Stuntboy, in the Meantime Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
AudioFile Magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2021
A Schneider Family Award Honor Book for Middle Grade
From Newbery Medal honoree and number one New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds comes a hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle-grade novel about the greatest young superhero you’ve never heard of, filled with illustrations by Raúl the Third!
Portico Reeves’s superpower is making sure all the other superheroes - like his parents and two best friends - stay super. And safe. Super safe. And he does this all in secret. No one in his civilian life knows he’s actually…Stuntboy!
But his regular Portico identity is pretty cool, too. He lives in the biggest house on the block, maybe in the whole city, which basically makes it a castle. His mom calls where they live an apartment building. But a building with 50 doors just in the hallways is definitely a castle. And behind those 50 doors live a bunch of different people whom Stuntboy saves all the time. In fact, he’s the only reason the cat, New Name Every Day, has nine lives.
All this is swell except for Portico’s other secret, his not-so-super secret. His parents are fighting all the time. They’re trying to hide it by repeatedly telling Portico to go check on a neighbor “in the meantime”. But Portico knows “meantime” means his parents are heading into the Mean Time which means they’re about to get into it, and well, Portico’s superhero responsibility is to save them, too - as soon as he figures out how.
Only, all these secrets give Portico the worry wiggles, the frets, which his mom calls anxiety. Plus, like all superheroes, Portico has an arch-nemesis who is determined to prove that there is nothing super about Portico at all.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 47 minutes|
|Narrator||Guy Lockard, Nile Bullock, Angel Pean, James Fouhey, Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon, Chanté McCormick, Lamarr Gulley, DePre Owens|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 30, 2021|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #134,812 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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