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    Bob: No Ordinary Cat (






UNABRIDGED) by James Bowen Narrated by Alistair McGowan

    Bob: No Ordinary Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Bowen
    • Narrated By Alistair McGowan
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    A special audio edition for children age 11 and above. "We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob." James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!

    Amazon Customer says: "An inspiring story of our time"
  • Popular: A Memoir - Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (






UNABRIDGED) by Maya Van Wagenen Narrated by Lee Adams, Amber Faith

    Popular: A Memoir - Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Maya Van Wagenen
    • Narrated By Lee Adams, Amber Faith
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    Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: Spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise - meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself.

  • Bob: No Ordinary Cat (






UNABRIDGED) by James Bowen Narrated by Alistair McGowan

    Bob: No Ordinary Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Bowen
    • Narrated By Alistair McGowan
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    A special audio edition for children age 11 and above. "We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob." James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!

    Amazon Customer says: "An inspiring story of our time"
  • Living the Dream: Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Unofficial Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Susan Janic Narrated by Cassandra Morris

    Living the Dream: Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Unofficial Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Susan Janic
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
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    A perfect storm of pop talent, Miley Cyrus has earned her place as America's sweetheart with herflair as an actress, singer, and songwriter. Miley became an overnight sensation when shewas cast inthe popular television show Hannah Montana, and then quickly cemented her place in the pop hall of fame with the success of her albums just a few months later.

  • Lawrence of Arabia (






UNABRIDGED) by Alistair Maclean Narrated by Peter Ganim

    Lawrence of Arabia

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Alistair Maclean
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    Best-selling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In addition to the enthralling details of the campaign, MacLean provides valuable insight into the origins of the Middle East we know today.

    Philip says: "Interesting profile"
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  • Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Williams Narrated by Jessica Almasy

    Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jay Williams
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy
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    Could any story be more inspiring than that of Joan of Arc, the courageous maiden who fought for the glory of France and God? Guided by what she firmly believed were visions of saints, this young Frenchwoman - still just 16 years old - led her people in battle against the British occupiers. Though she proved victorious in war, Joan ultimately became a martyr when some of her own countrymen betrayed her to the English.

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    Soup

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Newton Peck
    • Narrated By Amon Purinton
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    With over a dozen books now in the wildly popular Soup series, Robert Newton Peck started it all with this hilarious account of the nonstop mischief he and his best friend Soup got into as children in 1920s Vermont. You'll learn all about the time Soup taught Rob how to whack apples, only to wind up breaking a church's stained-glass window! Sure, the 2 pals have lots of fun doing things like rolling down a steep hill in barrels, but they just can't seem to stay out of trouble.

  • Sterling Biographies: John F. Kennedy: Voice of Hope (






UNABRIDGED) by Marie Hodge Narrated by Roscoe Orman

    Sterling Biographies: John F. Kennedy: Voice of Hope

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    • By Marie Hodge
    • Narrated By Roscoe Orman
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    Young readers will find themselves enthralled by this biography of one of America's most popular leaders, which explores J.F.K.'s privileged childhood and tight-knit family; wartime heroism; and political accomplishments, which began in Congress and eventually led him to the U.S. presidency - the youngest man ever elected to the Oval Office.

  • The Wizard of Oz (Dramatised) (






ABRIDGED) by L. Frank Baum Narrated by Dramatisation

    The Wizard of Oz (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
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    Dorothy and her little dog Toto befriend the Tinman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel down the yellow brick road to the City of Emeralds. Maureen Lipman cackles splendidly as the Wicked Witch of the West in this acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of L. Frank Baum's famous and much-loved tale.

    Lori says: "The best I've heard"
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  • Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan Narrated by Cheryl Stern, A. C. Fellner

    Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lila Perl, Marion Blumenthal Lazan
    • Narrated By Cheryl Stern, A. C. Fellner
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    A woman shares her childhood memories of living in Nazi Germany. In this true story, the author relates how the life of her family changed when Hitler came into power and they were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps.

