Written by:
Carl Hiaasen
Narrated by:
James Van Der Beek

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2012
6 hours 11 minutes
The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild!
When Wahoo Cray’s dad—a professional animal wrangler—takes a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival!, Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself to keep his father from killing Derek Badger, the show's inept and egotistical star. But the job keeps getting more complicated: Derek Badger insists on using wild animals for his stunts; and Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna—a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her father and needs a place to hide out. 

They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .

It's anyone's guess who will actually survive Expedition Survival. . . 

“Only in Florida—and in the fiction of its native son Carl Hiaasen—does a dead iguana fall from a palm tree and kill somebody.” —New York Post
“Chomp is a delightful laugh-out-loud sendup of the surreality of TV that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.” —Los Angeles Times
“Chomp shines in its humorous, subtle tweaks on pop culture. . . . The real satisfaction, however, is not so much in the book’s humor but in its truth.” —Time Out Chicago Kids
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Russ Metge

Very fun! Listened to it with my nine year old daughter. I thought it was perfect for young readers/listeners and enjoyable for older readers/listeners too.

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Robert Medolla

We love Carls books. We have listened to Hoot and Flush and loved them. This book was hard to follow, I don't know if it was the narrator or the story line that made us loose interest. Not one of his best but okay.

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Shannon S.

I love Carl Hiaasen’s kids books. As a 5th grade teacher, “Hoot” is a favorite Project Based Learning unit. “Chomp” had me laughing out loud both when I read the paperback and listening to the audiobook on my drive to school. The wackiness and Mr. Hiaasen’s clear concern about Florida’s creatures and environment make this such a good read. James Van Der Beek’s narration is spot on to how I imagine the narration would be when reading this in paperback. His tempo and consistency is also on the mark.

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