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Charles Henderson

Charles Henderson Member Since 2010
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  • "Keep writing young brother."

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    There is something remarkable about this young man. He has touched and saved many lives just as his Grandfather Dr. Hill touched and saved mine. May he continue and teach and to love and may more and more young brothers and sisters learn to emulate, not simply the words that he offers but the undeniable love and concern that is made evident by his powerful words.

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    Letters to a Young Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harper Hill
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
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    Winner of two NAACP awards for his writing, bestselling author Hill Harper is an acclaimed actor known for his role on CSI: NY. A Brown University and Harvard Law School alum, Harper is also a passionate public servant. In this book he offers comforting advice for today's youth through his own wisdom as well as that of such luminaries as Michelle Obama and Angela Bassett.

    Charles Henderson says: "Keep writing young brother."
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A Peek at Karen's Bookshelf

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Vancouver, BC, Canada 27 REVIEWS / 190 ratings Member Since 2006 4 Followers / Following 0
 
Karen's greatest hits:
  • Summerland: A Novel

    "Inventive, but not his best"

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    On the plus side, I usually don't enjoy authors reading their own books, but MC is great! He embodies the different characters beautifully. Less happy, however, is the sense I walked away with that this was pretty slap-dash, over all, as if Mr Chabon just dashed it off. Just because a world is fantastical does not mean that it must lack coherence. This one needed a really good edit, or three.

Brian

Brian Encinitas, CA, USA 07-29-07 Member Since 2009
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  • "Magical and Wonderful"

    5 of 6 helpful votes

    My wife read this book first and fell in love with it. So, I gave it a try (even though it's not my favorite genre). It was love at first listen. I took a month to finish it because I didn't want it to end.

    The author gives a simply amazing narration. He is among the top narrators I have ever heard. He perfectly captured each of the wonderful characters and instilled in them their unique personalities (as possibly only an author could do).

    Summerland is filled with love and wisdom. And on top of that, it's an incredibly fun read.

    My highest ratings.

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    Summerland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (58)
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    It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

    A Reader says: "Unforgettable characters!"

What's Trending in Health & Sports:

  • 4.3 (42 ratings)

    Dairy Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    • Narrated By Natalie Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    When you don't talk, there's a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Stuff like why her best friend, Amber, isn't so friendly anymore. Or why her little brother, Curtis, never opens his mouth. Why her mom has two jobs and a big secret. Why her college-football-star brothers won't even call home. Why her dad would go ballistic if she tried out for the high school football team herself.

    Amy says: "I want to be a Dairy Queen!!!"
  • 4.2 (49 ratings)

    Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

    John Gates McKibbin says: "Great baseball read"
  • 4.3 (43 ratings)

    Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
  • 3.8 (24 ratings)

    Pinned

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alfred C. Martino
    • Narrated By Mark Shanahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Pinned follows Ivan Korske and Bobby Zane, two high school seniors, as they embark on the most important winter of their lives in a quest for the New Jersey state high school wrestling championship.

    Martin says: "Well done!"
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  • 3.5 (33 ratings)

    Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Feinstein
    • Narrated By John Feinstein
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    (33)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Steven Thomas is one of two lucky winners of the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association's contest for aspiring journalists. His prize? A trip to New Orleans and a coveted press pass for the Final Four. It's a basketball junkie's dream come true!

    Sidney says: "Enjoyable for kids and basketball fans"
  • 3.7 (177 ratings)

    Summerland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

    A Reader says: "Unforgettable characters!"
  • QB 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Nicolas Tecosky
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (8)

    Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season - not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty…and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.

    Lori says: "Guys will enjoy this book!"
  • Tears of a Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
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    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
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    (1)

    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.

  • Daniel's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Carol Matas
    • Narrated By Daniel Carpenter-Gold
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    How does Daniel survive one of history's worst nightmares? Since the Nazis came to power in 1933, this extended Jewish family has been relentlessly persecuted and finally forced from their home in Frankfurt, Germany to the Jewish ghetto in Poland and on to the death camps.

    Ella says: "Excellent, don't skip this one."
  • Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Twelve-year-old Michael Arroyo lives in the shadows of Yankee Stadium, home of his heroes, but a place that might as well be on a different continent since he can't afford to see the inside. He also lives in the shadows of his Bronx neighborhood, hiding from the bill collectors and the officials who would separate him from his 17-year-old brother if they knew the two boys were living on their own. Baseball is Michael's only salvation.

    John Gates McKibbin says: "Great baseball read"
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  • Peak

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Roland Smith
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion ? he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest.

