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    • Deafening

    • By: Frances Itani
    • Narrated by: Lorraine Hamelin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    As a result of a childhood illness, Grania's is a world without sound, a world bounded by a powerful family love that tries to insulate her from undue suffering. When it becomes clear that Grania can no longer thrive in the world of the hearing, her family sends her to live at the Ontario School for the Deaf where, protected from the often unforgiving hearing world outside, she learns sign language and speech.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Requiem

    • By: Frances Itani
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Canadian government uprooted Bin Okuma’s family and relatives from their homes on British Columbia’s west coast. Families were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry, and Bin, as a young boy, witnessed neighbors raiding his home before the transport boat even undocked. Removed from the one-hundred-mile “Protected Zone”, Japanese Canadians were sent to internment camps where for five years they lived in hardship in hastily erected shacks in the mountainous interior. More than 50 years later, after his wife’s sudden death, Bin travels across Canada....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a mass for the dead

    • By Shazz on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Tell

    • By: Frances Itani
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The international debut sensation Deafening launched the story of Grania, deaf from the age of five, and her sister Tress, who helped to create their secret language. Tell picks up from the return of the sisters' husbands from the war, and follows Tress' partner Kenan, a young shell-shocked soldier who confines himself indoors, venturing outside only at night to visit the frozen bay where he skated as a boy. Saddened by her altered marriage, Tress seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Secrets and Slow Recovery

    • By Susan Tipton on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Best Friend Trouble

    • By: Frances Itani
    • Narrated by: Priscilla Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hanna is fed up with her best friend, Lizzy, who is always trying to be better than her. When Lizzy tells Hanna she can throw her ball farther and succeeds, it's the last straw. Hanna is tired of feeling second best, but what she doesn't realize is that sometimes she makes Lizzy feel that way too. Maybe there's a way they can still be best friends after all.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Remembering The Bones

    • By: Frances Itani
    • Narrated by: Jackie Burroughs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Georgina Danforth Witley has never felt she has led anything but an ordinary life. But here she is on her way to meet the Queen. Born on April 21, 1926, the exact same day as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Georgie is one of 99 privileged Commonwealth subjects invited to an 80th birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. All she has to do is drive two hours to the airport and board the plane for London. Except that in her excited state, Georgie drives her car off the road.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moving and Lovely, and Excellently Performed

    • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

    Regular price: $21.67