  • David Beckham: Born to Play (






UNABRIDGED) by B. A. Roth Narrated by Bryan Kennedy

    David Beckham: Born to Play

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    • By B. A. Roth
    • Narrated By Bryan Kennedy
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    David Beckham - the world-famous soccer star, celebrity, and sports icon - has joined the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team! As captain of England's famous soccer team, Manchester United, Beckham single-handedly scored 85 spectacular goals and became the only English player to score in three World Cups. With an easy-to-follow narrative, this audiobook is sure to score with young readers.

  • Sterling Biographies: Eleanor Roosevelt (






UNABRIDGED) by Victoria Garrett Jones Narrated by Suzy Myers

    Sterling Biographies: Eleanor Roosevelt

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    • By Victoria Garrett Jones
    • Narrated By Suzy Myers
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    Tireless worker, skillful negotiator, bold spokesperson for the rights of all mankind: more than a century after her birth, Eleanor Roosevelt remains one of the most admired women the world has ever known. Her development from timid and uncertain young woman to confident, courageous adult capable of dealing with both personal tragedy and public notoriety makes an inspiring story - especially for female listeners.

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    My Life with the Chimpanzees

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jane Goodall
    • Narrated By Jane Goodall
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    At 23, Jane Goodall made her first voyage to Africa and began her determined steps to achieve her goal of studying animals by living among them. In My Life with the Chimpanzees, she shares the remarkable journey which took her from her childhood in London to the realization of her dream in the wilds of Gombe, Tanzania.

  • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Meacham Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

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    • By Jon Meacham
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States.

  • The Closer: Young Readers Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Mariano Rivera Narrated by Jon Curry

    The Closer: Young Readers Edition

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    • By Mariano Rivera
    • Narrated By Jon Curry
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    Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. But one day, that all changed...

  • Fame: Big Time Rush (






UNABRIDGED) by CW Cooke Narrated by Nolan Murphy

    Fame: Big Time Rush

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    • By CW Cooke
    • Narrated By Nolan Murphy
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    The biggest hit show of 2010 for Nickelodeon now hits the comic page! Four friends from Minnesota started a pop-singing group on the show, and now you can learn the back story of these four young men and their co-stars. Find out where Kendall, Logan, Carlos, and James came from, and see what brought these four young men into the limelight for all the world to see. Be here as you join the phenomenon that is sweeping the nation.

  • Popular: A Memoir - Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek (






UNABRIDGED) by Maya Van Wagenen Narrated by Lee Adams, Amber Faith

    Popular: A Memoir - Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Maya Van Wagenen
    • Narrated By Lee Adams, Amber Faith
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    Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at 'pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here,' Maya Van Wagenen decided to begin a unique social experiment: Spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise - meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself.

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  • A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson (






UNABRIDGED) by Michelle Y. Green Narrated by Soneela Nankani

    A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Y. Green
    • Narrated By Soneela Nankani
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    Motivated by her love for the game and inspired by the legendary Jackie Robinson, Mamie Johnson is determined to be a professional baseball pitcher. But in a sport that's determined by white men, there is no place for a black woman. Mamie doesn't give up - from the time she insists on trying out for the all-male, all-white Police Athletic League until she realizes her dream and becomes one of three women to play in the Negro Leagues. Mamie Johnson's life shows that with courage and perseverance one can overcome even the greatest challenges.

  • Bob: No Ordinary Cat (






UNABRIDGED) by James Bowen Narrated by Alistair McGowan

    Bob: No Ordinary Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Bowen
    • Narrated By Alistair McGowan
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    A special audio edition for children age 11 and above. "We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob." James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!

    Amazon Customer says: "An inspiring story of our time"
  • Ancient World Leaders: Cleopatra (






UNABRIDGED) by Ron Miller Narrated by Victoria McGee

    Ancient World Leaders: Cleopatra

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    • By Ron Miller
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
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    An informative introduction to the life of Cleopatra. For more than 2,000 years, plays, poetry, movies, and television have portrayed Cleopatra as an ambitious woman who used her beauty to seduce powerful men like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony in a ruthless attempt to increase her own power and wealth. But is this the real Cleopatra, or one invented by male historians anxious to discredit an intelligent, competent woman who was the last great pharaoh of Egypt?