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 $35.00

Buy for $35.00

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

Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village.

Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel's story of his summer at a boys' camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late 19th century. Oh, and there's also a depressed bionic reincarnated crow.

©2015 Andrew Smith (P)2015 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

2015 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens
2015 Boston Globe Best Books, Young Adult
2015 Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List 

"The weirdness shakes out ridiculously well in this often humorous and touching sci-fi tome." (USA Today)

What listeners say about The Alex Crow

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    21
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    0

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

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

Funny but bizarre story read by a fantastic narrat

The narrator is excellent! One of the best I have ever heard. The story is unique-multiple narratives coming together fluidly in the conclusion. Tons of colorful characters. The hilarious dialogue effectively captures adolescent boys at summer camp. The only thing I didn't like was a bizarre boy on boy rape scene (think Kite Runner but way more graphic) that, to me, seemed gratuitous and was absolutely unneeded for the sake of the plot.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant Story and Fabulous Narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Andrew Smith has done an amazing job interweaving time, character, and story. This has to be my favorite book yet. And, it doesn't hurt that MacLeod Andrews is an absolutely amazing narrator: each voice is clearly distinct, his tonality and timber are a pleasure.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Alex Crow?

The sock puppet scene is absolutely brilliant.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Hilarious and profound, like I had hoped

Andrew Smith is my go-to author for hilarious and weird stories of youthful characters discovering how they can make a difference and find strength in their identity. The Alex Crow did a great job in combining Andrew's gifts with a new kind of story. The main character is a young boy who faced extreme hardship in his home country before coming to America as a refugee. He and his adopted brother attend a boys camp and develop a strong relationship as they uncover a mystery that delves deep into scifi without being too complicated as to bog down the story. If jokes about masturbation are not your cup of tea, this may not be a fit for you, but if you can laugh about the five digit multiplication tables and other innuendo phrases that adopted brother Max comes up with, then you'll find this hilarious. Grasshopper Jungle is still my favorite of Smith's, but this one does a great job of continuing my adoration of his stories. The narration is top notch, taking the story and making it alive through the characters' voices and timing.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

SERIOUSLY AMAZING

Smith once again created a whole world with such strong narration.
I always love his incredible skill of making science fiction seem plausible, no matter how absurd it could sound.
I laughed out loud and got my heart broken within a single chapter, multiple times.