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The Orenda

191 ratings

Summary

History reveals itself when, in the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts - the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing, and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed on to their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy. Putting both to death would resolve the issue, but Bird sees Christophe as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for his two daughters who were murdered by the Iroquois. The relationships between these three are reshaped again and again as life comes at them relentlessly: A dangerous trading mission, friendly exchanges with allied tribes, shocking victories and defeats in battle, and sicknesses the likes of which no one has ever witnessed. The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly 400 years old, it is also timeless and eternal.

©2013 Joseph Boyden (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Hunted

9 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that listeners won't soon be able to forget. Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones - and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast. Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory - a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin - or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty or the Beast?

©2017 Meagan Spooner (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Aurora

34 ratings

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A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our new home. Aurora.

©2015 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Ali Ahn, Ali Rizvi
Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

29 ratings

Summary

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!  What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?  Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved - five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

©2014 Jenny Han (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Will Patton, Ali Ahn
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Claudia and the Bad Joke

2 ratings

Summary

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!   Claudia's not worried when she hears her newest baby-sitting charge, Betsy, is a great practical joker. After all, how much harm can one girl do?  As it turns out - plenty! Claudia breaks her leg because of one of Betsy's mean jokes...and now she's talking about quitting the club. Baby-sitting might be too dangerous. The rest of the BSC decides that Betsy needs to be taught a lesson - and the joke war is on!

©1988 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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P.S. I Still Love You

21 ratings

Summary

Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times best-selling To All The Boys I've Loved Before, which School Library Journal called a "lovely, lighthearted romance", it's no surprise that Laura Jean still has letters to write. Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?  In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times best seller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that's part of what makes it so amazing.

©2015 Jenny Han (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Jenny Han
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street

Summary

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!  Little Rosie Wilder is perfect at everything. She can sing and dance, she plays several musical instruments, and her IQ is so high it's off the scale. So how did Claudia "C-" Kishi get stuck baby-sitting for Rosie the genius?  It's because Rosie is so obnoxious that no one gets along with her - not even Claudia's sister, who's a genius, too. The baby-sitters think that Rosie needs to be taught a good lesson. But maybe what Rosie really needs is a good friend...like Claudia.  The best friends you'll ever have - with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

©1991 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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All Girls

Summary

"A striking debut." (Good Housekeeping) "Sharp, engrossing." (Town & Country) "For fans of Gossip Girl and readers of Curtis Sittenfeld and Emma Straub." (Booklist) "Incisive, astute." (Publishers Weekly) "An exciting, innovative debut from a fresh new voice." (Taylor Jenkins Reid) A keenly perceptive coming of age novel for fans of Sally Rooney, Curtis Sittenfeld, and J. Courtney Sullivan, All Girls follows nine young women as they navigate their ambitions and fears at a prestigious New England prep school, all pitched against the backdrop of a scandal the administration wants silenced. But as the months unfold, and the school's efforts to control the ensuing crisis fall short, these extraordinary girls are forced to discover their voices, and their power. A tender and unflinching portrait of modern adolescence told through the shifting perspectives of an unforgettable cast of female students, All Girls explores what it means to grow up in a place that promises you the world- when the world still isn't yours for the taking. You grow to love a place... and then you grow up.  This program is read by: Ali Ahn, Caitlin Davies, Carlotta Brentan, Cheryl Smith Franco, Chloe Cannon, Dylan Moore, Emily Shaffer, Imani Jade Powers, Jesse Vilinsky, Kristen DiMercurio, and Natalie Naudus A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press “Diving into the unprocessed underworld of adolescence, Layden creates space for a conversation about feminism and the unsung difficulties of surviving in a male-dominated world. Intelligent, evocative, and empathetic.” (Kirkus) "[The] girls are complex, compelling and written with incredible tenderness. Layden excels at rendering the everyday details of boarding school life.” (New York Times)

©2021 Emily Layden (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Claudia and the New Girl

3 ratings

Summary

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters!   Claudia has always been the most outrageous girl in her class...until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley's really different - she dresses in hippie clothes, wears six earrings and work boots, and is the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met.  Ashley says Claudia has artistic talent, too, but thinks Claudia should spend more time on her "calling" and stop wasting time on the Baby-Sitters Club.  The baby-sitters are sick of Ashley Wyeth, and they feel like Claudia is a traitor. Claudia has to decide: either the BSC or the new girl - one of them's got to go!

