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    • Monster

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This story is worth the time to listen.

    • By Karen on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Fallen Angels

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews, this moving novel by acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers is a modern classic. In the late 1960s, Richie Perry is growing up fast on the battlefields of Vietnam. But in the war-torn jungle, every moment is a struggle to survive. All Richie wants is to make it out alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Fantastic

    • By sharon orange on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Bad Boy

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough times

    • By Megan on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Malcolm X

    • By Any Means Necessary
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to Malcolm X

    • By Don on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Dope Sick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool story bro

    • By Edward on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sunrise Over Fallujah

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America's occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with building up relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, a team of soldiers strives to make real connections and bridge the divide between two very different cultures. On constant guard from frequent suicide bomb attacks and deadly skirmishes, their situation reveals a tragic human toll.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, moving account of soldiers' lives.

    • By Stanley on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $26.43

    • Slam!

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Greg “Slam” Harris can play basketball, period. On the court, he’s almost unstoppable. As he says, “I can hoop. Case closed.” But off the court, it’s a different story. Every day is a struggle to keep things together. Leaving his best friend Ice behind, Slam transfers to a top-notch academic school and is easily the best player on the basketball team. But his grades are slipping, and the coach doesn’t appreciate Slam’s attitude. On top of that, Slam suspects that Ice has started selling drugs, just as their opposing teams prepare for a showdown on the court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slam! It's lit

    • By Kamalam on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Scorpions

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Slow!

    • By Marci on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Greatest

    • Muhammad Ali
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Rising from poverty-stricken Louisville in the 1950s, Ali became one of the world's greatest athletes. Beginning life as Cassius Clay, Ali would struggle against opponents both in and out of the ring. Segregation and racism stood as obstacles in his path, but as he climbed the boxing ranks, his social conscience grew. He refused to be pigeonholed as a stereotypical black athlete in the 1960s and changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knock out life!

    • By Matt Gerchow on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Shooter

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Chad Coleman, Bernie McInerney, Michelle Santopietro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Cameron: "Deep inside, you know that whoever gets up in your face gets there because he knows you're nothing, and he knows that you know it too."

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Invasion

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Nick Cordero
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's May 1944, and Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry - two young men of different races and backgrounds - are headed to Normandy's front lines. There they'll share the joys of friendship, the terrible truths of war, and what it's like to fear that each day will be their last.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Riot

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    During a long, hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that year, desperate for more Union soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln instituted a draft - a draft that would allow the wealthy to escape serving in the army by paying a $300 waiver, more than a year's income for the recent immigrant Irish. And on July 11, as the first drawing takes place in Lower Manhattan, the city of New York explodes in rage and fire.

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Jazz

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Vaneese Thomas, James 'D Train' Williams
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The history of jazz is presented in a series of 15 poems that are read and sung, against a backdrop of original music that sets the appropriate mood and tone for each of the varied pieces. The result is a celebration through poetry and music that reflects the heart and soul of the many styles of jazz in a glowing tribute to a truly American art form.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Checkmate

    • The Cruisers, Book 2
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this second book of The Cruisers series, the term “gifted and talented” takes on a whole new meaning for Zander, Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi - a group of misfits who attend Da Vinci Academy, a school in Harlem for only the brightest kids. Their friend Sidney Aronofsky is considered one of the best chess players in the city. When Sidney is arrested for trying to buy drugs, it comes as a shock to those who know him, especially the Cruisers. Sidney loves chess, but the pressure never lets up.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Walter Dean Myers' Riot

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Madeline Cohen
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The two-time National Book Award finalist discusses his historical novel about the New York City Draft Riots in 1863 with middle graders and teens ages 12 and up. The event includes a discussion with the audience.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Glory Field

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' best-selling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of Sunrise Over Falluja in hardcover. "Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." This is the story of one family. A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa. A family who can still see remnants of the shackles that held some of its members captive - even today. It is a story of pride, determination, struggle, and love. And of the piece of the land that holds them together throughout it all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Glory Field

    • By katie s keller on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Visit (Unabridged)

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Walter Dean Myers
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This scorching story tells of a father and son trying to reach out to each other over years of loss and absence. An almost unbearably moving recording.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Somewhere in the Darkness

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back - on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country - where Jimmy's dad will find the man who can exonerate him of the crime for which he was convicted. Along the way, Jimmy discovers a lot about his father and himself - and that while things can't always be fixed, sometimes they can be understood and forgiven.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FIRST AUDIBLE BOOK

    • By Callie on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Lockdown

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Lockdown is the powerful tale of 14-year-old Reese Anderson, who has spent 22 months in a tiny cell at a “progress center”. Living in fear and isolation, Reese begins looking within himself to find a way out of the prison system.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Darius & Twig

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that Harlem life throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever in this touching and raw new teen novel from Walter Dean Myers.

    Regular price: $17.49

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