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Andrew

Andrew Dartford, United Kingdom Member Since 2006
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  • "A gripping and affecting story"

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    I'm not American, do not play football, have never been to High School, and have never suffered the unfortunate exposé that Bobby Framingham did, but I really felt like I was living his life with him. The story had me completely caught up, being scared for Bobby, feeling elated, laughing out loud at times, and crying at others - slightly embarrassing when you are listening in the car!

    The writer truly evokes in the reader/listener the incredible emotions that the characters experience as they find out about Bobby's "secret" - you can really feel for a lot of them, whether you are sympathetic to their opinions or not. Often the fear of something is far worse than facing the thing head on, and this is something most of the characters learn eventually. Their reactions struck chords in my own life, and how I have treated people who are "different" - so the story teaches many lessons.

    If I have any criticism at all, it is that there is possibly just a little too much crammed into Bobby's life in the duration of the story, but in many ways this serves to heighten the whirlwind experience that he goes through in a very short period in his life.

    The number of people that are involved could become confusing, but the narrator helps with his use of voices, and the personalities of the main characters are well defined and well preserved throughout the story. There are some slight hints of stereotypes, but generally these are obvious and deliberate, so there is no cringe factor.

    I congratulate the author on writing such an affecting and interesting book, which should be compulsory reading/listening for High School aged students and sportsmen alike. May be Bobby Framingham could be an inspiration to more real-life sportsmen to come out of the pocket/closet.

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    Out of the Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill Konigsberg
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
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    Star quarterback Bobby Framingham, one of the most talented high school football players in California, knows he's different from his teammates. They're like brothers, but they don't know one essential thing: Bobby is gay. Can he still be one of the guys and be honest about who he is? When he's outed against his will by a student reporter, Bobby must find a way to earn back his teammates' trust and accept that his path to success might be more public, and more difficult, than he'd hoped.

    Michael says: "An enjoyable listen"
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    aww I adore this story :) I've listened to it more then once, its bitter and sad but also somehow lovely

Steph

Steph HARPENDEN, United Kingdom 05/04/2013
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    I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover so I judge them by their title! Although this book wasn't what I expected from the title I'd recomend reading it, it brings up some really interesting topics and it's written with some great characters and an amazing plot that keeps you hooked the whole way through!



    I started listening to this at about 6pm and I didn't stop listening until It had finished!



    Really enjoyed this and recommend it!

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    Thirteen Reasons Why

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    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
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    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    craig says: "Excellent Book"

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    Thirteen Reasons Why

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    • By Jay Asher
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    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    craig says: "Excellent Book"
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    Lisa says: "Wonderful concept, imperfectly executed"
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    • By Carrie Ryan
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    Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She's content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back.

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    • By Jennifer Donnelly
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    Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine's diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There's comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal's antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine's words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

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    Captivating bedtime meditations to bring peace, joy, and calm to the end of the day. There are three segments in this audio, each approximately 18 minutes in length. Choose from: By the Sea, An Adventure in Space, and Snowflake. May be used any time for general relaxation as well as bedtime.

    Samya says: "Really Wonderful"
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UNABRIDGED) by Siobhan Dowd Narrated by Paul Chequer

    The London Eye Mystery

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    • By Siobhan Dowd
    • Narrated By Paul Chequer
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    When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? Has he spontaneously combusted? (Ted's theory.) Has he been kidnapped? (Aunt Gloria's theory.) Is he even still alive? (The family's unspoken fear.) Even the police are baffled. Ted and Kat follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin, while time ticks dangerously by.

    Learning is fun! says: "Interesting & insightful, great story."
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    Suicide Notes (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Thomas Ford Narrated by Joe Caron

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    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Joe Caron
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    Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nut jobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems.

    Simon Rodgers says: "Enjoyable story on a serious subject"
  • Enchanted Meditations for Kids  by Christiane Kerr

    Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Christiane Kerr
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
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    These stunning meditations vary from 4 to 10 minutes each in length and can be used separately or run together. Tracks include: Jellyfish Relaxation; An Underwater Dolphin Ride; The Magic Rainbow; Butterfly Relaxation; Enchanted Garden, and a Hot Air Balloon Trip. Beautiful calm journeys to help children with confidence, self esteem, and creativity.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful concept, imperfectly executed"
  • Bedtime Meditations for Kids  by Christiane Kerr

    Bedtime Meditations for Kids

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Christiane Kerr
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Captivating bedtime meditations to bring peace, joy, and calm to the end of the day. There are three segments in this audio, each approximately 18 minutes in length. Choose from: By the Sea, An Adventure in Space, and Snowflake. May be used any time for general relaxation as well as bedtime.

