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  • Tradition

  • By: Brendan Kiely
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna, Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Prestigious. Powerful. Privileged. This is Fullbrook Academy, an elite prep school where history looms in the leafy branches over its brick walkways. But some traditions upheld in its hallowed halls are profoundly dangerous. Jules Devereux just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions, and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook and its old-boy social codes behind. She wants freedom, but ex-boyfriends and ex-best friends are determined to keep her in place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrators

  • By Kate L. on 07-06-19

Excellent narrators

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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: 07-06-19

Good story line. Sadly, very true. Enjoyed listening to the two narrators. Their voices were excellent.

  • All American Boys

  • By: Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923

A bag of chips. That's all 16-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading

  • By J. E. Abel on 09-18-16

Wonderful voices

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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: 04-10-19

Listening to this book was so enjoyable. The gentlemen who read Rashad and Quinn did an outstanding job. I highly recommend!

  • Two Can Keep a Secret

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age 17. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now, Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t stop listening

  • By James ODonnell on 01-09-19

Loved it!

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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: 03-23-19

Extremely well read. Great storyline. Just as good as her first book. A must read if you like teen fiction and mysteries.

  • The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)

  • By: Amy Spalding
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged into the world of dating and romances, Abby's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands an internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take a step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Kristy Becker on 05-30-18

Great read

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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: 07-31-18

loved the readers voice and the different voices she used for different characters. great book!

  • We All Looked Up

  • By: Tommy Wallach
  • Narrated by: Hannah Dunne, Sarah Steele, Seth Numrich, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel. They always say that high school is the best time of your life. Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried "they" might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can't wait to escape Seattle - and her reputation - and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book!!

  • By Chris on 05-22-15

what the heck ending?

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I loved this book but I hate, hate, hate the ending. a good read for high school aged students.

  • We Were Liars

  • By: E. Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ariadne Meyers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,214
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,854
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,867

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Cannot Tell a Lie...Hated it

  • By FanB14 on 04-28-15

A Must Read

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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: 05-06-18

This book is beautifully written and has a shocking twist. You should read it today!!

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  • One of Us Is Lying

  • By: Karen M. McManus
  • Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,213

Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It kept me guessing!!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 06-03-17

Fantastic Book

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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: 04-04-18

This book was amazing. Each of the four story lines kept me interested throughout the entire book. It is the perfect blend of young adult drama and page-turning mystery. Loved it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Future of Us

  • By: Jay Asher, Carolyn Mackler
  • Narrated by: Steven Kaplan, Mary Ellen Cravens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 213

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high-school students have ever used the Internet. Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM. Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on - and discover themselves on Facebook, 15 years in the future. Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating concept, entertaining story

  • By Cheryl on 05-29-12

Love this book

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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: 03-07-18

I loved all the 90s references and it made me think about what I post on social media. Great book!