• Stand-Off

  • Winger Series #2
  • By: Andrew Smith
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.09

Buy for $30.09

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

It's his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead he's haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team's stand-off and new captain. And somehow he's stuck rooming with 12-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman - aka Ryan Dean's girlfriend, for now, anyway. Equally distressing, Ryan Dean's doodles and drawings don't offer the relief they used to. He's convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner - and then he runs into Joey's younger brother, Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he's avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity?

©2015 Andrew Smith (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A brave, wickedly funny novel about grief and finding a way to live with it...." ( Kirkus)

What listeners say about Stand-Off

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    44
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    37
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

helped me a lot

this book was amazing, outstanding, brilliant! i am 14 year old girl and even this booked helped me get through a lot, like Nico. i doubted if i was actually the was i thought i was because of others. Ryan deans personality, out look and wittiness is just uplifting in ways. he can also make you feel sad and pull you down. i loved the first book and i definitely love this one!

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Matthew
  • Matthew
  • 10-05-16

No where near as good as the first.

Like. Narrator was good probably a bit better than Mark B still love that guy through.
Like. Character development
Dislike. That's all you get character development. There is no real point to this book. 10 hours of nothing. I would maybe get the third book, might be better. When it's out. This book is so weak. It also raps everything up in 30min at the end I'm not joking the first 1 hour and the last 30min are all you need to know about this book. So stand -off it for now you will just feel like an idiot for wasting 10 hours off your life.