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  • The Island of Dr. Libris

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

Billy's spending the summer in a lakeside cabin that belongs to the mysterious Dr. Libris. But something strange is going on. Besides the security cameras everywhere, there's Dr. Libris' private bookcase. Whenever Billy opens the books inside, he can hear sounds coming from the island in the middle of the lake. The clash of swords. The twang of arrows. Sometimes he can even feel the ground shaking. It's almost as if the stories he's reading are coming to life!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really like this for older elementary students

  • By Kristie Michalowski on 04-05-15

A fun Listen

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

Reviewed: 05-23-16

This is a fun novel which references many classic novels. It is inspiring to read more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Boundless

  • By: Kenneth Oppel
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Will Everett has always wished for an adventure. Little does he know his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will protects a key that can unlock the train¹s hidden treasures. Villains are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows, as the Boundless hurtles across the country. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr. Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So-so story with impeccable elements

  • By Kaui on 02-17-16

A wonderful novel!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

my 12 year old son and I enjoyed listening to this train themed adventure. well written and brought to life!

  • 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 2,225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,033

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

A Wonderful Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-15

My 12 year old son and I listened to this story over the course of a month only while riding in the car. This is an epic tale that will renew your appreciation for life, we were weeping in the end. Echo was written to be heard...music is an integral part of the story and the audio book adds the music bringing the novel to life and could be considered another character. Don't read this book, listen to it.

23 of 23 people found this review helpful