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    • Courage to Soar

    • A Body in Motion, a Life in Balance
    • By: Simone Biles
    • Narrated by: Imani Parks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a day-care field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Courage to Soar Review

    • By L. Monterastelli on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Gun Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Clement
    • Narrated by: Imani Parks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    Pearl's mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter - in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their '94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other. All around them, Florida is populated with gun owners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great character writer

    • By Jennifer Nelson on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Monday's Not Coming

    • By: Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Imani Parks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable - more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4.5 Stars

    • By Precious H. on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
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    This audiobook is about slavery in the 1850s and follows a man known as Uncle Tom through his struggles of being human under ownership in the south of the United States when slavery was still legal.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Garvey's Choice

    • By: Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated by: James Shippey, Imani Parks
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading - anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus Garvey finds a way to accept himself and a way to finally reach his distant father.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Tiny Pretty Things

    • By: Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
    • Narrated by: Imani Parks, Nora Hunter, Greta Jung
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    At one of Manhattan's most elite ballet schools, wafer-thin ballerinas pull their hair into sleek buns and lace their pointe shoes high, waiting for their chances to shine. But beneath the pretty, polished surface, these girls are hiding some terrible secrets and telling some twisted lies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Danielle on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $33.08

    • The Pathfinder

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An experienced man known as the Pathfinder helps others traverse dangerous territory on land and through the "inland sea" that is also known as Lake Ontario. This classic audio novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. Composition includes original custom background music. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Silas Marner

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
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    Silas Marner, a weaver, is a good man but he is mistaken for a thief who stole donations at his church. He moves to the city and begins his new life weaving and saving gold which is then stolen. A forlorn child comes into his life and his life improves dramatically after suffering much sadness and loneliness.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Christmas Carol

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Abridged
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    This audiobook is about a man known as Scrooge who is greedy. He is visited by spirits that show him the past, the present, and the future. This enlightenment causes Scrooge to realize that he must change his ways, and so he becomes a better person.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Calling My Name

    • By: Liara Tamani
    • Narrated by: Imani Parks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This unforgettable novel tells a universal coming-of-age story about Taja Brown, a young African American girl growing up in Houston, Texas, and deftly and beautifully explores the universal struggles of growing up, battling family expectations, discovering a sense of self, and finding a unique voice and purpose. Told in 53 short, episodic, moving, and iridescent chapters, Calling My Name follows Taja on her journey from middle school to high school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Gem

    • By shanta watson on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Abridged
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    This audiobook is about Rip Van Winkle, who falls asleep before the Revolutionary War and wakes up 20 years later, when the war is over, and faces an independent country no longer under British rule.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Captains Courageous

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    Harvey Cheyne falls overboard from a steamship and is rescued by a fisherman in the Newfoundland area. Harvey is the son of a wealthy railroad magnate and offers money to the captain whom rescued him, but the captain does not believe he is who he says. Harvey learns about fishing from the captain's son and begins to appreciate his new lifestyle while getting along with the crew he becomes part of. After the fishing schooner returns to port, Harvey contacts his parents, who reward the captain for caring for their son.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Pioneers

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Abridged
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    This story is set in the American frontier in upstate New York in the early 1800s. A gritty old woodsman thinks there are better ways to treat the great outdoors. He has great skills and is called upon for his experience.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
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    A handsome young man, Dorian Gray, wishes that his portrait would age rather than himself. The wish is fulfilled and Dorian pursues hedonistic pleasures. After each of his questionable immoral activities, he finds his portrait continues to become increasingly ugly. Finally, after many years, Dorian stabs the image out of guilt, and the result is that he dies as an old man while the portrait reverts to the original image of the handsome young man.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • David Copperfield

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
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    David Copperfield - or Trotwood Copperfield, as his Aunt Betsey referred to him - shares a look into his life, family, and romance. Discussion is given to some of the people in his life such as his landlord, father, mother, and aunt.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person. The townspeople do not know this, but inside Dr. Jekyll's laboratory, a serum has been concocted that enables the doctor to transform into a much darker person. The doctor struggles with this transformation and is torn between continuing to drink the serum and trying to recover into normality.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Hound of the Baskervilles

    • Bring the Classics to Life Series
    • By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    Sherlock Holmes, a detective, and his friend, Dr. Watson, investigate the likelihood that a large and fearsome hound lurks on the grounds of Baskerville manor. This audio classic novel has been carefully abridged and adapted into 10 short, easy-to-understand chapters. This format enables listeners of all ages and English language abilities to understand and enjoy the story. This adventure tale is appropriate for children and adults.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Frankenstein

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Victor Frankenstein is a talented scientist who creates what he sometimes refers to as a monster. The monster is a large creature made from human parts and comes to life, but feels rejected by his creator Victor, as well as most of the people with whom he comes in contact with. He winds up killing certain people in Victor's circle of family and friends, so Victor eventually pursues the monster to kill him.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • Bring the Classics to Life Series
    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
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    Hank Morgan is a man from 19th-century Connecticut who, after having a head injury, wakes to find himself 1300 years in the past in the court of King Arthur of medieval England. The people of the time notice that he is strange yet knowledgeable, but due to his odd clothing and language, is sentenced to death but avoids it by knowing of a coming eclipse and tricking the nobility into thinking he himself blotted out the sun. King Arthur elevates Hank to a ministerial position and Hank goes about trying to reeducate the people.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Around the World in 80 Days

    • Bring the Classics to Life
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Iman
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Abridged
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    After learning of a new rail line in India, Phileas Fogg wagers a bet that he can travel the world in 80 days. He takes off on this journey with Monsieur Passepartout. They are followed by an inspector aboard a ship and beyond. The rail line in India ends earlier than was reported so they hire an elephant for the 50-mile gap during which they rescue a young women even though it slows them down. They encounter many exciting and frustrating events in far flung cities around the world.

    Regular price: $10.49

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