• by Jerry Spinelli
  • Narrated by Steve Buscemi
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip".Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero".


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Customer Reviews

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What made the experience of listening to Loser the most enjoyable?

Spinelli's story captures youth, belonging, isolation, love... perfectly
Buscemi is perfect as a narrator
Can't say enough positive things about this
Must have for kids and adults alike

What other book might you compare Loser to and why?

Maniac Magee
Equally well-written and beautifully narrated

What about Steve Buscemi’s performance did you like?

Personality, gives you the sense of being an insider to Zinkoff's world

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- M. Bauer "M."

Kinda of good but not to good

Ok so I really do not get the beginning about this kid and stuff, but I really don't get why you have to put the music at the end. I liked the middle though and the end, not the music part the part when their really trying to find the little girl Claudia and then they find her, but Zinkoff is still looking for her for like seven hours, and then the police showed and the ambulance and I really liked it.
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- Alexia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2007
  • Publisher: HarperAudio