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Cynthia

Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States Member Since 2012

Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!

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  • ""Too often scars""

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    Cancer books seem to fall into IMPORTANT categories, like factual and vaguely or actually scary (Siddhartha Mukharjee's 2010 "The Emperor of All Maladies"); herbs/alternate life style/dietarily inspirational ("A Dietician's Cancer Story" Diana Dyer, 2010); humorously practical (Fran Drescher's "Cancer Schmancer" 2003); or melancholy and ending with the death of a neighborhood curmudgeon and/or a loved one (too many to name) who passes on an Important Life Lesson just before dying. If you're looking for one of these kind of books, then John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" (2012) isn't for you.

    I had avoided Green's book for a long time because I was afraid it would be one of those latter Inspiring Stories, a saccharine sweet tale that tastes okay going down, but leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. I was wrong.

    "The Fault in Our Stars" was a heartbreaker, but in a clear, unsentimental and pragmatic way. 16 year old Hazel Grace and 17 year old Augustus Waters probably had my fellow commuters wondering just what kind of breakdown I was having. They would have had time to notice: I sobbed through an entire chapter, with traffic stop and stop again.

    Is "The Fault in Our Stars" true to a 16 year old girl? I don't know. I was a 16 year old girl for a year, and I'd like to think I can relate - but I was 16 in a different century. Kind of LATE in a different century, but still - a different century.

    Green's an unobtrusive voice, but he comes through in Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters scared parents. The parents want nothing more than to spend what time is left with their children; and their teens want nothing more than to be normal - you know, embarrassed by hovering moms; sneaking out the window on naive dads; and taking absurd risks and going on adventures. Come to think of it, it was the Mom in me crying with the parents.

    "The Fault in Our Stars" haunts and is haunting. It's a good listen.

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    The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
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    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
  • "Banned Books"

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    There's a couple of sure ways to get me interested in a book by an author I haven't read before. One way: have a bunch of highly paid talking heads argue vehemently about what the book actually says, all using the same quotes to back their arguments. That's how I ended up reading/listening to former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' memoir, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" (2014) earlier this year.

    Another way to grab my attention is to have community members and conservative parents try really hard to ban the book at schools and libraries. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" has been, off-and-on, one of the top 10 banned books since it was published. According to the American Library Association (a non-profit dedicated to NOT letting books be banned), its been taken off the shelf for: offensive language, abortion, drugs/alcohol/smoking, violence, suicide, homosexuality, and it's sexually explicit.

    Now that I've listened to "Wallflower" I can confirm it has all of that - and more. There's also a rape and more than one child molestation. That's a lot for a short book - it's 256 pages in print and a 6 hour 20 minute listen.

    The plot and the subject matter isn't easy to hear, but I think it's important for teens to know life can be very, very difficult - and people go through hard times. That's a little patronizing, but that's a reviewer problem, not the book itself. I'm almost 50, I have high schoolers, and I just can't think of a better way to put it.

    I was a little disappointed with the vocabulary. Sure, Stephen Chbosky used all the right words - there wasn't a silly euphemism to be found. However, the vocabulary level wasn't quite 5th grade. Since the main character spent most of the book reading literature, the juxtaposition was jarring.

    This is 9.0 AR points (source: arbookfind dot com).

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
  • "Pseudovisions and Wild Imagination"

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    John Green's Audibles should be labeled "Warning: Do not drive while listening."

    "The Fault in our Stars" (2012) had me sobbing through an entire chapter. Fortunately, I was in really heavy traffic and I was able to slowly follow brake lights ahead of me

    On the other hand. I laughed to hard through parts of "Paper Towns" (2008) that I forgot to look at my GPS, drove far past my exit, and ended up late for a meeting with a big grin on my face, instead an appropriately contrite look.

    I'm not going to summarize the whole book here. I'm several generations past the target audience, and I'd almost certainly end up condescending and judgmental. Green doesn't deserve that, and neither do his characters Quentin 'Q' Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman.

    So, as a middle aged mom of teenagers, here's what I thought was great about the book:

    I like Green's neologisms. I've worked with developers for more than 20 years in California. There so many named, never built grand dreams on maps. California City. Salton Sea. Elegant community names are given, streets are mapped out and maybe graded, lots are sold - but nothing is ever built. Green calls them "pseudovisions" - and that's really the best word for what they are.

