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  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,199

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

Straight forward

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

This book was straight forward. It's basically the same as 50 Shades of Grey. You're just listening to it from Christians version. It was nice hearing it again from his perspective. I just expected a little more. I didn't want it to end. Hopefully she will come out with the rest of the story from his perspective. I was upset when it ended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • P.S. Be Eleven

  • By: Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Things are changing in the Gaither household. After soaking up a "power to the people" mind-set over the summer, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern return to Brooklyn with a newfound streak of independence. Pa has a girlfriend. Uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam, but he's not the same. And a new singing group called the Jackson Five has the girls seeing stars. But the one thing that doesn't change? Big Ma still expects Delphine to keep everything together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By MzL8dy on 03-05-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-15

I really enjoyed this sequel. It was uplifting and engaging. I can't wait to read it to my students. I know they will enjoy it just as much as I did. A must read if you've already read One Crazy Summer. I'd love to see another book written to take the story even further.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crossover

  • By: Kwame Alexander
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediate Connections

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

Spectacular!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

I can't wait to read this to my students. They will be able to relate to this. It grabs your attention immediately. I was never really interested in verse novels. This one really hit home. A must read for sure.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Rules

  • By: Cynthia Lord
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

Catherine, a 12-year-old girl with big responsibilities, loves her autistic younger brother David and makes lists of rules she thinks will help him get by. But she often feels that her parents, focused on special care for David, forget that she exists, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest story with a touching ending for ALL ages

  • By Ingrid on 10-20-12

Hmmmm

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Not quite certain if I liked it or not. It was just ok. I expected a little more. The ending needed something. It just dragged on. The idea had good intentions. I just wanted more.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

  • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Poignant Look at Civil Rights Era

  • By EmilyK on 08-26-14

Enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

I really enjoyed this story. It was realistic and entertaining. I could relate to the characters.

  • Number the Stars

  • By: Lois Lowry
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • People of all ages will enjoy this book.

  • By RaisinNut on 10-16-12

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and grabbed my attention right from the start. I plan on reading this with my 5th graders next year.