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Mrs. C

I'm a high school librarian.

Missouri | Listener Since 2009

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  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 96 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • The Wednesday Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated By Joel Johnstone
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (121)

    Holling Hoodhood is really in for it. He's just started seventh grade with Mrs. Baker, a teacher he knows is out to get him. The year is 1967, and everyone has bigger things to worry about, especially Vietnam. Then there's the family business. As far as Holling's father is concerned, the Hoodhoods need to be on their best behavior: the success of Hoodhood and Associates depends on it.

    Angela says: "Funny and well-written"
    "Made me laugh and think."
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wednesday Wars to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I would rather listen to this story, it it funny and that comes across better in the audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wednesday Wars?

    Holling being convinced that the teacher hated him--she actually might have, he was the only one in her classroom every afternoon.


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

    First one for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, and Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stephen Brennan
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies.

    Mrs. C says: "Good for boys"
    "Good for boys"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I purchased this for one of my "would rather do physical labor than read" boys. I put it on an iPod for him and he listened to it while working, and driving. He actually listened to the whole thing, and said it was good. He liked the shorter story aspect of it rather than a long form novel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rot & Ruin

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Brian Hutchison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (742)
    Story
    (747)

    Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn’t have much of a choice. He’s tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn’t found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.

    Linda B says: "Quality, entertaining story"
    "boys love this book"
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    Story

    My students love this book so much that I have had to buy replacement hard copies and make sure I had the audio for non-print readers, so they could get in on the action, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (768)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (592)

    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"
    "Compelling story"
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    Story

    We teach this book in my high school and use the audio to help auditory readers understand the plot. The narrators sound like they could be kids at our school.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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