    Linmarie says: "excellent for reluctant readers"
  • Swindle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gordon Korman
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (16)

    Popular author Gordon Korman has sold millions of copies of his irreverant books for young readers. In this fast-paced caper, 11-year-old Griffin Bing finds something far more profitable than cobwebs during a haunted house sleepover - a rare Babe Ruth baseball card. But when a swindler scams the card from Griffin for only $125, the resourceful sixth grader and his friends plot their revenge.

    Lynn says: "No at all what I expected"
  • The Big Field

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Hutch has always played shortstop. His idol Derek Jeter, plays the position, and more importantly, so did his father. But when a better shortstop joins the team, Hutch must move to second base. With his father's shadow looming and the championship on the line, Hutch will need to make the adjustment quickly.

  • Travel Team

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.

    Braxton says: "This book rocks!"
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  • The Off Season

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    • Narrated By Nataile Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Life is looking up for D.J. Schwenk. She's in 11th grade, finally. After a rocky summer, she's reconnecting in a big way with her best friend, Amber. She's got kind of a thing going with Brian Nelson, who's cute and popular and smart but seems to like her anyway. And then there's the fact that she's starting for the Red Bend High School football team, as the first girl linebacker in northern Wisconsin, probably. Which just shows you can't predict the future.

  • Football Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tim Green
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Tory White's mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Tory demonstrates his uncanny ability to call football plays before they happen. With Troy's genius, the Falcons could be unstoppable-- if only the coaches would take him seriously!

  • Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Caroline Hatton
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    A team of scientists works to expose athletes who use banned drugs to win Olympic medals. Here is the true, inside story of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory - the drug-detection team that tests athletes for banned performance-enhancing drugs. The scientists worked long nights to detect a new, never-before-tested performance-enhancing drug called NESP (novel erythropoietic stimulating protein) during the 19th Winter Olympics (2002) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group's work exposed three NESP users among the winning cross-country skiers.

  • Overcoming Blushing: Feel More Confident About Yourself

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Anne Morrison
    • Narrated By Anne Morrison
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    This audioook is to help you cope with blushing. If you worry about blushing then this audio can help you learn to think and respond differently to blush-inducing situation. Designed to help you think differently about yourself, this audio guides you through a number of different steps and exercises, that teach you techniques and skills to overcome blushing. You will be encouraged to take a step back and consider those times when you used to blush and how you can change that response.

  • Finish Strong Teen Athlete: A Guide for Developing the Champion Within

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Dan Green
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (0)
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    Finish Strong Teen Athlete is Dan Green's follow up to his bestselling book Finish Strong (the auidobook and the mantra the New Orleans Saints used along their journey to become the 2009 Super Bowl Champions). Finish Strong Teen Athlete identifies 16 key principles for developing the champion within, and no matter which sport is played, any teen athlete (male or female) can learn from it.

  • The 12th Falcon: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    Kevin just wants to play soccer, and maybe get Terri to pay attention to him instead of the star quarterback. The star of the rival team has a grudge against him. His father's dreams are weighing on him. And he's not sure what Terri really feels.

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  • On the Line: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Jazmine goes to summer tennis camp without really wanting to. Sports are just not her thing. Still, she's happy to find her best friend Blanca at the same camp. Even more than that, she discovers she can play pretty well. Now she faces a more important challenge. On the Line is one of five high interest quick listening stories in the Sports Beats series. These fiction stories weave characters' real-life issues around the sports they play: Basketball, baseball, tennis, skiing, and soccer.

  • Breaking Pitch: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Micah, the new outfielder on the Bulldogs, makes a critical error that loses a game. Now he's got enemies on the team. If only he were a better player! An unexpected ally helps him find a hidden talent that just might bring the bulldogs closer to victory. Breaking Pitch is one of five high interest quick listening stories in the Sports Beats series. These fiction audiobooks weave characters' real-life issues around the sports they play, including basketball, baseball, tennis, skiing, and soccer.

  • The Final Voyage of the Sea: Alexander Family Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Douglas Boren
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When Josh Alexander and his friend Jimmy embarked on a scuba diving vacation in the Bahamas, they knew they were in for the adventure of a lifetime. Sailing aboard the Sea Explorer, many amazing sights and exciting times were in store for them. What they couldn't know was that the ocean held not only a beautiful alien world of wonder but the ominous reality of natural forces at work, moving the dive boat towards its dangerous destiny.

  • QB 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Nicolas Tecosky
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (8)

    Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season - not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty…and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.

    Lori says: "Guys will enjoy this book!"