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Strega Nona

3 ratings

Summary

Mix together an old witch, her magic pasta pot, and a greedy boy. What do you get? Mischief, wild adventure, and a big helping of fun! All the people in the little town of Calabria go to old Strega Nona for solutions to their troubles. From aching heads to broken hearts - Strega Nona can cure them all. But when she hires a lumbering boy named Big Anthony to help her, Strega Nona’s own troubles begin. Award-winning children’s author Tomie dePaola offers an original tale that will have listeners of all ages laughing out loud, especially with John McDonough’s gentle narration. He highlights all the whimsical humor of this charming story.

©1975 Tomie dePaola (P)1998 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 13 mins
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Sunwing

16 ratings

Summary

Shade, a young silverwing bat, is searching the countryside for his father when he discovers a huge glass building. When he flies inside, he finds a forest haven where, safe from predatory owls, hundreds of bats are finally living in the sunlight. But when he tries to find an exit, Shade quickly realizes that instead of a paradise, the building is really a prison. From there, bats are taken to laboratories, where they are fitted with bombs and used in human warfare. Even as Shade manages to escape, he knows that the fate of his entire species is in great peril. It’s up to him to foil the dark force that plots against the silverwings. Sunwing is the exciting continuation of Silverwing, which was lauded by Smithsonian magazine as a tour-de-force of fantasy. With John McDonough’s dramatic narration, Shade and his world soar with colorful life.

©2000 Kenneth Oppel (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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The Great Shame

3 ratings

Summary

Thomas Keneally, the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler’s List, is universally praised for crafting smooth narratives from authentic historical events. With The Great Shame, he turns his insightful eye toward the Irish struggle through the 19h century. In sharp contrast to much of Europe, Ireland was a terrible place to be during the 1800s. Many of the nation’s finest people set sail for America and Canada. Others were forcibly exiled to Australia for committing crimes as minor as shoplifting. And approximately one million perished when a widespread potato fungus fueled a devastating famine. But the Irish survived—on their homeland and spanning the globe—making profound contributions to the world. Epic in scope, this account captures the humanity of these events and ultimately emerges as a message of hope and glory. Keneally, an Australian with Irish bloodties, powerfully examines many shattered lives—including those of his own relatives. Narrator John McDonough brings a spirit to this extraordinary book that will not soon be forgotten.

©1998 The Serpentine Publishing Co., Ltd. (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 35 hrs and 50 mins
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Driven to Distraction

59 ratings

Summary

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

©1995 Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. All rights reserved. ©1995 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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The Holy Bible

6 ratings

Summary

A compilation of the Old and New Testament from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible. This compilation also includes the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha in between the Old and New Testaments. The complete list of narrators includes: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Pete Bradbury, Jeff Woodman, John McDonough, Nelson Runger, Norman Dietz, Richard Poe, Jack Garrett, Peter Fancis James, George Wilson, Robert O'Keefe, Christina Moore, Ed Sala, and Paul Hecht.

©1995, 1999 American Bible Society (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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Silverwing

60 ratings

Summary

Shade, a young silverwing bat, is the runt of his colony. Determined to show how brave he is, Shade breaks one of the ancient rules that governs the bats. As punishment, owls burn the bats' roost, forcing them to migrate earlier than normal. While on the trip south to the Hibernaculum, Shade becomes separated from his flock during a rain storm. His destination is millions of wing beats away. Now he must find a way to make the journey on his own. Along the way, he'll meet up with bats of different species--some friendly, some not. Shade will have to learn quickly which ones to trust if he's ever going to see his family again. A Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, Silverwing combines action, fantasy and factual information on bats into an unforgettable tale. John McDonough's soaring narration brings Shade and his colony to life.

©1997 Kenneth Oppel (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Brighty of the Grand Canyon

1 rating

Summary

Brighty, a shaggy young burro, lives wild and free in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He roams the steep cliffs with the squirrels and rabbits. But his favorite friend is Old Timer, the prospector who shares hot biscuits and calls him Bright Angel. One day Old Timer doesn't answer Brighty's loud "Eeeee-aw!" Instead, the friendly animal encounters a ruthless claim jumper. Will Brighty be able to bring the killer to justice and make the wilderness safe again? Marguerite Henry, author of the Newbery Award-winning classic Misty of Chincoteague, based this delightful story on the adventures of a real-life Grand Canyon burro. Brighty touched the hearts of all who knew him -even President Teddy Roosevelt. John McDonough's animated performance brings out the burro's joyous free spirit and courageous determination.

©1981 Marguerita Henry,Morgan Dennis and Charles Reid Dennis (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Wicked

55 ratings

Summary

Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil. Elphaba is born with green skin, a precocious mind, and a talent for magic. An outcast throughout her childhood in Munchkinland, she finally begins to feel as though she fits in when she enters the University in the Emerald City. While she hones her skills, she discovers that Oz isn't the Utopia it seems. She sets out to protect its unwanted creatures, becoming known as the Wicked Witch along the way. Narrator John McDonough draws you in to Maguire's magical world of witches and talking animals, making it possible to believe in a land somewhere over the rainbow.

©1995 Gregory Maguire (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
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Bear Snores On

Summary

Acclaimed author Karma Wilson tells a festive story about friendship and helping others when they are sad in this Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Selection. Bear is snuggled in his cave for the winter. He sleeps all day and all night. The cold wind can’t even wake him up. He just snores on. Then, one day, something unexpected happens, and he is woken up. John McDonough’s playful narration helps listeners become involved in these woodland creatures’ activities.

©2002 Karma Wilson (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 6 mins
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

2 ratings

Summary

In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in his classic The Great Railway Bazaar. From the Eurostar in London, he once again sets out on a journey to the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe, India and Asia. Infused with the changes that have shaped the exterior landscape and enriched with developments to his own perceptions and psychology, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is an absorbing and beautifully written follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar.

©2008 Paul Theroux (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Paul Theroux
Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
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At Home in Mitford

15 ratings

Summary

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.

©1994 Jan Karon (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
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Shepherds Abiding

2 ratings

Summary

Since he was a boy growing up in Mississippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind". Except for cooking and gardening and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands. And then he finds a derelict nativity scene: twenty figures, including a flock of sheep, that have suffered the indignities of time and neglect. Could he give the small company new life? Restore the camel's ear, repaint every piece, replace a missing nose on a wise man? "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" he reminds himself. It's when he imagines the excitement in Cynthia's eyes that he steps up to the plate and begins a small journey of faith that touches everyone around him. The eighth novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series is a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one's heart. Lovingly written, it seeks to restore the true Christmas spirit and give everyone a seat at Mitford's holiday table. Continue the holiday cheer with two more trips to Mitford with The Mitford Snowmen and Esther's Gift, both included in this audio edition.

©2001, 2002, 2003 Jan Karon (P)2003 Penguin Audiobooks and Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea

Summary

Mr. Putter is tired of living all alone, with no one to share his morning English muffins or his afternoon tea. He has many wonderful stories to tell, but no one to tell them to. What Mr. Putter needs is some good company. But good company is hard to find. This first adventure in award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's popular series introduces readers to a pair of friends who are just perfect for each other.

©1994 Cynthia Rylant (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 6 mins
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Mirror Mirror

1 rating

Summary

The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above the rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany and Umbria at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm - and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia - decadent children of a wicked pope -- no one can claim innocence for very long. When Borgia sends Don Vicente on a years-long quest, he leaves Bianca under the care -- so to speak - of Lucrezia. She plots a dire fate for the young girl in the woods below the farm, but salvation can be found in the dark forest as well. A lyrical work of stunning creative vision, Mirror Mirror gives fresh life to the classic story of Snow White - and has a truth and beauty all its own.

©2003 Gregory Maguire (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train

Summary

In Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog, Mr. Putter was dragged through the neighborhood and wrapped around trees when he helped Mrs. Teaberry with her dog. So when Mrs. Teaberry telephones Mr. Putter to tell him about a brilliant idea, he gets a little nervous. Besides, sometimes her ideas involve "running fast or wearing feathers." Mrs. Teaberry wants to take an afternoon train ride with Mr. Putter and their pets, Tabby and Zeke. Mrs. Teaberry hasn't ridden the train since 1938, so when they get to the train station, she is surprised to find that pets aren't allowed to ride. Now it's Mr. Putter's turn to think of a good idea. Cynthia Rylant's humorous characters and situations ensure great reading fun for young listeners. John McDonough's enthusiasm is perfect for this charming little book.

©1998 Cynthia Rylant (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears

1 rating

Summary

Fall is Mr. Putter and Tabby’s favorite time of year - a time to harvest juicy fruits and feast on baked goodies. But this year it’s not going to be so easy. Old age is making Mr. Putter’s legs, knees, and feet...cranky. Even his cat Tabby suffers from a cranky tail. But that won’t stop them! Mr. Putter comes up with a zingy way to pick the pears. And thanks to Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke, he and Tabby are showered with loads of yummy apple treats, but no pears - so no pear jelly. Can Mr. Putter find a way to get pear jelly after all? This Newbery Medal honoree and her characters in the Mr. Putter & Tabby series offer valuable lessons, such as the importance of never giving up, using your imagination, and trusting your friends. To the delight of listeners, John McDonough’s warm voice brings these charming characters to life.

©1995 Cynthia Rylant (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch

Summary

It's springtime, and Mr. Putter wants to paint his porch. He gets a bucket of pink paint and a big brush. Tabby keeps the paint rags from blowing away. All goes well until a squirrel jumps onto the porch railing. Creations of Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant, Mr. Putter and Tabby are both funny and endearing. Young readers will want to listen to their adventures again and again.

©2000 Cynthia Rylant (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn

Summary

Mr. Putter and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry both like music. He likes the broken hearts and big round heroes of opera. She likes the broken hearts and big-haired stars of country music. One day Mrs. Teaberry has one of her famous ideas. She and Mr. Putter will form their own band. Mr. Putter is a good sport. He buys a little horn and practices for hours. Finally, he decides that everyone will be happier if he uses the horn to hold up his tomato plant. Mrs. Teaberry, on the other hand, is very good at strumming her mandolin. It looks like Mrs. Teaberry will be the only person in the band. They'll call it "Plucking Without Putter." They both like that laugh-out-loud idea. A Newbery Medal honoree, Cynthia Rylant has created her own jolly, white-haired version of the Pied Piper. And John McDonough is the perfect narrator to entice children with Mr. Putter's humorous antics.

©1998 Cynthia Rylant (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 mins
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

7 ratings

Summary

A publishing event: number-one New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon returns - and invites her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford. After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion.  His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion - for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet. Dooley's brother, Sammy, still enraged by his mother's abandonment, destroys one of Father Tim's prized possessions. And Hope Murphy, owner of Happy Endings bookstore, struggles with the potential loss of her unborn child and her hard-won business.  All this as Wanda's Feel Good Cafe opens, a romance catches fire through an Internet word game, their former mayor hatches a reelection campaign to throw the bums out, and the weekly Muse poses a probing inquiry: Does Mitford still take care of its own?  Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon's characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.

©2014 Jan Karon (P)2014 Penguin Audio

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks

Summary

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they’re bored, and they’re out of orangesicles. So when their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they’re excited about an adventure. The boat makes them feel free! Plus they get orangesicles! But when it’s time to go home, there’s a little problem with Mrs. Teaberry’s good dog, Zeke. The 19th Mr. Putter & Tabby book has all the sly, sweet humor that has made the series a huge success. Cynthia Rylant’s perfect ear for rhythm and Arthur Howard’s comical illustrations continue to bring to life the quartet of characters readers know and love.

©2010 Cynthia Rylant (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 mins
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A Lion Among Men

3 ratings

Summary

In the much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion. While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz. A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City's approaching armies. Can those tarnished by infamy escape their sobriquets to claim their own histories, to live honorably within their own skins before they're skinned alive? Gregory Maguire's new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.

©2008 Gregory Maguire (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 12 hrs
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Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Summary

Christmas is coming! But Bear is sleeping, and his friends don't want him to snooze through the whole holiday season. So they wake him up and give him lots to do. Bear wraps presents, bakes treats, and decorates as much as he can. And the fun is just starting, because a special visitor just might make this the best Christmas yet. New York Times best-selling author Karma Wilson's Bear books enchant listeners with their loveable characters and timeless lessons.

©2004 Karma Wilson (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 6 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane

Summary

Ever since he was a boy, Mr. Putter has always loved planes. And he still loves playing with toys - even though he is pretty old. While visiting the toy store with his fine cat, Tabby, he decides to buy a brand new, red and white, remote-controlled biplane! Remembering when he was young, how he stayed awake at night wishing for such a toy, Mr. Putter thinks about the boy he met earlier that day. The boy was a little shy, clumsy and forgetful - just like Mr. Putter was when he was that age! Being the great guy he is, Mr. Putter does something very special for the boy. Newbery Award-winning author, Cynthia Rylant has numerous children's books to her credit, including the Henry and Mudge series and the Mr. Putter and Tabby series. John McDonough's thoughtful narration makes listening to the entire series a true delight.

©1997 Cynthia Rylant (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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A New Song

7 ratings

Summary

Jan Karon's millions of fans can't wait to sit down with her heartwarming and hilarious characters, who have a way of becoming family. In fact, readers and booksellers across the country kept Out to Canaan and At Home in Mitford on The New York Times best-seller list for months. In A New Song, Mitford's longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a small church on Whitecap Island. He and his wife, Cynthia, soon find that Whitecap has its own unforgettable characters: a church organist with a mysterious past, a lovelorn bachelor placing personal ads, a mother battling paralyzing depression. They also find that Mitford is never far away when circumstances "back home" keep their phone ringing off the hook. In this fifth novel of the beloved series, fans old and new will discover that a trip to Mitford and Whitecap is twice as good for the soul.

©1996 Jan Karon (P)1999 Penguin Audiobooks

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 5 hrs
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Bear Says Thanks

Summary

What better way for Bear to say thanks, than to have a big dinner with all his friends! Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks - a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There's just one problem: Bear's cupboards are bare! What is he to do?

©2012 Karma Wilson (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 4 mins
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Firewing

7 ratings

Summary

Griffin is just a newborn bat when he falls through an underground fissure into the most dangerous of all places, the Underworld - the land of the dead. Though his father, the heroic Shade, will try to rescue him, Griffin bravely sets off on his own adventure to find the Tree that will take him home. Will he make it? This companion to Silverwing and Sunwing is mesmerizing, full of extraordinary details and vibrant imagery.

©2003 Kenneth Oppel (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Bear Feels Sick

Summary

Karma Wilson's warm and inviting Bear books teach valuable life lessons to young listeners. One cool autumn day, Bear's friends decide to visit him, but he can't come out to play - poor Bear is sick. Never fear though, his woodland pals are working very hard to make him feel better. They bundle him up, make him broth, and even sing him lullabies. With all this love and attention, Bear will be back on his paws in no time.

©2007 Karma Wilson (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 5 mins
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Poppy

5 ratings

Summary

In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. He frequently reminds the trusting mice of his importance, as he snatches careless ones for his frequent meals. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge. Poppy, an ALA Notable Children's Book, is a warm and lively tale for young listeners and their parents. Through the award-winning talents of the master storyteller Avi, the tiny creature's far-ranging adventure provides a hearty lesson about bullies and celebrates the strength of a courageous spirit.

©1995 Avi (P)1998 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Avi
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Bear Feels Scared

Summary

Karma Wilson’s Bear books, featuring a heartwarming reading by series stalwart John McDonough, are endearing short tales cher­ished by young listeners. Here, Bear goes out for a walk only to quickly get hungry and start back to his lair for a snack. Soon he becomes lost in the dark, cold, and windy woods. Good thing he has a number of woodland friends to rescue him and get him back home safely.

©2008 Karma Wilson (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

Summary

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love reading their favorite books over and over. So when Mr. Putter sees a sign at the library that says “Read Aloud with Your Pet at Story Time,” he signs up! But then Mr. Putter's friend and neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, wants to join. If Mrs. Teaberry reads aloud at the library with her good dog, Zeke, who knows what will happen? With Zeke up to his usual tricks, story time might get too exciting!

©2014 Cynthia Rylant (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Hannah's Hope

Summary

Karen Kingsbury, the "queen of inspirational fiction" ( Time), delivers the heartwarming tale of a teen with just one Christmas wish - to be hugged by a father she scarcely remembers. When 15-year-old Hannah learns her biological father is USAF pilot Mike Connor, she's stunned. But with Mike now in harm's way, Hannah may never know if the daddy of her fading memories still loves her.

©2005 Karen Kingsbury (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake

Summary

Christmas is Mr. Putter's favorite time of the year. He starts thinking about Christmas presents in July. It's easy to buy gifts for the postman, the grocer, and the librarian. But he has to think very hard about a gift for his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry. Mrs. Teaberry likes strange things. She likes coconuts that look like monkey heads and tiny dresses that fit her teapots. She even likes fruitcake. That's it! He'll make her a good cake for Christmas, a light and airy one that won't break her toe if she drops it. He's never baked a cake before, but it should be a cinch. Among the delightful creations of this popular Newbery Medal honoree, Mr. Putter is perhaps the most comical and endearing. Narrator John McDonough is charming in the title role. Young readers will beg to hear all the Mr. Putter series again and again.

©1994 Cynthia Rylant (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Bear Wants More

Summary

The New York Times best-selling children’s author Karma Wilson has won many prizes such as the National Parenting Publications Children’s Resource Gold Award. Her story Bear Wants More is a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Selection. It’s springtime and Bear is waking up from his winter nap. He hasn’t had any food in a long time. Bear is HUNGRY! John McDonough’s exuberant narration will be loved by all young listeners hungry for a good story.

©2003 Karma Wilson (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 6 mins
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Tortilla Flat

5 ratings

Summary

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a Camelot on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude. As Steinbeck chronicles their deeds—their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking—he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.

Public Domain (P)2011 Penguin

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Froggy Gets Dressed

1 rating

Summary

On school reading lists throughout the country. Youngsters who struggle with buttons and zippers will enjoy hearing anyone can have trouble getting dressed - even frogs! Froggy can’t wait to play in the snow, but will he be able to pull together mittens, boots, and all those chilly weather layers? Children will laugh out loud as John McDonough narrates Froggy’s problems and the kid-pleasing sounds.

©1992 Jonathan London (P)1998 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 mins
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Sea Star

Summary

Each year along the Eastern seacoast, the wild ponies of Assateague Island are driven across a narrow strip of ocean to Chincoteague. There the shaggy, untamed ponies are sold. When young Paul and Maureen Beebe rescue a drowning newborn foal, they take her home to nearby Pony Farm. Now the foal has grown into their free-spirited pony, Misty, and has been the subject of a popular children's book. One day movie-makers appear on the farm, asking to make a motion picture about Misty and the other wild ponies. Paul and Maureen are beside themselves with excitement - until they learn their beloved pet will have to leave the farm. The children's surprising solution to their problem has touched the hearts of youngsters for generations. Newbery Award-winning author Marguerite Henry based this beguiling sequel to Misty of Chincoteague on real-life people and animals. Narrator John McDonough's warm-hearted performance whisks readers back to a gentler time and place.

