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Slacker

Written by: Gordon Korman
Series: Slacker, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it...until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.

Oops.

It's time for some serious damage control - so Cameron and his friends invent a fake school club that will make it seem like they're doing good deeds instead of slacking off. The problem? Some kids think the club is real - and Cameron is stuck being president.

Soon, Cameron is part of a mission to save a beaver named Elvis from certain extinction. Along the way, he makes some new friends - and some powerful new enemies. The guy who never cared about anything is now at the center of everything...and it's going to take all his slacker skills to win this round.

©2016 Gordon Korman (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Inconsistent and okay

My son loved it but as for me it was just okay. The narration was inconsistent and did not have good flow. The story it self was good and my son said he thinks it was "awesome" *gives thumbs up. As an adult i found it vary okay, not amazing by any means at all. i think it would have been better to stick to one narrator or match the audio levels better. Over all wouldn't recommend for anyone over 12.

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  • Bev
  • 2020-04-30

A must read and / or listen to audio book for young teens!

In 1978, while pursuing a Scholastic book order, I discovered Gordon Korman’s first book “ This Can’t be Happening at MacDonald Hall. “ The fact that Korman had written it at the age of 12 impressed my Gr 6 students, especially the boys.

That first purchase led to reading , over the next twenty four years , to each year’s class or Gr 6&7 . the MacDonald Hall series then all of Korman’s non-series books until I retired in 2002 .

When boys , who typically don’t choose to read for pleasure, ask where to find the Gordon Korman book that I had read to them, one knows that the subject matter and writing style was appealing!

Recently, having seen “Slacker” in my email box of Audible’s ‘Today’s Daily Deal ‘ I thought of my former students . The title would have especially caught the attention of those Gr 6&7 boys.

“Slacker” was definitely a book that I needed to purchass. Using four narrators made it sound more like an old time radio drama....very appealing !

This story about selfless service to others and how it serves to transform and benefit the ‘helper’ , can serve as a teaching tool for the self-absorbed young teens of this current generation ,

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  • Papabear
  • 2017-08-24

Confessions of a dad listener!

Ok. So I started downloading these Gordon Korman books for my kids in road trips. We had read "Schooled" as a family. That was enough to hook me. Maybe it's the delicate combination of flashbacks to middle school mixed with well written descriptive and emotional monologue that did it. In any case, if you're a parent, you'll be just as hooked as your kids!!

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  • V. Bontempi
  • 2018-01-09

Great book

My mom bought this book for me to listen to at bedtime and I fell in love with it. I listen to this book (Slacker) every night when going to bed and working on my activity book. It is so good that I think that Gordan Korman should write more books of this kind.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-12-09

Gordon Korman Couldn't Have Done Better

It was a fun book with lots of twists to the story. If Gordon Korman keeps writing like this he might become the best kids book Author.

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  • Colleen
  • 2018-10-19

Pretty Good

Not my favorite Gordon Korman book, but pretty good. I think that the author definitely improves his writing with every book, so I prefer his newer books. However, I would still recommend this my students.

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  • MamaW
  • 2020-03-30

OMG SO GOOOOOOOOD! 😁

Ok, so, it took me forever to listen to this, because I fall asleep really fast, but when I got all the way through, and when I got to the part where the friends of fuzzy were sabotaging the pag, omg, I was totally hating on them. This book was so well written, and I love the different voice actors, even though some of the voice actors played more than one role I think, because Pavel and chuck sound so much alike. Anyway, good job on this book! Moving on to level thirteen!

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  • Shawn
  • 2019-12-12

very enjoyable!

First off- I want to start a positive action group for real! This book was so good!! my 8yr old and I couldn't wait to listen to it every night!

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  • Bonnie Cuneo
  • 2019-11-05

Another great audio book

Gordon Korman is a great author that creates great books like this. The voice actors do a great job to make a high energy story.

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  • Brooke
  • 2019-10-31

Great book

I loved this book. At first I didn’t understand it but now it is as clear as the eye can see. It was an amazing book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-24

Pretty good

It was a good story, I like the story line with the mall involved. The time between chapters should be shorter.

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  • renata
  • 2018-12-11

The best

My son review :
The best book ever -love it ! For me as mom I absolutely loved performance of the amazing team of readers!/ actors! Thanks!