The Size of the Truth

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Author(s): Andrew Smith
Series: Sam Abernathy Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Mar 26, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100141212
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508277309
Narrator/s: Ramon De Ocampo
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A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith's first middle grade novel. When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes. But Sam doesn't like their plans. He doesn't want to go to MIT. And he doesn't want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he's sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he's going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off. That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam's memory for seven years.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Andrew Smith
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Series:
Product Number DD41879
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508277323
eBook
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Author(s): Andrew Smith
Series:
Product Number EB00735296
Released: Mar 26, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781534419575

Professional reviews

"Narrator Ram—n de Ocampo makes this quirky, sometimes bizarre audiobook touching by giving 11-year-old Sam a likable but acerbic tone. Seven years ago, Sam fell into an abandoned well, but now "Well Boy" has other problems: He's the youngest kid in eighth grade, his father doesn't understand his passion for cooking, and 14-year-old James Jenkins wants to murder him. The story alternates between Sam's eighth-grade year and his unreliable memories and hallucinations from the three days he spent inside the well, talking to the animals underground. Each animal has a distinct voice and accent--most hilariously, Bartleby, the obnoxious Texan armadillo. De Ocampo gives James Jenkins a Southern drawl, making this character's reveal even more surprising. S.C. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"