AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

WAYSIDE SCHOOL IS FALLING DOWN

by | Read by Lionel Wilson

Children Ages 6+ • 3.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1989

Lawyer-turned-author Louis Sacher had fun writing this sequel to SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL, and Lionel Wilson (another children's author) clearly enjoys reading it. The nasal, slightly nerdy quality of Wilson's narration intensifies as he portrays child characters; fortunately, this tone amuses young listeners, and since each chapter features a new story and character, the book is not hard to follow, though all Wilson's kids tend to sound alike. Zapping from chapter to chapter, the book is cheerfully plotless and full of things-you'd-get-sent-to-the-principal-for-doing--it works more through accretion of detail than development. But for children happily receiving ample servings of silliness, that appears to be fine. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]

Advertisement

Formats

Retail pak • Listening Library • 2002

CS ISBN 080720742X $18.00 • Two cassettes

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile
envelope

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.

×

Thank you for signing up.

×

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×