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Michelle H.

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  • The Living

  • By: Matt de la Pena
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner - how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two...there’s always going to be a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He’ll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom with the bills. But then an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California, and Shy’s life is changed forever. The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive - and stuck with her....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • YA Dystopia Cruise Line

  • By FanB14 on 01-03-14

Thrilling story!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

My daughter listened to this first after Matt De La Pena spoke at her school. She's bugged me to read it and now I know why she loved it. Wonderful believable characters woven into a rich and exciting tale. The narrator for this book does a great job of illustrating each character through his voice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bringing Up Bebe

  • One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
  • By: Pamela Druckerman
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,992

The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children is here. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent". French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. But French children are far better behaved and more in command of themselves than American kids....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read! Review From First Time Mom

  • By Jessie on 03-10-12

Good easy advice for parents

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

Even though I have older children I was interested in the French philosophy. I took away a few helpful tidbits!