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    • I Will Always Write Back

    • How One Letter Changed Two Lives
    • By: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, Liz Welch
    • Narrated by: Chukwudi Iwuji, Emily Bauer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 631

    It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of - so she chose it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Got a pen pal?

    • By THoward on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $27.36

    • Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

    • An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive
    • By: Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audio Book for Parents & Kids In The Car

    • By Auroramyst on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Mossflower

    • By: Brian Jacques
    • Narrated by: Brian Jacques, Full Cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    Visit the magical animal world of Brian Jacques in this thrilling prequel to Redwall. Long before the abbey of Redwall is built, the land is known simply as Mossflower, a lush woodland and happy home to all. That is, until Tsarmina, a cruel wildcat queen who demands obedience and offers the castle's dungeon to those who defy her, comes along. Brian Jacques' tales of courageous heroes and deliciously hateful villains have captivated countless readers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic listening

    • By Laura on 04-18-05

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Brown Girl Dreaming

    • By: Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline Woodson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome poetry/storytelling!

    • By Ginger on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

    • By: Shane Burcaw
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • squirmy and grubs

    • By Taylor Pearce on 06-20-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

    • I Survived, Book 17
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Since the opening of Glacier National Park in 1910, there were no reported fatal bear attacks until one summer night in 1967, when two grizzlies attacked campers and killed two young women. Inspired by the dramatic and tragic story of that night, and how it eventually influenced the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States, Lauren Tarshis has crafted yet another gripping novel in the I Survived series that is sure to shine a light on a terrifying and mostly unknown moment in US history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book so much

    • By dawnica on 03-03-19

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Shout

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about and advocates for survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published 20 years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Honest and Deep

    • By elizabeth williams on 03-30-19

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Vincent & Theo

    • The Van Gogh Brothers
    • By: Deborah Heiligman
    • Narrated by: Phil Fox
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers' lives. As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man. Throughout that struggle, the brothers shared everything - swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I could hardly hit the pause button.

    • By Zachary on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

    • Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
    • By: Phillip Hoose
    • Narrated by: Phillip Hoose, Michael Braun
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, 15-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What courage and determination...

    • By Lorraine on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Notorious Benedict Arnold

    • A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
    • By: Steve Sheinkin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    On a bitter cold day in January 1741, Benedict Arnold was born. Little did anyone know that he would grow up to become the most infamous villain in American history. But first, he would be one of the country's greatest war heroes. Fearless in the line of fire, a genius at strategy and motivating his men, General Arnold was America's first action hero. But his thirst for recognition would ultimately be his undoing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating History!

    • By Richard on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire

    • The World of Dan and Phil
    • By: Dan Howell, Phil Lester
    • Narrated by: Dan Howell, Phil Lester
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,439
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,102

    Since uploading their first ever videos as teenagers, Dan and Phil have become two of the world's biggest YouTube stars. Now they invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey, filled with absolutely essential advice, tons of humor, lots of awkwardness, and TMI honesty that they will probably regret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too Good; Too Pure For This World

    • By susan on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Navy SEAL Dogs

    • My Tale of Training Canines for Combat
    • By: Mike Ritland
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    The Navy SEAL teams' elite K9 warriors do it all - from detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys. These powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and most highly skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland's job is to train them. This is the tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to train these elite dogs. After becoming a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action, and he instantly knew he'd found his true calling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Freedom Writers Diary

    • How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
    • By: The Freedom Writers, Erin Gruwell
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    As an idealistic 23-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust, only to be met by uncomprehending looks. So she and her students undertook a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic voices

    • By carolyn on 11-18-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    • By: Sean Covey
    • Narrated by: Sean Covey
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • 7 Habits Audible is NOT the real book

    • By Tom on 10-05-05

    Regular price: $9.40

    • We Are Displaced

    • My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Malala Yousafzai - prologue, Neela Vaswani, Deepti Gupta
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Malala is such a force for good

    • By Mary Beth on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Bonnie and Clyde

    • By: Karen Blumenthal
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bonnie and Clyde - we've been on a first name basis with them for almost a hundred years. Immortalized in movies, songs, and pop culture references, they are remembered mostly for their storied romance and tragic deaths. But what was life really like for Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the early 1930s? How did two dirt-poor teens from West Texas morph from vicious outlaws to legendary couple? And why? Award-winning author Karen Blumenthal devoted months to tracing the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde, unearthing new information and debunking many persistent myths.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No new info

    • By RueRue on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • An Unfinished Life

    • John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
    • By: Robert Dallek
    • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    An Unfinished Life is the first authoritative single-volume life of John F. Kennedy to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. Drawing upon firsthand sources, freshly unearthed documents, and never-before-opened archives, prizewinning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency, and his legacy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It’s abridged!!

    • By Brad on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Four Perfect Pebbles

    • A Holocaust Story
    • By: Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan
    • Narrated by: Cheryl Stern, A. C. Fellner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Marion Blumenthal Lazan's unforgettable memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family - father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert - were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps that included Westerbork in Holland and the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful/Terrible Story

    • By EmilyA on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Hidden Girl

    • The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
    • By: Shyima Hall, Lisa Wysocky
    • Narrated by: Robin Eller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt's capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude - but her journey to true freedom was far from over.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Her situation was terrible

    • By Katherine Watson on 12-13-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Victoria's Voice

    • Our Daughter's Dying Wish to Share Her Diary and Save Lives from Drugs
    • By: David Siegel, Jackie Siegel
    • Narrated by: Brittany Goodwin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    On June 6, 2015, David and Jackie Siegel received the call that no parent should ever get. Their beautiful, vibrant, 18-year-old daughter Victoria had died of a drug overdose. The Siegels vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent this from happening to other parents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very sad and educational

    • By Anonymous User on 04-05-19

    Regular price: $14.95

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