    Green's subtle, clever nod to American photographer Lillian Virginia Mountweazel (1942 - 1973) added an unexpected dimension to "Paper Towns" that I had fun exploring. I don't think Mountweazel's posthumous contributions, especially to Wikipedia, are recognized often enough.

    I also have a confession to make: I managed to make it through almost half a century without the slightest inclination to read Walt Whitman, much less understand his poetry. Or, to be fair - any poetry not written by Edgar Allen Poe, Ray Bradbury, or Maya Angelou. So, yes, I'll be listening to Whitman sometime soon. And I'm guessing I'll really like if. (Audible, wouldn't "Leaves of Grass" be a neat Daily Deal???)

    The only problem I'm having now is - well - I keep thinking of great practical jokes. Which, since I'm a litigator and Judges are required to give up all sense of humor when they take the bench, won't ever happen. But at least I can imagine tricks while waiting for my case to be called.

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    Paper Towns

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    Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

    Jeremy says: "Green is Always Good, But Paper Towns Not Best"
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  • Pandemonium

    "Can't Wait for the Next Book!"

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    Pandemonium had a completely different feel than Delirium, the first book in the series. The story, all told from Lena’s perspective, alternates between different times. This was a little jarring to me in the beginning but I eventually got the hang of it. That aside, I loved it. Couldn’t put it down. Ate it up with a spoon. It Leaves you on a total cliffhanger too. The kind that makes you scream, “WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR THE NEXT ONE?! AHH!” So. Good.

    Contrary to Delirium, Lena is a little more rough around the edges in Pandemonium. After escaping from the police in Delirium, she is now on the run and fighting for her survival in the ‘wilds,’ as it’s called in the series. On top of that, she is recovering from the abrupt separation from Alex, the boy she loved so much that she ran away from everything she knew. She meets up with a resistance group living in the wilds. The story switches between Lena finding her way to the group and living with them to a future time when she is a member of the resistance.

    Pandemonium is definitely grittier than Delirium. There is way more action and conflict. Alternating from Lena’s past and present kept the pace moving and made the book completely unpredictable. I really had no idea what was going to happen and this made the book difficult to put down. Out of the two books, I still think I liked Delirium more, but Pandemonium is still fantastic. It’s just different than the first.

    I will leave this review short and simple because I know readers of Delirium will pick up Pandemonium at break neck speed. I know I did. If you haven’t read Delirium, you should.

Laurel

Laurel Klamath Falls, OR, USA 07-15-08 Member Since 2007
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  • "more real than most would know"

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    I loved this book. This is a accurate accounting of what really happens in the life of an Native American "Indian", told in way that makes you laugh and cry. Growing up in a town on what was a former Indian reservation turned public/private owned land I can relate totally to this story. The author hits the mark in every aspect. While his story may seem like fiction to some - those who lived it know just how truthful this is. I recommended this to anyone who wants to know what modern day Native Americans face on a daily basis - Most Indians are not rich from casino dollars, as many non-Indians people seem to think.

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    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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    Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

    FanB14 says: "Absolutely Entertaining Memoir"

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  • 4.2 (1082 ratings)
    Looking for Alaska (






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    Looking for Alaska

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    Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

    Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

    FanB14 says: "Humorous YA for Adults"
  • 4.7 (80 ratings)
    The Long Patrol (






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    The Long Patrol

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    The vicious Rapscallion army is threatening to batter down the walls of Redwall Abbey. But standing in their way are the brave hares of the Long Patrol and a stout-hearted contingent of forest creatures. And no defender of Redwall is more courageous than young Tammo, an inexperienced but eager hare who dreams of great adventure. Fueled by sumptuous feasting and hearts lifted by stirring ballads, Tammo and his honorable companions raise their swords in a pitched battle for the future of their land.

    Jeffrey says: "Extremely well produced story"
  • 4.6 (148 ratings)
    The Night is for Hunting: Tomorrow Series #6 (






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    The Night is for Hunting: Tomorrow Series #6

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    They are the enemy. And they're still out there. They're in your street, your home, the safest places you know. You feel their hot breath, even in the depths of hell. Ellie and Homer are out there too. Lee and Fi and Kevin. They've forgotten what it means to be safe. Sometimes they feel like there's nowhere left for them. They may be right.

