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Relationship and Jealousy Workbook for Couples: 2 Books in 1

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Get the relationships you deserve, change your life, and achieve happiness! More and more people live a complicated relationship with their partner due to two potent enemies: jealousy and toxic relationships. People who fight against these enemies risk losing their partner's love, health, mental stability, and making huge mistakes, which could persecute them for life. Defeating jealousy is difficult. Recognizing a toxic relationship is even more difficult, but it is essential to living a peaceful life. Imagine living your relationship without jealousy! You will not be afraid of losing your partner at all times, you will greatly increase your self-esteem, you will discover the beauty of trust and get to know better not only yourself but also your partner. Also, think about what your life could be like without a toxic relationship. You will have a partner who really loves you, and there is no manipulation of your emotions or abuse of your intimacy. You will be able to look your partner in the eye and understand what trust is between two people who genuinely love each other. These situations are close to you. You only need help to take the final step and achieve your goal: to beat jealousy and move toxic relationships away from your life. And this audiobook is your secret weapon - the help you were looking for to take that necessary step to win your battles and get the relationship you deserve. Here are some of the things Relationship and Jealousy Workbook for Couples can help you do: Understand how to deal with jealousy in your relationship in the best way Increase your self-esteem and understand that your partner really loves you Manage every phase of jealousy in the best way Learn everything you need to know to have a monogamous or polygamous relationship. Solve the problem of jealousy, once and for all Manage anxiety and fear Know the real purposes of a relationship Spot toxic people immediately Learn the best ways to avoid being manipulated Develop effective methods to abandon toxic people Find the right person for you. All this, and many other valuable tips, are only in Relationship and Jealousy Workbook for Couples, an incredible audiobook, which includes two essential books for every couple. The solution to all your problems is just one click away. Buy the audiobook today, and your relationship will be revolutionized!

©2020 Rachel Tatkin (P)2020 Rachel Tatkin

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Jali: The Short Story Collection

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Written for audio format, this collection of six science fiction stories draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Commissioned especially for Audible, and narrated by outstanding performers, these stories evoke the traditional storytelling of West African Jali as the unknown and distant are brought to life for audiences.  In this collection Chris Beckett and An Owomoyela use the theme of 'discovery' to shape tales of searching; Nikesh Shukla and Lauren Beukes consider 'destination' in stories of finding a home; and Ken Liu and Paul Cornell each discuss 'arrival'.  Jali is one of three short story collections written by our favourite best-selling novelists and emerging authors, and curated based on the themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Bard collates contemporary fiction while Skald features six crime stories. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

©2018 Audible, Ltd. (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Anne of Green Gables

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Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. Explore the violet vales and glorious green of Avonlea in this spirited adaptation. "The spirit of Anne is alive and well in Mariah Marsden's crisp adaptation.... Like Anne herself, you won't want to leave." (Brian Selznick, author/illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and The Marvels)  The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in an adaptation perfect for newcomers and kindred spirits alike. When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm. Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary. This graphic audio production features multiple narrators including: Sharon Alexander as Anne Rachel Jacobs as Marilla Alan Carlson as Gilbert

©2017 Andrews McMeel (P)2021 Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Black Dragon Omnibus

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Magic has returned to the land. And so has the Black Dragon. An epic dragon riding adventure from Jada Fisher, author of the popular Brindle Dragon series. Blessed with a magic she doesn’t understand, Ukrah must find her way in a world that doesn’t always embrace her and her gifts. Accompanied by a talking bird and a strange young man who took her in, she must find the legendary dragon rider who saved the world from the Blight. Can Ukrah escape from those who would enslave her, or worse, and find the only person who can help her realize her destiny? The Black Dragon Omnibus contains the first three stories in the Rise of the Black Dragon series which follows the story of a young girl blessed - and cursed - with a magic she doesn’t understand and a dragon who will save - or destroy - the world. Download the Black Dragon Omnibus and get started on your next epic adventure today!