©1988 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Every Soul a Star

2 ratings

Summary

Winner of the ALA Schneider Family Award, Wendy Mass has had her fiction for young readers honored with a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Book Sense Children's Pick. Every Soul a Star is the tale of an extra­ordinary occurrence related through three very different perspectives. Unlike the thousands converging at Moon Shadow to witness a total solar eclipse, Ally calls the isolated campground home. Bree shields herself in a cloak of good looks and popularity, but there is something within her no one suspects. And Jack, overweight and socially inept, finds himself on the verge of a startling possibility.

©2008 Wendy Mass (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Author: Wendy Mass
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Tokyo Ever After

Summary

The Princess Diaries meets Crazy Rich Asians in Emiko Jean's Tokyo Ever After, an irresistible modern fairy tale about Izumi, an ordinary Japanese-American girl who discovers her senior year of high school that she’s really a princess. Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in - it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi - or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way” - and her mom (and her trusty terrier sidekick, Tamagotchi) against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity...and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess. In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight. Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself- back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after? A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books “Despite the swoon-worthy love interest and glittering palaces, Tokyo Ever After is not your typical princess story. Izumi is a spunky, irreverent, lovable narrator who struggles to reconcile her American upbringing with her Japanese heritage. A fresh and distinctly modern fairy tale.” (Katharine McGee, New York Times best-selling author of American Royals) "A refreshing and spot-on depiction of Japanese Americans exploring their heritage, with appeal far beyond female Asian readers." (Booklist, starred review)

©2021 Emiko Jean (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Emiko Jean
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean

26 ratings

Summary

Lara Jean's letter-writing days aren't over in this surprise follow-up to the best-selling To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot's coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon.  And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains.  Now Lara Jean's the one who'll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family - and possibly the boy she loves - behind. When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

©2017 Jenny Han (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Jenny Han
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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The Usual Santas

Summary

Sixteen delightful holiday short stories by some of your favorite Soho crime authors! Featuring short crime fiction by: Helene Tursten, Mick Herron, Martin Limon, Timothy Hallinan, Mette Ivie Harrison, Colin Cotterill, Ed Lin, Stuart Neville, Tod Goldberg, Henry Chang, James R. Benn, Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis, Gary Corby, Cara Black, Stephanie Barron, and Peter Lovesey. This captivating collection of short mysteries and crime capers - which features New York Times best-selling authors, Crime Writers Association Gold and Diamond Dagger winners, and Edgar Award nominees - contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of the spirit of the season. Nine mall Santas must find the imposter among them. An elderly lady seeks peace from her murderously loud neighbors at Christmastime. A young woman receives a mysterious invitation to Christmas dinner with a stranger. Niccolo Machiavelli sets out to save an Italian city. Sherlock Holmes' onetime nemesis Irene Adler finds herself in an unexpected tangle in Paris while on a routine espionage assignment. Jane Austen searches for the Dowager Duchess of Wilborough's stolen diamonds. And other adventures will whisk listeners away to Christmases around the globe, from a Korean War POW camp to a Copenhagen refugee squat to a Thai street child's quest for the perfect gift for her friend.

©2017 Soho Press, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books

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The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

Summary

Tara Altebrando won glowing praise for her novel Dreamland Social Club, including a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life follows high-school senior Mary and her friends as they compete for eternal glory in their small town’s scavenger hunt. Mary is determined to win, especially after losing her spot at Georgetown to a guy, Jake Barbone. But when alliances shift and all manner of drama breaks loose, Mary's team must come up with a new strategy to stay in the game.

©2012 Tara Alterbrando (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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The Courier

1 rating

Summary

Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level Two trash in a multilevel city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border - a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of 14, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone's help. But a late-day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she's stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level One streets. Fleeing from people who seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller - a member of an underground resistance group - only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn't understand. Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it's only a matter of time until Miller's resources and their luck run out.

