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John Gates McKibbin

John Gates McKibbin North Augusta, SC, US Member Since 2001
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  • "Great baseball read"

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    Though the book was predictable, I found it very enjoyable. I recommend it for anyone who loves baseball.

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    Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
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    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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A Peek at Amy's Bookshelf

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Amy's greatest hits:
  • Dairy Queen

    "I want to be a Dairy Queen!!!"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dairy Queen to be better than the print version?

    DJ Schwenk does not have a perfect life. Not by a long shot. It's pretty crappy, actually. But the girl has spirit. Too bad it takes Brian Nelson telling her what a waste of space she is for her to actually realize that.

    Dairy Queen is a story of self-discovery and deciding that you are worth something, no matter who you are.

    DJ is one of the most moving characters I have ever read, and her progression and growth throughout the novel is absolutely brilliant.

    Not even two chapters in, you think to yourself that perhaps you should pity DJ. But you don't. Instead you want to be her.

    Catherine Gilbert Murdock is just that good of an author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    DJ -- She is such a realistic character, a young teenage girl floundering as she is supposed to be figuring out her life but is barely able to hang on to it. She is strong, even though she doesn't realize it, and stubborn and judgmental and also forgiving and passionate. She is the kind of person I would like to be.


    Have you listened to any of Natalie Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I just bought the two sequels to this book narrated by her as well, Front & Center and The Off Season. I can't wait to listen to them!

    Her performance for this book was spectactular. She emulates DJ in a very realistic, subtle way, which is suiting to the character.


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

    There are too many to count. Every chapter is moving. Seriously. Read it and you'll know what I mean.


Weyman

Weyman 01-25-10 Member Since 2008
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  • "Good Job!"

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    This story has romance, action, suspense, and a bit of history. Patterson keeps you guessing, right when you think you have it figured out, there's a twist to keep you guessing right down until the end.

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    Rocket Man

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Pat Patterson
    • Narrated By Pat Patterson
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    After moving to America, Nick Wideman - son of a Greek sprinter and an American pole vaulter - is dumbfounded when he is criticized by the black community and ostracized by whites for transferring to all-black Central High School in an attempt to join a nationally acclaimed 400-meter relay team, whose runners are so fast they are called Rocket Men. A school-boy's crush on pretty brown Mia Hunter only adds fuel to the fire as Nick battles reverse discrimination and stiff competition to make the team.

    Weyman says: "Good Job!"

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    Dairy Queen (






UNABRIDGED) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Narrated by Natalie Moore

    Dairy Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    • Narrated By Natalie Moore
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    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!!!"
  • 4.0 (56 ratings)
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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Paolo Andino

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    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 (46 ratings)
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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    Travel Team

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    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) by Alfred C. Martino Narrated by Mark Shanahan

    Pinned

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    • By Alfred C. Martino
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    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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    Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by John Feinstein Narrated by John Feinstein

    Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

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    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 (188 ratings)

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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!"
  • Heat (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Paolo Andino

    Heat

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    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Paolo Andino
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    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"
  • Tears of a Tiger (






UNABRIDGED) by Sharon M. Draper Narrated by J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Susan Spain, Caroline Clay

    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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    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.

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UNABRIDGED) by Roland Smith Narrated by Ramon de Ocampo

    Peak

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    • By Roland Smith
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
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    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"
  • Summer Ball (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Danny Gerard

    Summer Ball

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Danny Gerard
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    When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop - especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may seem like a dream come true, but for Danny, being at the top just means the competition tries that much harder to knock him off. Now Danny's leaving Middletown for the summer and heading to Right Way basketball camp, where he's out of his element and maybe out of his league.

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UNABRIDGED) by Dan Gutman Narrated by Christina Moore

    The Million Dollar Kick

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    • By Dan Gutman
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    The great news: The prize is $1 million! With it, 13-year-old Whisper Nelson could buy jewelry, clothes, and pay for college. She could even send her sister to college! To win, she must kick a goal past a professional soccer player. The bad news: She hates sports - all sports - with a passion! After her infamous soccer goal four years ago, to the other team's advantage, Whisper vowed to never play sports again.

  • Swindle (






UNABRIDGED) by Gordon Korman Narrated by Jonathan Todd Ross

    Swindle

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    • By Gordon Korman
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    Lynn says: "No at all what I expected"
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UNABRIDGED) by Carol Matas Narrated by Daniel Carpenter-Gold

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    • Narrated By Daniel Carpenter-Gold
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    Ella says: "Excellent, don't skip this one."
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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Oliver Wyman

    Travel Team

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    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    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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UNABRIDGED) by Mike Lupica Narrated by Nicolas Tecosky

    QB 1

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    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Nicolas Tecosky
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    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!"
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    True Legend

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    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Throwing It

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

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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  by Anne Morrison Narrated by Anne Morrison

    Overcoming Blushing: Feel More Confident About Yourself

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    • 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.

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UNABRIDGED) by Dan Green Narrated by Sean Pratt

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

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    • By Dan Green
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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.

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  • The 12th Falcon: Sports Beats (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    The 12th Falcon: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
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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.

  • On the Line: Sports Beats (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    On the Line: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
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    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) by Paul Demko Narrated by The Staff at High Noon Books

    Breaking Pitch: Sports Beats

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Paul Demko
    • Narrated By The Staff at High Noon Books
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    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.