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Holes

Narrated by: Kerry Beyer
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he is not surprised.

Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie, and Stanley must dig up the truth.

Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece.

©2002 Louis Sachar (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

" Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting." ( Independent on Sunday)
"If you want a witty, moving listen that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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Awesome

Awesome book an complete Heart stopper definitely recommended. Plus great for shadowing I absolutely loved it

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old but good

like the connection it has with old day white man views. but it all comes together in the end for the better ..

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  • Emma Rose
  • Northern Beaches of Sydney
  • 08-07-2016

Perfect for 10 year old boys!

What did you like most about Holes?

From the 10 year old: The plot was great and I liked the character's names.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Holes?

From the 10 year old: (warning this is a spoiler!) Probably the scene when Stanley found Zero under the old boat!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

From the 10 year old: (another spolier!)The bit when the warden was asked by the Insurer about why she didn't release Stanley earlier.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2018

Fabulous Feel-Good Literature

One of the best stories I've come across in a long time. Sachar makes you fall in love with his beautiful narrative which will stay with you for a long time. "Holes" is the epitome of what youth literature should be -- something to be loved by children of all ages. Like everything on Audible, the reading is superb. Often too little is made of this, but the outstanding quality of the productions and the skill of the actors doing the reading really stand to Audible's credit.

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  • Katharine Rutherford
  • 27-01-2017

Highly recommended

This is a brilliant story, which really comes to life in this audio reading. Good for adults to listen to, as well as older children.

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  • Mark R.
  • 17-02-2019

gripping story

kids loved it. made a long journey fly by. good good good good good goody

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  • henri k
  • 05-01-2019

great book for Children and adults.

fabulous book for kids and adults. we decided to get this after our English teacher suggested it. so brilliant! tears at the end.

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  • Stephen Podmore
  • 22-11-2018

Holes-Enjoyable

I downloaded Holes because i hadn't heard the story before and it is being covered as part of guided reading in the class that i work.
It was enjoyable and the children seem to like the story too.

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  • TM
  • 07-10-2018

Holes is great, people are just mean

A very enjoyable, heartwarming and funny story that really does blow your mind on some occasions, the characters are well realised and prove to be compelling. I enjoyed the non-linear narrative and the interwoven plot lines which really prompted some thought provoking questions, the narrator's voice was also pleasant to listen to. My only problems are the loose ends at the end of the audiobook but I suppose that was intentional and how everything seems a bit too convenient to be realistic.

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  • Mother of Five
  • 24-08-2018

amazing

great and funny I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was great I love it

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  • Martin Monk
  • 12-08-2018

Holes 5 star

One word, incredible. The story was fernomanal! And one you were listening to it you couldent stop yourself from listening to hours more.

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  • Mrs H L Grant
  • 13-07-2018

Great story

Such a great story. Loved the characters, narration good too. Would highly recommend this audio book.

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  • Mark O.
  • 28-03-2018

Fantastic

One of the best YA stories I've read. Recommended for readers of all ages. The way everything ties together is impressive.

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  • SKOTCH
  • 07-11-2017

Loved it!

Loved the book and performance.
I read this as a teenager around 15 years ago and it's just as good as I remember it.

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