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    • Solo

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander, Randy Preston - music
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother. The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Book

    • By Rachael Street on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Swing

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Things usually do not go as planned for 17-year-old Noah. He and his best friend, Walt (aka Swing), have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since fifth grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has got big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool. 

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Evgenii Onegin

    • A New Translation by Mary Hobson
    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Mary Hobson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Evgenii Onegin is best known in the West through Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. But the original narrative poem (consisting of 389 stanzas, the form of which has become known as the "Pushkin sonnet") is one of the landmarks of Russian literature. In the poem, the eponymous hero repudiates love, only to later experience the pain of rejection himself. Pushkin’s unique style proves timeless in its exploration of love, life, passion, jealousy, and the consequences of social convention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Breathtakingly brilliant tour de force'

    • By Joseph M. on 11-01-12

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Pandemics

    • Bird Flu, MRSA - Should We Be Worried?
    • By: Mary Alexander
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Richard Lyddon, Stephen Pacey, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Bird flu has reached the shores of the UK, and MRSA cases have spiralled in our hospitals. Is a human bird flu pandemic a real possibility? What about MRSA - can it be controlled? Should the UK be doing more to prevent infectious diseases, or does it call for a global solution?

    Pandemics takes a look under the covers and finds out if a major outbreak of an infectious disease is a real cause for concern.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Food

    • What Are We Really Eating?
    • By: Mary Alexander
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Stephen Pacey, Richard Lyddon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    What's causing our current high food prices? Is organic food really better for us? Do we care about Fairtrade or food miles? Should we buy locally or from the supermarket?

    Eating has been described as the "most political act we do on a daily basis", with our choices affecting our health, landscape, climate, and economy. Food: What Are We Really Eating? lifts the lid on food production and the dizzying array of food choices we face each time we shop.

    Regular price: $6.66

    • Fat

    • Are we eating ourselves to death?
    • By: Mary Alexander
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Richard Lyddon, Stephen Pacey, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Rising obesity is causing life expectancy to fall for the first time in centuries, costing the NHS £3. billion a year. So why we are fatter as a nation than we have ever been before? Is obesity a choice or an illness? And why is childhood obesity at epidemic levels? Fat: Eating ourselves to death? Looks at the complex recipe of modern life that leads to obesity and our options for reversing this trend, from individual to national action. Pocket Issue slims down the issue to give you some answers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of money and brain space. Don't bother!

    • By Leigh on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $5.15