©1977 Rand McNally & Co. (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Froggy Goes to Hawaii

Summary

Jonathan London delights children and their parents with his side-splitting tales of America’s favorite frog. In this flip-flopping episode, Froggy can’t wait to get to Hawaii. He’s got big plans! He’ll be surfing, swimming with the fish, and learning to dance the hula. But somehow, when lovable, trouble-prone Froggy’s around, nothing goes as planned.

©2011 Jonathan London (P)2011 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Smell the Roses

Summary

Mr. Putter wants Mrs. Teaberry's birthday to be extra special this year. So how about a trip to the conservatory to see the beautiful trees and plants and flowers? It will be heavenly. And it is! Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke sniff the air. They smell the roses. They learn the plant facts. It's the perfect celebration...until Zeke finds the banana tree. The Mr. Putter & Tabby early reader series has been long beloved by children, parents, and teachers. This new volume is as funny and endearing as ever.

©2015 Cynthia Rylant (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Life

Summary

Cynthia Rylant explores the beauty and tenacity of life. Life begins small, then grows. There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world's animals - including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more - Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity.

©2017 Cynthia Rylant (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat

Summary

It's summertime, and Mr. Putter and Tabby are tired of being hot. Their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are sweaty, too. Maybe a trip to the pond will cool them off. Mrs. Teaberry packs a lunch of apple tea, tomato sandwiches, and kiwi salad. Mr. Putter likes her funny food. When they get to the pond, they rent a boat and find a shady spot for a picnic. They share tall tales while they eat. Mr. Putter tells about the time he won a worm race. Mrs. Teaberry tells about winning $300 and spending it all on nail polish. Soon everyone's feeling cool as cucumbers. John McDonough's playful narrative makes every one of Mr. Putter's outings as delightful and engaging as the last. Young readers can't get enough of this lovable old character who sees the world through playful young eyes.

©1977 Cynthia Rylant (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 mins
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Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars

Summary

This charming book from Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant captures the peaceful magic of an evening stroll under the stars. After eating 21 of Mrs. Teaberry's delicious pineapple jelly rolls, Mr. Putter tries to calm his tummy on a nighttime walk with Tabby. As they gaze up at the stars, they are surprised to find they have company. Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke are also out for a walk - and Zeke has a stomachache, too.

©2007 Cynthia Rylant (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Drop the Ball

Summary

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps - too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!

©2013 Cynthia Rylant (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup

Summary

Mr. Putter and Tabby's stove, Bessie, is on the blink. Luckily, their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry is happy to share hers. But watch out - her good dog, Zeke, would much rather run than cook.

©2003 Cynthia Rylant (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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A House for Hermit Crab

Summary

Hermit Crab lives in a little shell house on the ocean floor. Wherever he crawls, he carries the shell on his back. He feels safe and snug in his cozy house. But in January, the shell begins to feel tight. Hermit Crab steps out of his safe house into the open sea. Without his shell, the ocean floor seems frightening. Large, hungry fish swim all around. When Hermit Crab finds a bigger, empty shell, he wiggles into it. It feels just right. But it’s so plain. Will he ever feel at home in his new house? Popular children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle captivates young readers with this delightful tale of a young crab growing up. With the available print and audio book combination, youngsters will enjoy seeing the beauty of Hermit Crab as he changes and the amazing ocean world around him. Narrator John McDonough provides the perfect voice for the young crab as he increases both in size and self-confidence.

©1987 Eric Carle Corp. (P)1998 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Eric Carle
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Abraham Lincoln

Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tried by War, James M. McPherson is acclaimed as the greatest living Civil War historian. In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House. This concise yet comprehensive account reveals why Lincoln still remains a quintessential American icon.

©2009 Oxford University Press, Inc. (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Deep South

1 rating

Summary

One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked. Paul Theroux has spent 50 years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his 10th travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America - the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road "the plantation". He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families - the unsung heroes of the South, the people who, despite it all, never left, and those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose "great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself - and thus, to challenge us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

©2015 Paul Theroux (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Paul Theroux
Category: History, Americas
Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Woodrow Wilson

2 ratings

Summary

John Milton Cooper, Jr., is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s preeminent Woodrow Wilson biographers. This thoroughly researched profile of America’s 28th president is universally hailed for its scholarship and insight into the life and career ofone of the nation’s most polarizing leaders.

©2009 John Milton Cooper, Jr. (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 35 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Eats Out

Summary

Froggy is going out to dinner with his parents for their anniversary. He's hoping for burgers and flies, but Froggy's mother tells him Chez Yum is a very fancy restaurant. Froggy puts on his best clothes. He even has to wash. At the restaurant, Froggy's mother warns him to "be neat, be quiet, and don’t put your feet on the table." It’s just too much to ask of a lively little frog. Froggy can’t help himself, he sucks on ice and sugar, he slurps spaghetti and flies and he flops and sings. When he sees Frogilina, a cute girl frog from his school, across the room, he’s so embarrassed he crawls under the table. Then the real fun begins. Full of fun words, Froggy Eats Out brings to life the dreaded fancy dinner that all children can relate to. John McDonough’s tongue-twisting narration will have youngsters giggling along with the irrepressible Froggy.

©2001 Jonathan London (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Rides a Bike

Summary

Author Jonathan London’s beloved Froggy books have been called “endearingly wry [and] easy to love” by Kirkus Reviews. Froggy is so excited he can’t believe it. Today is the day that his dad is going to buy him a shiny new bike! But when he arrives home with the new bike, Froggy quickly discovers he doesn’t know how to ride it!

©2006 Jonathan London (P)2006 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog

Summary

Old Mr. Putter and old Mrs. Teaberry are neighbors. When Mrs. Teaberry hurts her foot, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, offer to walk her little dream dog, Zeke, for a week. But Zeke is no dream dog. Zeke is a nightmare. On the first day, he drags Mr. Putter and Tabby through the neighborhood. On the second day, he wraps them around trees. On the third day, he chases big dogs until the big dogs turn around and chase them. If they don't think of a way to get Zeke under control, they won't make it through the next four days. Award-winning author Cynthia Rylant's amusing lesson on the power of positive reinforcement will bring a smile to any listener. John McDonough's jolly reading is perfect for this charming little book with the delightfully funny ending.

©1994 Cynthia Rylant (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
Available on Audible
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President Pennybaker

Summary

Kate Feiffer is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer. In President Pennybaker, Luke Pennybaker is sick of chores, school, and homework. Life just doesn't seem fair! So Luke decides it's time for a kid president, and during a time-out in his room he gets the idea for a "Pennies for Pennybaker" campaign. He gets a lot more support than expected - but is he really ready to be President Pennybaker?

©2008 Kate Feiffer (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Kate Feiffer
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Gideon's Gift

1 rating

Summary

Karen Kingsbury, author of 24 books, has warmed the hearts of millions with her tales of miracles. Gideon's Gift captures a Christmas miracle that touches a frail young girl and a gruff homeless man. Eight-year-old Gideon Mercer loves to help people, but she has leukemia. When her illness goes into remission at Christmas, she is sure this miracle is a gift from God. So to celebrate, she and her father volunteer to serve meals at a mission for the homeless. She meets dirty, sullen Earl Badgett there, and although he refuses her friendship, she gives him a small gift. This one act will lead to a series of miracles that will change the rest of Gideon's and Earl's lives, and affect countless others. A story of faith, charity, and rebirth, Gideon's Gift is sure to inspire all listeners with its message of love. John McDonough, critically acclaimed for his colorful narrations of Jan Karon's Mitford books, adds a special warmth to each word.

©2002 Karen Kingbury (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Ragweed and Poppy

Summary

The first new book about Poppy in more than 10 years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi. How did Ragweed and Poppy meet and become friends? This audiobook tells their hilarious story! Adventurous golden mouse Ragweed is on a freight train leaving the city of Amperville. On his journey, he meets Lotar, a young, annoying, and lost raccoon who’s desperate to reunite with his mother. Though Ragweed doesn’t really want to help the raccoon, by doing so he winds up in Dimwood Forest.  Ragweed is now ready to strike off on his own, but it’s not long before he hears a cry for help. Following the sound of the voice, he finds a cage with a deer mouse trapped inside. When he asks the mouse’s name, she replies, "Poppy."  The way Ragweed comes to Poppy's aid, and how Poppy comes to his, is how their rousing and fateful friendship begins. As for that annoying raccoon, he keeps getting in the way. Fans of animal stories and especially of the beloved previous books in the Poppy series will love Ragweed and Poppy!

©2005 Avi (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Avi
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Joyful Noise

Summary

Grasshoppers, waterstriders, and fireflies light up the pages of this rib-tickling book of poetry for two voices. Written as spirited duets, the poems ring with the love songs of book lice, the serenades of moths, and a choir of cicadas. Each one is a treat, filled with busy insect life. In addition to the voices of these frisky critters, there are also fascinating tidbits about their lives and habits. The digger wasp lays eggs underground, musing that it will never see their generation. Joyful Noise is a marvelous concoction of music and imagery, sound and sense, brilliantly narrated by four of Recorded Books, Inc.’s most gifted readers. Paul Fleischman, an award-winning author of children’s books, has received critical acclaim for this collection of poems. Joyful Noise is an ALA Notable Children’s Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a Newbery Medal Winner. It won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction/Poetry, it was selected for The Horn Book Fanfare Honor List, and was designated a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Language Arts by the NCTE.

