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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 697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 628

    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 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    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 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649

    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 35
    • 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

    • 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 3,437
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,109
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,100

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Amos Fortune

    • Free Man
    • By: Elizabeth Yates
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Captured by slave traders when only 15, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his head high. Sold at auction in America and haunted by the memory of his young sister left behind in Africa, At-mun, now Amos, began his long march to freedom. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED IT!

    • By Andrea j. Smith on 02-07-19

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Reaching Out

    • By: Francisco Jiménez
    • Narrated by: Adrian Vargas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education. During his college years, the very family solidarity that allowed Francisco to survive as a child is tested. Not only must he leave his family behind when he goes to Santa Clara University, but while Francisco is there, his father abandons the family and returns to Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent for English learners

    • By Cynthia on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $12.95

    • 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 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    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

    • Live Original

    • How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values
    • By: Sadie Robertson
    • Narrated by: Alex Robertson Mancuso
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With this audiobook, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Being Original for teens

    • By ympujar on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

    • By: Karen Blumenthal
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of 20, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius - his exacting insistence on perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Like Cliff's Notes to the Issacson book

    • By Peter on 03-21-12

    Regular price: $17.00

    • 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

    • Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

    • By: Anna Crowley Redding
    • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla, Emily Lawrence
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars.... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style.

    Regular price: $23.09

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