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Bob

Narrated by: Rob Dircks, Nora Hunter
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, masterminds of classic middle-grade fiction, come together to craft a magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

It's been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy's grandmother in Australia. Now that she's back, Livy has the feeling she's forgotten something really, really important about Gran's house.

It turns out she's right.

Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn't forget Livy, or her promise. He's been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to. He can't remember who-or what-he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Now it's time to keep that promise.

Clue by clue, Livy and Bob will unravel the mystery of where Bob comes from, and discover the kind of magic that lasts forever.

©2018 Wendy Mass, Rebecca Stead (P)2018 Listening Library

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  • Erin F.
  • 08-08-2018

We enjoyed this.

Simple but interesting story performed well by two voice actors. My kids are 6 and 8 and I'd say it is right at their level.

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  • Sarah Harrison
  • 19-06-2018

Best book ever!!

My kids (5 and 7) said the following: “it’s the best, it’s awesome, I like this book because it’s cool, my favorite character is bob because he is funny and kind”

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  • Emily Raney
  • 10-05-2018

fantastic!<br />

My 8 year old, 6 year old and I enjoyed this emensely! We stumbled uopn this gem and will listen to it again!

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  • SKS
  • 21-02-2019

Sweet, Quirky Story Set in Australia

A short, sweet listen, Bob, was enjoyed by both my 11 year old daughter and me. She could identify with the main character, on the verge of tweendom, and I really liked the quirky storytelling filled with silly lists and a friendly closet dwelling "zombie" boy.

Solid performances by both narrators...Bob is filled with whimsy that makes a story about growing up a joy to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-2019

Very heart-warming.

Adorable story of friendship and determination. Easy to visualize, great imagery. Feel-good characters and story line.

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  • Beth Earles
  • 13-01-2019

Audible is great for Teachers and Students!

Really enjoyed exploring this first Audible book of mine with my SLD students. The level of engagement was turned up a few notches as they listened to the reader and followed along in their books. Research says that following along while someone is reading aloud improves fluency! The students enjoyed trying to figure out the enigma that "Bob" is.

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  • a reader from Miami, FL
  • 18-03-2019

Good story lukewarm performance

thought the story was good for kids, but probably a little bit tedious for adults. That's okay though because it is a children's story. My only solid complaint is that the performance, especially the New Zealand accents, was very low level.

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