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  • Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

  • By: Jonathan Auxier
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

It's been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 1st book was Fantastic, this one is Better!

  • By LCNanny on 12-05-16

Utterly Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I absolutely loved this book. There was not a single boring moment. I have so many beautiful visuals that will tickle my memory for years to come.

  • The Hidden Gallery

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 2
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

Thanks to the efforts of Miss Penelope Lumley, their plucky governess, Alexander, Beowulf, and Cassiopeia are much more like children than wolf pups now. They are accustomed to wearing clothes. They hardly ever howl at the moon. And for the most part, they resist the urge to chase squirrels up trees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place!

  • By Wayne on 11-22-17

Wonderful story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Loved it! I found myself not wanting to stop listening! And now that that I've finished I can't wait to get to Book #3!

  • The Mysterious Howling

  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1
  • By: Maryrose Wood
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: “They must have been raised by wolves.” The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful! ... but only the first installment...

  • By Yvette on 06-17-10

Surprised

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

I am am adult who loves children's books. This one was a surprise. At first the performance was a bit over the top. Until I listened to the entire first chapter. Whereupon I learned that the narrative performance was perfect for the story. I would recommend this to children and adults who have remembered the joys of a child's heart and mind

  • Esperanza Rising

  • By: Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Trini Alvarado
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

Esperanza Ortega possesses all the treasures a young girl in Aguascalientes, Mexico could want. But a sudden tragedy shatters that dream, forcing Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. Pam Munoz Ryan eloquently portrays the Mexican workers' plight in this abundant and passionate novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GET THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW

  • By Laura on 04-14-16

This Author NEVER disappoints

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-17

I LOVE this author's writing. If words were color her books could be described as vibrant. Rich with history and family love this tale brought a smile to my heart.

  • Paint the Wind

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

A puzzling photograph, a box filled with faded toy horses, and a single fractured memory are all that Maya has left of her mother. In Grandmother's house in California, she lives like a captive, tethered by Grandmother's rules: no talk of her mother, no friends, no foolishness of any kind...until a shocking event changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For horse lovers

  • By Rob on 03-19-08

Exhilarating and delightful adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I loved this book. I couldn't envision how I would enjoy a tale about a horse and its rider. But of course it was a Pam Munoz Ryan book. I have learned that every story she pens is endearing. And this story comes with amazing life lessons. I heartily recommend this to children and adults.

  • Emily's Quest

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

With high school over, Emily Starr is ready to find her destiny - but she's not quite ready to leave the safety of New Moon farm. She knows that she doesn't need New York City or some other exotic locale to help her become a famous writer, but as all of Emily's friends begin moving away to pursue their own aspirations, she wonders if she's made the right decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery writes the VERY best stories

  • By Annette on 11-02-17

Lucy Maud Montgomery writes the VERY best stories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

I loved this trilogy immensely. I did get weary of the Murray pride. But all in all a very good story.

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  • Emily of New Moon

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Emily Starr had never known what it was to be lonely - until her beloved father died. In this, the first of the Emily novels, young Emily is orphaned and goes to live with her mother's snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. Sure that she'll never be happy there, Emily endures her stern Aunt Elizabeth and malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a difference tone makes

  • By Cactus on 03-10-17

Simply fabulous

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

I LOVED this book. The narration was perfection. The story sweet as endearing. I find this even more heart warming than The Anne of Green Gables series.

  • The Whistling Season

  • By: Ivan Doig
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673

When a widowed rancher hires a housekeeper to help with his three young sons, he finds her to be cheerful and competent. Yet she is concealing a colorful and infamous past. Filled with humor and hardship, this novel sings with what the author calls "a poetry of the vernacular". A finalist for the National Book award, Ivan Doig, who has published 11 books, has been hailed as the "West's preeminent literary novelist" by the Denver Post.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wordplay

  • By Rick Just on 12-21-06

absolutely couldn't stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

I loved the storyline, and the narrator was great, but that ending, what a twist!

  • Echo

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016. Lost and alone in the forbidden Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each become sinterwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives, binding them by an invisible thread of destiny. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio productions I have heard

  • By tru britty on 07-28-15

LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

I am amazed! So wonderful and captivating. The stories each so individually exciting I found myself completely caught up. I marvel at the creative imagination that brought 4 different stories together, and blended them in perfect harmony. Just like a symphony!

  • Way Station

  • By: Clifford D. Simak
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,676

In this Hugo Award-winning classic, Enoch Wallace is an ageless hermit, striding across his untended farm as he had done for over a century, still carrying the gun with which he had served in the Civil War. But what his neighbors must never know is that, inside his unchanging house, he meets with a host of unimaginable friends from the farthest stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very special novel that will inspire you.

  • By Noe on 08-08-10

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I enjoyed this book from start to... well one chapter away from the finish. The chapter before the final chapter seems to be the perfect finish. It feels like the final chapter doesn't fit. But all in all it was a good read.