No Talking

  • by Andrew Clements
  • Narrated by Keith Nobbs
  • 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would happen if the noisiest, most talkative class of 5th graders in history dared each other not to talk for 48 hours? This is the premise Andrew Clements explores in one of his most compelling stories yet.


What the Critics Say

"Despite the rivalry that started the contest, the longstanding animosity between the boys and girls dissipates as the students bond over the experiment. Presuming the novel doesn't generate similar contests in real life, readers may be compelled to use their voices to praise Clement's deft handling of an interesting premise." (Publishers Weekly)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Delightful children's book, ages 8 to 12.

I purchased and listened to No Talking in 2009, but failed to rate or review it. I just finished listening to it again and it is wonderful. The subject of the book is 5th grade boys and girls having a two day contest to not talk at all except for a 3 word limit in response to teachers. It's girls against boys. It is an uplifting and endearing little story that is well worth the cost in money and time.
Read full review

- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Loved it!

Andrew Clements has done it again. We listened to this on car rides and I probably enjoyed it as much as the kids.
Read full review

- nevina "nevina"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2007
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio