Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle audiobook

Better Nate Than Ever

By Tim Federle
Read by Tim Federle

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781442446892
5.91 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Now on CD! In this New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Slate Favorite Book of the Year, Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook, and Stonewall Book Award Book, a small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical. Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book for Children, 2013

A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Amazon Best Books of the Year for 2013

A 2013 Slate Magazine Best Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013

A 2013 Junior Library Guild Selection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2014 Stonewall Book Award Honoree for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children/Young Adult Novels

A 2014 ALA Odyssey Award Honoree for Best Audiobook

Now on CD! In this New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Slate Favorite Book of the Year, Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook, and Stonewall Book Award Book, a small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical.

Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical, and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom.

Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” (Publishers Weekly) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A charming debut by a rising theater star.” Entertainment Weekly
“[A] twinkling adventure tale for the musical theater set.” New York Times
“The funny, awkward, vulnerable Nate is an insightful and entertaining narrator for this adventurous tale about an ugly duckling learning to experience and embrace his inner swan.” New York Times Book Review
“Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens—with a dash of Lewis Carroll whimsy. As long as Federle wants to tell stories, a new generation of Broadway-loving theater fans has a voice in young adult literature.” Huffington Post
“Critics are raving about Nate.” CNN
“Hilarious and heartwarming.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“What a listening pleasure! Author-read narrations are not always successful, but in this case, Tim Federle is a star. He’s the heart and soul of thirteen-year-old Nate, who is passionate about his acting and knowledge of musicals but disheartened by his family and the bullies at school. He’s also unclear about his sexuality. To the supporting characters, Federle brings vocal nuances that deepen each personality—from an estranged aunt to casting directors and overbearing child stars and parents. Listeners will experience laugh-out-loud moments as Nate and his friend Libby secretly travel from Pennsylvania to New York City to attend auditions for ET, The Musical, just a one-day outing—or, not. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and the 2014 Odyssey Honor.” AudioFile
“Explores weighty issues such as sibling rivalry, bullying, religious parents, and gay or questioning teens with a remarkably lighthearted and humorous touch totally appropriate for young audiences.” School Library Journal
“Filled with adventure, suspense, plenty of humor, and incredibly unique characters, Better Nate than Ever will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever decided to stop waiting and make their own dreams come true." BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Tim Federle

Author Bio: Tim Federle

Tim Federle is a former Broadway dancer turned award-winning writer whose works include the bestselling cocktail recipe books Tequila Mockingbird and Gone with the Gin; the novels Better Nate Than Ever and The Great American Whatever, each named New York Times Notable Books; and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.91
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English