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Frances O’Roark Dowell

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  • The Kind of Friends We Used to Be | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
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    Having spent her youth travelling the world, Edgar Award winner Frances O'Roark Dowell is the author of the critically acclaimed Shooting the Moon. A compelling coming-of-age story, The Kind of Friends We Used to Be will resonate in the minds of listeners of all ages long after its conclusion.

    Madden says: "Worth listening to again and again."
  • Shooting the Moon | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Shooting the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
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    Edgar Award-winning author Frances O'Roark Dowell is acclaimed for the rich characterizations in her poignant coming-of-age novels. Drawing on her experience as a colonel's daughter, Dowell delivers an evocative portrait of a 12-year-old girl whose view of life, war, and her dad - Fort Hood's base commander - changes as her corpsman brother sends home haunting images from Vietnam. An eloquent narration captures the emotional intensity of the novel's gripping prose.

  • The Secret Language of Girls | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    The Secret Language of Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Michele Santopietro
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    In the old days, when Kate had no interest in romance, she never cared what other people thought. Now, it appeared, love was turning her into a rotten human being.

  • Falling In | Frances O’Roark Dowell

    Falling In

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Frances O’Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
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    While waiting outside the principal’s office at school, Isabelle Bean stumbles upon another world. It’s just like a fairy tale—until Isabelle is mistaken for a witch, all thanks to her favorite pair of boots.

    Charlotte says: "A Story My Daughter and I Could Both Agree ON"
  • Where I'd Like to Be | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Where I'd Like to Be

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Denise Wilbanks
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    A ghost saved12-year-old Maddie's life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it's hard to feel special when you've spent your life being shuttled from one foster home to another. And now that she's at the East Tennessee Children's Home, Maddie feels, well, less than ordinary. Six-year-old Ricky Ray, who came to the Home after his parents failed to come back from a party, thinks Maddie's the cat's meow. But what does a little boy like that know?

  • The Second Life of Abigail Walker | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    The Second Life of Abigail Walker

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Maria Cabezas
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    Is it possible to start afresh when you're thoroughly weighted down? Seventeen pounds. That's the difference between Abigail Walker and Kristen Gorzca. Between chubby and slim, between teased and taunting. Abby is fine with her body and sick of seventeen pounds making her miserable, so she speaks out against Kristen and her groupies - and becomes officially unpopular. Embracing her new status, Abby heads to an abandoned lot across the street and crosses an unfamiliar stream that leads her to a boy who's as different as they come.

  • Ten Miles Past Normal | Frances O’Roark Dowell

    Ten Miles Past Normal

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Frances O’Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
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    New York Times best-selling author Frances O’Roark Dowell has garnered the Edgar Award and the Christopher Medal for her keen-eyed, humorous fiction. Embarrassed by her family’s offbeat lifestyle, Janie Gorman lives with her modern-hippy parents on a rustic goat farm. Smart, creative, and a bit quirky, Janie longs to be seen as normal. But having to milk goats every day is not helping her reach that goal.

    Doha says: "a coming of age story"
  • Anybody Shining | Frances O'Roark Dowell

    Anybody Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Frances O'Roark Dowell
    • Narrated By Suzy Jackson
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    One true friend. Someone shining. That's all twelve-year-old Arie Mae wants. But shining true friends are hard to come by deep in the mountains of western North Carolina, so she sets her sights on a cousin unseen, someone who lives all the way away in the big city of Baltimore, Maryland. Three unanswered letters later, Arie Mae learns that a group of kids from Baltimore are coming to spend a summer on the mountain.

    andy fraga says: "Anybody shining review"
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