©2019 Fairfield Publishing (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Jada Fisher
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
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Codependent No More by Melody Beattie: An Action Steps Summary, Analysis, and Cheat Sheet

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Your quick and simple summary and analysis of Codependent No More by Melody Beattie. Inside, you'll find: An introduction to Beattie's main concepts Time-saving chapter summaries with action steps and advice Review questions and commentary A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, books, podcasts, printables, videos, and quizzes About Codependent No More by Melody Beattie. Codependent No More was the debut book of bes-tselling author Melody Beattie. Originally published in 1986 by the Hazelden Foundation, Beattie's book became a phenomenon of the self-help movement, selling over eight million copies, six million of them in the United States. According to Bettie, codependency in relationships results from our desire to rescue people. She believes that this desire is counter-productive, and that our efforts to rescue people might actually do more harm than good, both for ourselves and our loved ones. Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be listened to as a supplement to the original. About SpeedReader Summaries Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource - time. Do you ever feel like you just want your favorite nonfiction books to get to the point? Are you tired of wasting time weeding through fluff and anecdotes to get to the meat of the material? SpeedReader Summaries carefully distill and analyze the key points of your favorite books and provide additional commentary and resources to supplement your understanding of the material. Inside every SpeedReader summary, you'll find a 30-second overall summary of the book, brief summaries of the key points of each chapter, a custom analysis, and additional resources like discussion questions, relevant articles,

©2015 SpeedReader Summaries (P)2016 SpeedReader Summaries

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Length: 26 mins
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Goosebumps Slappyworld #8

1 rating

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Cathy O’Connor has seen it all. Her dad owns the local Haunted Horror Museum, a popular location filled with spooky items. The museum has been trying to get its hands on a real mummy for a long time. And this year, a mysterious mummy, Arragotus, has arrived. But when Slappy is dropped at the museum’s doorstep the night before Cathy’s class is coming, scary things start to happen. The dummy meets the mummy, and nobody is safe. Will it be a wrap for Cathy’s friends and family?

©2019 Scholastic Inc. (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Author: R.L. Stine
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Holding Still for as Long as Possible

3 ratings

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In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation - the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what's public and what's private.  Holding Still explores an unusual love triangle involving Billy, a former teen idol, now an anxiety-ridden agoraphobic; Josh, a shy transgendered paramedic who travels the city patching up damaged bodies; and Amy, a fashionable filmmaker coping with her first broken heart.  With this extraordinary novel, Whittall gives us startlingly real portraits of three unforgettable characters and proves herself to be one of our most talented writers.

©2009 Zoe Whittall (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Zoe Whittall
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Daughters of Atlas

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Meet The Runner. In a past life, it was laps around a track and long, leisurely jogs through the neighborhood. At Geneva Grace College, she runs to escape the truth. A former star and high school standout, first-year student, Kennedy, is quickly humbled by her new surroundings. Classes, team politics, and even simple friendships are difficult to pace, let alone master. Initially, she grins and bears it, mostly because that is what the ultraconservative college leadership encourages. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Besides, new obstacles give Kennedy something to focus on other than the cute girls sitting in her lectures, sporting spandex at practice, and moving in right next door. Along the way are Kennedy’s friends, the six other Pleiades. To challenge her is the sagely roommate: Laurel. To tempt her, the devious playmate: Becca. And, in a parallel quest of self-discovery, the injured soulmate: Torry. These women will grow, adapt, live, and love on a campus that rewards conformity - in a time that doesn’t realize revolution is just around the corner.

©2017 Tyler Art (P)2017 Tyler Art

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Tyler Art
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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All of This Is True

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“Devious, delicious, and gasp-worthy.” (Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times best-selling author of Girl in Pieces) In this genre-defying story from Lygia Day Peñaflor, four teens befriend their favorite YA novelist, only to find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next book - with devastating consequences.  Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to hear the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her. Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck - especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too.  Penny Panzarella was more than the materialist party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was - and she was willing to share all her secrets with Fatima Ro to prove it. Jonah Nicholls had more to hide than any of them. And now that Fatima’s next book is out in the world, he’s the one who is paying the price... Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying - and told as a series of interviews, journal entries, and even segments from the book within the book - this gripping story of a fictional scandal will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

©2018 Lygia Day Szelwach (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Paws vs. Claws

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From New York Times best seller Spencer Quinn comes book 2 in the laugh-out-loud series about the most epic rivalry of our time...Arthur the dog vs. Queenie the cat.  Queenie the cat has a big problem. And for once, it's not the slobbery, overly-excited creature who also lives at Blackberry Hill Inn. Sweet Lady Emsworth, the neighbor's prize cow, has disappeared, meaning no morning cream for Queenie. And when Queenie's not happy, no one is happy.... Things aren't looking great for Arthur the dog, either. His beloved humans, twins Harmony and Bro, are distressed about the strange activity in their town. Mysterious hi-tech people are suddenly very interested in nearby Catastrophe Falls, bills are piling up at their mom's inn...and now the twins might be hiding a fugitive?!  Arthur is desperate to help but for some reason, no one seems to think he's up to the task. (Could that be because he can't remember what happened more than 10 seconds ago? Surely not!)  Can Arthur save the day - and become a hero in Queenie's eyes - without making a disastrous splash?

©2019 by Pas de Deux Corp. (P)2019 Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved. Scholastic, Scholastic Audiobooks, and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Scholastic Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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The Women of Chateau Lafayette

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Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Magazine · PopSugar · SheReads · Parade · and more! An epic saga from New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. Most castles are protected by men. This one by women. A founding mother... 1774. Gently bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband, the Marquis de Lafayette’s political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come. A daring visionary... 1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing- not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France firsthand, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right. A reluctant resistor... 1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become. Intricately woven and powerfully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we take from those who came before us.

©2021 Stephanie Dray (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Length: 23 hrs and 56 mins
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Beneficence

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A family’s only hope to heal their shattered lives is that love is stronger than grief. When they meet in the 1930s, Doris and Tup’s love is immediate. They marry quickly and Doris commits to the only life Tup ever wanted: working the Senter family farm, where his parents and grandparents and great-grandparents are buried under the old pines. Their lives follow the calming rhythms of the land - chores in the cow barn, haying the fields, tending their gardens - and in this they find immeasurable joy.   Soon their first child, Sonny, is born and Doris and Tup understand they are blessed. More children arrive - precocious, large-hearted Dodie and quiet, devoted Beston - but Doris and Tup take nothing for granted. They are grateful every day for the grace of their deep bonds to each other, to their family, and to their bountiful land. As they hold fast to this contentment, Doris is uneasy, and confesses, “We can’t ever know what will come.”  When an unimaginable tragedy turns the family of five into a family of four, everything the Senters held faith in is shattered. The family is consumed by a dark shadow of grief and guilt. Slowly, the surviving Senters must find their way to forgiveness - of themselves and of each other.

©2020 by Meredith Hall (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

2 ratings

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Alex Gino, the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of George, is back with another sensitive tale based on increasingly relevant social justice issues. Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who is African American and a deaf ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice but doesn't always know the best way to ask for it and makes some mistakes along the way.  Jilly has to step back to learn to be an ally, a sister, and a friend, understanding that life works in different ways for different people, and that being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways.

©2018 Alex Gino (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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I Am Providence

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For fans of legendary pulp author H. P. Lovecraft, there is nothing bigger than the annual Providence-based convention called the Summer Tentacular. Horror writer Colleen Danzig doesn't know what to expect when she arrives, but is unsettled to find that among the hob-knobbing between scholars and literary critics are a group of real freaks: book collectors looking for volumes bound in human skin, and true believers claiming the power to summon the Elder God Cthulhu, one of their idol's most horrific fictional creations, before the weekend is out. Colleen's trip spirals into a nightmare when her roommate for the weekend, an obnoxious novelist known as Panossian, turns up dead, his face neatly removed. What's more unsettling is that, in the aftermath of the murder, there is little concern among the convention goers. The Summer Tentacular continues uninterrupted, except by a few bumbling police. Everyone at the convention is a possible suspect, but only Colleen seems to show any interest in solving the murder. So she delves deep into the darkness, where occult truths have been lurking since the beginning of time. A darkness where Panossian is waiting, spending a lot of time thinking about Colleen, narrating a new Lovecraftian tale that could very well spell her doom.

