The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry audiobook

The Worst Class Trip Ever

By Dave Barry
Read by Todd Haberkorn

Brilliance Audio
3.95 Hours Unabridged
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In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble—not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them—but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack—or maybe not.

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Summary

In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble—not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them—but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack—or maybe not.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Check your disbelief at the TSA line for this hilarious jaunt from Miami to Washington, DC…Pulitzer-winner Barry has the comic sensibility of a middle-school class clown. Expect to have lots of trouble keeping this one on the shelf.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A trip to Washington, DC…becomes a frantic round of chases, attacks, rescues, narrow escapes, and desperate ploys…The escapade culminates in a climactic melee featuring a snake, a fork, a really big kite, the president of the United States, and video footage that boosts Wyatt’s Twitter account from 2 followers to 4.7 million. Readers can only hope their own class trips turn this exhilarating.” Booklist
“The students’ antics are slapstick, and the humor is right out of an eighth-grade mind…This is a light, hilarious romp that will be hard to keep on the shelves.” VOYA
“Barry perfectly captures the tone of concerns and conversations for this age group, right down to the fart humor. Boys will love this book, and it would be a great recommendation for reluctant readers. But there is a brave and resourceful girl character here, too, so this entertaining tale will have wide appeal.” Children’s Literature
“Barry’s trademark humor shines in this tale of a field trip gone hilariously wrong. While Wyatt’s adventures occasionally push the boundaries of credulity, his escapades are so funny that readers are likely to be forgiving. Verdict: With its wacky humor and mildly suspenseful scenarios, this appealing book will be a good fit for most libraries.” School Library Journal
“The novel’s ludicrous scenario is met with an equally comic tone, making for a fast-paced, easy read. The author supplies these kids with enough smarts to get out of jams but enough vulnerabilities to keep readers engaged…A light, comic tone and more-or-less believable stakes make for a winning combination.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Todd Haberkorn’s gravelly, slightly nasal voice is perfect for Wyatt, one of a pair of goofballs taking part in the annual eighth-grade class trip…Haberkorn creates memorable character voices, and his comedic timing is well suited for Dave Barry’s signature style of screwball comedy.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Dave Barry

Author Bio: Dave Barry

Dave Barry’s bestsellers include his Peter Pan prequels, written with Ridley Pearson; I’ll Mature When I’m Dead; and Lunatics, written with Alan Zweibel. He is also the author of the two dark comic suspense novels Big Trouble and Tricky Business. A play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatchers, is currently a hit on Broadway. He lives in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 3.95
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English