    Guin says: "Love the entire series"
  • 4.6 (34 ratings)
    Anne of Avonlea (






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    Anne of Avonlea

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    It seemed only yesterday that the skinny, freckled redhead had first come to Prince Edward Island. Now here was Anne, a pretty sixteen, teaching at the Avonlea school and all grown up. Well, not quite grown up. In fact, Anne was not very different from her restless young pupils, their rows of bright, inquisitive eyes staring at her that first day of class. Anne was as mischievous and high-spirited as ever.

    Joihelene says: "A Fan of the Anne of Green Gables Series"
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  • 4.6 (159 ratings)
    Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series #5 (






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    Burning for Revenge: Tomorrow Series #5

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    The world is in flames. You look behind; there's nothing but smoke. Ahead of you the future has just burst into flames. Your life is on fire. The world's an inferno. You're burning with passion and fear, with love and rage. You're burning for revenge.

    Guin says: "Loved it - cant wait to start next book"
  • 3.9 (372 ratings)
    An Abundance of Katherines (






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    An Abundance of Katherines

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    When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines.

    FanB14 says: "John Green Fans will Enjoy"
  • 4.3 (62 ratings)
    Away Laughing on a Fast Camel: Even More Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (






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    Away Laughing on a Fast Camel: Even More Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

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    New York Times best-selling author Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series, hailed as Bridget Jones's Diary for teens, is an international phenomenon. Loaded with colorful British slang and the occasionally mad ravings of a teenage girl trying to find herself, each book provokes uncontrollable laughter.

    Bev says: "Great"
  • 4.4 (250 ratings)
    The Dead of the Night: Tomorrow Series #2 (






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    The Dead of the Night: Tomorrow Series #2

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    It's tough surviving in Hell. But sometimes Hell can be a haven. Their country has been invaded. Their homes have been occupied by strangers, or destroyed. Their families are facing death at the hands of a merciless enemy. But one group of teenagers, fugitives in a remote valley, will never give in. Not without a fight. But sometimes courage demands too high a price.

    G. House Sr. says: "Totally wrapped up in the story"
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  • 4.5 (6489 ratings)
    Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4 (






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    Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

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    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

    Angie says: "I couldn't wait for the audio book"
  • 4.4 (2793 ratings)
    The Lost Fleet: Valiant (






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    The Lost Fleet: Valiant

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    Deep within Syndicate Worlds' space, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous journey home under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who was revived after a century spent in suspended animation. Geary's victories over the enemy have earned him both the respect and the envy of his fellow officers.

    Readalot says: "I like honorable heroes!"
  • The Fault in Our Stars (






UNABRIDGED) by John Green Narrated by Kate Rudd

    The Fault in Our Stars

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    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3 (






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    Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

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    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
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    The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones

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    What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

    Darla says: "Didn't realize this was a childrens book"
  • Looking for Alaska (






UNABRIDGED) by John Green Narrated by Jeff Woodman

    Looking for Alaska

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    Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

    Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

    FanB14 says: "Humorous YA for Adults"
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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Kinney Narrated by Ramon De Ocampo

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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    Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.

    Catherine says: "You need the cartoons!"
  • Frindle (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Clements Narrated by Keith Nobbs

    Frindle

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    He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever: the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero.

    Darrin says: "Great family road trip book!"
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephenie Meyer Narrated by Ilyana Kadushin

    Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

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    • By Stephenie Meyer
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    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
  • Linger (






UNABRIDGED) by Maggie Stiefvater Narrated by Jenna Lamia

    Linger

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    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
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    In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. Add to the mix a new wolf named Cole, and Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves.

    FanB14 says: "Respectable Second Entry"
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  • Forever (






UNABRIDGED) by Maggie Stiefvater Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Pierce Cravens, Dan Bittner, Emma Galvin, Maggie Stiefvater

    Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Pierce Cravens, Dan Bittner, and others
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    In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. In Linger, they fought to be together. Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

    FanB14 says: "Meandering Tale, Abrupt Conclusion"
  • Paper Towns (






UNABRIDGED) by John Green Narrated by Dan John Miller

    Paper Towns

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    • By John Green
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    Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

    Jeremy says: "Green is Always Good, But Paper Towns Not Best"
  • The Fire Wish (






UNABRIDGED) by Amber Lough Narrated by Luci Christian

    The Fire Wish

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    In this romantic and evocative fantasy, Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad - which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form - as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered - enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.

