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Tan A. Summers

Tan A. Summers Bountiful, UT USA Member Since 2006

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  • "One of the best performances I've l..."

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    This is a cleverly written book, and the readers are outstanding. I wish Tiny's musical were real so I could see it now that I've heard some of the songs. The book looks at the problems of love and friendship in a high school setting. However I have to warn conservative readers that one of the book's threads is about homosexual love. It's tastefully done, but it's there. If that's going to bother you, read one of the authors' other books.

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    Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (853)
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    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
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    "Modern Day Fairytale"

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    The first couple chapters were rough ... but if you can make it through, the rest of the book is completely worth it. So incredibly funny ... I laughed so hard through out. Seriously, there is something great about a modern day fairy tale that is full of Witt and sarcasm. I truly enjoyed Becky's relationship with her best friend Rocher... Gosh everyone needs a friendship like that... Best comedic timing! I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun read.

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  • "A Classic!"

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    A great movie and a great audio book as well. Loved the story and I especially loved the narrator as well. Two thumbs up and highly recommended to all who is or once was a teenager!

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    The Outsiders

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By S.E. Hinton
    • Narrated By Jim Fyfe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (498)
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    (277)
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    Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

    A User says: "The Outsiders"

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  • 4.5 (1563 ratings)
    Pride and Prejudice (






UNABRIDGED) by Jane Austen Narrated by Kate Reading

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (702)
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

    Victoria says: "loved it."
  • 4.4 (6571 ratings)
    The Kite Runner (






UNABRIDGED) by Khaled Hosseini Narrated by Khaled Hosseini

    The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
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    (6571)
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    (1890)
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    (1911)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
  • 4.4 (84 ratings)
    A Little Princess (






UNABRIDGED) by Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrated by Vanessa Maroney

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (84)
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    (25)
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    Living off crumbs in a dreary attic, Sara Crewe comforts herself with wondrous stories of adventure and fortune, and in the end the stories become true.

    Gary says: "Outstanding!"
  • 4.2 (35 ratings)
    Cut (






UNABRIDGED) by Patricia McCormick Narrated by Clea Lewis

    Cut

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia McCormick
    • Narrated By Clea Lewis
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    (14)
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    Fifteen-year-old Callie isn't speaking to anybody, not even her therapist at Sea Pines, the "residential treatment facility" where her parents and doctor sent her after discovering that she cuts herself. As her story unfolds, Callie reluctantly becomes involved with the "guests" at Sea Pines: other young women struggling with problems of their own.

    Kimberly says: "Very good."
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  • 4.4 (420 ratings)
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (






UNABRIDGED) by John Boyne Narrated by Michael Maloney

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Boyne
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    (218)
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    The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

    Jessica says: "Much Better than the Movie"
  • 4.3 (241 ratings)
    Number the Stars (






UNABRIDGED) by Lois Lowry Narrated by Blair Brown

    Number the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
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    Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

    RaisinNut says: "People of all ages will enjoy this book."
  • 4.2 (843 ratings)
    Great Expectations (






UNABRIDGED) by Charles Dickens Narrated by Frank Muller

    Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (843)
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    When the young orphan called Pip encounters the escaped convict Magwitch, the child's life is altered forever - in ways he cannot even imagine. In the course of his story, Pip encounters such memorable characters as the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward Estella - and a mysterious benefactor. This recording includes both of the endings Dickens wrote for this classic novel.

    Jerry says: "Why a classic is a classic"
  • 4.2 (217 ratings)
    The Kite Runner (






ABRIDGED) by Khaled Hosseini Narrated by Khaled Hosseini

    The Kite Runner

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
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    (217)
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    (38)
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    Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

    Robert says: "Kite Runner"
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  • 4.3 (126 ratings)
    The Mayor of Casterbridge (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hardy Narrated by Pamela Garelick

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Pamela Garelick
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    (32)
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    Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story builds into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power, only to achieve a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim...his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction."

    Biggar Thomas says: "Fabulous"
  • 4.3 (126 ratings)
    Esperanza Rising (






UNABRIDGED) by Pam Munoz Ryan Narrated by Trini Alvarado

    Esperanza Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated By Trini Alvarado
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (126)
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    (61)
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    Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl in Aguascalientes, Mexico could want. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel.

    Amazon Customer says: "This book rises above the rest!"
  • Lord of the Flies (






UNABRIDGED) by William Golding Narrated by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By William Golding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (893)
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    (434)
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    (443)

    Marooned on a tropical island, alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, and devoid of adult supervision or rules, a group of British boys begins to forge a society with its own unique rules and rituals.

