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  • Dawn of Wonder: The Wakening, Book 1 | Jonathan Renshaw

    Dawn of Wonder: The Wakening, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan Renshaw
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
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    When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

    Joseph says: "Instant Favorite"
  • Wonder | R. J. Palacio

    Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Jan says: "Excellent way to teach differences... and sameness"
  • State of Wonder: A Novel | Ann Patchett

    State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
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    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
  • Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories | R. J. Palacio

    Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
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    These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

    Kindle Customer says: "I love it!"
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman | Jill Lepore

    The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jill Lepore
    • Narrated By Jill Lepore
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    Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

    Julia says: "Narration ruined it for me"
  • Lost in Babylon: Seven Wonders, Book 2 | Peter Lerangis

    Lost in Babylon: Seven Wonders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
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    week ago, 13-year-old Jack McKinley was a normal kid leading a normal life - totally unaware that he was about to die. He's cursed with a genetic abnormality that's giving him amazing powers too quickly for his body to handle. Jack's only hope: Find the seven lost Loculi that were hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by the last prince of Atlantis. Only they contain the magic to save him - and the world.

    Deserie says: "Quite as a mouse"
  • The Legend of the Rift: Seven Wonders, Book 5 | Peter Lerangis

    The Legend of the Rift: Seven Wonders, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
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    This story begins after King Uhla'ar kidnapped Aly and dragged her back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack McKinley and his friends realize that rescuing Aly will be harder than they thought. Their only hope is to rush to the last of the Ancient Wonders and find the rest of the lost Loculi.

    nathaniel a sabol says: "Love this series bring me more"
  • The Tomb of Shadows: Seven Wonders, Book 3 | Peter Lerangis

    The Tomb of Shadows: Seven Wonders, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
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    Jack McKinley and his friends defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, unearthed the treasures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and recovered two of the seven lost Loculi - only to find they'd been betrayed. With Babylon in ruins, Marco on the Massa side, and ancient secrets coming unraveled, the Select don't know who to trust or where to turn. Their G7W powers are growing at a furious pace, their worlds have been turned upside down, and the Massa are hot on their heels. But Jack, Aly, and Cass have no choice but to fight on.

    Scott says: "Worst so far"
  • Lust & Wonder: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs

    Lust & Wonder: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
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    In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust & Wonder is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for.

    River Holmes-miller says: "Relentlessly Tedious"
  • Year of Wonders | Geraldine Brooks

    Year of Wonders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Geraldine Brooks
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    When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.

    Constance says: "Extraordinary, Deeply Felt Historical Fiction"
  • Wonders of the Invisible World | Christopher Barzak

    Wonders of the Invisible World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Barzak
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch
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    Seventeen-year-old Aidan Lockwood lives in the sleepy farming community of Temperance, Ohio - known for its cattle ranches and not much else. That is, until Jarrod, a friend he hasn't seen in five years, moves back to town and opens Aidan's eyes in startling ways: to Aidan's ability to see the spirit world; to the red-bearded specter of Death; to a family curse that has claimed the lives of the Lockwood men one by one...and to the new feelings he has developed for Jarrod.

    Eli says: "Sugar coating of L.G.B.T. sprinkles, of all things"
  • Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King | Peter Lerangis

    Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
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    Thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley has fought impossible odds to save himself, his friends, and the world. Having already defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, hunted through Ancient Babylon, and outfoxed legions of undead, the Select have recovered three of the lost Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only to lose one of them in order to save a life. They must now find a way to undo what has been done, to save themselves from the power that will overwhelm them - and destroy the world.

    Amazon Customer says: "Am I to old to enjoy these books"
  • The Wonder of Boys | Michael Gurian

    The Wonder of Boys

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Michael Gurian
    • Narrated By Michael Gurian
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    What can parents, mentors, and educators do to shape boys into exceptional men? Michael Gurian, a respected therapist, storyteller, and recognized expert in family systems, explains the basic needs of every boy: a primary and extended family, a relationship with mother, father, and mentors, and support from his community.

    Janine says: "Great Book for Mothers and Fathers"
  • Seven Wonders, Book 1: The Colossus Rises | Peter Lerangis

    Seven Wonders, Book 1: The Colossus Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Lerangis
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One boy: Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he's going to die. One mission: Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him. One problem: The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years. Seven wonders: Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    DOUGLAS A LOVE says: "A strong start for the series"
  • Wonder Boys | Michael Chabon

    Wonder Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn't grown up. He's now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer.

    Darwin8u says: "A strong, early Chabon (sounds like grading wine)"
  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science | Richard Holmes

    The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Richard Holmes
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution.

    Ethan M. says: "Voyages of discovery and ages of wonder"
  • The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story | R.J. Palacio

    The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Michael Chamberlain
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    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    Bobbie says: "Life lesson"
  • A Woodland Miracle: An Amish Wonders Novel, Book 2 | Ruth Reid

    A Woodland Miracle: An Amish Wonders Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Ruth Reid
    • Narrated By Mia Gaskin
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    Muscle weakness has left Grace Wagler with a broken body - and her childhood best friend has left her with a broken heart. She can hold her own in the timber camp (and do everything else the other women in Badger Creek can do), but in an Amish district where women outnumber men three to one, marriage is an unlikely prospect for a girl with bad legs.

    Patricia says: "Excellent"
  • The Wonder of All Things | Jason Mott

    The Wonder of All Things

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jason Mott
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
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    On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators, killing and injuring dozens. But when the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds miraculously disappear. Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments.

    azmom says: "Poignant"
  • Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs | Betty G. Birney

    Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Betty G. Birney
    • Narrated By Joseph Butler
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    When Eben McAllister reads about the Seven Wonders of the World, he longs to escape the small farming community of Sassafras Springs and do some exploring of his own. No one else ever seems to want to leave Sassafras, however, not even his best pal, Jeb, and so, for now, Eben figures he's stuck on the farm with Pa and Aunt Pretty until he grows up. All that changes when Pa, tired of Eben's moping, challenges him to find the Seven Wonders in Sassafras Springs.

    HS mom says: "A pleasure for the whole family"
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