©1988 Paul Fleischman (P)1997 Recorded Books. LLC

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Froggy Goes to the Library

Summary

Froggy loves the library! When Froggy and Mom and Pollywogilina set out for the library, Froggy brings a wheelbarrow to hold all the books he plans to borrow. There are so many to choose from: dinosaur books! Books about Space Frog! Froggy is so excited that he forgets to use his indoor voice. Listeners will enjoy Froggy's antics, and so does Miss Otterbottom, the librarian. "Come again soon, Froggy," she says.

©2016 Jonathan London (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Day of Tears

1 rating

Summary

As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 “family” members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: “This ain’t rain. This is God’s tears.” Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy. All the shrieks and groans, the betrayal and fury, the sorrow and regret are here in the stark, vivid monologues that pour from the souls of master and slave, auctioneer and observer during this “Weeping Time.”

©2005 Julius Lester (P)2006 Recorded Books

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Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book

1 rating

Summary

While the snow swirls outdoors and the fire crackles in the hearth, Mr. Putter decides to write a mystery book. But he soon learns that writing isn't as easy as he thought it would be. John McDonough's cozy voice artfully captures the whimsical flavor of Cynthia Rylant's gentle humor and endearing characters. Kids simply adore the books of this Newbery Award winner and Best Book of the Year honoree.

©2004 Cynthia Rylant (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Stormy, Misty's Foal

Summary

A terrible storm is brewing, and the tide is rising quickly. Meanwhile, Misty - the famous mare of Chincoteague - is about to give birth! Will Misty and her baby survive? This is the thrilling story of how a hurricane destroyed the wild herds of Assateague, and how strength and love helped rebuild them. Misty of Chincoteague has been delighting millions since its publication in 1947. Like the favorite classic, this sequel features siblings Paul and Maureen Beebe's special relationship with their ponies, and is filled with fascinating horse lore and amusing regional color. Both books are richly narrated by John McDonough, whose talent for conveying genuine emotion greatly enhances their drama. Marguerite Henry is the Newbery Medal-winning author of many beloved horse stories, including Justin Morgan Had a Horse.

©1991 Simon & Schuster (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Goes to Camp

Summary

Jonathan London’s endearing Froggy books teach young listeners valuable lessons about growing up through the humorous adventures of a plucky amphibian. It’s an exciting time for Froggy - his parents are taking him to summer camp! There, he’ll swim, practice archery, and make many new friends. He’ll also get into a little bit of swampy mischief.

©2008 Jonathan London (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Plays T-Ball

Summary

Jonathan London's acclaimed Froggy series stars a charming amphibian that young listeners have come to love. Froggy's adventures have taken him to school, restaurants, and even soccer fields. This time around, he's headed to the baseball diamond to play T-ball with all of his pals, including his best friend, Max. But Froggy doesn't seem to be a very good ballplayer - that is until the final inning when the game is on the line!

©2007 Jonathan London (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Bear Sees Colors

Summary

Explore colors with Bear in the first of a new concept picture book series from the New York Times best-selling creators of Bear Snores On. Colors, colors everywhere! Can you find colors just like Bear? Karma Wilson's playful text creatively introduces colors to the youngest Bear fans, who will delight in discovering a rainbow of fun.

©2014 Karma Wilson (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race

Summary

Beloved children's author and Newbery Medal recipient Cynthia Rylant's warm-hearted Mr. Putter and Tabby books tickle listeners' funny bones. There's going to be a marathon for the town's senior citizens, and Mrs. Teaberry and her dog, Zeke, are ready to join up. To make the race even more fun, she asks her friendly neighbors, Mr. Putter and his cat, Tabby, to join them.

©2008 Cynthia Rylant (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Freedom's Forge

4 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Arthur Herman pens this fascinating look at how two businessmen turned the U.S. into a military powerhouse during World War II. In 1940, FDR asked General Motors CEO William Knudsen to oversee the production of guns, tanks, and planes needed for the war. Meanwhile, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser presided over the building of “Liberty ships” - vessels that came to symbolize America’s great wartime output.

©2012 Arthur Herman (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Trail of Tears

Summary

A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the "trail where they cried". John McDonough narrates with thoughtful gravity. The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed.

©1988 John Ehle (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: John Ehle
Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Diamond Willow

Summary

Award-winning author Helen Frost takes us into the breathtaking Alaskan winter landscape in this thrilling adventure with a touch of fantasy. Twelve-year-old Willow - whose heritage is both Athabascan Indian and European - wants nothing more than to mush the sled dogs to her grandparents’ home. After pressing her parents for some time, she is finally allowed to go alone. But when she commits a critical mistake, Willow wonders how she’ll ever make things right again.

©2008 Helen Frost (P)2009 Recorded Books

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Bear's New Friend

1 rating

Summary

With fun-loving rhymes and a curious mystery to solve, Bear's New Friend, from acclaimed children's author Karma Wilson, is sure to become a new favorite of kids everywhere. A warm and fuzzy reading from narrator John McDonough makes this a delightful listen for youngsters and adults alike.

©2006 Karma Wilson (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Karma Wilson
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy's Best Babysitter

Summary

Author of over 80 books for children, Jonathan London has received numerous awards, including IRA and Children’s Book Council selections for his Froggy series. In Froggy’s Best Babysitter, Froggy’s parents are out for the night, and have left him with a brand-new babysitter. Froggy tries to make her job easy by feeding his little sister dinner and giving himself a bath - but Froggy has a way of causing mischief no matter how simple the task.

©2009 Jonathan London (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope

Summary

Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, like winter. But when the snow is deep outside and there's nothing to do inside, even a cozy winter day can be a little slow. Not for long! When Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, pull two sleds out of the garage, the four friends head for the sledding slope for the wildest ride ever. Maybe winter is not so slow after all!

©2016 Cynthia Rylant (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell

Summary

Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant is widely recognized for the consistent excellence of her tales for young readers. Her Mr. Putter & Tabby stories have won immense popularity, and the 20th book in the series, Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell, showcases Rylant at her very best. When Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school - just for one day - he soon finds that he’ll need a few tricks up his sleeve (pet tricks, that is) to keep the kids entertained.

©2011 Cynthia Rylant (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Spin the Yarn

Summary

Mr. Putter and his faithful cat Tabby love their neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke. They are always bringing over yummy food - but all Mr. Putter and Tabby do in return is eat! Mrs. Teaberry's knitting party seems like the perfect time to return the favor. But when Mr. Putter goes to serve tea to the ladies at the party, things end up in quite a tangle!

©2006 Cynthia Rylant (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Goes to Grandma's

Summary

Froggy has a ball visiting Grandma! When Froggy and his family go to visit Grandma, they look forward to all kinds of fun: a baseball game, a trip to the amusement park, a visit to the museum to see the Frogga Lisa. But best of all is cooking with Grandma and learning to make her specialty, spaghetti with fly sauce. Froggy's antics everywhere he goes will delight his many fans. Froggy Goes to Grandma's is the 28th book about lovable, well-intentioned Froggy.

©2017 Jonathan London (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Poppy and Rye

1 rating

Summary

Poppy has saved the creatures of Dimwood Forest from the terrible owl who killed her beloved Ragweed. Now she intends to travel west, to tell Ragweed’s family the sad news. With her grumpy, but loyal porcupine friend Ereth by her side, the spirited deermouse sets out on a journey that will test her courage, but also lead her to a new love. Along the way, Poppy meets a charming golden mouse who looks like Ragweed, and together on the meadow, they dance a silent dance of love at first sight. But when Poppy reaches her destination, she finds that Ragweed’s family is in trouble. Greedy, dam-building beavers are taking over their valley home. Once again it is up to Poppy to save the day. Of course, it can be very helpful to have a porcupine on your side. This is the highly anticipated sequel to Avi’s Horn Book Award-winning, best-selling Poppy. The colorful creatures of Avi’s legendary imagination spring to life with narrator John McDonough’s warm, grandfatherly reading.

©1998 Avi (P)1999 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Avi
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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How To Read and Why

1 rating

Summary

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Berg Professor of English at New York University, and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. He has written more than 20 books of literary criticism. From a lifetime of writing and teaching about literature, this great scholar exhorts readers to consider the pleasures and benefits of reading well. Beginning with a basic question, "Why read?" Bloom offers his thoughts on works that form the canon of great literature. Short stories, poems, novels, and plays are held up to the light of Bloom's considerable intellect. Here are the authors that bear reading again and again, including Turgenev and Tennyson, Cervantes,and Shakespeare. Harold Bloom's many honors include a MacArthur Prize, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Academy's Gold Medal for Criticism. As he shares his passion for literature, his discussion is made even more enthralling through John McDonough's warm narration.

©2000 Harold Bloom (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Harold Bloom
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Commodore

Summary

Acclaimed historian Edward J. Renehan, Jr. - author of Dark Genius of Wall Street - draws upon previously unreleased documents to deliver the definitive biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the 19th-century transportation tycoon who accumulated the largest private fortune in U.S. history. This is the definitive biography of a man whose influence on American business was unsurpassed in his day - or any other.

©2007 Edward J. Renehan Jr. (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Big Pumpkin

Summary

The old witch wants a pumpkin pie. First she plants a pumpkin seed. She weeds and waters and waits. A tiny sprout pokes through the ground, and soon a small pumpkin appears. It grows, and it grows some more. When Halloween is only hours away, the witch decides it is finally time to bake the pie. But first she must somehow pull the huge pumpkin off the vine. With her fun-filled tale, popular children’s author Erica Silverman teaches a gentle lesson in friendship and cooperation. Narrator John McDonough’s lively portrayal of the old witch and each of her spooky companions will have youngsters laughing out loud.

