The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

  • by Barbara O’Connor
  • Narrated by Noah Galvin
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O’Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs. An amazing secret has tumbled off a freight train into Carter, Georgia, and Owen Jester is the only person who knows about it. If he can simply manage to evade his grandfather’s snappish housekeeper and keep his nosy neighbor, Viola, at bay, he just might be in for the summer of a lifetime.


What the Critics Say

“O’Connor has spun a lovely read that perfectly captures the schemes and plans of school-age kids in the long days of summer.” (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable kid's listen

Spending a lot of time listening to the Sunshine State Books (2012-13) of which this is one. Those folks who picked the 15 books did an outstanding job as I have yet to hear one that wasn't worth the effort. And listening to these kid's books provides a healthy alternative to the mystery/thrillers that take up most of my listening time. It's worth the time to find out what Owen Jester's fantastic secret is.
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- Ed "Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter."

Great story. Lots of fun and surprises.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a really fun and engaging story and is very well written.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester?

When the children get the

What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

A grew up in the south, and the voices and speech were right on.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?


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- Lyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books