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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,779

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

a great story for middle graders

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

As a parent, I enjoyed listening to this story. It was entertaining and interesting. it also challenged the imagination with ideas about life in outer space. I recommend it.

  • The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner

  • Tales of Old Natalia Series, Book 2
  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Eric Fritzius
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Battered, but determined, Whitson Mariner leads his displaced rabbits into new dangers on a journey to their undiscovered home. Whitson the king, Lillie the queen, Prince Lander, and loyal Massie Burnson must rise from the wreckage of betrayal to rescue the cause once more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I appreciate a good book

  • By RobinBRoberts on 12-07-18

a good addition to the Green Ember family of books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This story brings the reader up to date on some of the stories that the main characters (in the main three books) have "had from the crib" and sets the stage for further adventure in the next Green Ember Series book. My family loves these books!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Interrupted Tale

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 4
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Of especially naughty children it is sometimes said, "They must have been raised by wolves." The Incorrigible children actually were. Turning sixteen is a bittersweet occasion for Miss Penelope Lumley: Her parents remain disappointingly absent, and her perfectly nice young playwright friend, Simon Harley-Dickinson, has not been heard from since he went to visit his ailing great-uncle Pudge in the old sailors' home in Brighton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Wayne on 12-06-17

great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

this installment of the series is a great piece of the puzzle. I loved it!

  • The Burning Bridge

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

For years the Kingdom of Araluen has prospered, with the evil lord Morgarath safely behind the impassable mountains. For years its people have felt secure. But the scheming hand of the dark lord has not been idle.... On a special mission for the rangers, Will and his friend Horace, an apprentice knight, travel to a neighboring village and discover the unsettling truth: All the villagers have either been slain or captured. But why? Could it be that Morgarath has finally devised a plan to bring his legions over the supposedly insurmountable pass?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • why bother

  • By Tom C. on 10-31-18

great fiction for older kids

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

good story with great characters. A little wordy at times, but great overall. Very enjoyable.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Archer

  • A Green Ember Story
  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Eric Fritzius
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 288

Jo is a gifted archer with a burden on his back and a fire within. Eager to see the Longtreaders receive justice, he travels from his Halfwind Citadel home to a Cloud Mountain poised on the brink of war. What he finds there will confront his convictions and test his resolve as the war begins and King Jupiter's heir is revealed. A kingdom in the balance. An arrow aimed at the heart of darkness. Who will take the shot?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “That was a great story.”

  • By CW on 12-22-17

Wonderful mid-length adventure story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

A parallel story line to The Green Ember Series, this book follows a lesser character as he becomes part of the bigger picture. A fun way to expore all the characters in this great family adventure story!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Star of Kingston

  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Eric Fritzius
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

A century before Heather and Picket's adventures in The Green Ember, a displaced community fights for hope on the ragged edge of survival. Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Enchanting Tale

  • By BookWorm on 02-28-16

Adventure!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

A wonderful background piece for The Green Ember Series. Its short length is a perfect fit for car rides of a few hours, and it fills in the history behind the battles in The Green Ember. A good book for the whole family.

2 of 2 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 2,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,507

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

So happy I found this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Any additional comments?

I took a chance on this little book. I'm so glad I did! My kids thought it looked interesting, and we were so impressed by the characters and the epic sweep of the story line. Full of life lessons and quotable moments, this book will hold the whole family's attention from beginning to end, and make you want to hear more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ember Falls

  • The Green Ember Series, Book 2
  • By: S. D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 986

The stage is set. It's war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles. The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome in every way!

  • By Jeffrey Caleb Frederick on 03-02-17

love this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I got this book for my kids, but I loved it just as much, if not more, than they did!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Elijah of Buxton

  • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of �em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you". But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, but not for young children

  • By Michael Yardley on 12-09-08

incredible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-16

Incredible story and outstanding narration. I highly recommend this book to everyone. We listened to it as part of our homeschool history class and it was perfect for our study of the Civil War era. The depiction of slavery is painfully realistic but won't be traumatic for young listeners. I am so impressed with the way the author handled this difficult subject matter.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful