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    • Okay for Now

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Lincoln Hoppe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    As a 14-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the skinny thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, a fiery young lady who smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life is good even when its not...

    • By susan on 04-17-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Gary Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club
    • By: Gary Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Khris Lewin
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 10

    Two-time Newbery Medal winner Gary Schmidt talks about the frequently comic mishaps and adventures of a 12-year-old Long Island boy in the Vietnam era. Actor Khris Lewin performs an excerpt from the book. Thalia Kids' Book Club events are lively talks between children's book authors and their fans (ages 9-12) plus one event for teens. Each event includes a creative writing project, a free-wheeling discussion with the audience, and a book signing. Sometimes an actor stops by to read from the book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book

    • By jwolfe on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Orbiting Jupiter

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Christopher Gebauer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at 13, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he's placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets 12-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Crushingly beautiful

    • By M. on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Trouble

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Henry Smith's father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you. But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry's older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin's preparatory school. The tragedy sparks racial tensions in the school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Well Woven Narrative

    • By Vernita on 07-15-08

    Regular price: $22.02

    • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Turner Buckminster can't find anything good to say about his first six hours in Phippsburg, Maine, where even baseball is a different game. He's about ready to light out for the Territories, where every shirt he wears won't have to be starched white and no one will know him as the new minister's son. But after meeting Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl who lives on nearby Malaga Island, a poor community founded by former slaves, he doesn't feel quite so miserable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No holds barred

    • By J. W. on 06-29-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Secrets of the Secret Service

    • The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service
    • By: Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE ONLY TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SECRET SERVICE

    • By Steve Horwitz on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • First Boy

    • By: Gary Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jesse Berns
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper's small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper's barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail.

    Regular price: $21.27

    • What Came from the Stars

    • By: Gary D. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Valorim are about to fall to a dark lord when they send a necklace containing their planet across the cosmos, hurtling past a trillion stars...all the way into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mourning his late mother, Tommy doesn't notice much about the chain he found, but soon he is drawing the twin suns and humming the music of a hanorah. As Tommy absorbs the art and language of the Valorim, their enemies target him.

    Regular price: $18.89