©2015 Gerald Brandt (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn, James Colby
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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The Operative

Summary

Second in a trilogy, this far-future science fiction is set in Los Angeles-action adventure with a cyberpunk tone. Kris Merrill's life changed irrevocably when, a year ago, she was targeted for termination by the Meridian corporation, one of the mega-conglomerates that controls the government in this dystopian future. She hid amongst the underground resistance - but now, right as her training with the anti-corporate movement is nearing its end, their compound is destroyed. Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But their transport is shot down and Ian Miller, the man she loves, is captured. Someone, it seems, is using him to get to Kris. With the help of a retired operative with PTSD, and the mysterious man who fled the scene when Kris's parents were killed, Kris searches for any sign of Ian. As the corporations battle civil unrest - and each other - the city slowly shuts down. Kris is running out of time.

©2016 Gerald Brandt (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Jim Colby, Ali Ahn
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Battleborn

Summary

Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it. Her characters orbit around the region's vast spaces, winning redemption despite - and often because of - the hardship and violence they endure. The arrival of a foreigner transforms the exchange of eroticism and emotion at a prostitution ranch. A prospecting hermit discovers the limits of his rugged individualism when he tries to rescue an abused teenager. Decades after she led her best friend into a degrading encounter in a Vegas hotel room, a woman feels the aftershock. Most bravely of all, Watkins takes on - and reinvents - her own troubled legacy in a story that emerges from the mayhem and destruction of Helter Skelter. Arcing from the sweeping and sublime to the minute and personal, from Gold Rush to ghost town to desert to brothel, the collection echoes not only in its title but also in its fierce, undefeated spirit the motto of her home state.

©2012 Claire Vaye Watkins (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Claudia and the Sad Good-Bye

1 rating

Summary

Claudia has a sad good-bye to make. Her grandmother, Mimi, has just died. Claudia understands that Mimi was sick for a long time, but she's still mad at her grandmother for leaving her. Who will help Claudia with her homework...and share "special tea" with her?

©1989 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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These Things Hidden

3 ratings

Summary

Author Heather Gudenkauf won instant acclaim for her USA Today and New York Times best-selling debut, The Weight of Silence. Once the golden child of tiny Linden Falls, Iowa, Allison Glenn watches her reputation crumble as she is sent to prison for five years—convicted of a terrible crime. But what really happened that fateful night? Allison’s younger sister is the only other person who knows the truth. Now out of prison, Allison is more desperate than ever to set the record straight, but the revelation of the truth could have far-reaching consequences.

©2011 Heather Gudenkauf (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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This Lullaby

6 ratings

Summary

Remy always knows the perfect time to give a boyfriend "The Speech" telling him it's over - after the initial romantic whirl, but before the reality of an actual relationship hits. Her friends tease that her boyfriend tally is nearing the triple digit mark, but she's a girl who knows just how to avoid any messy emotional entanglement. After all, she's had the example of her five-times-married mother to show her what not to do. So what, then, is it about Dexter that makes it so hard for her to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganized, much too vulnerable, impulsive, and worst of all, a musician like her father - the father Remy never knew, the father who wrote a famous song for her, the father who disappeared from her life. Sarah Dessen's most captivating novel yet introduces readers to a girl who believes her heart is made of stone - and the boy who proves her wrong.

©2009 Sarah Dessen (P)2009 Penguin

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Sarah Dessen
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Claudia and the Great Search

Summary

Claudia, who has always been very different from her sister, comes to the conclusion that she must be adopted.

©1990 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3

Summary

As Earth dies, an architect is commissioned to remote build a monument on Mars from the remains of a failed colony; a man who has transferred his consciousness into a humanoid robot discovers he's missing 30 percent of his memories and tries to discover why; bored with life in the underground colony of an alien world, a few risk life inside one of the whales floating in the planet's atmosphere; an apprentice librarian searching through centuries of SETI messages from alien civilizations makes an ominous discovery; a ship in crisis pulls a veteran multibot out from storage with an unusual assignment: pest control; the dead are given a second shot at life, in exchange for a five-year term in a zombie military program.   For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it's a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 3, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and 27 of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2017.

