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  • Crispin: The Cross of Lead |  Avi

    Crispin: The Cross of Lead

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son". But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life.

    Rebecca says: "6th Grade Class Review"
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle |  Avi

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Alexandra O’Karma
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

    Cindy Busch says: "We loved it!!"
  • Poppy |  Avi

    Poppy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

    Amazon Customer says: "This is terrible"
  • Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us | Avi Tuschman

    Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Avi Tuschman
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these traits are by far the most powerful cause of left-right voting, even leading people to regularly vote against their economic interests.

    John Stanko says: "Have everyone you know read this."
  • Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution |  Avi

    Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
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    Story
    (65)

    Acclaimed children's author Avi's many accolades include a Newbery Medal and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Inspired by true stories from the American Revolution, Sophia's War begins in 1776, when British troops arrive on the doorstep of 12-year-old Sophia Calderwood's home in New York. After the disappearance and possible capture of her brother - and the execution of Nathan Hale - Sophia has vowed to do all she can to help the cause for independence. But the war will test her in ways she never imagined

    Lauren Gomez says: "Perfect for middle school"
  • Crispin, at the Edge of the World |  Avi

    Crispin, at the Edge of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    The young orphan Crispin and his gentle, red-bearded protector Bear continue their adventures in 14th-century England. Crispin and Bear are finally free to live their lives as they choose. But they soon find that they are being hunted by members of a secret society who believe Bear is a spy. When Bear is severely wounded, Crispin must make some tough decisions, such as deciding who else to trust to help them escape their pursuers. The two make a perilous journey to Brittany - surely the edge of the world!

    Carl says: "Good but Depressing"
  • The Player King |  Avi

    The Player King

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford - until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England!

  • Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth | Avi Melamed

    Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Avi Melamed
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than 30 years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region. Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating road map.

    Lee says: "Middle East"
  • Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian | Avi Steinberg

    Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Avi Steinberg
    • Narrated By Dustin Rubin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
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    (48)

    Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction - and dental insurance - Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison.

    Roy says: "A Prison Memoir"
  • The Fighting Ground |  Avi

    The Fighting Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Story
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    Jonathan’s older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young. Then one morning, April 3, 1778, the tavern bell sounds, calling men to arms. Eager to prove his mettle, with blood pounding in his ears, Jonathan joins the gathering men at the tavern to hear the news. With a 12-pound, six-foot-long flintlock musket loaned to him by the tavern keeper, Jonathan finds a place in with the other men, marching to battle.

    Susan M. Lugar "Suzy" Oliver says: "Unbelievable events, dangerous ideas, ant-war"
  • City of Orphans |  Avi

    City of Orphans

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless.

    N Arpiarian says: "Poor narration"
  • Crispin: The End of Time |  Avi

    Crispin: The End of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
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    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi completes the Crispin saga with this third installment of the riveting trilogy. In 14th-century England, Crispin has embarked on one adventure after another since discovering that he, once known only as “Asta’s son,” has a much grander future than he ever could have imagined. Encountering such trustworthy souls as Bear during the course of his travels, Crispin teeters on the brink of fulfilling his destiny in this stunning tale of the Middle Ages.

    Kent says: "Good series, average ending."
  • Poppy and Rye |  Avi

    Poppy and Rye

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Poppy has saved the creatures of Dimwood Forest from the terrible owl who killed her beloved Ragweed. Now she intends to travel west, to tell Ragweed’s family the sad news. With her grumpy, but loyal porcupine friend Ereth by her side, the spirited deermouse sets out on a journey that will test her courage, but also lead her to a new love. Along the way, Poppy meets a charming golden mouse who looks like Ragweed, and together on the meadow, they dance a silent dance of love at first sight.

  • Something Upstairs |  Avi

    Something Upstairs

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Kenny Huldorf is not happy when he learns that he and his family will be moving all the way across the country to Rhode Island, a state smaller than Los Angeles, the city he’s known his whole life. His new home, The Stillwell House, was built in 1789 and, like everything in Providence, it seems old-fashioned and somber. But things start to look a little brighter when Kenny’s mom shows him his new bedroom: a long, open attic with plenty of room and privacy.

    Phoenix says: "a mind bending story w disappointing narrator"
  • Hard Gold (I Witness): The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West |  Avi

    Hard Gold (I Witness): The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Alston Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Early Whitcomb's family needs a miracle. Their Iowa farm has been in the family for generations, but a long drought has withered their savings and left them in debt - and in danger of foreclosure. Early's uncle, Jesse, thinks he has the solution: to head West and dig for gold. Fueled by reports of prospectors striking it rich in the Rocky Mountains, Jesse can't think about anything but gold. Early is wild to go with him, as much for the adventure as for the gold. But the journey costs money - more than the boys can afford....

    NM1 says: "Another great and suspenseful book by Avi
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  • Iron Thunder |  Avi

    Iron Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Tyler Greenlaw
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    Story
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    After his father is killed fighting for the Union, 13-year-old Tom Carroll takes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks to support his family. He quickly learns that they are building an iron-clad, "unsinkable" ship to be called the Monitor to finally sink the Confederates' "unsinkable" ship, the Merrimac.

    DoubtingOThomas says: "Great Story! Poor narration"
  • The Secret School |  Avi

    The Secret School

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    In 1925 Colorado, 14-year-old Ida Bidson dreams of becoming a teacher, but she knows it won’t be easy. When the school board closes the town’s one-room school, threatening to keep Ida from finishing eighth grade and moving on to high school, it looks like her dream will never come true. Then she and her classmates come up with a plan for a secret school - with Ida as their teacher!

  • Night Journeys |  Avi

    Night Journeys

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
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    In this colonial adventure tale, set on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border in 1768, Everett Shinn is enlisted in a search for two runaway indentured servants. Eager for adventure and to become a hero by capturing the runaways himself, 12-year-old Peter York, Shinn’s adopted son, volunteers to join the search. Peter assumes that the runaways are swarthy ruffians. When he discovers, however, that they are mistreated children seeking freedom in Pennsylvania, Peter’s purpose turns from capturing them to helping them escape. Will Shinn, a devout Quaker of few words, foil Peter’s plans, or will the young man receive help from an unexpected source?

  • Wolf Rider |  Avi

    Wolf Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Avi
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
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    The telephone rings. You just pick it up without thinking. It could be anyone. But this time it’s a killer and the killer’s got a name - and a victim. When Andy Zadinski picked up the phone that evening, he was cool. Just keep him talking. But when he called the police, they didn’t believe him. In fact, no one believed him, not even his father. After all, the whole thing was too weird to believe. Even Andy began to have doubts, until the killer started stalking him.

    Vidal Aguilera says: "Favorite book"
  • How Feds Say a YouTube Star Got Young Fans to Make Child Porn | Avi Selk

    How Feds Say a YouTube Star Got Young Fans to Make Child Porn

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Avi Selk
    • Narrated By Sam Scholl
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    A few years into his YouTube singing career, before his popularity peaked, some of Austin Jones’s young fans began to accuse him of strange things.

    "How Feds Say a YouTube Star Got Young Fans to Make Child Porn" is from the June 14, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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