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L. Monterastelli

california
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  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  • By: Barbara Robinson
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603

The six Herdman children are “absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world”. They lie and steal and smoke cigars. They even burned down Fred Shoemaker’s old toolhouse. Now they’re taking over the Christmas pageant. The Herdmans have never heard the Christmas story before, and they don’t know anything about shepherds or Wise Men. When Imogene hears about the swaddling clothes, she demands to know why anyone would tie up a baby and put him in a feedbox.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Christmas Story -

  • By Mary on 12-24-12

My The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Review

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

If you in joy humor, than this is the book for you! This book is very funny!!!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The War That Saved My Life

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,734

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute - she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Wonder

  • By Sara on 02-07-17

My “The War That Saved My Life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This book is amazing! The reader has a wonderful accent and has many different and wonderful voices for the different!

  • Courage to Soar

  • A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance
  • By: Simone Biles
  • Narrated by: Imani Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a day-care field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Courage to Soar Review

  • By L. Monterastelli on 06-23-18

My Courage to Soar Review

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

This book was amazing! I have always been a Simone Biles fan, and this book completed my admiration!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Green Ember

  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,753
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451

Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just for The Elementary Age Group

  • By Chelle on 08-27-15

My Green Ember Review

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I loved this book so much! It kept me interested throughout the whole book, and I couldn’t even wait to get the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been forced into a life of crime. One fateful afternoon, Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Entertaining Tale!

  • By Jim N on 02-01-15

My Peter Nimble Review

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I loved this book so much! The reader included many fun and interesting voices! The story also kept me interested throughout the whole story!

  • Braving the Wilderness

  • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,585

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

  • By Gillian on 09-14-17

Loved

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Reviewed: 11-05-17

Absolutely loved this book! Loved the research and know it all to be so true in my life! Thank you brene for being true and brave Witt your work! What a light