    Raisa says: "Great story - bad narration"
  • Thirteen Reasons Why (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Asher Narrated by Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
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    (504)
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    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    FanB14 says: "Good Book for Parents & Teens to Share"
  • The Outsiders (






UNABRIDGED) by S.E. Hinton Narrated by Jim Fyfe

    The Outsiders

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By S.E. Hinton
    • Narrated By Jim Fyfe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (277)
    Story
    (287)

    Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

    A User says: "The Outsiders"
  • Delirium (






UNABRIDGED) by Lauren Oliver Narrated by Sarah Drew

    Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
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    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
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  • Speak (






UNABRIDGED) by Laurie Halse Anderson Narrated by Mandy Siegfried

    Speak

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Mandy Siegfried
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
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    (139)
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    (145)

    From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, a major infraction in high-school society, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute.

    FanB14 says: "Recommend with Slight Reservations"
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson (






UNABRIDGED) by John Green, David Levithan Narrated by MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl

    Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1069)
    Performance
    (853)
    Story
    (863)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
  • The Art of Raising a Puppy (






ABRIDGED) by The Monks of New Skete Narrated by Michael Wager

    The Art of Raising a Puppy

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By The Monks of New Skete
    • Narrated By Michael Wager
    Overall
    (196)
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    (76)
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    (75)

    Here is everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life, from monks who have been breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds for more than 25 years. Their extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior has gained them worldwide attention.

    Jean says: "Hummm... Nothing wrong with this picture!!"
  • Hoot (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Hiaasen Narrated by Chad Lowe

    Hoot

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Chad Lowe
    Overall
    (557)
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    (139)
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    (143)

    Roy's family moves a lot, so he's used to the new-kid drill. Florida bullies are pretty much like bullies everywhere. But Roy finds himself oddly indebted to the hulking Dana Matherson. If Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is the first interesting thing Roy's seen in Florida.

    Native Texan says: "Clever and surprising!"
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  • When You Reach Me (






UNABRIDGED) by Rebecca Stead Narrated by Cynthia Holloway

    When You Reach Me

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rebecca Stead
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
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    (74)
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    By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner.

    But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note.

    Brianna says: "Excellent intrigue story"
  • Monster (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Dean Myers Narrated by Full Cast

    Monster

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    (76)
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    (42)
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    Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster.

    Karen says: "This story is worth the time to listen."
  • Let's Use Free Speech to Overthrow (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Diane Reid

    Let's Use Free Speech to Overthrow

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Diane Reid
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    Now is the time to overthrow! Let's overthrow right now! Who and what and how and why? Well, you gotta listen to this audiobook to find out!

  • Let's Use Free Speech to Ponder Motivational Speaking: 25 Poems (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Bobby Bryant

    Let's Use Free Speech to Ponder Motivational Speaking: 25 Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Bobby Bryant
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    We can consider motivational speaking one of the best things ever, yet we ought to be thoughtful about it. Thus this work critiques and also praises motivational speaking, so you can best separate the wheat from the chaff to get what you want in life.

  • Masked Destiny (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark A. Roeder Narrated by Guy Veryzer

    Masked Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
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    Masked Destiny is the story of Skye, a high school athlete determined to be the Alpha male. Skye's obsessed with his own body, his Abercrombie & Fitch wardrobe, and keeping those around him in their place. Try as he might, he's unable to ignore the world around him, or the plight of gay boys who cross his path.

  • Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave (






UNABRIDGED) by Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky Narrated by Robin Eller

    Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky
    • Narrated By Robin Eller
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    Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt's capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude - but her journey to true freedom was far from over.

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  • Let's Talk about Sex  by Pastor David Narrated by Christy Wurzbach

    Let's Talk about Sex

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pastor David
    • Narrated By Christy Wurzbach
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    What does God think of my sex life? Do you ever wonder? If so, you're not alone. Teens and young adults alike have been asking that question for centuries. Finally, there is a comprehensive answer! Pastor David dares to address the questions that many people would rather sweep under the rug, not expected especially from a Preacher's pulpit, or considered too sensitive to be discussed in the open. He does so by sharing what God has to say in His Word.

  • Let's Use Free Speech to Honor Pranks (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Nicholas Aaron Biddle

    Let's Use Free Speech to Honor Pranks

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Nicholas Aaron Biddle
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    Some people oppose pranks. Some people condemn pranks. Some people hate pranks. Don't be a killjoy like them - cherish pranks, at least every now and then!

  • Out of the Pocket (






UNABRIDGED) by B. E. Stanfel Narrated by Dan Kassis

    Out of the Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By B. E. Stanfel
    • Narrated By Dan Kassis
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    Though separated by thousands of miles, the two men form a bond as Mercer provides support to Ahmed in his struggles to provide food for his family, and Ahmed helps Mercer learn how to survive without his dad. High school English and history teachers could use Out of the Pocket as a median to teach about the Iraq war while analyzing themes, symbolism, and character development. The best way to teach history is to tell a story.