©2016 Nick Mamatas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Nick Mamatas
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Beyond the Garden

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From the best-selling author of the Sweeney Sisters series comes the much-awaited sequel to Magnolia Nights, a novel of fate, discovery, and determination. All is right in Ellie Pringle Hagood’s world. Recently married to the man of her dreams and in anticipation of the big family she’s always wanted, she focuses on restoring the large home she inherited from her grandmother on Charleston’s prestigious Battery. Abbott, the father she adores, lives just down the street from her. She treasures her beloved housekeeper, Maddie, who offers wise counsel and loving support, and is the closest thing to a mother she’s ever known. Two days a week, she volunteers for an art program she piloted at an elementary school. But then, in the midst of all her happiness, comes news that throws Ellie’s life into a tailspin.  Her brother-in-law has been murdered in Key West, and her sister, Lia, is wanted for questioning in the investigation. No one in Ellie’s family has seen or heard from Lia in the seven months since she disappeared and left her twin three-year-old daughters in Ellie and Julian’s care. The newlyweds, with several questions nagging at them, fly off to Key West in search of the missing sister. Where is Lia? How is she connected to her husband’s murder? What will become of her twin daughters? The two are only at the beginning of their quest for answers and solutions, and the path they take turns out to be far more torturous and complicated than expected.

©2018 Ashley Farley (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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Bark vs. Snark

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Arthur doesn't always remember where he buried his bone or what he was doing before he started scratching his ear, but he never forgets three important facts:  Bacon is delicious  He loves his humans, twins Bro and Harmony, with all his heart  Queenie the cat is out to destroy him  So when Queenie wins first place in a feline beauty contest at the county fair, Arthur expects her to be snootier than ever. (Even though she barely beat out another cat who looked almost exactly like her.) Yet when Queenie returns from the fair, she seems oddly nice and sociable - almost like she's had a personality change! The humans chalk up Queenie's good mood to her recent win, but Arthur knows the truth. He can tell from the smell that this friendly Queenie is an imposter!  Yet before he can decide what to do, Cuthbert the clown - the only one who knows what's really going on - turns up missing. Arthur wants to help his humans find Cuthbert, but he has seen some disturbing things they have not. Can he solve a mystery on his own? Or will he have to accept that he needs Queenie as much as he needs bacon?

©2020 Scholastic Inc (P)2020 Scholastic Inc

Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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The Mindful Teen

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In this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends.   Being a teen is stressful! Whether it’s school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes - both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren’t alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment.   The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively—whether it’s taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.   If you’re ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how. 

©2015 Dzung X. Vo (P)2018 Instant Help

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Magnolia Nights

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From the author of the best-selling Sweeney Sister Series and Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a new novel of passion, intrigue, and redemption. Ellie Pringle has spent endless hours and countless dollars working with a therapist to remember the lost years of her childhood. She's baffled and more than a little intrigued when the grandmother she hasn't seen in 34 years dies and leaves her a fortune. The time has come to face her past in person. Still reeling from a recent breakup of a long-term relationship, and with nothing to keep her in San Francisco, Ellie packs her meager belongings and boards a plane for the South Carolina Lowcountry. Standing in the entryway of her grandmother's antebellum home on South Battery Street in Charleston, Ellie faces the first of many ghosts who will soon haunt her. On her first night in the creepy, creaking mansion, as she's perusing the titles in a dusty bookcase, she comes across her deceased mother's leather-bound journal. Her mother's words create more unanswered questions and send her on a quest to find more journals. As Hurricane Lorene bears down on the South Carolina coast, Ellie encounters Juan Hagood, a handsome architect who has the talent to restore her dilapidated mansion and the charm to mend her broken heart. But as Ellie reads her mother's diaries, they dislodge a stone in the wall that safeguards her memories, causing her world to come crumbling down. Revelations about her childhood lead Ellie on a harrowing journey of discovery that will hold listeners spellbound until the dramatic conclusion.

