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    • 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 386
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341

    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

    • 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 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383

    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 485 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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 Listen for the Whole Family

    • By Amy on 08-07-18
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 127 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 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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 93 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Secret School

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

    • By: Avi Jorisch
    • Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Israeli Innovation Benefiting Humankind

    • By Michael Kabik on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fighting Ground

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Windcatcher

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Tony has saved $300, enough to buy a small sailboat. He will use it every day during his three-week stay with his grandmother on the Connecticut shore. Once Tony learns to sail, he starts exploring the waters around a group of tiny islands offshore. One day, he sees two people in diving gear on a motorboat. But instead of greeting him, they wave him away. The next time he sees them, he discovers that they will do anything to hide what they have found. He is chased, and his boat is stolen. Now, lost and alone, with night falling fast, Tony wonders if he will ever get back to his grandmother’s - and safety - again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was good

    • By Melissa on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • The Good Dog

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • Ragweed

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Ragweed the mouse is four months old and anxious to see the world. So he says goodbye to his family and friends in the Woodlands and, following the advice of a friendly vole, makes his way to the big city: Amperville. In Amperville, Ragweed sees things he’s never seen before - like cats! In particular, he comes face-to-face with Silversides, founder and president of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged About Rodents). Silversides wants to make sure mice know their place in the world. With new friends Clutch, a skateboarding mouse with green hair, and Blinker, a pet mouse longing for freedom, Ragweed takes a stand against F.E.A.R.

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • City of Orphans

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical fiction

    • By Janice Aranas on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Something Upstairs

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Lost Sailors Who Braved Sharks, Squalls and Months at Sea Finally Reach Land

    • By: Avi Selk, Eli Rosenberg, Lindsey Bever
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Two amateur sailors set first feet on land Monday after spending nearly half a year lost at sea — a journey they said took them through shark attacks and waves as tall as office buildings, and nearly killed them on the brink of their rescue by the U.S. Navy.

    "Lost Sailors Who Braved Sharks, Squalls and Months at Sea Finally Reach Land" is from the October 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk, Eli Rosenberg, and Lindsey Bever and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Iron Thunder

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Tyler Greenlaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Ereth's Birthday

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Belching beavers, this is the worst birthday ever for Ereth, the prickly old porcupine! Even his best friend, Poppy the deer mouse, seems to have forgotten about him. If Ereth wants a present, it looks like he’ll just have to get it for himself. But when his quest for salt leads him instead to foster parenthood of a litter of boisterous fox kits, a bad birthday becomes the least of Ereth’s worries. Return to the Dimwood Forest setting of Poppy and Poppy and Rye for an adventure that’s pure fun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 100 out of 10

    • By jennifer on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Human Solutions

    • By: Avi Silberstein
    • Narrated by: Walter Krochmal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Chile, 1973: The Human Solutions team (a detective, a psychologist, and an actor) work together to engineer social situations to help their clients with anything they might need - until a case leaves one of them tangled in a cult run by an ex-Nazi with torturous ties to the Pinochet dictatorship.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • This Man Is About to Launch Himself in His Homemade Rocket to Prove the Earth Is Flat

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

    "This Man Is About to Launch Himself in His Homemade Rocket to Prove the Earth Is Flat" is from the November 21, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

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