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Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean. But Kyle's vacation becomes a nightmare when he's babysitting his sister BeeBee and an earthquake hits. Can Kyle and BeeBee outwit and outrun nature's fury to save themselves from tsunami terror?
©2003 Peg Kehret (P)2009 Audiobookshelf

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  • Tabitha McKinzie
  • 20-11-2018

Great Book

I love this book, very interesting and terrifying at the same time. I wish they made another one about him surviving another natural disaster. This author is one of the most incredible authors in the world.

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  • Angela Johnson
  • 05-04-2017

An excellent ride

This was a good book. Alex (10) and Molly (7) really enjoyed the plot and made the long road trip go faster.

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  • Me & My Girls
  • 16-09-2014

Wrong Narrator

This was, for the most part a nice little kid's story; though much of the middle portion of the narrative was pretty tedious. However the middle aged male narrating this tale from the perspective of a thirteen year old just didn't work. Indeed it was just so jarring, that at times it completely distracted from the story. I know that it's probably impossible to find a thirteen year old male capable of reading an audiobook but I find it hard to believe that a better reader couldn't have been located.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-2012

Reader too old to narrate this story!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend the book, but not this particular audiobook. It was very disconcerting to hear a grown man read the voice of the 13 year old narrator. It's a great story, though. Perfect for readers ages 9-12.

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  • Jody
  • 22-02-2021

I love books by Peg, they're exciting and clean!!

This is a fun book of a 13 year old having an exciting summer of maturing and learning to love and appreciate his family even more. It is exciting, fun to listen to and the narrator is excellent! This book and 100% clean and very enjoyable.

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  • KJ
  • 14-01-2021

What an amazing book would definitely recommend it

Escaping the giant wave was one of the best books I read or should I say listen to and I would definitely recommend reading this book I hope you would like it just as much as I did thank you to the amazing author who wrote this book you deserve the credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-2016

This is was a interesting audio book I ever read <br />

I love it audible is the best site ever it is better than reading it.

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  • Tim
  • 28-09-2012

Very good short story

Enjoyed listening to this, it is only a short story lasting just over 2 hours but great for listening too in the car

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  • sharon
  • 06-03-2012

This was a great read!

Would you listen to Escaping the Giant Wave again? Why?

I wouldn't rent this particular book again, since it was for my daughter to read for her book club. She really enjoyed the experience and loved being able to relax and lay on her couch, while listening. Great time, great book.

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