voice to the thoughts of Tom Henderson, King Dork himself…Supporting characters, including his stepfather, Little Big Tom, not only have interesting nicknames but are also given unique voices to highlight their roles in Tom’s world. Hoppe handles dialogue well, and his slight variations in tone and pitch add to the humor of the story. This entry contains many references to the earlier book (also narrated by Hoppe), so listeners may want to listen to that first before diving deeper into the teenage mind.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Frank Portman

Author Bio: Frank Portman

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is the author of King Dork, King Dork Approximately, and Andromeda Klein. He is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T Experience (MTX).

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.85
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English