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    This story is so shocking and amazing at the same time. I love learning about Anne & her family. The horror they went through breaks my heart. I will read this book again for sure!!

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    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
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    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
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  • Religions of the World

    "Good, Concise- Should be mandatory reading for all"

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    I would recommend this audiobook to anybody looking for a brief overview of world religions. As someone who has really only ever been exposed to one religion (Christianity), this was exactly the summary I was looking for. Even though the publisher's summary says it's intended for a younger audience, I think this comment is unnecessary ; the material is meaningful and concise and not 'dumbed down' so to speak. I have since listened to it several times. It does seem that the religions are evenly presented without bias, although there is slightly more content devoted to Christianity, which is probably fair considering it's prominence and influence as a world religion. I do wish, however, that the audiobook publisher would actually synchronize chapters with the different religions; instead I had to add bookmarks.

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  • "Catchy cover, Catchy story"

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    Would you listen to Who Was Albert Einstein? again? Why?

    Yes we listened to the book twice, so we could remember at least most of the details.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Was Albert Einstein??

    When his little sister was born and they brought her home, Quote


    What about Kevin Pariseau’s performance did you like?

    Yes!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ~


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting facts about his wife and children I never knew.

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    Who Was Albert Einstein?

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Jess Brallier
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

    Kathi says: "Informative and VERY interesting!"

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    Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Rush Limbaugh
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    Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this second book in the series, Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.

    Deborah Gunnlaugsson says: "Over the top!"
  • 4.3 (314 ratings)

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
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    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
  • 4.3 (46 ratings)

    Who Was Albert Einstein?

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Jess Brallier
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

    Kathi says: "Informative and VERY interesting!"
  • 4.6 (32 ratings)

    Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

    Amazon Customer says: "One of my favorites by Gerald Durrell"
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  • 4.4 (32 ratings)

    Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated By Roy Roy Samuelson
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    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    Library says: "So interesting and great performance!"
  • 4.4 (29 ratings)

    Heritage Of Our Country (Dramatized): Your Story Hour Album 6

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    • By Your Story Hour
    • Narrated By Your Story Hour
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    Dramatized audio stories, for children of all ages, taken from history. Through this album you will learn about Columbus, the pilgrims, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers and many other characters of history.

    jdt says: "Good, but needs story titles"
  • 4.3 (20 ratings)

    Sterling Point Books: The Barbary Pirates

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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    C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That's where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by "pirates" who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors - and the country's young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters.

    Robert says: "An almost forgotten part of U.S. history"
  • 4.3 (18 ratings)

    Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Margaret Frith
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly!

  • Rush Revere and the First Patriots: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated By Rush Limbaugh
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this second book in the series, Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.

    Deborah Gunnlaugsson says: "Over the top!"
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Selma Blair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (218)

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
  • Who Was Albert Einstein?

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Jess Brallier
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einstein's life, told in a fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.

    Kathi says: "Informative and VERY interesting!"
  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated By Roy Roy Samuelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    Library says: "So interesting and great performance!"
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  • Who Was King Tut?

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    (5)
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    Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut's treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This audiobook explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

  • Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tanya Lee Stone
    • Narrated By JD Jackson
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    World War II was raging, with thousands of American soldiers fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of discrimination against African Americans was playing out as much on Main Street as in the military. Enlisted black men were segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. At Fort Benning, Georgia, First Sergeant Walter Morris’s men served as guards at The Parachute School while the white soldiers prepared to be paratroopers.

  • Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl.

    Jacquelyn says: "non fiction and wonderful!"
  • Who Was Amelia Earhart?

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Kate Boehm Jerome
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    (13)
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    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

    Nicole says: "interesting"
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  • Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (20)
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    (18)

    Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only 13 paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time - Italy during the Renaissance.

  • Crossing the Wire

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Will Hobbs
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
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    (7)
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    The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?

    Margaret says: "Riveting"
  • Franz Joseph Haydn: The Story of the Choir Boy Who Became a Great Composer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Thomas Tapper
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    A concise story of the life of Franz Joseph Haydn, originally used as a tool for instruction. Facts and a series of questions may make this a useful tool for teachers and parents. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

  • Queen of the Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Chris Van Allsburg
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
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    The New York Times best-selling author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg has garnered the National Book Award, multiple Caldecott Medals, and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. Queen of the Falls highlights the death-defying attempt of 62-year-old former charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor to be the first woman to survive the perilous plunge over Niagara Falls.

  • Byrd & Igloo: A Polar Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Samantha Seiple
    • Narrated By Stephanie Tucker
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    From the author of Ghosts in the Fog comes a story that will appeal to lovers of history, adventure, and dogs. Byrd & Igloo is the first narrative nonfiction audiobook to tell the daring adventures of legendary polar explorer and aviator Richard Byrd and his lovable dog explorer, Igloo. Byrd is known for being the first to fly a plane over the North and South Poles, while Igloo is famous for being the only dog to explore both the North and South Poles.

  • Under the Freedom Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Susan VanHecke
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor
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    Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War - seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America". One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country.

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  • Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Discover all the foul facts about the Rotten Romans on audio, narrated by Terry Deary. Find out what Roman soldiers wore under their kilts and how ancient Britons got their hair nice and spikey. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

  • Horrible Histories: Woeful Second World War

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Listeners can discover all the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War on audio, including why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. These bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

  • Horrible Histories: Frightful First World War

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Discover all the foul facts about the Frightful First World War on audio, narrated by Terry Deary. Find out including what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets.

  • Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Discover all the foul facts about the Measly Middle Ages on audio, narrated by Terry Deary. Find out why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for.

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  • Horrible Histories: Stormin’ Normans

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Listeners can discover all the foul facts about the Stormin Normans, including why Norman knights slept with a dolly, which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint and why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee. Now in audio format, this bestselling book is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

  • Horrible Histories: Vicious Vikings

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By Terry Deary, Martin Brown
    • Narrated By Terry Deary
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    Listeners can discover all the foul facts about the vicious Vikings, including Viking Gods in wedding dresses, corpses on trial and Death by booby-trapped statues. Now in audio format, this bestselling book is sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.