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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead |  Avi

    Crispin: The Cross of Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son". But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life.

    Rebecca says: "6th Grade Class Review"
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle |  Avi

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Alexandra O’Karma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

    Patricia Mckee says: "Fabulous story narrated wonderfully!!!"
  • Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth | Avi Melamed

    Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Avi Melamed
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than 30 years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region. Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating road map.

    Hunter says: "Inflammatory and racist"
  • Poppy |  Avi

    Poppy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (78)
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    (65)
    Story
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    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

    Amazon Customer says: "This is terrible"
  • Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution |  Avi

    Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Acclaimed children's author Avi's many accolades include a Newbery Medal and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Inspired by true stories from the American Revolution, Sophia's War begins in 1776, when British troops arrive on the doorstep of 12-year-old Sophia Calderwood's home in New York. After the disappearance and possible capture of her brother - and the execution of Nathan Hale - Sophia has vowed to do all she can to help the cause for independence. But the war will test her in ways she never imagined

    Charmagne Kaushal says: "Loved It"
  • The Fighting Ground |  Avi

    The Fighting Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Jonathan’s older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young. Then one morning, April 3, 1778, the tavern bell sounds, calling men to arms. Eager to prove his mettle, with blood pounding in his ears, Jonathan joins the gathering men at the tavern to hear the news. With a 12-pound, six-foot-long flintlock musket loaned to him by the tavern keeper, Jonathan finds a place in with the other men, marching to battle.

    Lorenelle Lofquist says: "Very good"
  • Wolf Rider |  Avi

    Wolf Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The telephone rings. You just pick it up without thinking. It could be anyone. But this time it’s a killer and the killer’s got a name - and a victim. When Andy Zadinski picked up the phone that evening, he was cool. Just keep him talking. But when he called the police, they didn’t believe him. In fact, no one believed him, not even his father. After all, the whole thing was too weird to believe. Even Andy began to have doubts, until the killer started stalking him.

    Vidal Aguilera says: "Favorite book"
  • Iron Thunder |  Avi

    Iron Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Tyler Greenlaw
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    After his father is killed fighting for the Union, 13-year-old Tom Carroll takes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks to support his family. He quickly learns that they are building an iron-clad, "unsinkable" ship to be called the Monitor to finally sink the Confederates' "unsinkable" ship, the Merrimac.

    DoubtingOThomas says: "Great Story! Poor narration"
  • Crispin, at the Edge of the World |  Avi

    Crispin, at the Edge of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    Overall
    (32)
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    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    The young orphan Crispin and his gentle, red-bearded protector Bear continue their adventures in 14th-century England. Crispin and Bear are finally free to live their lives as they choose. But they soon find that they are being hunted by members of a secret society who believe Bear is a spy. When Bear is severely wounded, Crispin must make some tough decisions, such as deciding who else to trust to help them escape their pursuers. The two make a perilous journey to Brittany - surely the edge of the world!

    Carl says: "Good but Depressing"
  • Poppy and Rye |  Avi

    Poppy and Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
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    Story
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    Poppy has saved the creatures of Dimwood Forest from the terrible owl who killed her beloved Ragweed. Now she intends to travel west, to tell Ragweed’s family the sad news. With her grumpy, but loyal porcupine friend Ereth by her side, the spirited deermouse sets out on a journey that will test her courage, but also lead her to a new love. Along the way, Poppy meets a charming golden mouse who looks like Ragweed, and together on the meadow, they dance a silent dance of love at first sight.

  • An Eavesdropping Uber Driver Saved His 16-Year-Old Passenger From Her Pimps, Police Say | Avi Selk

    An Eavesdropping Uber Driver Saved His 16-Year-Old Passenger From Her Pimps, Police Say

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Avi Selk
    • Narrated By Jill Melancon
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    Uber driver Keith Avila picked up a passenger who looked like a 12-year-old girl in a short skirt Monday night. That was the first sign that something was off, he would say later.

    "An Eavesdropping Uber Driver Saved His 16-Year-Old Passenger From Her Pimps, Police Say" is from the December 30, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Jill Melancon.

  • ‘My Daughter’s Death Will Not Be Used’: Parents Furious Over Trump’s False Terror Claims | Avi Selk

    ‘My Daughter’s Death Will Not Be Used’: Parents Furious Over Trump’s False Terror Claims

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Avi Selk
    • Narrated By Sam Scholl
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    Her daughter had not yet been buried, nor had the newspapers finished turning up bloody details of her death, before Rosie Ayliffe began to write about her child's murderer.

    "‘My Daughter’s Death Will Not Be Used’: Parents Furious Over Trump’s False Terror Claims" is from the February 07, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

  • Don't You Know There's a War On? |  Avi

    Don't You Know There's a War On?

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
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    Newbery Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Avi recreates the sights and sounds of wartime Brooklyn in this fast-paced story. Like every student in Miss Gossim’s 1943 fifth-grade class, Howie Crispers has one thing on his mind: World War II. When he isn’t in school, Howie stays busy watching for Nazi spies. So when he notices his principal acting suspiciously, it’s his patriotic duty to investigate. But what he discovers is far more devastating than any headline at the newsstand.

    Amazon Customer says: "Nice period piece but not as captivating as I hoped."
  • Something Upstairs |  Avi

    Something Upstairs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Kenny Huldorf is not happy when he learns that he and his family will be moving all the way across the country to Rhode Island, a state smaller than Los Angeles, the city he’s known his whole life. His new home, The Stillwell House, was built in 1789 and, like everything in Providence, it seems old-fashioned and somber. But things start to look a little brighter when Kenny’s mom shows him his new bedroom: a long, open attic with plenty of room and privacy.

    Texas Angel says: "good middle school book"
  • City of Orphans |  Avi

    City of Orphans

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless.

    Amanda R. says: "Yet another great by Avi"
  • The Man Who Was Poe |  Avi

    The Man Who Was Poe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    This dark, spooky tale of suspense is a superb way to introduce young adults to one of early America’s greatest writers. Masterfully imitating the macabre tone of Poe’s fiction, Avi spins a tale of a young boy who asks Edgar Allan Poe to help him escape a plot of murder, calculation, and deception.

    Amy says: "Disturbing, and not entirely in a good way."
  • The Man Who Was Poe |  Avi

    The Man Who Was Poe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By David Case
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    Is he Auguste Dupin? Or Edgar Allan Poe? Friend or enemy? Sane or mad? Helper or hindrance? Acclaimed author Avi has penned a novel of great intrigue, bringing alive this New England seacoast town in the mid-1900's, haunting the listener with a tale of things which are not what they seem to be. Or are they?

  • The Good Dog |  Avi

    The Good Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Robert Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The 300 dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, all know their places. At the top is McKinley, a malamute who’s head dog of the whole town. All of the dogs - and McKinley’s human family - rely on him to protect them and maintain order. Avi, the Newbery Medal author of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, peeks into the secret lives of dogs in this thrilling adventure tale. Robert Ramirez’s narration gives voice to a dog willing to risk any peril to do the good thing.

    Pedro says: "Very entertaining, finished it in one day!"
  • The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate |  Avi

    The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home, with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble.

  • The Secret School |  Avi

    The Secret School

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1925 Colorado, 14-year-old Ida Bidson dreams of becoming a teacher, but she knows it won’t be easy. When the school board closes the town’s one-room school, threatening to keep Ida from finishing eighth grade and moving on to high school, it looks like her dream will never come true. Then she and her classmates come up with a plan for a secret school - with Ida as their teacher!

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