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  • The Poet X

  • By: Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 527

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers - especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, whom her family can never know about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • open mic night

  • By Sarah Donovan on 04-13-18

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This is the best Audible I have listened to-hands down! Ms. Acevedo’s narration of her award winning novel written in verse is on point!

  • As Brave as You

  • By: Jason Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Genie's summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn for the very first time to spend the summer with their grandparents all the way in Virginia - in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Thunderstruck, and being a curious kid, Genie peppers Grandpop with questions about how he covers it so well (besides wearing way cool Ray-Bans).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story for all ages

  • By Bellarosemae on 01-13-18

Love this narrator!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Would you consider the audio edition of As Brave as You to be better than the print version?

I really enjoy listening to Guy Lockard narrate Jason Reynolds's stories. He brings each character to life and makes it very entertaining. I look forward to listening to more stories read aloud by him.

What other book might you compare As Brave as You to and why?

Rebound by Kwame Alexander-the main character spends the summer with his grandparents

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

yes-his performance is always well done

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

the moment when the father and son discuss their conflict toward the end of the story

Any additional comments?

Keep up the good work, Mr. Lockard!