©2018 Neil Clarke (P)2020 Recorded Books

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No Choirboy

Summary

Imagine having everything taken away from you - permanently - with no hope of resuming a normal life. This is the case for many teenagers in America who are tried and convicted as adults for the crime of murder. Here Susan Kuklin takes you behind bars for frank interviews with a collection of young men who will spend the better part of their lives in jail. She lets them speak for themselves, providing the raw details of their incarceration and the anger, despair, and surprising hope they experience every day. Kuklin also provides an in-depth look at the American penal system, highlighting its many intricacies and inequities while focusing on capital cases involving juveniles. Chosen by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book, No Choirboy is an honest examination of a pervasive problem in America. A full cast of Recorded Books narrators captures each of these unique voices for a powerful audio experience.

©2008 Susan Kuklin (P)2009 Recorded Books

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Honolulu

5 ratings

Summary

Best-selling author Alan Brennert blends history and fiction to showcase Hawaii's dynamic past in this captivating novel. Set in the 1920s and 1930s, Honolulu explores the stark contrast between the image of the glamorous Hawaiian paradise portrayed to the mainland and the harsh reality of life on the island. With characters as vivid and richly descriptive as the history of Hawaii itself, this novel is sure to enthrall listeners.

©2009 Alan Brennert (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
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Claudia and Crazy Peaches

Summary

When Claudia's wacky Aunt Peaches moves to Stoneybrook, full of fun and expecting a baby, Claudia thinks she will have the time of her life, until one of Peaches's antics gets Claudia in trouble, and a fight ends in tragedy.

©1994 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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The Silver Kiss

Summary

In The Silver Kiss—Annette Curtis Klause’s critically acclaimed debut novel—life’s tough for 16-year-old Zoe Sutcliff. Her mom is dying, her dad is growing distant, and her best friend is moving. Sorting out her thoughts one night, Zoe sees a man lurking about. Taken aback at first, she finds herself drawn to the handsome stranger who seems to sense what’s in her heart. As the two exchange life stories, he makes a startling revelation. He’s a vampire bent on slaying a ruthless fiend—and he needs Zoe for more than just a blooddraining kiss.

©1990 Annette Curtis Klause (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Claudia and Mean Janine

3 ratings

Summary

The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Claudia's sister, Janine, is too busy being smart to be nice to anyone - even their grandmother, Mimi. But Claudia doesn't have to see Janine too much this summer, since the Baby-Sitters Club is starting a new play group. It's going to be so much fun! But then Mimi has a stroke, and the whole summer changes. Now Claudia is "Mimi-sitting," and Janine is no help at all. How can the Kishi sisters get along when Janine is always so mean?

©1987 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Claudia and the Middle School Mystery

1 rating

Summary

The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! For once, Claudia's studied really hard for her math test. And when she gets her paper back, it has an A- on it. All right! But then Claudia's math teacher calls her to his desk and accuses her of copying off of Shawna Riverson's test. Claudia can't believe it, and neither can the baby-sitters. Claudia would never cheat! And they're not going to rest until they help clear Claudia's name!

©1991 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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Claudia's Friend

Summary

Claudia is convinced that no one understands how difficult it is for her to do well in school, that is, until she meets Shea Rodowsky, a young boy with a learning problem.

©1993 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Through Black Spruce: International Edition

1 rating

Summary

Joseph Boyden's first novel, Three Day Road, was a Today Show Book Club selection. Through Black Spruce is the exceptional follow-up to his acclaimed debut. Cree bush pilot Will Bird lies comatose in a hospital while his wayward niece Annie arrives to sit in silent vigil by his side. Slowly their stories reveal two people previously separated by great distances, beaten and broken, and searching for some sense of where they belong in the world.

