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  • The War I Finally Won

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 634

World War II continues, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, are living with their loving legal guardian, Susan, in a borrowed cottage on the estate of the formidable Lady Thorton - along with Lady Thorton herself and her daughter. Life in the crowded cottage is tense enough, and then, quite suddenly, Ruth, a Jewish girl from Germany, moves in. A German? The occupants of the house are horrified. But other impacts of the war become far more frightening. As death creeps closer to their door, life and morality during wartime grow more complex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite book!

  • By Suzanne Bruno on 12-14-17

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

What a great story. I cannot wait to share it with my students. We all have things to overcome in life.

  • Love You More

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503

One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeps you guessing all the way through!

  • By Molly on 03-17-11

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I really enjoyed this one. Started off slow but worth it. Give it a shot.

Mindset
    The New Psychology of Success
    
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        Carol Dweck
    
    


    
    
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        Marguerite Gavin
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    11,328 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,360

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It could have been much shorter. Every chapter seems to repeat itself.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The first few examples were worthwhile and then it got tiresome.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,093

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Did see the ending coming! Ended up staying up late to hear the ending. Well worth the time it takes to listen.

  • How to Shop for Free

  • Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing
  • By: Kathy Spencer, Samantha Rose
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

You've heard of amazing deals, online discounts, outlet shopping-but has anyone showed you how to shop for free? Meet Kathy Spencer-hot, hip mom of four who can whittle a $267.22 grocery bill down to one penny. One penny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Out-of-Date Content

  • By Laura on 01-15-14

Interesting Book

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

Reviewed: 04-17-13

Would you listen to How to Shop for Free again? Why?

Yes, there were lots of ideas in this book that I will want to return too.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed when the author was talking about shopping in retail stores and how to make a profit doing that.

Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am not sure if I have listened to this narrator before or not.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nothing was really moving.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

  • By: Mildred D. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story - Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Breaks....Just thought I'd add these

  • By Tami Fowler on 04-05-13

Super Story Should Have Read as a Student

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

Reviewed: 04-17-13

What made the experience of listening to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the most enjoyable?

This was such a great story. It was authentic and gave so much insight into what was going on during this time period in the US.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

When the kids took action against the bus of white students.

What does Lynne Thigpen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does a wonderful job capturing the sense of the time and each characters personalities.

If you could take any character from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Mama - she had soul, strength and attitude. What a courageous lady.

Any additional comments?

I never read this book as a student growing up. I passed it over for years as a teacher but boy am I glad I read. I have already recommended it to students.

  • Wonder

  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,665
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,656

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story for all ages!

  • By Kindle Customer on 09-10-14

LOVE this BOOK

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

Reviewed: 04-17-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Wonder to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to this book so I cannot judge but the audio book was fabulous.

Who was your favorite character and why?

August of course. What a courageous soul. He makes you want to do better for others.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love when his classmates come to his rescue in the woods. That was a very powerful moment.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

August the boy who taught others to be humane.

Any additional comments?

Super book for girls and boys. My reluctant reader of a nephew (13) read the book and loved it. It has something for everyone and gives you great perspective.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Gregor the Overlander

  • Underland Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274

When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series.

  • By J. Christiansen on 02-16-09

Fabulous book for kids and adults

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

Reviewed: 04-17-13

Would you listen to Gregor the Overlander again? Why?

Yes, this was a highly engaging book that I think my middle school struggling readers would enjoy. There is something for both girls and boys.

What other book might you compare Gregor the Overlander to and why?

Any book where the main character has to battle evil in order to protect his family and friends.

What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This narrator does a fabulous job. The characters are read superbly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made we purchase the next in the series. I just started that last night on the ride home. I am thinking about using these in class next fall.

Any additional comments?

Great read. Wish I would have know about it when in came out. Didn't find out until we read all the Hunger Game series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen Reasons Why

  • By: Jay Asher
  • Narrated by: Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,493

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ideal Audio Book

  • By Diana on 01-10-11

Way better than I predicted

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

What did you love best about Thirteen Reasons Why?

I was worried this would be another teen drama fest but I was wrong. As an educator it made me hyper aware of the power our words have. I think everyone should think about how their actions or lack of action affects others around us.

Any additional comments?

Worth the read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fault in Our Stars

  • By: John Green
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,344

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Poignant Story

  • By AudioAddict on 04-25-13

Fabulous book

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

I loved this book and I am pretty picky. I teach middle school reading and wanted to preview a few books for my reluctant readers. Wow, I loved this book on its own. I have recommended this book to several students and they are enjoying it also.

What did you like best about this story?

Finding joy in the face of disaster.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me prouder to work with teenagers.

Any additional comments?

Great characters, I would want them as friends.