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    • The Breadwinner

    • By: Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city during the Taliban rule. Parvana's father- a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed- works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Listen!

    • By Sherry on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Parvana's Journey

    • By: Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Meera Simhan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The Taliban still control Afghanistan, but Kabul is in ruins. Parvana's father has just died, and her mother, sister, and brother could be anywhere in the country. Parvana knows she must find them. Despite her youth, Parvana sets out alone, masquerading as a boy. She soon meets other children who are victims of war - an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who thinks she has magic powers over landmines, and a boy with one leg.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy reading

    • By Margo on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes

    • By: Sandra Chastain, Deborah Smith, Donna Ball, and others
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Come sit on the porch a spell. Let's talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of a creaky swing and hand-cranked ice cream and cicadas chorusing in the sultry night air. Let's talk about how things used to be in the South - and for some of us, they way they still are. Welcome to the world of Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes, where award winning authors Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis, Debra Dixon, Donna Ball and Nancy Knight come together for the first time to create this poignant, humorous collection of nostalgic tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Southern short stories

    • By MissSusie66 on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mud City

    • By: Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Meera Simhan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Fourteen-year-old Shauzia dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France, but it is hard to reconcile that dream with the terrible conditions of the Afghan refugee camp where she lives. Making things worse is the camp's leader, Mrs. Weera, whose demands on Shauzia make her need to escape all the more urgent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By RGSommer on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $15.93

    • More Sweet Tea

    • By: Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis, and others
    • Narrated by: Erin Novotny
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Settle back into that comfortable chair and enjoy a second helping of poignant, humorous, and nostalgic tales about how things used to be in the legendary South. From vindictive mules and small-town marriage rituals that include a pig, to Grandma's story of how a quilt square got her a husband and a home remedy of the hemorrhoidal variety that goes awry, More Sweet Tea delivers what readers have been thirsting for since the first in the Sweet Tea series.

    Regular price: $18.49