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    • Trouble River

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Hal Hollings
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    Safety is downriver - but first there’s trouble ahead. As soon as Dewey Martin sees the Indian creeping toward the cabin - and toward his unsuspecting grandmother - he knows what to do: knock him down and take off before the rest of the raiding party arrives. The only means of escape is Dewey’s homemade raft, and lying in its path are rapids, wolves, Indians, and 40 miles of uncharted river. Can a boy who’s never manned an oar and an old frontierswoman be the first to make it down Trouble River? 

    Regular price: $15.40

    • The Summer of the Swans

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Alyson Silverman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All summer Sara Godfrey has fretted over herself, her impossible body, her terrible new haircut. One moment she's elated, the next, she's in tears. And she can't figure out why. Maybe her wildly changing moods are tied to the sudden and unaccountable appearance of the swans, which hold the rapt attention of Charlie, Sara's mentally handicapped brother, who she loves far more than herself these days. When he disappears, in her anguish, Sara turns to Joe Melby, whom she has long despised, and together they search for him.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Midnight Fox

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    No one asked Tom how he felt about spending two months on his Aunt Millie’s farm. For a city boy, the farm holds countless terrors - stampeding baby lambs, boy-chasing chickens, and worst of all, loneliness. But everything changes when Tom sees the midnight fox. He can spend hours watching the graceful black fox in the woods. And when her life - and that of her cub - is in danger, Tom knows exactly what he must do.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Pinballs

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When you're a pinball, life is a risky game, especially for three adolescent children placed in a foster home. Their hard-won defenses are firmly in place as these three uneasy strangers meet their foster parents. For each of these children who were failed by their families, caring for others is so scary it hurts. No one has been in control. But as their daily lives become dotted with fried chicken dinners, puppies, and birthdays, they begin to hope that even pinballs can be winners.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Dead Letter

    • A Hurculeah Jones Mystery
    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Herculeah Jones discovers a letter in her secondhand coat, she instantly recognizes it as a cry for help. It doesn't take Herculeah long to uncover the clues and track down the truth. But what Herculeah doesn't realize is that someone is stalking her - someone who would kill to keep the truth under wraps.

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    Regular price: $3.47

    • Keeper of the Doves

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amen "Amie" McBee, the youngest of five sisters, gobbles up words the way other children gobble up sweets. She couldn't be more different from her elder twin sisters Arabella and Annabella, called the Bellas. The mischievous Bellas constantly frighten Amen with stories of Mr. Tominski, the old recluse who lives in the woods nearby and mysteriously tends to a flock of doves.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Death's Door

    • A Herculeah Jones Mystery
    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    Herculeah Jones finds herself in the middle of another mystery when her best friend Meat barely escapes a hitman’s bullet. Someone must have mistaken Meat for someone else. But who? Herculeah is determined to solve the mystery, before the assassin comes after her! 

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Not-Just-Anybody Family

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Blain Fairman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Junior Blossom wakes up in the hospital, his last memory is of crouching on the barn roof with cloth wings tied to his arms, and of Maggie and Vern in the yard below, urging him to fly. That had been just before Junior spotted a police car approaching the farm in a cloud of dust. Meanwhile Pap, the children's grandfather, sits in disgrace in the city jail. He was arrested for disturbing the peace after his pickup truck accidentally dumped 2,147 beer and soda cans (worth $107.35) on Spring Street. With their mother away on the rodeo circuit, it's up to Maggie and Vern to find a way to rescue Pap and Junior.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Dark Stairs

    • A Hurculeah Jones Mystery
    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mystery is in Herculeah Jones's blood. How could it not be, with a father on the police force and a mother who's a private eye? So when Herculeah notices a man hanging around the "Dead Oaks" mansion, she can't resist doing some investigating of her own. Legend has it the old estate was the site of a murder, and now it looks like there's something even more nefarious going on. Can Herculeah crack the case before the mystery man closes in on her?

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Tarot Says Beware

    • A Herculeah Jones Mystery
    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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    Madame Rosa, the eccentric local fortune teller, has been murdered, and the only witness is her parrot, Tarot. But he’s not talking. Herculeah Jones thinks she knows who the killer is, but she’s not the only one.... Someone else knows - someone who wants to make sure Herculeah won’t be around to see the future.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Blossoms and the Green Phantom

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Fairman Blain
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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    Junior Blossom has created the most spectacular invention of all time: a homemade UFO. The Green Phantom took all of the garbage bags and Day-Glo paint Junior could find, but now it requires one more very special ingredient. Although Junior needs help, his family seems too busy to care about him. Then when Pap and his dog, Mud, don't come home from town, the Blossoms are pulled apart even farther. Are Pap and Mud in serious trouble? Can a Blossom promise bring everyone back together again?

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Boo's Dinosaur

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Greta Byrum
    • Length: 11 mins
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    All her life, Boo has wanted a real live dinosaur to follow her home - and today, one did. There is only one problem - no one else can see Boo's dinosaur. Boo's older brother Sammy certainly won't put up with these crazy antics.

    Regular price: $11.02

    • The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Brian Fairman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    Mad Mary rescues Junior Blossom from a cage and brings him back to her cave, thinking he was being abused. A search by the entire family ensues.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • A Blossom Promise

    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Fairman Blain
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the Blossom family it's the best day of their lives -- and the worst. Maggie, out west with her mother, is about to become the newest Blossom on the rodeo circuit. And now that the rain has finally stopped, Junior can at last visit his friend Mad Mary in her cave in the woods.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Disappearing Acts

    • Herculeah Jones Mystery
    • By: Betsy Byars
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
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    When Herculeah Jones's best friend, Meat, decides to take a comedy class, he just expects to get a few laughs. But then he discovers a dead body in the bathroom and realizes that there's nothing funny about murder. Things can't get any worse - until the body disappears! Meat needs Herculeah's help to uncover the clues, but she's busy investigating a case of her own.

    Regular price: $15.40