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  • Teach Them Diligently

  • The Personal Story of a Community Rabbi
  • By: Berel Wein
  • Narrated by: Berel Wein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 10

Rabbi Berel Wein, Rabbi and historian, writer and lecturer, kashrut supervisor and rosh yeshiva, looks back at the dramatic events of his life. From religious controversies and educational dilemmas, through challenges of community building and synagogue politics, to encounters with great rabbis and travels throughout the Jewish world, Rabbi Wein's tale is one of Jewish leadership in 20th-century America, at once highly public and deeply personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Life Story

  • By Daniel M. on 02-06-19

An Amazing Life Story

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Reviewed: 02-06-19

I had listened to Rabbi Wein's history lectures, but knew little of his life. This remarkable autobiography records the incredible ups and downs, betrayals and friendships, defeats and triumphs of a truly blessed individual. I learned much and will definitely listen again. Thank you Rabbi Wein.

  • The Report Card

  • By: Andrew Clements
  • Narrated by: Dina Sherman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Fifth grader Nora Rose Rowley is really a genius. It’s true. But don’t tell anyone. Nora always gets average grades so she can forgo the pressure-cooker gifted program or Brainiac Academy. But when Nora gets one hundred percent fed up over testing and the fuss everyone makes about grades, she brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point.Pretty soon her teachers, parents, and the principal are launching a massive effort to find out what’s wrong. Can Nora convince them that tests alone are a stupid way to measure intelligence?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chris Francis 11 year old kid

  • By Alison on 01-29-15

Another Clements Classic

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Reviewed: 01-30-19

Andrew Clements is a wonderful author for Middle School and any age. I listened to this book with my children, and am listening again now-- for my own enjoyment!

  • The Friendship War

  • By: Andrew Clements
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4 out of 5 stars 9

Grace and Ellie have been best friends since second grade. Ellie's always right in the center of everything - and Grace is usually happy to be Ellie's sidekick. But this time, it's Grace who suddenly has everyone's attention when she accidentally starts a new fad at school. It's a fad that has first her class, then her grade, and then the entire school collecting and trading and even fighting over...buttons? A fad that might also get her in major trouble and could even be the end of Grace and Ellie's friendship. Because Ellie's not used to being one-upped by anybody. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Clements Classic

  • By Daniel M. on 01-20-19

Another Clements Classic

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Reviewed: 01-20-19

Andrew Clements once again takes a theme and explores it, raising important questions about life and friendship in the process. Enjoyable and thought provoking.

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  • Troublemaker

  • By: Andrew Clements
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

There's a folder in Principal Kelling's office that's as thick as a phonebook and it's growing daily. It's filled with the incident reports of every time Clayton Hensley broke the rules. There's the minor stuff like running in the hallways and not being where he was suppose to be when he was supposed to be there. But then there are also reports that show Clay's own brand of troublemaking, like the most recent addition: the art teacher has said that the class should spend the period drawing anything they want....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Amy on 05-19-15

Moving

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Reviewed: 01-15-19

What a beautiful book. Vintage Andrew Clements: funny but substantial. Keith Nobbs does a masterful job of reading. Highly recommended!

  • The Battle of Hackham Heath

  • Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years
  • By: John A. Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 576
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    5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 531

When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But Morgarath, now in hiding, is already planning his next move, recruiting an army of savage, overpowering beasts known as Wargals. Newly crowned King Duncan knows he must assemble his troops for battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous

  • By sal on 04-16-17

As usual, a great performance

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Reviewed: 01-09-18

Lots of fun and adventure as always. The narrator was excellent. A fun plot for those who know this series. Thank you!

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

  • By: Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Narrated by: Del Roy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure (their third) that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what a surprise! great series!

  • By Pam on 09-10-10

Delightful

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Reviewed: 03-17-17

Really enjoyed these wonderful books. No one dies, no gore or profanity, but plenty of action, suspense and fun.

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

  • By: Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Narrated by: Del Roy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

The fabulous foursome listeners embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission: to go on a mind-bending international scavenger hunt designed to engage their individual talents. As they search for all the clues and riddles Mr. Benedict has hidden for them, Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance face an unexpected challenge that will reinforce the reasons they were brought together in the first place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, fun, and lovable haracters

  • By Carl on 03-28-09

A good listen

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Reviewed: 02-19-17

My son and I enjoyed listening to this book on our trips to and from school. It had fun, suspense and humor.

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society

  • By: Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Narrated by: Del Roy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fun

  • By Carl on 12-02-07

Fun frolicking action

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Reviewed: 01-27-17

My son and I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator took a little getting used to, but soon enough we were sucked in to this engaging story.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70,302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,662
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63,410

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm so sad it's over!!

  • By Erin on 05-19-16

Awesome performance

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Reviewed: 01-16-17

My son and I loved listening to this book. The Harry Potter series is inspired writing and of Jim Dale's reading is just genius.

  • The Royal Ranger: A New Beginning

  • Ranger's Apprentice, Book 12
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,212

Will Treaty has come a long way from the small boy with dreams of knighthood. Life had other plans for him, and as an apprentice Ranger under Halt, he grew into a legend - the finest Ranger the kingdom has ever known. Yet Will is facing a tragic battle that has left him grim and alone. To add to his problems, the time has come to take on an apprentice of his own, and it's the last person he ever would have expected. Fighting his personal demons, Will has to win the trust and respect of his difficult new companion - a task that at times seems almost impossible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great ending and better begining

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-13

Suspenseful and fun

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Reviewed: 11-25-15

My son and I enjoyed listening to this wonderful tale and you will too! Great performance!