Regular price: $9.09

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $9.09

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Gary Paulsen’s slapstick tales capture the “wonderful madness” of growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota, when high spirits, showing off for girls, and general idiocy led Gary and his pals to attempt some amazing stunts, including:

Shooting a waterfall in a barrel
Breaking the world speed record on skis
Hang gliding with an army surplus target kite
Inventing the skateboard
Jumping a bike through a hoop of fire
Wrestling - with a bear?
Wacky, daring, just plain nuts - extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new stories from Gary’s boyhood.
©2004 Gary Paulsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By DRR on 07-09-14

So funny!

Where does How Angel Peterson Got His Name rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not my favorite but pretty close!

What did you like best about this story?

The dry, intelligent humor

What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brought a little extra tone and helped bring the characters to life in the imagination.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Please don't try what you are about to see at home!

Read More Hide me

By GH on 02-04-13

Not a book I would recommend.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration was fine; the story line was not appropriate for a 9 year old.

What could Gary Paulsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I don't think it should be titled extreme sports. It makes the book seem like it is about adults in the world of extreme sports. Instead it is about children doing dangerous stunts and living to tell about it.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps I misunderstood who the audience should be for this book. It refers to a young man who has a calendar of naked women; how they idolized a boy who smoked; and the whole point of the book is to explain all the dangerous things these boys did and how they miraculously lived through it. It seemed more appropriate for old men who wanted reminisce about their childhoods.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc