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    • Crispin

    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 6th Grade Class Review

    • By Rebecca on 05-09-08
    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 465 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We loved it!!

    • By Cindy Busch on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story well performed

    • By Michael P. Gerlek on 04-18-18
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Sophia's War

    • A Tale of the Revolution
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for middle school

    • By Lauren Gomez on 12-26-16
    • A Tale of the Revolution
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

    • By: Avi Jorisch
    • Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world, and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world's biggest challenges by tapping into the nation's soul: the spirit of tikkun olam - the Jewish concept of repairing the world.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Arrested in One of the Worst Unsolved Crime Sprees in U.S. History

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    More than 40 years after the so-called “Golden State Killer” began to terrorize Californians, raping dozens of women and killing at least 12, a suspect has been arrested in one of the worst unsolved crime sprees in U.S. history, a person familiar with the case told The Washington Post.

    "‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Arrested in One of the Worst Unsolved Crime Sprees in U.S. History" is from the April 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Inside the Middle East

    • Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth
    • By: Avi Melamed
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Middle East

    • By Lee on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fighting Ground

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable events, dangerous ideas, ant-war

    • By Susan M. Lugar "Suzy" Oliver on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes

    • By: Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal, Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The “Golden State Killer” was meticulous at his crime scenes over the course of a decade and in several cities, leaving scant evidence for police. There were no fingerprints. Few saw his face. And what he did leave — his DNA — was, at the time, not useful to police.

    "Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes" is from the April 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal and Avi Selk and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Secret School

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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!

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Crispin: The End of Time

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good series, average ending.

    • By Kent on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Crispin, at the Edge of the World

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but Depressing

    • By Carl on 09-08-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Poppy and Rye

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

    • Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home, with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A half million Londoners and it's his sister

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Midnight Magic

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Mangus has been under house arrest for confessing to be a magician, and he cannot imagine why the king is calling for him. But magic is exactly what the king needs. He wants Mangus to free his daughter from the torment of a terrifying ghost. Mangus's life will depend on his success.

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Running the Books

    • The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
    • By: Avi Steinberg
    • Narrated by: Dustin Rubin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Prison Memoir

    • By Roy on 10-29-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • School of the Dead

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie". That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course - talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff - but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie. When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere!

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Our Political Nature

    • The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
    • By: Avi Tuschman
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Have everyone you know read this.

    • By John Stanko on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Something Upstairs

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a mind bending story w disappointing narrator

    • By Phoenix on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Good Dog

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The 300 dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, all know their places. At the top is McKinley, a malamute who’s head dog of the whole town. All of the dogs - and McKinley’s human family - rely on him to protect them and maintain order. Avi, the Newbery Medal author of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, peeks into the secret lives of dogs in this thrilling adventure tale. Robert Ramirez’s narration gives voice to a dog willing to risk any peril to do the good thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining, finished it in one day!

    • By Pedro on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $17.49

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