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Amanda

Amanda Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • "One of my favourite books"

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    I really enjoyed listening to this. The narration was slow and steady so you could enjoy it fully.
    Although written for children, the series can be enjoyed by all ages. Dicey and her little family will captivate you so you will hope that their long journey will take them Home.

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    Homecoming

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    Overall
    (9)
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    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    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"
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A Peek at Hannah's Bookshelf

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Horsham, United Kingdom 23 REVIEWS / 156 ratings Member Since 2006 1 Followers / Following 0
 
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  • Revolution

    "Addictive - better than regular teen lit"

    Overall

    I was intrigued as I had previously read a Donnelly book before and I am interested in the French Revolution so I thought I'd give it a go. After initially thinking I'd made a mistake and wondered into a morbid teenage trash book I found that in no time at all I was completely sucked into the story.

    I soon became obsessed much like the central character Andi with listening to find out more. I drove through and from work listening to it, I stayed up until 1 in the morning listening to it - it gripped me that much.

    Unlike other books in the genre I truly like and empathise with the characters and it is so beautifully written that you feel like you are actually there with them. The book is about obsession and addiction and Donnelly manages to pull off something truly amazing by getting this across by drawing in the readers in the same way as Andi and Alex.

Mark

Mark Bristol, United Kingdom 16/02/2014 Member Since 2009
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  • "Interesting idea, done well, excell..."

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    The idea of the book is unusual - certainly the reason why I was attracted to this (I was looking for any YA to get an understanding of the genre)

    Once I got used to the way the audiobook was bouncing between the male and female protagonists, I found it worked really well - especially Hannah's character who brought to life the different sub-characters.

    The story was well weaved and kept looping back to previous events which kept it interesting.

    My only reason for not giving this five stars was a lack of a twist - A good read (listen) but not an ending that makes me want to read it again.

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    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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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  • 4.3 (51 ratings)
    Thirteen Reasons Why (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Asher Narrated by Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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"
  • 4.5 (19 ratings)
    Enchanted Meditations for Kids  by Christiane Kerr

    Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Christiane Kerr
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (5)

    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"
  • 4.3 (12 ratings)
    The Dead-Tossed Waves: Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carrie Ryan Narrated by Tara Sands

    The Dead-Tossed Waves: Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Carrie Ryan
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

  • 4.5 (10 ratings)
    Revolution (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Donnelly Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering

    Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

    leigh says: "Revoloution review"
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  • 4.2 (36 ratings)
    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"
  • 4.2 (15 ratings)
    The London Eye Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Siobhan Dowd Narrated by Paul Chequer

    The London Eye Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Siobhan Dowd
    • Narrated By Paul Chequer
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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."
  • 3.9 (11 ratings)
    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
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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"
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide (






UNABRIDGED) by Sean Covey Narrated by Sean Covey

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sean Covey
    • Narrated By Sean Covey
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    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.

  • Thirteen Reasons Why (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Asher Narrated by Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone

    Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    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"
  • 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"
  • The London Eye Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Siobhan Dowd Narrated by Paul Chequer

    The London Eye Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Siobhan Dowd
    • Narrated By Paul Chequer
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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."
  •  
  • Get Well Soon (






UNABRIDGED) by Julie Halpern Narrated by Mandy Siegfried

    Get Well Soon

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Julie Halpern
    • Narrated By Mandy Siegfried
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Anna Bloom is depressed - so depressed that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital with a bunch of other messed-up teens. Here she meets a roommate with a secret (and a plastic baby), a doctor who focuses way too much on her weight, and a cute, shy boy who just might like her. But wait! Being trapped in a loony bin isn't supposed to be about making friends, losing weight, and having a crush, is it?