    Samya says: "Really Wonderful"
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    A Country Doctor

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    • By Sarah Orne Jewett
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    Published in 1884, Sarah Orne Jewet's first novel, A Country Doctor, is a luminous portrayal of rural Maine and a semiautobiographical look at her world. In it, Nan's struggle to choose between marriage and a career as a doctor, between the confining life of a small town and a self-directed one as a professional, mirrors Jewett's own conflicts as well as eloquently giving voice to the leading women's issues of her time.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why (






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    Thirteen Reasons Why

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    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
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    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    craig says: "Excellent Book"
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UNABRIDGED) by Emily M. Danforth Narrated by Beth Laufer

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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    • By Emily M. Danforth
    • Narrated By Beth Laufer
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    Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to - that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. When she's eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God's Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to "cure" her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.

    Mo says: "Way better than other's in this genre"
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    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

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    • By Sean Covey
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    Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressue, achieve their goals, and much more. In addition, this audio book is stuffed with great ideas and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.

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    Get Well Soon

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    Rays of Calm

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    • By Christiane Kerr
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    Created for teenagers, this high quality download has ten tracks ranging in length from three to eight minutes. Christiane's soothing voice leads you through various relaxation techniques and visualisations designed to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing and to help teenagers deal with stress.

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  • Please Ignore Vera Dietz (






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    Please Ignore Vera Dietz

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    • By A. S. King
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    Vera's spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she's kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone-the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

  • Homecoming (






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    Homecoming

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    • By Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, "You be good." Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don't have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings.

    Amanda says: "One of my favourite books"
  • Suicide Notes (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Thomas Ford Narrated by Joe Caron

    Suicide Notes

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas Ford
    • Narrated By Joe Caron
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    (11)
    Performance
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    Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nut jobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems.

    Simon Rodgers says: "Enjoyable story on a serious subject"
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    • By Brandon Mull
    • Narrated By E. B. Stevens
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    For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven.

  • Let's Use Free Speech to Overthrow (






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    Let's Use Free Speech to Overthrow

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    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Diane Reid
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    Now is the time to overthrow! Let's overthrow right now! Who and what and how and why? Well, you gotta listen to this audiobook to find out!

  • Let's Use Free Speech to Ponder Motivational Speaking: 25 Poems (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Bobby Bryant

    Let's Use Free Speech to Ponder Motivational Speaking: 25 Poems

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    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Bobby Bryant
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    We can consider motivational speaking one of the best things ever, yet we ought to be thoughtful about it. Thus this work critiques and also praises motivational speaking, so you can best separate the wheat from the chaff to get what you want in life.

  • Masked Destiny (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark A. Roeder Narrated by Guy Veryzer

    Masked Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark A. Roeder
    • Narrated By Guy Veryzer
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    Masked Destiny is the story of Skye, a high school athlete determined to be the Alpha male. Skye's obsessed with his own body, his Abercrombie & Fitch wardrobe, and keeping those around him in their place. Try as he might, he's unable to ignore the world around him, or the plight of gay boys who cross his path.

  • Let's Talk about Sex  by Pastor David Narrated by Christy Wurzbach

    Let's Talk about Sex

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    • By Pastor David
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    What does God think of my sex life? Do you ever wonder? If so, you're not alone. Teens and young adults alike have been asking that question for centuries. Finally, there is a comprehensive answer! Pastor David dares to address the questions that many people would rather sweep under the rug, not expected especially from a Preacher's pulpit, or considered too sensitive to be discussed in the open. He does so by sharing what God has to say in His Word.

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  • Let's Use Free Speech to Honor Pranks (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Nicholas Aaron Biddle

    Let's Use Free Speech to Honor Pranks

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    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Nicholas Aaron Biddle
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    Some people oppose pranks. Some people condemn pranks. Some people hate pranks. Don't be a killjoy like them - cherish pranks, at least every now and then!

  • Out of the Pocket (






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    Out of the Pocket

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    • By B. E. Stanfel
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    Though separated by thousands of miles, the two men form a bond as Mercer provides support to Ahmed in his struggles to provide food for his family, and Ahmed helps Mercer learn how to survive without his dad. High school English and history teachers could use Out of the Pocket as a median to teach about the Iraq war while analyzing themes, symbolism, and character development. The best way to teach history is to tell a story.

  • Soft Skills for Emerging Student Leaders (






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    Soft Skills for Emerging Student Leaders

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    • By Dr. Earl E. Paul
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    This article, the first of two, focuses on student leadership and youth leadership soft skills areas that are necessary for any younger leader, mainly of high school and college age, Soft skills refer to traits or behaviors a leader must practice to be effective when dealing with others. The material found in these articles is not highly theoretical but practical and would be excellent for student leadership training or for a student leadership seminar.