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Rebecca Brooks

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  • Shadowshaper

  • By: Daniel José Older
  • Narrated by: Anika Noni Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her strokeridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Vivid Tale for Many Interests

  • By Chwhite on 01-13-16

The book we've been waiting for

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

More than a well-written urban young adult fantasy novel, this book communicates deep truths about interdependence, ancestors, creativity, family, and the evil committed with a colonizing mindset.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Wee Free Men

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,050
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,108

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First Sight and Second Thoughts

  • By Richard on 02-21-05

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 02-21-17

This story is relevant for young people coming of age and for the people who love them. It is relevant for caring professionals forming or reviewing professional ethics. It is captivating for people who love fairy stories. Stephen Briggs' performance as a reader is unbelievably fantastic. He handles a variety of accents and imaginative characters seamlessly.