©2017 Ashley Farley (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Comrade Koba

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A tight, captivating story of a naïve child’s encounters with a Soviet dictator, the 20th novel by Robert Littell After the sudden death of his nuclear physicist father and the arrest of his mother during the Stalinist purge of Jewish doctors, young Leon Rozental - intellectually precocious and possessing a disarming candor - is hiding from the NKVD in the secret rooms of the House on the Embankment, a large building in Moscow where many Soviet officials and apparatchiks live and work. One day, after following a passageway, Leon meets Koba, an old man whose apartment is protected by several guards. Koba is a high-ranking Soviet officer with troubling insight into the thoughts and machinations of Comrade Stalin. Through encounters between a naïve boy and a paranoid tyrant, Robert Littell creates in Comrade Koba a nuanced portrayal of the Soviet dictator, showing his human side and his simultaneous total disregard for and ignorance of the suffering he in?icted on the Russian people. The charm and spontaneity of young Leon make him an irresistible character - and not unlike Holden Caul?eld, whom he admits to identifying with - caught in the spider’s web of the story woven by this enigmatic old man. 

©2020 Robert Littell. Published in 2020 by The Overlook Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York. All rights reserved (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Postcards for a Songbird

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Everyone eventually leaves Wren Plumley. First it was her mother, then her best friend, and then her sister. Now living with only her cop father and her upended dreams, Wren feels stranded, like a songbird falling in a storm. When Wilder, a sickly housebound teen, moves in next door, Wren finally finds what she’s always wanted - a person who can’t leave. But a chance meeting with Luca, the talkative, crush-worthy boy in her driver’s ed class, has Wren wondering if maybe she’s too quick to push people away. Soon, Wren finds herself caught between the safety of a friendship and a love worth fighting for.  Wren starts to dream again. But when postcards begin arriving from her sister, Wren must ultimately confront why her mother left fourteen years before and why her sister followed in her footsteps. For her new life to take flight, Wren will have to reconcile the heartbreaking beauty of lost dreams and the beautiful heartbreak of her new reality.

©2019 by Rebekah Crane. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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The Princess and the Peanut

Summary

Every queen knows that in order to find out if a princess is REAL, one must send the "alleged" princess to bed on a magnificent pile of mattresses, slip in a pea, and see how she sleeps. But when the royal kitchen is fresh out peas, the queen tries a peanut instead.The princess turns out to be as real as her food allergies. This humorous tale inspires, and educates children with allergies, as well as those who live in, and around food sensitive kingdoms.

©Aprill 25, 2011 Susan Kelly Schmitt (P)2014 Susan Kelly Schmitt

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Stella

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An uplifting and poignant story about a former service beagle named Stella who must find the courage to overcome her fears and use her special nose to save a girl’s life. Ever since Stella was a puppy, she was trained to use her powerful beagle nose to sniff out chemicals used in explosives and warn her human handler in order to keep people safe. But during a routine security inspection, Stella is distracted and misses the scent of an explosive chemical. The sound of the blast is loud and scary. Stella survives, but her handler - her best friend in the whole world - is gone. Stella blames herself, certain she’s a bad dog. Scared of loud noises, especially thunder and fireworks, Stella struggles with her anxiety and must be retired from being a service animal. Several families try to foster her, but sometimes Stella is so scared she howls or digs or tears things up with her teeth. She wonders if anyone will want to adopt her. An expert dog trainer, Esperanza, thinks she can help. It’s Stella’s last chance to prove she can be a good dog. Stella has every reason to love her new family, especially the young human named Cloe who smells like chocolate chip cookies, newly cut grass, the pages of books, and something else - a strange chemical she can’t quite identify. Cloe has epilepsy, and a chemical inside her body surges just before she has a seizure. Stella’s nose makes the connection. But how can she warn Esperanza without her thinking it’s just Stella’s usual anxiety? How can she convince her new family that she can be a new kind of service dog and hopefully save Cloe’s life? Told from Stella’s point of view, listeners will experience life through a dog’s eyes, ears, and, especially, her nose. Like Babe the pig or Ivan the gorilla, Stella the beagle is an extraordinary story for kids who love animals. An endearing novel of courage, compassion, friendship, and love.

