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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,617
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,602

It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I took a chance.

  • By Robert on 08-20-11

Vivid storytelling

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I haven't enjoyed a book this much in awhile. Vivid imagery and a wonderful story

  • Counting by 7s

  • By: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629

Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By MEM on 07-25-17

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

Willow is odd, but endearing. You can't help but love this her. A wonderful story that brings together interesting characters to help another.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Whatever After #5

  • Bad Hair Day
  • By: Sarah Mlynowski
  • Narrated by: Emily Eiden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

In this magical fifth installment of the hit series, siblings Abby and Jonah fall into the fairy tale of Rapunzel... and hilarity ensues! Fractured fairy tales are all the rage, and this series has been a huge hit! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find a way to set things right... with hilarious results! With quick thinking and a bit of magic, can Abby and Jonah turn this bad hair day around?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book!!

  • By yvonne m talbott on 02-26-17

My daughter's on her own for the rest!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-15

I finally decided the performance was worse than the story. The skater girl/boy voices made this lame book even worse. The story was 2 stars at best. I've loved listening to kids books with my, but this was brutal!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If I Stay

  • By: Gayle Forman
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,385

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Ultimate Choice

  • By AudioAddict on 09-15-14

Get a tissue!

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

A simple story, but with a lot of emotions. I liked it, teared up a bit. My daughter thought it needed more of an ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The One and Only Ivan

  • By: Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very nice story

  • By Ed on 09-03-13

wonderful

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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: 04-15-15

This was a nice surprise. I have never read anything by this author prior. My ten year old didn't like it as much as I did, but still thought it was good. Such a sweet story.

  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Now that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie?

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world's first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So fun

  • By Manic Feindel on 03-09-16

Blah blah blah

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

This book was such a let down. I've loved so many Roald Dahl books, but this was just disappointing. Boring...

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

  • By: Bette Bao Lord
  • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Poignant and humorous, this award-winning story of Shirley's adventures as a Chinese immigrant learning the ropes in post-war America is a treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Terah Martin on 05-03-18

Great!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

What a wonderful book. I loved listening to the story of little Shirley with my daughter.

  • Matilda

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,571

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Childhood Memories

  • By Dylan on 05-19-16

A light & fun read

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

Reviewed: 12-19-14

I listened with my 5th grader. She enjoyed it as well. The British lingo was a bit hard for to understand, but otherwise was great.