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    • Give a Boy a Gun

    • By: Todd Strasser
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett, Johnny Heller, Corine Montbertrand, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A heartbreaking novel that offers no easy answers, Give a Boy a Gun addresses the growing problem of school violence. Although it is a work of fiction, it could tragically be the leading nightly news story in any community. After a high school shooting at her alma mater, a college journalism student returns home to interview students, teachers, parents, and friends of the suspects. Intermingled with her interviews are journal entries written by the two troubled boys responsible for the shooting.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Powder Burn

    • By: Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York Times best-selling author Carl Hiaasen teamed up with journalist Bill Montalbano for this gripping thriller. Powder Burn stars Chris Meadows, a successful Miami architect who's leaving a meeting with an ex-girlfriend when he sees a car strike his ex, killing her. But the nightmare is only just beginning. As a witness to the crime, Chris knows the car's passengers - thugs linked to Miami's deadliest drug lords - are sure to come after him next. But what can he do if the police refuse to give him protection?

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    • All potential lost to a bad reader

    • By Juliet on 20-06-12

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Spaceman Blues

    • By: Brian Francis Slattery
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After Manuel Rodrigo de Guzmán González disappears, his lover Wendell Apogee searches through New York City's "Darktown" to find him. Along the way, he encounters everything from black market dealers to alien assassins.

    Regular price: £16.59

    • Wizard Heir

    • By: Cinda Williams Chima
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Booted from one exclusive school to the next since his foster mom's death three years ago, 16-year-old Seph McCauley knows he's different. But he doesn't understand why he can summon menacing ravens, freeze summer ponds, and torch all he touches. And then Seph makes the mistake of trusting his new headmaster. If you like Harry Potter, you'll love Seph McCauley.

    Regular price: £36.09

    • The Dragon Heir

    • By: Cinda Williams Chima
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Afraid of waking the sleeping dragon of Raven's Ghyll, wizards have for centuries avoided waging war among themselves. But everything changes when someone steals the legendary Dragonheart, a magnificent opal pulsating with unspeakable power. This magical tour de force leaves listeners breathless - and clamoring for more.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The Poppy Seeds

    • By: Clyde Robert Bulla
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When young Pablo is given some poppy seeds, he dreams of spreading color and beauty throughout his dusty Mexican village. Daring to enter Old Antonio's walled yard to plant the seeds, he is chased away with angry words and a stick. The stingy old man thinks Pablo has come to steal his precious spring water. Poor Pablo becomes sick from staying too long in the hot sun and cannot leave his bed. Meanwhile, the seeds he dropped by the spring have grown into beautiful red poppies.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Chicken Doesn't Skate

    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller, Jeff Woodman, Robert Ramirez, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sixth-grader Milo Neal plans to do a science project on "The Complete Life Cycle of a Link in the Food Chain". But when he brings his specimen - a baby chick - to class, everyone falls in love with the cute ball of fluff. Soon she has a name: Henrietta. Not only is Henrietta the class pet, she's even chosen as mascot for the school hockey team! How can Milo finish his project, which calls for frying up his specimen and serving it to the judges of the science fair?

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Good Dog

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 300 dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, all know their places. At the top is McKinley, a malamute who’s head dog of the whole town. All of the dogs - and McKinley’s human family - rely on him to protect them and maintain order. Avi, the Newbery Medal author of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, peeks into the secret lives of dogs in this thrilling adventure tale. Robert Ramirez’s narration gives voice to a dog willing to risk any peril to do the good thing.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Living Up the Street

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Growing up Mexican-American in Fresno, California in the 1950’s and 60’s might not have been easy, but it was certainly never boring for young Gary Soto, his brother Rick and sister Debra. As this compilation of 21 short stories and articles illustrates, there is no limit to the amount of fun a child can have, or how much he can terrorize siblings and neighbors if his imagination is active.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Harvesting Hope

    • The Story of Cesar Chavez
    • By: Kathleen Krull
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a young boy, Cesar lived happily on his family’s ranch in Arizona. But when a severe drought lost them the entire crop, his family also lost their home. With thousands of other unlucky families, the Chavez’s moved to California where they lived in poverty and worked as migrant workers. It bothered Cesar greatly that the workers were treated like slaves by the landowners. So he organized the workers and marched to the state capital in protest.

