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Felicity

Felicity Kaohsiung, Taiwan Member Since 2009

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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  • "Perfection"

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    I've bought probably more than a hundred audiobooks but not many of them is as good as Revolution. Both of the narrators are awsome. I don't want to make this too long but all I wanted to say is that this book touched my life and I'm sure it can touch yours too.

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    Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
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    Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

    David P. McGivern says: "Great for any age"
  • "Turned out Better!"

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    It wasn't anyting at all what I expected but it was a whole lot better. 13 reasons why tells about a teen and why she wants to kill herself, right? I think it was a lot deeper than that. All the mixed feelings how Hannah feel are so complicated that it's hard to understnad. But Jay Asher convey it pretty well. This book is not like happily ever after book, but yet you can still enjoy it.

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    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
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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"
  • "Not a dull moment."

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    If you're looking for a fast-paced and exciting story, this is it. Though The Chosen One was a work of fiction, it was inspired by a true story. The narrator did a fantastic job on making the characters come alive. There are times when I felt Kyra's pain and guilt so strongly, I forgot I was merely a listener. It dosen't matter whether you're a teen or not, you'll love it.

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    The Chosen One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Carol Lynch Williams
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
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    Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father's three wives and her 20 brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much - if you don't count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

    Kim says: "Riveting Story - Amazing Narration"
  1. Revolution
  2. Thirteen Reasons Why
  3. The Chosen One: A Novel
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  • Delirium

    "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."

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    I can not begin to express how much I LOVED this book. It is so beautifully written and just completely enthralling. It's been a long time since I've been so emotionally touched by a book. Lauren Oliver's writing is more poetic then prose and it absolutely took my breath away!
    As far as dystopian world building it isn't the best, but this is so well written it didn't really matter. This one left me wanting more and I can not wait to continue on to book 2 and 3.
    Sarah Drew's performance is brilliant and complete perfection.
    I wish I could give this one 6 Stars! Worth a credit and then some.

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Ronald ROCHESTER, NY, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2003
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  • "An honest 5 stars"

    2 of 3 helpful votes

    This is a simple story of a troubled youth who is different and considering drastic measures. The plot has some parallels with "Ordinary People", but is far more riveting. All of the characters are extreme, yet they all remind us of people we know. The narration is among the best I've heard. If you are not moved by this story, you have no heart.

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    Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
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    Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart - obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust.

    L. Gutman says: "Required reading for humans"

What's Trending in Social Issues:

  • 4.5 (1464 ratings)

    Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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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 (6241 ratings)

    The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
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    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 (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Vanessa Maroney
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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!"
  • 4.1 (33 ratings)

    Cut

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia McCormick
    • Narrated By Clea Lewis
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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 (371 ratings)

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Boyne
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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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 (214 ratings)

    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 (785 ratings)

    Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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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 (213 ratings)

    The Kite Runner

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
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    (213)
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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 (122 ratings)

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Pamela Garelick
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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 (111 ratings)

    Esperanza Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Pam Munoz Ryan
    • Narrated By Trini Alvarado
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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 (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By William Golding
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    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"
  • The Outsiders

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By S.E. Hinton
    • Narrated By Jim Fyfe
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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"
  • 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"
  • Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (419)

    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"
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  • Tricks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ellen Hopkins
    • Narrated By Laura Flanagan, Jeremy Guskin, Cassandra Campbell, and others
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    Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching . . . for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don't expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words "I love you" are said for all the wrong reasons.

    Gerald W. Riley says: "Outstanding and Scary"
  • 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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    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 Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Boyne
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (177)

    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"
  • Fablehaven, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Brandon Mull
    • Narrated By E. B. Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven.

    Joanna says: "I am so excited this has FINALLY come to Audible."
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  • A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

    Tony says: "Great Literature and Great Narration"
  • Speak

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Mandy Siegfried
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    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"
  • Desert Rice (The Desert)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Angela Scott
    • Narrated By Hillary Hawkins
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    A tale of 2 young people's desperate struggle to survive on their own in an adult world, as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl.... Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own.

  • Leadership for Adolescents

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Carolyn M. Anderson
    • Narrated By Carolyn M. Anderson
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    In Leadership for Adolescents, author Dr. Carolyn M. Anderson offers a seven-step guide to help teenagers understand the role of a leader and to teach them the skills needed for a leadership position. Detailing key characteristics, she discusses the I-in-leader theme-developing a basic understanding of self and of the leadership skills, competencies, and characteristics one already possesses.

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Kuklin
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Todd Haberkorn, and others
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    In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community. "I’ve always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I don’t want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina “Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah

  • 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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    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.

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  • This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl
    • Narrated By Cristina Panfilio, Nick Podehl, John Green, and others
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    A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.

  • The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley: (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Martine Murray
    • Narrated By Anna Steen
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    A funny, tender and wise story about nearly 13-year-old Cedar B. Hartley - who loses her dog, finds a new friend, becomes an acrobat and learns some bitter sweet truths about family, community and herself. Cedar B. Hartley is not easily accepted by her peers. Her dog Stinky is her best mate. Things start to change when she meets a boy called Kite and finds they have a lot in common - both have single parents, both are loners with colourful inner lives, both like beanies, dogs and acrobats. Together they form a circus troupe which unifies the inner city community.

  • Where is that Smoke Coming From?

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By B. J. Brown
    • Narrated By Whitney Edwards
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    The Heart Heroes, five iconic characters, Winnie, Melvin, Sport, Babe and the often reluctant Mr. Grungebeat, who espouse health and safety for children, are looking forward to another wonderful day when to their surprise a gulf of smoke begins to emanate from the sky. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that everyone in the village is choking from a mysterious emanation of smoke. They trace the smoke to its source and find that Mr. Grungebeat is the culprit. The Heart Heroes begin to reflect on the dangers of smoking and point out its effects on Mr. Grungebeat.

  • Somewhere in the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back - on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country - where Jimmy's dad will find the man who can exonerate him of the crime for which he was convicted. Along the way, Jimmy discovers a lot about his father and himself - and that while things can't always be fixed, sometimes they can be understood and forgiven.