  • Sieh mich jetzt [Look at Me Now] (






UNABRIDGED) by Sandra Schwartz Narrated by Katrin Weisser-Lodahl

    Sieh mich jetzt [Look at Me Now]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sandra Schwartz
    • Narrated By Katrin Weisser-Lodahl
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    Evas kleiner Bruder ist krank. Richtig krank. Seine Krankheit erfordert oft die ganze Familie, und wenn Eva dann nach einer Woche Abwesenheit wieder in die Schule kommt, ist ihre beste Freundin, Maja, plötzlich mit dem populäresten Mädchen der Klasse, Freundin geworden. Und sie sind zum Tanzen angefangen. Einfach Scheisse?! Von nun an geht alles Schief, und Eva kriegt nicht einmal Maja erzählt, dass sie mitten im Matsch und wirbelnder Schnee einen süssen, spannenden und unglaublich verwirrenden Typen getroffen hat …

  • Rooftops (






UNABRIDGED) by John Wiley Narrated by Kris Price

    Rooftops

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Wiley
    • Narrated By Kris Price
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    It's the summer after college graduation, and three best friends must navigate the real world for the first time. Join Erick, Rhys, and Joey, as they spend the first summer after graduation trying to discover who they are outside of school, while not losing themselves. Along with their friends, the boys experience a summer full of joy, heartbreak, and humor on a journey that will test the bonds of friendship.

  • Adore me: The Keatyn Chronicles 4.5, Book 4.5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jillian Dodd Narrated by Maren McGuire

    Adore me: The Keatyn Chronicles 4.5, Book 4.5

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    • By Jillian Dodd
    • Narrated By Maren McGuire
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    I've finally become the kind of girl my little sisters could look up to. Except for the lies. Lying to my friends is killing me. And the longer I'm there - the closer we get - the more I feel like I'm being eaten from the inside out. If I go back to Eastbrooke, I'll end up nothing but a shell. So I'm not going back. I'm going to St. Croix by myself. And for the first time in my life, I'm okay with being alone. Except...I don't actually end up on the island alone. This novella is number 4.5 of the six-book series.

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  • The Wheelchair Races: Billy's Triumph (






UNABRIDGED) by Kym Kostos Narrated by Kym Kostos

    The Wheelchair Races: Billy's Triumph

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    • By Kym Kostos
    • Narrated By Kym Kostos
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    Billy wheeled himself down the corridor at school. The buzzing of the students filled the halls. It was the last week of school before summer break. The eighth graders were going to be graduating that night and in three months starting high school. William Matthew Warner was no different than any other kid at school who would be graduating that night and moving up to the next level in education. Everyone knew him as Billy, but he was not like other kids his age. When school is over, the kids will be outside running about under the warm sun.

  • Watch Me Disappear (






UNABRIDGED) by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan Narrated by Mysti Jording

    Watch Me Disappear

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    • By Diane Vanaskie Mulligan
    • Narrated By Mysti Jording
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    Lizzie Richards isn't excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she's trying to take her mother's advice and make the most of it - the only way she can: By disobeying her strict parents' rules. Lizzie's father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of "BFF" relationships. Thanks to Maura's plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone's new favorite babysitter. Lizzie decides to break her mother's rules by using Maura's computer to create a secret Facebook account.

  • The Wrong Side of the Tracks: Books 1 and 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Wells Narrated by Mark Torres

    The Wrong Side of the Tracks: Books 1 and 2

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    • By Mike Wells
    • Narrated By Mark Torres
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    Fourteen-year-old Stephen moves into a tough neighborhood and soon finds himself in love with Kristine, one of the prettiest girls in his class. Kristine appears to like him, too, but Stephen learns she "belongs" to a big, mean football player who's three years older. Despite warnings from his best friend, Stephen moves ahead anyway. All hell breaks loose. Will Stephen allow himself to be shoved into the background, or will he win the girl he truly loves?