Summary

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he is not surprised.
Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie, and Stanley must dig up the truth.
Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece.
©2002 Louis Sachar (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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Critic reviews

" Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting." ( Independent on Sunday)
"If you want a witty, moving listen that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes." ( The Daily Telegraph)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Katharine Rutherford on 27-01-17

Highly recommended

This is a brilliant story, which really comes to life in this audio reading. Good for adults to listen to, as well as older children.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs H L Grant on 13-07-18

Great story

Such a great story. Loved the characters, narration good too. Would highly recommend this audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 27-04-18

Fabulous Feel-Good Literature

One of the best stories I've come across in a long time. Sachar makes you fall in love with his beautiful narrative which will stay with you for a long time. "Holes" is the epitome of what youth literature should be -- something to be loved by children of all ages. Like everything on Audible, the reading is superb. Often too little is made of this, but the outstanding quality of the productions and the skill of the actors doing the reading really stand to Audible's credit.

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