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    • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • By: Scott McCormick
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,700
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433

    Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen with Kids

    • By R. L. Ortinez on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    • An Audio Documentary
    • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,984
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,826

    The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By fisherguy446 on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    • The Definitive Edition
    • By: Anne Frank
    • Narrated by: Selma Blair
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,436
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,060
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045

    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First review I've written - Had to write it

    • By Cynthianna on 12-21-10

    Regular price: $38.60

    • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

    • By: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
    • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 337
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      5 out of 5 stars 307
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      5 out of 5 stars 303

    When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving, and they could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. Forced to drop out, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • kids loved it

    • By Summer on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • By: Scott McCormick
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Original Recording
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    Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up. Fasten your falx knives and grab the reins of your quadriga: Rivals 2! More Frenemies Who Changed the World is the funniest look at people who benefited the world through their hatred. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Night Diary

    • By: Veera Hiranandani
    • Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-29-19

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Projekt 1065

    • A Novel of World War II
    • By: Alan Gratz
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    It's the height of World War II. Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service. When Michael is tasked to find out more about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi mission, things get even more complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, more designed for young adults 10-14

    • By Dennis Larocque on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Bomb

    • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So interesting and great performance!

    • By Library on 04-22-13
    • The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Roy Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 01-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 374 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rush Revere and the First Patriots

    • Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
    • By: Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated by: Rush Limbaugh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 645
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      5 out of 5 stars 645

    Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. In Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this second book in the series, Rush Revere is transported back to the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history

    • By Lulew on 04-13-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Rush Revere and the American Revolution

    • Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
    • By: Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated by: Rush Limbaugh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 517
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      5 out of 5 stars 447
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      5 out of 5 stars 451

    Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds - and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rush Revere books.... EXCELLENT!!

    • By Smitty on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944

    • I Survived, Book 18
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 22

    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, author Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping tale-true events, and story book heroes<br />

    • By Linda on 06-26-19

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Boy

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened and Read This a Few Times!

    • By Dylan on 05-25-16
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 357 ratings

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Story of the Bible, Volume I

    • The Old Testament
    • By: TAN Books
    • Narrated by: Kevin Gallagher
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Children should not just read the Bible, but experience it. In The Story of the Bible, young listeners will discover not only the sanctity and wisdom, but the excitement of the stories and events that shaped human history and brought about our salvation. Unlike anything else in the market, this series uses the schoolhouse model approach, where children of all ages can engage with the content.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For all ages

    • By MamaW on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An American Plague

    • The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
    • By: Jim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    In An American Plague, Jim Murphy tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak. Pat Bottino's captivating narration adds appeal to this interesting historical tale.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't expect technical depth...

    • By E. Birdsell on 01-27-06
    • The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
    • By: Jim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 131 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Rush Revere and the Presidency

    • By: Rush Limbaugh
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 298
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      5 out of 5 stars 301

    When one of the time-traveling crew is running for student-body president at Manchester Middle School, Rush Revere takes them back in history to witness the election and leadership of our first three presidents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An American President should be...

    • By tpatjones109 on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Ugly

    • A Beautiful True Story about One Very Ugly Kid
    • By: Robert Hoge
    • Narrated by: Robert Hoge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived - with a face that would never be the same. trangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was "ugly". But Robert refused to let his face define him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow

    • By CT on 11-04-18
    • A Beautiful True Story about One Very Ugly Kid
    • By: Robert Hoge
    • Narrated by: Robert Hoge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 127 ratings

    Regular price: $21.00

    • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 12
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 33

    A catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. It was part of a larger tornado outbreak in the spring of that year and reached a maximum width of nearly one mile during its path through the southern part of the city, killing 158 people, and injuring over 1,000. It caused damages amounting to $2.8 billion, making it the costliest single tornado in US history. Lauren will bring her signature intensity to this distinctly American natural disaster, placing a young boy in the middle of one of the deadliest tornadoes to strike the United States since 1947.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story keeps you interested!

    • By Anonymous User on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Witchcraft of Salem Village

    • By: Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A true historical horror

    • By Felicia J on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Story of Civilization, Volume I

    • The Ancient World
    • By: Phillip Campbell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Gallagher
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Children should not just hear about history, they should live it. In The Story of Civilization, the ancient stories that have shaped humanity come alive like never before. Author Phillip Campbell uses his historical expertise and story-telling ability together in tandem to present the content in a fresh and thrilling way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal

    • By Jackie on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Who Was Walt Disney?

    • Who Was...?
    • By: Whitney Stewart
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. Once he painted pictures with tar on the side of his family's white house. His family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world. This biography reveals the man behind the magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • direct, clear and informative!

    • By Gina Velez on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $9.79

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