  • Adorkable (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarra Manning Narrated by Daniel Coonan, Penelope Rawlins

    Adorkable

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sarra Manning
    • Narrated By Daniel Coonan, Penelope Rawlins
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Jeane Smith is 17 and has turned her self-styled dorkiness into an art form. But despite having hundreds of Internet friends and a cool boyfriend, she feels inexplicably lonely. Things get worse when Michael Lee, the most popular boy at school, suspects that Jeane's boyfriend is secretly seeing his girlfriend. Michael and Jeane have NOTHING in common. So why can't she stop talking to him?

  • Wintergirls (






UNABRIDGED) by Laurie Halse Anderson Narrated by Jeannie Stith

    Wintergirls

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Jeannie Stith
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives.Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether.

    J says: "Good, but style and audio issues"
  • Dicey's Song: The Tillerman Series #2 (






ABRIDGED) by Cynthia Voigt Narrated by Jodi Benson

    Dicey's Song: The Tillerman Series #2

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Cynthia Voigt
    • Narrated By Jodi Benson
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Keeping her family together is what 13-year-old Dicey does best. But now that all four Tillerman children have found a new home with their grandmother, Dicey has to learn the hard lesson of letting go. Dicey's got other problems than finding her new role in the family: she's bored with everyone and everything at school and doesn't think anyone can tell her anything she wants to know. But slowly, Dicey discovers that everyone has something to teach, and life is a lesson that doesn't get easier .

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  • Enchanted Meditations for Kids  by Christiane Kerr

    Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Christiane Kerr
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (5)

    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"
  • 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
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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"
  • The Broken Bridge (






UNABRIDGED) by Philip Pullman Narrated by Miriam Margolyes

    The Broken Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    The Broken Bridge is the story of Ginny Howard, who lives with her widowed father in a little village in North Wales. Her mother came from Haiti, and Ginny's half-African heritage marks her out from most of her friends; but equally important to her is the knowledge that her mother was an artist, and Ginny, too, has talents in that field. Over the course of one summer she makes some devastating discoveries about her family, which make her rethink everything she thought she was sure of.

    Devra says: "Lovely captivating story"
  • Rays of Calm (






UNABRIDGED) by Christiane Kerr

    Rays of Calm

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Christiane Kerr
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    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.

  • 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
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pastor David
    • Narrated By Christy Wurzbach
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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.

  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Nicholas Aaron Biddle
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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 (






UNABRIDGED) by B. E. Stanfel Narrated by Dan Kassis

    Out of the Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By B. E. Stanfel
    • Narrated By Dan Kassis
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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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.

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  • Soft Skills for Emerging Student Leaders (






UNABRIDGED) by Dr. Earl E. Paul Narrated by Dr. Earl E. Paul

    Soft Skills for Emerging Student Leaders

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Dr. Earl E. Paul
    • Narrated By Dr. Earl E. Paul
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    (0)
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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.

  • Desert Rice (The Desert) (






UNABRIDGED) by Angela Scott Narrated by Hillary Hawkins

    Desert Rice (The Desert)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Angela Scott
    • Narrated By Hillary Hawkins
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    A tale of 2 young people's desperate struggle to survive on their own in an adult world, as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl.... Sam and Jacob try to outrun their past by stealing the family car and traveling from West Virginia to Arizona, but the adult world proves mighty difficult to navigate, especially for two kids on their own.

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out (






UNABRIDGED) by Susan Kuklin Narrated by Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Todd Haberkorn, Roxanne Hernandez, Janina Edwards, Nancy Wu, Marisol Ramirez

    Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Kuklin
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby, Nick Podehl, Todd Haberkorn, and others
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    In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community. "I've always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I don't want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina "Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah

  • Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Caroline Hatton Narrated by Barbara McCulloh

    Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Caroline Hatton
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    A team of scientists works to expose athletes who use banned drugs to win Olympic medals. Here is the true, inside story of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory - the drug-detection team that tests athletes for banned performance-enhancing drugs. The scientists worked long nights to detect a new, never-before-tested performance-enhancing drug called NESP (novel erythropoietic stimulating protein) during the 19th Winter Olympics (2002) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group's work exposed three NESP users among the winning cross-country skiers.