Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2006
CD ISBN 9780754067887 $29.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN $22.89
The fury of Alistair Fury is unlimited because he must take his exams without having studied. He's so unprepared that he thinks Shakespeare invented the globe. Worse, he tells others that his granny died and his parents are divorcing. And his warring aunt and uncle write notes to communicate with each another. Who but the offbeat Jamie Rix could create these characters, portrayed with gusto by narrator Robert Llewellyn? Rix uses lots of wordplay and "groaner" humor such as, "there's a sense of humor failure," which Llewellyn energetically delivers. Despite its zaniness, kids will identify with Alistair and get some comfort for pretest jitters. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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