©1992 Erica Silverman (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Froggy Picks a Pumpkin

Summary

Froggy and friends enjoy a back-to-school ritual: a trip to the pumpkin patch. Froggy can't wait to pick a pumpkin. He plans to carve a jack-o'-lantern and make a pumpkin pie. Prizes are given for the biggest, smallest, and prettiest pumpkin, but when Froggy trips and smashes his pumpkin, he takes home a special prize - for the ugliest pumpkin!

©2019 Jonathan London (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Centerburg Tales

1 rating

Summary

A companion to Homer Price, these imaginative and outlandish tales from all-American Centerbury will leave you in stitches. There's Grampa Hercules and his never-ending tall tales, Dulcy Dooner, the uncooperative citizen, unbusinesslike Uncle Ulysses and his friendly lunchroom, the flustered sheriff, the pompous judge, and more. In Centerburg, along with the routine of day-to-day living, the most preposterous things keep happening. But nothing fazes Homer Price!

©1951, 1977 Robert McCloskey (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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To Be Where You Are

9 ratings

Summary

A New York Times Best Seller Number one New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon returns with the 14th novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. Wounds heal, bonds grow stronger, and celebrations continue.... Welcome back to beloved Mitford.  After 12 years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows. Millions of Karon fans will be thrilled that it's life as usual in the wildly popular Mitford series: A beloved town character lands a front-page obituary, but who was it, exactly, who died? And what about the former mayor, born the year Lindbergh landed in Paris, who's still running for office? All this, of course, is but a feather on the wind compared to Muse editor J.C. Hogan's desperate attempts to find a cure for his marital woes. Will it be high-def TV or his pork-chop marinade? In fiction, as in real life, there are no guarantees. Twenty minutes from Mitford at Meadowgate Farm, newlyweds Dooley and Lace Kavanagh face a crisis that devastates their bank account and impacts their family vet practice. But there is still a lot to celebrate, as their adopted son, Jack, looks forward to the most important day of his life - with great cooking, country music, and lots of people who love him. Happily, it will also be a day when the terrible wound in Dooley's biological family begins to heal because of a game - let's just call it a miracle - that breaks all the rules. In To Be Where You Are, Jan Karon weaves together the richly comic and compelling lives of two Kavanagh families, and a cast of characters that listeners around the world now love like kin.

©2017 Jan Karon (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
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Froggy's Birthday Wish

Summary

Jonathan London is the beloved author of 24 tales featuring Froggy, one of the most perennially popular characters in all of children's literature. In this fun-filled addition to the series, Froggy is hop-hop-hopping mad when everyone seems to forget his birthday. But then he's treated to a surprise party that has him flop-flop-flopping with glee.

©2015 Jonathan London (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Freddy the Politician

Summary

Mr. Bean knows he has the smartest animals in the state of New York. He's just not sure they can care for his farm by themselves while he takes his wife on vacation. So to show how responsible they are, Freddy the pig and his friends start their own bank and their own animal republic. But a hotly contested election between a plain-spoken cow and a wily woodpecker might be more than even Freddy can handle.

©1967 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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Come Rain or Come Shine

6 ratings

Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Jan Karon returns - with the story listeners have been waiting for. Over the course of 10 Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first featured in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh's adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple. So, the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun. An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis. And, once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends. Piece of cake, right? In Come Rain or Come Shine, Jan Karon delivers the wedding that millions of Mitford fans have waited for. It's a June day in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small, and you're invited - because you're family. By the way, it's a pretty casual affair, so come as you are and remember to bring a tissue or two. After all, what's a good wedding without a good cry?

©2015 Jan Karon (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Mr Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans

Summary

In this delightful tale by Newbery Award winner Cynthia Rylant, Mr. Putter doesn't share Mrs. Teaberry's enthusiasm for a class on 100 ways to cook beans. And yet - finding it hard to say no to his kind friend - he attends the class with her anyhow, expecting to be bored. But his cat, Tabby, and Mrs. Teaberry's dog, Zeke, soon bring more excitement to bean cooking than Mr. Putter could ever imagine - even in his wildest dreams.

©2009 Cynthia Rylant (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Let's Go, Froggy!

Summary

Froggy wakes up to a beautiful day. The sun is shining. Butterflies and birds fill the air. To top it all off, he and his father are going for a bike ride. Froggy hops out of bed - flop, flop - and gets dressed - zap, zip, zoop! Then he shouts, "I’m re-e-a-d-y!" But before they can go, Froggy must find his helmet. Then he can’t remember where he put his butterfly net. And he’s getting hungry. Will Froggy and his father ever go bike riding? Young listeners who sometimes lose their favorite toys or clothes will enjoy hearing about Froggy’s hilarious search for his mislaid things. Let’s Go, Froggy! is an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice. John McDonough will keep listeners laughing out loud with his animated narration of Froggy and the kid-pleasing sounds.

©1994 Jonathan London (P)1999 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Freddy and Simon the Dictator

Summary

Warnings had been printed in the Bean Home News and the Centerboro Guardian, but nobody paid much attention to them. An animal revolt? "Preposterous!" said the Beans and all the other humans.But it's true - and the outrages begin: cars are stopped and overturned all over the county, farmers starting out to do their morning chores are driven back into the house, and the cows refuse to come in at milking time. In Centerboro, cats are insolent to their mistresses and horses go out of their way to insult people on the street. Simon the rat is determined to turn the farm into a dictatorship and Mr. Camphor has been persuaded (much against his better judgment) to run for governor of New York State. Herb Garble shows up, Jinx defects to the enemy (or does he?), and Freddy - that inimitable pig! - goes to work as the political boss of Otesaraga County. Freddy and Simon the Dictator is classic Brooks, in which the master of barnyard hilarity has a lot of fun satirizing politics and - especially - politicians.

©1956 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Treasury of Christmas Miracles

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury - the “queen of inspirational fiction” (Time) - is acclaimed for her poignant, uplifting tales. Here, Kingsbury recounts a series of true stories about people whose lives were changed by the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. Each story offers proof of God’s presence today - and a joyous reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.

©2001 Karen Kingsbury (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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Ereth's Birthday

Summary

Belching beavers, this is the worst birthday ever for Ereth, the prickly old porcupine! Even his best friend, Poppy the deer mouse, seems to have forgotten about him. If Ereth wants a present, it looks like he’ll just have to get it for himself. But when his quest for salt leads him instead to foster parenthood of a litter of boisterous fox kits, a bad birthday becomes the least of Ereth’s worries. Return to the Dimwood Forest setting of Poppy and Poppy and Rye for an adventure that’s pure fun.

©2000 Avi (P)2002 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Avi
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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The Lion's Pride

Summary

Family memoirs and previously unpublished material provide the backdrop for this poignant portrait of a man whose heroic idealism inspired a nation. Edward Renehan's graceful prose allows listeners a close-up look at an entire family of larger-than-life heroes. Theodore Roosevelt taught his sons that wealth and influence were inextricably bound up with a duty to defend democracy to the death. His own exemplary conduct in the Spanish-American War helped win the war for the United States. Later, as the world watched the "Great War" escalate in Europe, Roosevelt's four sons competed with one another to be the first at the front lines. The pride of watching his sons live up to his high expectations was bittersweet: Roosevelt's youngest was killed in action, and two were seriously wounded. Informative and insightful, this family saga reveals the powerful bond between a devoted father and his children. John McDonough's impeccable narration exposes the complexity of the Rough Rider who espoused the warrior way of life but sorely regretted the tragedy his ideals visited upon his sons.

©1998 Edward Renehan (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Froggy Bakes a Cake

Summary

Jonathan London serves up another winner in the widely adored Froggy series. What should Froggy do for his mother’s birthday? He could make a cake! Of course whenever Froggy does anything it never turns out exactly as he expects. Froggy mixes up the flour, the sugar, the chocolate candy his mother had hidden since Halloween, and a whole box of baking powder - what could possibly go wrong? John McDonough cheerfully and exuberantly narrates this tale of mishaps and family fun.

©2000 Jonathan London (P)2005 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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These High, Green Hills

4 ratings

Summary

At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector. Add a life-changing camping trip, the arrival of the town's first policewoman, and a new computer that requires the patience of a saint, and you know you're in for another engrossing visit to Mitford, the little town that readers everywhere call home.

©1996 Jan Karon (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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In This Mountain

2 ratings

Summary

Father Tim and Cynthia have been at home in Mitford for three years since returning from Whitecap Island. In the little town that's home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. As he and Cynthia gear up for a year-long ministry across the state line, a series of events sends shock waves through his faith, and the whole town of Mitford. In her seventh novel in the best-selling Mitford Years series, Jan Karon delivers surprises of every kind, including the return of the man in the attic and an ending that no one in Mitford will ever forget.

©2002 Jan Karon (P)2002 Penguin Audiobooks

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
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Out of Oz

8 ratings

Summary

The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times best-selling series the Wicked Years Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who's knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. Yet amid all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom - and her legacy - in an Oz wracked by war. The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the best-selling series that began with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises - the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Gregory Maguire (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 28 hrs and 44 mins
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Camille

Summary

First published in 1848, Camille captivated Paris and has inspired countless adaptations. This classic story of love and loss is based on the author’s real-life affair with courtesan Marie Duplessis. Also known as The Lady of the Camellias, the novel follows the courtesan Marguerite Gautier through her tumultuous love affair with handsome—but middle class—Armand Duval. Before their passionate affair is over, one lover must give up everything.

