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Ratburger [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

David Walliams
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Book Description

19 Sep 2012

The fifth screamingly funny novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel – the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title…

From the author that is being called ‘a new Roald Dahl’, Ratburger is not to be missed!

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Unabridged edition edition (19 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000748867X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007488674
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (642 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Since beginning his publishing career in 2008 David Walliams has taken the children's literary world by storm. His fifth, most recent book RATBURGER, published in September 2012 and immediately went to number 1 in the children's bestseller chart. Prior to this, his 2011 title, GANGSTA GRANNY also went straight to the top of the Children's Book Chart going on to sell over 300,000 hardback copies. David is currently the fastest growing Children's author in the UK. His books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and have collectively sold over one million copies in the UK alone. Walliams' books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and it comes as no surprise that countless broadsheet reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.

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"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" – The Sun

Praise for David Walliams:
“I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics.” – Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole

"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" – Telegraph Books of the Year

About the Author

DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim. Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig's Children's Books of the Year in the Times.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ratburger 1 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My wife and I bought this book for our grandson who is a fan of the David Walliams books. He loves to play his xbox but as soon as he received the Ratburger he sat and read it cover to cover totally engrossed in the book and said it was the best ever.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The children in my class are addicted! 25 Sep 2012
By E. Heckingbottom TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's amazing! Suddenly, a group of children who previously had no real interest in books or in reading are hooked!

2/3 of my class are now reading David Walliams books; and nearly half of them are reading this title. They cannot put this book down! Laughter and giggles permeate through the classroom during Individual Reading sessions. I walk into the room to take the register at the beginning of the day to silence ... everyone's nose is in a book! Sections are shared; small portions are read aloud - the addiction is passed from one child to another! They have even infected me! I just had to read it to see what it was that was keeping them all so engrossed!

Plot Summary (without spoilers!)
Zoe is 11 and has just started 'big school', where she is bullied horrendously for 3 reasons: - she is terribly poor; she has red hair and she is short for her size. Her father is an redundant ice-cream maker; and her mother is dead. Her stepmother is vile! She is totally obese and eats nothing other than prawn cocktail flavour crisps! One day, Zoe is devastated to find that Gingernut, the pet hamster that she had been training was dead. What can she do? They cannot afford a replacement and, even if they could, her stepmother is very anti-rodents; then Zoe finds a baby rat in her bedroom and her adventures begin!

Whilst the humour is quite 'wicked' in places, it is no more so than many of Roald Dahl's titles (particularly George's Marvellous Medicine, The Witches and The Twits.)

Overall, I have to say: - Thank you, David Walliams - you have inspired a group of reluctant readers to absorb themselves in books. Long may it continue!

Highly recommended for 8 to 12 year olds with a wicked sense of humour!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ratburger 30 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I would recommend this book to people who like a good chunk of adventure and danger. However, you have to be prepared for some putrid and gory details; on the other hand it was extremely interesting.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HILARIOUSLY FUNNY !!!!!!!!! 8 Dec 2012
Rat burger is hilariously funny i couldent stop laughing.i loved every single bit of it.Zoe is the main character in the story. She lives with dad, a dad, Shila, lazy and wicked stepmum, Gingernut, a dead hampster and Armitage,alive rat and they all live in a crumbling block of flats on the edge of the town. It is a great story for 9-14 but i would not recamend it for 8 year olds. There is a few people that made that story so like it is, they are David Walliams and Tony Ross for a great story and lovley illastrations,
Thank You so much and please say if this is helpful!
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book for a 9 year old 9 Oct 2012
By Vicky M
This book is probably the best book I have ever read, the book gives you a mix of feelings, they are very good books for children 8+, I hope you like this review and look out for it, thank you.
Thomas,9 years old
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 23 Sep 2012
By mummy spoon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I read this with my 8 year old son over the weekend and we were both hooked after the first page. As with all David Walliams books, the characters are funny and make you want to read more and more, this one is probably my second favourite of his books, after Gangsta Granny.
The illustrations are also great and really add to the story, the cover looks gorgeous too.
I hope David Walliams keeps writing, I think his books are some of the best childrens books since Roald Dahl.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 1 Dec 2012
By Jess
I have just read Ratburgher, lent to me by my granddaughter. Absolutely loved it, couldn't put it down. Brilliantly funny and also heart-warming. Superb characters and excellent plot.
Highly recommend it.
( 68 yr old Gran.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill 14 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I like this book it is very exiting!Infact I didnt like it I loved it!I love when Zoe and Tina become buddies!Thanks for reading my reveiw!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!!!
That was an amazing book......
But why would she keep a pet rat???????
She seems so crazily and utterly bonkers!!!:)
Published 6 hours ago by B. Radia
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I loved the book and I found it quite funny in some places especially towards the ending part. Would recommend reading!
Published 3 days ago by stupid
4.0 out of 5 stars Ratburger
My grandson was pleased with this birthday present, as he has been with other David Walliams books in the past.
Published 3 days ago by Mrs Rosemary R Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Gory!
Whoa! Totally different to Gangsta Granny, still good but not so funny and more emotional. Kinda gross too. Read more
Published 7 days ago by bhappy
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
David Williams is the new Ronald Dahl he is completely amazing at everything he does and this story was excellent .
Published 8 days ago by chloe irwin
5.0 out of 5 stars It was the first time in my life I have been reading a really good...
it was the first and only David Williams book I got on my kindle fire and in real life.It is the book I want to reread over and over and over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 9 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny book
Great read - 9 year old daughter loved this book!
Every page was interesting to read and kept her laughing all the way.
Published 12 days ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
I could read this book over and over again it is the best David Williams book by far!

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Published 13 days ago by Ria Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
My 8 year old son loves all the David Walliams books! he thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I have never seen him read so much.
Published 13 days ago by Vicky
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I just have to give a five star...
One of the best books I've ever read! You might have made a lot of books but I need more!!!!
AMAZING! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Mr M
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