    Regular price: £8.59

    • Lord of the Deep

    • By: Graham Salisbury
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most critically acclaimed books of 2001, Lord of the Deep is a vivid fishing adventure that takes place off of the great blue island of Hawaii. Since Bill married Mikey’s mom, Mikey’s life has become truly incredible. At age 13, Mikey is the youngest deckhand on the whole island, working hard on Bill’s deep-sea charter fishing boat. It’s his second week out on the boat, and he’s busy trying to prove himself to both Bill and the disrespectful charter guests. But after making a mistake at a crucial moment, Mikey begins to feel more and more alone.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • I Am Phoenix

    • Poems for Two Voices
    • By: Paul Fleischman
    • Narrated by: Carine Montbertrand, Robert Ramirez, Richard Poe, and others
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of short poems from Newbery Award-winning author Paul Fleischman delightfully celebrates the essence of birds. The companion to Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, its poems feature two voices speaking sometimes together and sometimes in turn. Experience the magic and magnificence of the immortal phoenix. Enjoy the fluttering elation of finches at dawn and the swiftness of swallows at dusk. And empathize with the loneliness of the pigeon in the Cincinnati Zoo.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Thin Men of Haddam

    • By: C. W. Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This bold Southwestern tale by award-winning author C.W. Smith comes from the TCU Press’ Texas Tradition Series. Raised by an Anglo family after being orphaned, Méndez has been given the chance to succeed. His cousin Manuelo, however, is struggling just to survive. When Manuelo breaks the law, Méndez must decide whether to continue living a comfortable life or to risk it all and fight for his kin.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood

    • By: Benjamin A. Sáenz
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Hollywood" where Sammy Santos and Juliana Rios live is not the West Coast one, the one with all the glitz and glitter. This Hollywood is a tough barrio at the edge of a small town in southern New Mexico. Sammy and his friends, members of the 1969 high school graduating class, face a world of racism, dress codes, war in Vietnam, and barrio violence.

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Taking Sides

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eighth-grader Linc Mendoza has moved from a dusty San Francisco barrio to a well-groomed suburb and a new junior high school. Suddenly he's in the minority, a Mexican-American in a mostly white school. The basketball coach is tough on him. Classes are even tougher. And his best friend is back in the old neighborhood. To make things worse, the basketball team is scheduled to play against Linc's old school in a league game. How can Linc play his best when he's shooting against his former teammates?

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Jesse

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    To get away from his chaotic, often violent parents, 17-year-old Jesse has moved into an apartment with his brother. They are both taking community college courses in Fresno. But to pay for them, they must take whatever jobs they can find, even backbreaking field work. The path to a good education isn't going to be an easy one for these two young Mexican-Americans. As Jesse absorbs information in his classes, he learns harsher lessons from the people around him.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Buried Onions

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All Eddie wants is to find a way out of the dangerous life he's living, where his friends are lost in a world of drugs and violence. Even his aunt wants to give him a gun so he can avenge the death of her son. But no matter how hard he works, Eddie can't seem to pull himself away from the sweltering sadness of the city. It's as if giant onions had been buried beneath him, Eddie thinks, releasing shimmering vapors off the black asphalt all around.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Pacific Crossing

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lincoln is happy to be going to Japan as a martial arts exchange student. So is Tony, his barrio brother from San Francisco. They're excited about living in a dojo, or school for martial arts, and practicing the art of kempo. When Lincoln arrives in Japan, he is surprised to find that the dojo is a vacant lot. He will be living on a small farm with the Ono family, whose mother reminds him of his own. The father likes to play practical jokes, and the son, Mitsuo, likes baseball.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Petty Crimes

    • By: Gary Soto
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In books like Buried Onions and Boys at Work, Gary Soto displays a gift for revealing the tough, heart-breaking life of contemporary urban kids. In Petty Crimes, Soto offers 10 stories about the risky situations and dangerous little scams faced by young people growing up on the harsh streets of the city.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

    • By: Lloyd Alexander
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After young Carlo Chuchio is dismissed from the service of his merchant uncle for daydreaming too much, he finds a treasure map and plunges headlong into an unimaginable adventure across Asia.

    Regular price: £27.59