Public Domain (P)2006 Recorded Books,LLC

Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Freddy and the Ignormus

Summary

A series of robberies has disrupted the peaceful life at the Bean Farm. First, food disappears from The First Animal Bank. Then sheets and shirts vanish from a clothesline. By the time oats are stolen from the barn, everyone is suspicious and upset. Soon, the animals even suspect Freddy!Who, or what, is responsible for the crimes? What is the mysterious white shape in the Great Woods? When the animals get threatening letters demanding food in exchange for their safety, it's up to Freddy to solve the mystery of the Ignormus - even if it means going into the Great Woods alone. The Freddy books are beloved classics of children's literature. With their lively friendships and adventures, the perceptive pig and his barnyard companions have delighted generations of young readers. Veteran narrator John McDonough conveys each line with gentle humor and warmth.

©1969 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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Froggy Goes To the Doctor

Summary

No school today. It’s time for Froggy’s check-up at the doctor’s office. At first he is excited, but then he begins to worry. What if the doctor wants to give him a shot? Froggy’s many adventures, including Froggy Gets Dressed, tickle the funnybones of both beginning readers and their parents. John McDonough’s sunny narration highlights the energy of a young frog who always escapes trouble with a jump and a smile.

©2002 Jonathan London (P)2002 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Froggy Builds a Treehouse

Summary

Jonathan London has captured the imagination of children everywhere with his beloved tales starring Froggy, a precocious yet lovable frog who just can’t help landing himself in trouble. In this fun-filled escapade, Froggy decides to build a tree house - with Dad’s help, of course. The tree house promises to be the ideal place for pizza parties. But Frogilina gets hop-hop-hopping mad when Froggy says that his treehouse is for "Boys only!"

©2011 Jonathan London (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Catch the Cold

Summary

Newbery medal-winner and recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, Cynthia Rylant instills gentle humor into this cozy read. When Mr. Putter goes outside without a hat on, he catches a cold. Tabby tries to make Mr. Putter feel better, but "colds aren't so much fun when you're old." Yet his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke know just the thing to help Mr. Putter recover.

©2002 Cynthia Rylant (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Freddy and the Popinjay

1 rating

Summary

A robin with poor eyesight has mistaken Freddy the pig's tail for a worm. Putting aside the poem he is writing, Freddy decides to help the poor bird solve his problem. But the solution just seems to lead to bigger problems.For over half a century, the Freddy books have delighted generations of children.

©1977 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Froggy Plays Soccer

Summary

The night before the big soccer game, Froggy is so excited he can’t get to sleep. But morning comes, and he’s ready to go. If the Dream Team beats the Wild Things, they win the City Cup. It’s zap, zeep, znap, and Froggy’s in his uniform. On the way to the game his dad reminds him: "Head it! Boot it! Knee it! Shoot it! But don’t use your hands!" The game starts, and Froggy is on the field. He does some cartwheels, he picks some flowers and his nose. With a minute left to go the game is tied, and the ball is headed straight for Froggy. Can Froggy keep his mind on the game and his hands off the ball long enough to save the day? Young listeners will cheer along with John McDonough’s lively narration as Froggy flops his way toward victory.

©1999 Jonathan London (P)2000 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Froggy's First Kiss

Summary

It’s a week before Valentine’s Day, and Froggy’s thoughts are full of candy. Then he sees Frogilina. She’s the new girl in school and the cutest frog he has ever seen. Every time she gets close to him, his insides feel wiggly, his mind wanders, and bonk!, he hits his head. Froggy thinks he’s in love until Frogilina gives him a big kiss, smack, on the lips. Now he’s not so sure. Froggy’s class makes paper valentines, and he makes an extra special one that says "I Love You." But now, with everyone teasing him, who will be Froggy’s Valentine? Young listeners who are wondering if they want to be a little more grown-up will enjoy hearing Froggy’s humorous tale as he discovers that there is more to Valentine’s Day than candy. John McDonough’s spirited narration will have kids giggling as they flop along with Froggy through his first crush.

©1998 Jonathan London (P)2000 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 mins
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Froggy's Baby Sister

Summary

Jonathan London’s award-winning Froggy books teach young listeners valuable lessons. Froggy can’t wait for his baby brother to arrive. But when the big day comes, Froggy receives quite a shock - instead of a little brother, he has a little sister, Pollywogilina. Ever optimistic, Froggy makes the best of things and soon he’s teaching her how to catch flies. Young listeners and parents will delight as Froggy sets a good example for his little sister.

©2003 Jonathan London (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Bathed in Prayer

3 ratings

Summary

A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times best-selling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon. Over the course of 14 novels, millions have fallen in love with the faith, encouragement, and wisdom that are at the very heart of Jan Karon's Mitford series. Now, for the first time, listeners will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of the novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from author Jan Karon, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her.  Full of advice and inspiration from the characters that fans have followed for years, this compilation will soon become a staple for any Mitford fan.

©2018 Jan Karon (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Author: Jan Karon
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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Lords of Sipan

Summary

This is the riveting true story of grave robbers who discovered and plundered Sipan Temple, and Dr. Walter Alva, the resourceful, strong-willed archaeologist who attempts to excavate the remains of the site while under siege by smugglers and collectors. Archaeology buffs as well as adventure-novel listeners will delight in this true-crime thriller.

©2005 Sidney D. Kirkpatrick (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Freddy the Pilot

Summary

Freddy the Pig has taken to the skies to save a damsel in distress. Mademoiselle Rose, the lovely bareback rider from Mr. Boorschmidt's Stupendous and Unexcelled Circus, needs Freddy's help. A wealthy but selfish man wants to marry her, and if she doesn't accept his proposal, he vows to close the circus down. So it's up to Freddy to save the beautiful lady and the big top.With the help of Mr. Bean and the animals at the farm, Freddy hatches a high flying plan that just might drive the unwanted suitor away. Freddy the Pilot fills the horizon with plenty of surprises. As John McDonough voices Freddy and his barnyard friends, listeners of all ages will be delighted with the inventive solution to Rose's dilemma. The lively adventures of Freddy the Pig have entertained generations of children. Now, with John McDonough's gentle narration, they will enchant an even wider audience.

©1980 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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Freddy and Mr. Camphor

Summary

Freddy the Pig needs a break. As editor of the Bean Home News and president of the First Animal Bank, he has no time for himself anymore. As Freddy says, "I sometimes think I was much happier when I was just a humble, unpolished pig." So when rich Mr. Camphor wants a summer caretaker, Freddy trots right over to apply. Soon, he's sunning himself on a houseboat, writing a bit of poetry, and even dabbling with his paint set. But Freddy's life of ease quickly comes to an end when Simon and the rest of his rat family show up in Mr. Camphor's attic, followed by a visit from a familiar man with a black moustache and his dirty-faced boy.

©1971 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Froggy's Sleepover

Summary

Froggy can’t wait to get to his friend Max’s house for their sleepover. So he packs everything in his big sack and flop flop flops over. But there are scary noises at Max’s. And when they go back to Froggy’s house, Max gets a stomachache. With all this shlooping back and forth, will they ever get to sleep? Jonathan London’s award-winning Froggy books are always a hit with kids, and John McDonough expertly narrates Froggy’s fun sound effects.

©2005 Jonathan London (P)2006 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 11 mins
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Froggy Goes to School

Summary

Jonathan London is author of more than 20 cherished children’s books. His stories are populated with adorable animals that all children can relate to. In Froggy Goes to School, it’s Froggy’s first day of school. After a bowl of flies with milk, Froggy flops outside to catch the bus - flop flop flop. At school, he finds his desk and sits down - but then he falls out of his chair! How will the rest of Froggy’s day go? John McDonough cheerful and vivid narration will keep kids zip zoop zupping with joy.

©1996 Jonathan London (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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A Wild Winter Swan

1 rating

Summary

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times best-selling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans, transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal.  Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself.  Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood. 

©2020 Gregory Maguire (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
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Justin Morgan Had a Horse

1 rating

Summary

In the early years of our country, a poor school teacher, Justin Morgan, receives a horse and her tiny colt in payment for some work. He wishes he had been given money instead. Hoping that he might sell both horses for a fair price, he asks his student, Joel, to break in the colt. To his surprise, young Joel soon discovers that this small, brown creature has special abilities: "Bub" can pull more than a team of oxen, and he can run faster than a racehorse. But while the sturdy little runt wins contest after contest, all Joel wants is to save enough money to buy the beloved "Bub." Justin Morgan Had a Horse is the story of the love between a young boy and a very special horse. A classic of children's literature, it also traces the history of one of the most famous breeds of American horses - the Morgan. Marguerite Henry has earned enduring popularity for her children's books, which include Misty of Chincoteague, also a Newbery Honor book.

©1954 Marguerite Henry (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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A Light in the Window

6 ratings

Summary

His attractive neighbor is tugging at his heart-strings. A wealthy widow is pursuing him with hot casseroles. And his red-haired Cousin Meg has moved into the rectory, uninvited. As you can see, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, is in need of divine intervention. In this beautifully crafted second novel in the Mitford series, Jan Karon delivers a love story that's both heartwarming and hilarious. Only time will tell if the village parson can practice what he preaches. In A Light in the Window, you will find an affirmation of what some of us already know: Life in a small town is rarely quiet. And absolutely never boring.

©1995 Jan Karon (P)1996 Recorded Books, LLC All rights reserved

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans

2 ratings

Summary

While Freddy the pig relaxes in his best cowboy outfit and sings a song, he decides that he needs a vacation. He will ride his pony, Cy, out West. He'll see some wide-open spaces and maybe find some excitement.But before Freddy can leave, the excitement finds him first. Uncle Ben races up to the farm and asks Freddy for help. A pack of sneaky spies is trying to steal Uncle Ben's plans for building a flying saucer. Soon, Freddy is riding into one of the wildest adventures of his life, one that will require his most clever disguises!In the Freddy the Pig books, generations of children have enjoyed the chubby but poetic detective and his animal friends on the Bean Farm.