Public Domain (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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Keep out, Claudia

2 ratings

Summary

The hit series is back to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! The baby-sitters love getting new clients. So when the Lowells contact the club, everyone is thrilled. For Mary Anne, sitting for the Lowells is a snap, and the kids are adorable and obedient. But when Claudia meets the family, Mrs. Lowell will barely look her in the eye, and the kids are downright rude! The next time Mrs. Lowell calls the BSC, she requests another sitter - anyone but Claudia. Claudia has no idea what she did wrong, but the BSC won't rest until they find out!

©1992 Ann M. Martin (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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The Truth about Alice

1 rating

Summary

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody. Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice - and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

©2014 Jennifer Mathieu (P)2014 Recorded Books

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The Assault

2 ratings

Summary

In cycle two of the series, the Harbingers team investigates more unsettling mysteries that drive them to the breaking point. Will they be strong enough to keep overcoming the world's dark forces? Fast-paced and ongoing, this thrilling collection is like your favorite TV series, with each linked episode written by a talented author. The next wave of stories in the Harbingers Series arrives. Cycle two of the Harbingers series continues the story of four gifted strangers brought together to fight a growing darkness. In Bill Myers' "The Revealing", the team finds themselves in Rome trying to retrieve the mystical spear Hitler once owned - the very spear that pierced Christ's side. This task will take them from hidden chambers inside the Vatican to a mysterious seaside cave with powers they could never expect. Frank Peretti's "Infestation" unleashes a microscopic evil on the world that deceives, blinds, kills, then spreads. The Harbingers team must confront a monster bent on seducing and destroying mankind. In "Infiltration" by Angela Hunt, the team is wounded and barely holding together. Forced to split up, they realize their investigations have led them into dangerous waters. Alton Gansky's "The Fog" unleashes a supernatural mist unlike any other. There are vicious things in the fog that kill whatever they find. One team member realizes that the ultimate sacrifice may have to be made.

©2017 Bill Myers,Frank Peretti,Angela Hunt,and Alton Gansky (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Infinity Wars

Summary

Conflict is eternal We have always fought. War is the furnace that forges new technologies and pushes humanity ever onward. We are the children of a battle that began with fists and sticks, and ended on the brink of atomic Armageddon. Beyond here lies another war, infinite in scope and scale. But who will fight the wars of tomorrow? Join Elizabeth Bear, Indrapramit Das, Aliette de Bodard, Garth Nix, An Owomoyela, Peter Watts, and many, many more in an exploration of the furthest extremes of military science fiction.

©2016 Jonathan Strahan (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Neil Shah, Ali Ahn
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

Summary

With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own - no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight - a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It’s a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that’s just as good as Yoda’s - even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It’s up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it’s in his weirdness that his greatness lies.

©2012 Tom Angleberger (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Firebug

Summary

Ava is a firebug and she can start fires with her mind. However, she's caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She's one of its main hitmen and she doesn't like it one bit. Especially because her mother's death was ordered by Venus and Ava's boss. When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels and flees.

©2014 Lish McBride (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Lish McBride
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett

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Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back - and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip - along with art, music, and LEGO classes - to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help. But some crises are too big for Origami Yoda to handle alone: Form a Rebel Alliance the students must. United, can they defeat the FunTime Menace and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?

©2013 Tom Angleberger (P)2013 Recorded Books

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Invitation

6 ratings

Summary

In the first cycle of the Harbinger series, four strangers discover they have extraordinary gifts and are brought together to fight a growing darkness. Meet the members of the Harbingers team - each written by an acclaimed author - in four linked episodes! Four best-selling authors team up for thrilling supernatural suspense. Gathering four stories from four best-selling author friends, Invitation is the first collection in the ongoing Harbingers series. In "The Call" by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders...but there are some very disturbing strings attached. Frank Peretti's "The Haunted" confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house. In Angela Hunt's "The Sentinels", animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi's dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory. "The Girl" by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent - apparently not of this world - and something wants to kill her.

