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    • Swing

    • By: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
    • Narrated by: Kwame Alexander
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best friends Walt and Noah decide to use their voices to grow more good in the world, but first they've got to find cool. Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan to help them woo the girls of their dreams and become amazing athletes. Never mind that he and Noah failed to make the high school baseball team yet again, and Noah's love interest since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and important read especially for boys

    • By The Mrs. on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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: $5.45