©1985 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Imagine a Dragon

Summary

For thousands of years, the notion of dragons has struck fear in the hearts of men and women all over the world. The ancient Egyptians believed there was a dragon of darkness that attacked the sun god each day, and in Norway people thought that a dragon gnawed at the roots of the tree that sustained all life on Earth. Around the globe, dragons have been depicted as everything from massive, winged, fire-breathing creatures to beasts sporting a camel’s head, deer’s horns, rabbit’s eyes, and eagle’s claws! Dragons might hoard treasure in caves, or they might be responsible for floods and the death of livestock. Dragons, in fact, prove as diverse as the many cultures that tell of them. The works of Laurence Pringle have garnered major awards, including the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children’s Science Literature, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

©2008 Laurence Pringle (P)2008 Recorded Books

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To See Every Bird on Earth

1 rating

Summary

From well-known nature and adventure writer Dan Koeppel, whose work has appeared in Audubon and National Geographic Adventure, comes this true story of one bird watcher's incredible achievements. When the author's father Richard was 11 years old, he spotted a Brown Thrasher, and his fascination with birds began. Now a "Big Lister", Richard is one of only 10 or so people to have recorded more than 7,000 species in his notebook. This is the remarkable chronicle of his travels across the globe in pursuit of his fixation. It is also a thoughtful examination of the natural world and a touching father/son story. To See Every Bird gets to the very core of a pastime that is a hobby for millions, and nothing less than an obsession for some.

©2005 Dan Koeppel (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Dan Koeppel
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Froggy's Day with Dad

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It’s Father’s Day and Froggy wants to show his dad how much he loves him. So he flop flops to the kitchen and tries to make his dad breakfast. But Froggy being Froggy, things don’t go exactly as planned. Then it’s off to the mini golf course, where Froggy attempts to hit a hole in one. Maybe he will be blessed by beginner’s luck. Golf balls can take some crazy bounces, though, so Froggy had better be careful. And it also might help if he faced in the right direction when swinging his club! Can you believe the day’s not over yet? Froggy still has a surprise gift for the greatest dad on Earth!

©2004 Jonathan London (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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The Cod's Tale

Summary

The cod is a large, ugly fish that spends its life with its big mouth wide open for food. For centuries, so many cod lived in the Atlantic Ocean they couldn’t swim without bumping into each other. They were so plentiful that they became the most important fish in many cultures. Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky brings history to life with this entertaining story of how a single fish changed the world.

©2001 Mark Kurlansky (P)2002 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 52 mins
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Freddy Goes to Florida

1 rating

Summary

The barnyard animals are tired of being cold in the winter. Since Farmer Bean doesn't have enough money to patch the holes in the barn or heat the chicken coop, they are migrating to Florida for the winter. Travelling to the beat of Freddy the pig's funny songs, they meet with one adventure after another. They find gold treasure to take home to Farmer Bean in the spring. Florida is fun, except for the time when alligators try to eat them for lunch. Only Freddy's cleverness lets them escape with their lives. Writing during the first half of the 20th century, Walter R. Brooks captured the idyllic America that disappeared with the 1950s. Fans remember him as the creator of Mr. Ed, the talking horse of television fame. His tour-de-force was his set of 26 Freddy books, all espousing the values that people still want for their children: loyalty, sharing, and forgiveness. John McDonough's delightful voice captures the humor and genius of this timeless creation.

©1976 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
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Ragweed

Summary

Ragweed the mouse is four months old and anxious to see the world. So he says goodbye to his family and friends in the Woodlands and, following the advice of a friendly vole, makes his way to the big city: Amperville. In Amperville, Ragweed sees things he’s never seen before - like cats! In particular, he comes face-to-face with Silversides, founder and president of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged About Rodents). Silversides wants to make sure mice know their place in the world. With new friends Clutch, a skateboarding mouse with green hair, and Blinker, a pet mouse longing for freedom, Ragweed takes a stand against F.E.A.R. A prequel to Avi’s award-winning Poppy and Poppy and Rye, Ragweed will delight listeners with its exciting adventure and contemporary sensibilities. John McDonough gives hilarious voice to the many wonderful characters in this charming book.

©1999 Avi (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Avi
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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Light from Heaven

5 ratings

Summary

All good things - even laughter and orange marmalade cake - must come to an end.   And in Light from Heaven, the long-anticipated final volume in the phenomenally successful Mitford Years series, Karon deftly ties up all the loose ends of Father Timothy Kavanagh's deeply affecting life. On a century-old valley farm where Father Tim and Cynthia are housesitting, there's plenty to say grace over, from the havoc of a windstorm to a surprising new addition to the household and a mystery in the chicken house. It's life on the mountaintop, however, that promises to give Father Tim the definitive challenge of his long priesthood. Can he step up to the plate and revive a remote, long-empty mountain church, asap? Or has he been called to accomplish the impossible? Fortunately, he's been given an angel - in the flesh, of course. Light from Heaven is filled with characters old and new and with answers to all the questions that Karon fans have asked since the series began nearly a decade ago. To put it simply - it's her best. And we believe millions will agree.

©2005 Jan Karon (P)2005 Penguin Audiobooks

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jan Karon
Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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The Grudge Keeper

Summary

No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. Ruffled feathers, petty snits, minor tiffs and major huffs, insults, umbrage, squabbles, dust-ups, and imbroglios - the Grudge Keeper received them all, large and small, tucking each one carefully away in his ramshackle cottage. When a fierce wind blows through Bonnyripple, the residents are forced to rescue Cornelius and deal with their various disputes.

©2014 Mara Rockliff (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 11 mins
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Walter the Baker

Summary

People come from near and far to buy Walter’s delicious bread, cookies, and tarts. Everyone agrees he is the best baker in the whole Duchy. The Duke and Duchess love his sweet rolls for breakfast. Every morning, he carries a basketful of warm rolls to their castle. But one day the cat spills the milk he plans to use for the bread dough. What can Walter do? He grabs a pitcher of water and pours it into the flour. Will the Duke and Duchess notice the difference? Internationally popular children’s author and award-winning illustrator Eric Carle fills this fun-loving tale with suspense and humor. Young listeners will be captivated as they follow along with narrator John McDonough.

©1995 Eric Carle (P)1998 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Eric Carle
Length: 10 mins
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What Makes Popcorn Pop?

Summary

Have you ever wondered what makes popcorn pop? One second a kernel is sitting there, tiny and hard as a rock. Next thing you know, it bursts into a fluffy and delicious snack. If you’re curious about this or any of the other mysteries surrounding us every day, then What Makes Popcorn Pop? is the audiobook for you. For example, if salt isn’t hot, then how come we use it to melt ice in the winter? Where exactly does wind come from, and how come we can’t see it? Why is the sky blue? And while we’re on the subject, why are lakes and oceans blue - is it because they reflect the sky? The answers to these questions and dozens more are explained in this fun audiobook from Jack Myers, longtime science editor of Highlights for Children magazine. John McDonough’s warm and enthusiastic narration captures the limitless joy and wonder of the world around us.

©1991 Highlights for Children (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Jack Myers
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Froggy for President!

Summary

Froggy is running for class president - and his opponent is Frogilina! Froggy is running for president - class president, that is - but so is Frogilina! Wearing a long, presidential-style tie, Froggy presents his platform, which includes 10 snack times per school day and recess all day long. But Frogilina has a platform, too: a search party for lost things, a lunch-sharing program, and a talent show to benefit the school library. Which candidate will voters choose?

©2020 Jonathan London (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Freddy Goes to the North Pole

Summary

Freddy is certainly an extraordinary pig by all accounts. Although he spends his time oversleeping and overeating just like a normal pig, he also finds the time to daydream, enterprise, and even write poetry! Always full of new ideas, he proposes that the animals of Bean Farm start a tour company. Promoting himself to president of Barnyard Tours, Inc., Freddy arranges an expedition to the frigid Arctic. Freddy, Jinx the cat, Eeny the mouse, Robert the dog, Charles the Rooster and a host of other animals travel all the way to the North Pole. Unfortunately, their plans freeze as they encounter a pack of polar problems--but at least they get to visit Santa Claus! Between 1926 and 1958, Walter R. Brooks wrote 26 books on the adventures of Freddy the Pig. Considered to be one of the greatest characters in American children's literature, Freddy still enjoys enormous popularity today, and his timeless tales are considered to be the American equivalents of the Pooh stories.

©1958 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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Curiosity

Summary

Alberto Manguel's The History of Reading was an international best seller translated into 34 languages and for which Manguel earned the Medicis Prize. Fourteen years later Manguel anchors his new book in the primal connection between reading and curiosity. Tracing 25 centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters to a single character - ranging from our best-known thinkers, scientists, and artists to seemingly minor figures of whom we know little more than one inspired utterance - in whom he identifies a particular way of asking the question "why?" Above all he aims to "awake in readers a consciousness of their own powers of enquiry and imagination, of their right to doubt and contest assumed answers, and of their responsibility in furthering the questions our ancestors were asking far away and long ago".

©2015 Alberto Manguel (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
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The Education of Henry Adams

2 ratings

Summary

This autobiography was immediately hailed as a masterpiece upon publication and has even been called the greatest nonfiction book ever written. Henry Adams, whose great-grandfather and grandfather were both U.S. presidents, fills his story with one unforgettably brilliant observation after another. Filled with uncommon wisdom, this book also serves as a thoughtful history of 19th-century America.