©2017 Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, Alton Gansky (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Probing

3 ratings

Summary

In cycle three of the series, the Harbingers team investigates more mysterious and fascinating supernatural occurrences in Hollywood, a small town in North Carolina, and elsewhere. Can they keep the growing darkness at bay? This fast-paced and ongoing collection plays like your favorite TV series, with each linked episode written by a talented author. In Myers's "Leviathan", the team heads to Hollywood for a taping of the new TV pilot, Live or Die, the Ultimate Reality. Little do they realize the depths of darkness they are about to enter - a darkness that, unless they stop it, will soon spread across the globe. Frank Peretti's "The Mind Pirates" offers a rousing story featuring bizarre visions and memories of a murder, a kidnapping by 17th-century pirates, and an earring with mysterious powers. The team must overcome the ruthless scheming of an evil, hidden nemesis. In "Hybrids" from Angela Hunt, the sight of two children chills the team to their bones. Seeking rest and relaxation, the four friends must instead find answers to the arrival and mission of two mysterious black-eyed children. In "The Village" from Alton Gansky, a visit to a guarded and secretive small town in North Carolina becomes the most challenging mystery they've ever faced - as they race to solve a problem they barely understand before time runs out. Cycle three of the Harbingers series offers more suspense, more chills, and a deeper look into the battle for light in a growing darkness.

©2017 Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Alice's Tulips

2 ratings

Summary

Best-selling author Sandra Dallas has won rave reviews for this tale set during the Civil War. When Alice Bullock's husband joins the Union Army, the young quilting enthusiast is left to deal with an Iowa farm and an imposing mother-in-law. And then her life turns upside down when she's accused of murder.

©2000 Sandra Dallas (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus

1 rating

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The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC - but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an "origami-free zone". Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet.

©2014 Tom Angleberger (P)2014 Recorded Books

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The Good Goodbye

2 ratings

Summary

Two cousins, Rory and Arden, lie unconscious in a hospital burn unit. The fire, which broke out in their shared college dorm room, killed another student, and the police want answers. Tension between Rory and Arden's parents was already at an all-time high before the fire, owing to a recent financial crisis and the decline of the family business. As the parents huddle anxiously in the waiting room, carefully avoiding the subject of their own unraveling relationships, disturbing truths come to light. This is the deeply moving story of a family's struggle to hold together while their secrets threaten to tear them apart. Carla Buckley is the author of The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction.

©2016 Carla Schwarz Buckley (P)2016 Recorded Books

Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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Persian Pickle Club

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The best-selling author of Alice’s Tulips and other popular novels, Sandra Dallas exhibits a well-honed talent for evoking the past. In The Persian Pickle Club, Dallas transports listeners to 1930s Kansas, where a club of quilters welcomes a new member—and then must turn to each other for support when a startling secret comes to light.

©1995 Sandra Dallas (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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The Rebel

1 rating

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The Rebel is the third and final installment in Gerald Brandt's near-future science fiction San Angeles series. Kris Merrill is a member of a small insurgent group operating within a multi-level metropolis that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border. Her attempt at rescuing Ian Miller failed, leaving her alone and her unborn son without a father. The insurgents don't trust her, Kai has disappeared completely, and Pat is trying to control how Kris should mourn the loss of Ian. Without the trust of the insurgents, Kris is relegated to low-level assignments for them, and trying desperately to keep her pregnancy a secret. She is alone. War has started between the corporations. The people living in the lower levels of San Angeles have become the victims, starving and being rounded up to be soldiers in the war. Torn between working with the insurgents as they become more like the corporations they are fighting, and helping the people of the lower levels, Kris doesn't know what to do. Facing the return of an enemy who will stop at nothing to have revenge, Kris struggles with loss and discovering who she really is.

©2017 Gerald Brandt (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn, James Colby
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
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The Fold

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An Na has earned critical raves for her young adult fiction. She has won the Michael L. Printz Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. In The Fold, she examines the complications surrounding teenage plastic surgery. Joyce is thrilled when her aunt becomes suddenly wealthy. But when her aunt decides Joyce needs a makeover, Joyce must decide if she is ready to go under the knife to become the popular swan she's always wanted to be.

