It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds, Read by Nile Bullock
Hilarious, Goofy, and Fun
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Nile Bullock captures the goofy energy of Justin A. Reynolds’s hilarious middle-grade audiobook, It’s the End of the World and I’m in My Bathing Suit. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss the charming Eddie, a 12-year-old who tells listeners all about his perfect plan to escape his chores this summer—and how it goes horribly wrong. Listeners will be laughing as he describes the horrors of laundry (and basements), the sadness of being left behind as everyone else goes to the big Beach Bash (or so he thinks), and the alarm he feels at the power going out (leaving him with nothing to wear but swim trunks). Eddie speaks directly to listeners, and Bullock narrates with a fast, bouncy pace, happily taking listeners down Eddie’s many meandering tangents, and off on an adventure around the neighborhood.
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