Public Domain (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Henry Adams
Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
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Freddy and the Dragon

Summary

Returning from a riding trip through New England, Freddy the pig, Jinx the cat, and Samuel Jackson the mole are surprised at the cool reception they get from the people of Centerboro. It seems that some animals have been raiding gardens, stealing bicycles, and breaking into houses. And they'e led by a pig that matches Freddy's description!As folks grow more and more upset, the animals of Bean Farm urgently try to uncover the true culprits before Freddy gets thrown into jail. But to solve this mystery, Freddy and friends are going to have to find a way to defeat a headless horseman--with the help of their own special dragon.

©1986 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Freddy and the Space Ship

Summary

Acclaimed author Walter R. Brooks is beloved for his Freddy series. In this tale, Freddy and his friends decide to take a trip to Mars. However, things go a little haywire, and Freddy and his pals are knocked off track. This is when the fun begins. John McDonough's festive narration makes listeners feel a part of Freddy's crew to Mars.

©1981 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Fallen Angels

Summary

Award-winning author Patricia Hickman crafts a critically acclaimed gem that warms the heart and tickles the funny bone. During the Great Depression, Jeb Nubey is running from the law when he meets three abandoned children. With nowhere else to go the group passes a stormy night in a comforting church. When they are discovered, a case of mistaken identity ensues. It seems the congregation has been waiting for their new pastor, a widower with three kids. Looks like more trouble for Jeb. Yet the chance for a steady job and three squares a day is too good to turn down. Fallen Angels conveys its uplifting message with compassion and a healthy dose of humor. Narrator John McDonough delivers a lively performance, capturing the essence of a good man doing the best he can.

©2003 Patricia Hickman (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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Froggy's Lemonade Stand

Summary

Froggy has a lemonade stand, but he's done it his way! Froggy has great plans for all the money he's going to make from his lemonade stand. But there's a problem: he was so thirsty that he drank all the lemonade.  Luckily lovable Froggy has lots of good friends to help him find a solution. Even if they don't get rich, they all have a very good time!

©2018 Jonathan London (P)2018 Recorded books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Like Dandelion Dust

4 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury—the “queen of inspirational fiction” (Time)— is acclaimed for her poignant, uplifting novels. In this moving story, Jack and Molly Campbell are enjoying a wonderful life with Joey, their four-year-old adopted son. But their world is soon shattered when they learn Joey's biological father is out of prison and wants to begin a new life with his son. And when a judge orders them to surrender Joey, the Campbells desperately consider taking their son and disappearing—just like dandelion dust.

©2006 Karen Kingsbury (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
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Froggy Builds a Snowman

Summary

Froggy has a rollicking good time at his first Winter Carnival!  It's Winter Carnival day, and Froggy can't wait to build a snowman. But school principal Mr. Mugwort says there is a lot to do first. Skating! Sledding! A snow fort! Finally it's time to build a snowman, but Froggy builds a snow dinosaur instead. And of course the day wouldn't be complete without a wild snowball fight.  "That was my best winter carnival ever!" says Froggy.  "That was your only winter carnival ever!" says his friend Max.

©2020 Jonathan London (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Mr. Putter and Tabby Make a Wish

Summary

Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant pens the humorous tales of Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby. In their 14th adventure, Mr. Putter and Tabby spend a lovely morning eating apple jam and raisin crumpets when suddenly Mr. Putter remembers it's his birthday. He decides to celebrate by inviting Mrs. Teaberry over for tea, but Mrs. Teaberry keeps calling to delay her visit. Will she make it before it is tomorrow - and someone else's birthday?

©2005 Cynthia Rylant (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Freddy and the Bean Home News

1 rating

Summary

It all started in 1927 when a group of animals on a farm in Upstate New York decided to travel to Florida in search of warmer weather - and faithful fans of the Freddy books have been joyously lapping up each book in the 26 book series ever since! Why is Freddy such a popular pig? Most readers and listeners will tell you it's because he's a pig for all seasons: a detective, a pilot, a magician, an explorer, a poet, a politician...you name it, and Freddy will give it a shot! In Freddy and the Bean Home News, Freddy's friend Mr. Dimsey, the editor of the Guardian, is ousted for publishing news of Bean Farm in the local newspaper. To ensure that those who are interested might still learn of all the goings-on, Freddy takes it upon himself to found a newspaper of his own and calls it The Bean Home News, the basis for the current Freddy fan club newsletter. But it turns out that being a newspaperman isn't quite as easy as Freddy thought it might be.

©1971 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

Summary

A groundbreaking investigation examining the fate of Union veterans who won the war but couldn't bear the peace. For well over a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home. In a landmark work that challenges sterilized portraits accepted for generations, Civil War historian Brian Matthew Jordan creates an entirely new narrative. These veterans - tending rotting wounds, battling alcoholism, campaigning for paltry pensions - tragically realized that they stood as unwelcome reminders to a new America eager to heal, forget, and embrace the freewheeling bounty of the Gilded Age. Mining previously untapped archives, Jordan uncovers anguished letters and diaries, essays by amputees, and gruesome medical reports, all deeply revealing of the American psyche. In the model of 21st century histories like Drew Gilpin Faust's This Republic of Suffering or Maya Jasanoff's Liberty's Exiles that illuminate the plight of the common man, Marching Home makes almost unbearably personal the rage and regret of Union veterans. Their untold stories are critically relevant today.

©2015 Brian M. Jordan (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Category: History, Military
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Froggy Plays in the Band

Summary

Froggy wants to win a big prize in the marching band contest at the Apple Blossom Parade, so he flops up to the attic to find his dad’s old saxophone. As they practice for the contest, Froggy and his friends learn the three most important marching band rules: Don’t look left. Don’t look right. And don’t stop for anything! But will these rules really help Froggy and his friends win the big prize?

©2002 Jonathan London (P)2003 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 8 mins
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Strega Nona Meets Her Match

Summary

Strega Nona, the local witch, is very popular in her small Italian town. Her potions are old fashioned, but reliable. Strega Amelia, who lives on the other side of the mountain, is a modern witch. She uses the latest scientific equipment in her cures. What will happen when she moves to Strega Nona’s town? Tomie dePaola delights fans of all ages with his timeless stories of Strega Nona and her colorful friends.

©1993 Tomie dePaola (P)2000 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 14 mins
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Jesus

Summary

Retired priest Joseph Girzone captured the spirit of Jesus’ teachings in A Portrait of Jesus. With Jesus: His Life and Teachings, he examines Jesus’ life as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. From Jesus’ birth to his resurrection, Girzone takes the lessons found in the Bible and makes them accessible to anyone searching for a better understanding of Christ.

©2000 Joseph F. Girzone (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Freddy the Detective

1 rating

Summary

This heirloom book about a renaissance pig is lovingly passed from generation to generation, and is an authentic American classic. Freddy the Pig knows the rats have stolen the missing toy train. Now he has to find where it is hidden and convict the rats of the crime. Who will win Freddy's first case, the sly, scheming rats or the honorable Freddy? Narrator John McDonough captures the wonderful wordplay, memorable characters, and laugh-out-loud good humor found in this timeless story.

©1960 Dorothy R. Brooks (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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Froggy's Worst Playdate

Summary

A play date with a girl? Froggy is horrified! What will his friends say? But when Dad bribes him with the promise of a movie outing, Froggy has to agree, even if he won't sit next to Frogilina. She might try to kiss him. EEWW! This could be the worst play date ever. Children have enjoyed the misadventures of trouble-prone Froggy in more than twenty books. Froggy just never learns--and that's why we love him!

©2013 Jonathan London (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

Summary

What does a little bear wear as he dances and plays his way through a sunny summer day? Young listeners will be fascinated as John McDonough's upbeat narration perfectly delivers this book's lilting, musical rhyme and joyful, exuberant rhythm that make Jesse Bear's day a pleasure for everyone.

©1986 Nancy White Carlstrom (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 6 mins
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Amandine

Summary

Marlena de Blasi, best-selling memoirist of A Thousand Days in Venice, makes her remarkable fiction debut with this poignant tale. Deemed an illegitimate child by her royal Polish family, Amandine is abandoned as a baby at a French convent. As she grows, Amandine struggles to accept her orphaned state. She longs to put together the missing pieces of her identity, but as World War II engulfs Europe, her time to find answers may be running short.

©2010 Marlena de Blasi (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Froggy Gets a Doggy

Summary

A pet! Mom has agreed: Froggy can have a pet. Off to the pet store they go. Mom would prefer a bunny or some mice, but Froggy and his little sister, Pollywogilina, have their hearts set on a doggy. And when Froggy sees the little dog with big brown eyes, he begs to take her home. Mom cautions Froggy about all the new responsibilities he will have taking care of Doggy, but Froggy's sure there will be no problem. He doesn't count on Doggy being more difficult to train than he expected. Froggy always lands himself in a pickle, but he always bounces back. That's why everyone loves him!

©2014 Jonathan London (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 10 mins
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Wizzil

Summary

Wizzil the witch is very, very bored. When her bossy parrot suggests that she find someone to bother, Wizzil turns herself into a fly and buzzes off to do some mischief to the funky Frimp family. But mischief has a way of backfiring, and one spell often leads to another. It’s not long before Wizzil has changed so much, she can hardly recognize herself. The zany witch’s misadventures, and the sunny conclusion to her story, will quickly have you laughing out loud. Beloved author William Steig, winner of many Newbery and Caldecott awards, has delighted readers and listeners of all ages with books like Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and The Mud Flat Mystery. Enhanced by John McDonough’s charming narration, Wizzil is sure to be a favorite story, one you will want to share with all your friends.

©2000 William Steig (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: John McDonough
Length: 9 mins
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