©2008 An Na (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: An Na
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Harley in the Sky

Summary

The Greatest Showman meets This Is Us by way of Sarah Dessen in this heart-wrenching, hopeful contemporary novel about a multiracial teen who risks it all to follow her dreams by joining the circus, from the critically acclaimed author of Starfish. Harley Milano has dreamed of becoming a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her heart and soul that she would be up there herself one day. After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family, and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion, and collaboration. At the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past - and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, unforgettable examination of love, loyalty, and the hard choices we must make to find where we truly belong.

©2020 Akemi Dawn Bowman (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Julie

1 rating

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In this inspiring story, part of the six-book American Girl collection by Megan McDonald, a fun-loving San Francisco girl faces big changes. After her parents divorce, Julie moves away from her best friend, Ivy, to start over again in a new house and school. But before long, she learns to create a few changes of her own—from saving endangered eagles to celebrating the U.S. Bicentennial.

©2007 American Girl, LLC.; American Girl®, The American Girls Collection®, Julie™, Julie Albright™, Ivy™, and Ivy Ling (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Super Sad True Love Story

8 ratings

Summary

Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, creates a compelling reality in this tale about an illiterate America in the not-too-distant future. Lenny Abramov may just be penning the world’s last diary. Which is good, because while falling in love with a rather unpleasant woman and witnessing the fall of a great empire, Lenny has a lot to write about.

©2010 Gary Shteyngart (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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The Still Point of the Turning World

1 rating

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Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, and level-headed, but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education. But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to reevaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future.

©2013 Emily Rapp (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Author: Emily Rapp
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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I Hotel

Summary

Karen Tei Yamashita has been honored with the American Book Award and Janet Heidinger Kafka Award. A stunning portrait of Asian Americans in 1960s and ’70s San Francisco, I Hotel is a remarkable collection of 10 related novellas. Touching on such topics as Japanese internment camps and the Marcos dictatorship, the book presents readers with characters of rich design.

©2010 Karen Tei Yamashita (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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Above the East China Sea

1 rating

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Set on the island of Okinawa today and during World War II, this deeply moving and evocative novel tells the entwined stories of two teenage girls - an American and an Okinawan - whose lives are connected across 70 years by the shared experience of both profound loss and renewal. Luz, a contemporary U.S. Air Force brat, lives with her no-nonsense sergeant mother at Kadena Air Base. Luz's older sister, her best friend and emotional center, has died in the Afghan war. Unmoored by her death, unable to lean on her mother, Luz contemplates taking her own life. In l945, Tamiko has lost everyone - the older sister she idolized and her entire family - and finds herself trapped between the occupying Japanese and the invading Americans whom she has been taught are demons that live to rape. On an island where the spirits of the dead are part of life and the afterworld reunites you with your family, suicide offers Tamiko the promise of peace. As Luz tracks down the story of her own Okinawan grandmother, she discovers that the ancestral spirits work as readily to save her as they do to help Tamiko find a resting place. And as these two stories unfold and intertwine, we see how war and American occupation have shaped and reshaped the lives of Okinawans.

©2014 Sarah Bird (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout

Summary

When her troubles in school culminate in her being dropped back to the seventh grade, Claudia struggles with feelings of failure while adjusting to classmates outside of the Baby-sitters Club.

©1996 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 3 hrs
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Whiter than Snow

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Sandra Dallas sets this 1920s tale in a small mining town near Colorado’s majestic Tenmile Range. As nine children walk home from school, a spring avalanche thunders down from Jubilee Mountain—burying everything in its path. This compelling novel of survival, redemption, and faith skillfully reveals the backstory of each family affected by this tragedy.

©2010 Sandra Dallas (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 8 hrs
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My Freedom Trip

Summary

Frances and Ginger Park, authors of both children's books and young adult novels, based this inspiring and deeply affecting tale on their own mother's childhood. Winner of the International Reading Association Award, My Freedom Trip features a courageous girl named Soo who makes a desperate bid for freedom by journeying from North Korea to South Korea. Her father awaits across the border, but to achieve her new life, Soo must leave her mother behind.

©1998 Frances Park and Ginger Park (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: Ali Ahn
Length: 12 mins
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