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  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tom Angleberger
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Greg Steinbruner, Jonathan Ross, and others
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    A journalist and fiction author, Tom Angleberger has a knack for capturing the lives of today’s youth. In The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, socially awkward Dwight shows up to school one morning waving a green finger puppet. Strange enough, but then Dwight starts talking in a funny voice and doling out advice. Is it the puppet, or is it Dwight? And will paper Yoda be able to help Dwight convince the girl of his dreams to go to the big dance with him?

    Melody says: "Liked it more than the rating"
    "Interesting... kids liked it"
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    This is a good book for elementary and middle schoolers. It presents an inventive way to tackle subjects and concerns for that age group. Listening to the story, I don't think kids would understand right off that they are being given advice on how to handle that stage of life, and all of the ordinary but uncomfortable things they face.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Kevin has a big talent. Some might call it compulsive lying. He calls it common sense. Kev doesn’t mean to cause trouble by lying all the time; he’s just trying to make everything easier for everyone (and himself). And, of course, a few harmless, um, falsehoods are crucial to his plan to convince Tina that he’s the perfect boyfriend for her. In Gary Paulsen’s irresistible and chaotic comedy, Kevin’s lies spiral out of control until he’s faced with the need to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

    Kimberly says: "Great lesson"
    "Great lesson"
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    We loved this series. It helped entertain me and the three kids, ages 6, 7 and 11, on our way to school and back each day. Amazing how a book tape can teach a lesson of why you shouldn't lie and keep the peace in the car.

    I hope there will be more books like this added to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1261)
    Performance
    (962)
    Story
    (974)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "Well done"
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    This book took some twists and turns. I loved that the author did his research and brought the characters to life. The story was interesting and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Every time Kevin Spencer sees Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful Girl in the World, he’s in danger of tripping, falling, and making a fool of himself. He can hardly say a word to her. But Kev knows he’d be the perfect boyfriend for Tina. He’s not bragging. Just pointing out the obvious. Kev decides to take a scientific approach to getting a date with Tina. After all, love is based on chemistry. When new kid Cash Devine zeroes in on Tina, Kevin hustles to find the formula that will make her forget all about Cash.

    Kimberly says: "Clean FUNNY, the best kind"
    "Clean FUNNY, the best kind"
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    We loved this series. It helped entertain me and the three kids, ages 6, 7 and 11, on our way to school and back each day. Amazing how a book tape can teach a lesson and keep the peace in the car.
    This particular book had us all laughing, and left us in a great mood.

    I hope there will be more books like this added to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    As a punishment for lying, Kevin has lost his allowance. He doesn’t lie now, but he’s broke. He’s got to find a way to make money. Lots of it, so he can impress Tina Zabinski, the World’s Most Beautiful Girl, and ask her on a date. So Kevin gets creative - and his life becomes a financial comedy of errors. Does he really have what it takes to get filthy rich at age fourteen? In Gary Paulsen’s hilarious follow-up to Liar, Liar, Kevin’s schemes lead him into situations that are sweet, some that are sticky, and some that are downright stinky.

    A User says: "Excellent Stoty"
    "Entertaining for ages 6 - 40..."
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    We loved this series. It helped entertain me and the three kids, ages 6, 7 and 11, on our way to school and back each day. Amazing how a book tape can teach a lesson and keep the peace in the car.
    I hope there will be more books like this added to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (17180)
    Performance
    (15544)
    Story
    (15670)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Once into book, Icouldn't stop thinkink about it"
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    When you wake up wondering what will happen next in the book you are listening too, you know it is a good one.

    This one is a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (11188)
    Performance
    (10131)
    Story
    (10213)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Another great book in this series"
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    When you wake up wondering what will happen next in the book you are listening too, you know it is a good one.

    This one is a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Eric Greitens
    • Narrated By Eric Greitens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (564)

    Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior....

    Kristopher says: "One of the best books on Audible"
    "Unique perspective, interesting read"
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    This book was great for people that travel and ponder what our global role is. What are the things that humanitarians, Christians, military and other do for those in need, with good intentions, are harmful or helpful for those people and other cultures? Greitens does a fabulous job writing and reading the audio book. Even our 11 year old listened to this audio book with us and enjoyed it. There are some bad words and some content that was hard for us all to hear, but it was real life situations that happen. It's important for our preteens and teens to hear that life isn't all easy, and the freedom we enjoy every day is earned every day by many amazing people that step up to the plate and say "I'll do it."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bull Run

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Paul Fleischman
    • Narrated By Paul Fleischman
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Bull Run was the site of the first battle of the Civil War. This book creates an intimate tapestry of stories from blacks and whites, adults and children, leaders and families from the North and South. Broken dreams and bloodshed take you back to the front lines of the Battle of Bull Run.

    Kimberly says: "Excellent reading"
    "Excellent reading"
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    Having this on audio, and having our 6th grader read the book along with the audio playing made the book come to life, and the characters come to life. The book did a great job of showing many different perspectives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9672)
    Performance
    (7170)
    Story
    (7208)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Historical Faction Fiction"
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    I love the history that is interspersed within this fun exciting work of fantasy fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6777)
    Performance
    (5158)
    Story
    (5238)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Vampire Fiction dispersed with Lincoln biography"
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    A history teacher must have written this. It was like listening to a factial biography interspersed with a boys imagination. It made for an interesting listen, along with a brush up on historical information of real figures from that time in history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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