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    • The Underdogs

    • Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love
    • By: Melissa Fay Greene
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age 24 by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was "too disabled". Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too slow paced for me

    • By Kathryn S on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

    • By: Melissa Fay Greene
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, "among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, gave birth to 69 children in eighteenth-century Russia."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story of family changes

    • By Peter on 02-14-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • There Is No Me Without You

    • One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
    • By: Melissa Fay Greene
    • Narrated by: Julie Fain Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    There Is No Me Without You is the story of Haregewoin Tefarra, a middle-aged Ethiopian woman of modest means whose home has become a refuge for hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS. It is a story as much about the power of the bond between children and parents as about the epidemic that every year leaves millions of children, mostly healthy themselves, without family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable, a must read!

    • By Kathy on 10-29-10

    Regular price: $27.97