©2021 McCall Hoyle (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: McCall Hoyle
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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Ruff vs. Fluff

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-seller Spencer Quinn returns with a laugh-out-loud series about the most epic rivalry of our time...Arthur the dog vs. Queenie the cat.   From the outside, Queenie the cat and Arthur the dog appear to have a lot in common. Both pets live in the charming Blackberry Hill inn. They both love their humans, twins Harmony and Bro. They both have a fondness for sausage.   But that doesn't change the fact that they are mortal enemies.   Goofy, big-hearted Arthur loves everyone he's ever met...except the snobby, scheming cat who's devoted her life to ruining his.   Queenie is a bit choosier. And who can blame her? When you're brilliant AND exquisitely beautiful, you can't be expected to rub tails with commoners. Especially not slobbery dogs.   But when the twins' beloved uncle is framed for murder, Queenie and Arthur must work together to clear his name...something Queenie finds even more distasteful than inexpensive caviar. Can two enemies put aside their differences long enough to solve the mystery?

©2019 Pas de Deux Corp (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 12

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Summary

The latest in a series that has been called "a must for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and short stories in general" Science fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine. Fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. For more than a decade award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to thrill and delight readers. Featuring stories from Daniel Abraham, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Barnhill, R. S. Benedict, Tobias Buckell, C.S.E. Cooney, Indrapramit Das, Samuel R. Delany, Greg Egan, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Saad Z. Hossain, Dave Hutchinson, Kathleen Kayembe, Caitlin R Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rich Larson, Yoon Ha Lee, Scott Lynch, Maureen McHugh, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Linda Nagata, Suzanne Palmer, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Alastair Reynolds, Karl Schroeder, Kai Ashante Wilson, Nick Wolven, and Caroline M. Yoachim. Narrators: Dan Woren, Shridhar Solanki, MW Wilson, Josh Clark, Mimi Chang, Susan Duerden, Deepti Gupta, Nick Hardcastle, Rachel Jacobs, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Ava Lucas, Janet Metzger, and Greg Tremblay. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2017 see PDF (P)2018 Recorded Books

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Book 2

Summary

The iconic heroine She-Ra is back! An all-new original chapter book set in the world of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix.   Her mission is to protect Etheria. But she can't do it alone. After the battle of Bright Moon, the Horde army has retreated. But Adora knows they'll soon be back. Now the Princess Council is searching for a way to make the Rebellion stronger. Then they discover a First Ones mural that shows an island full of animals with magical powers. Are these magical creatures real - and will they help the Rebellion? Adora and her friends set out on a quest to investigate. But they aren't the only ones on Etheria looking to strengthen their cause.... Fans of the Princess of Power will be thrilled with this original story set in the world of the She-Ra series from Dreamworks on Netflix! Packed full of humor, magic, and friendship, these chapter books are the perfect way for a whole new generation of She-Ra fans to get to know the Princess of Power and her band of heroic friends!

©2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Tracey West
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Origin of a Hero

Summary

The iconic heroine She-Ra is back! Discover the origin of a hero in this first chapter book set in the world of She-Ra, just in time for the reboot of the series on Netflix.  She doesn't need a hero. She is a hero. On a planet called Etheria, two forces battle for control. The Horde, with its skillfully trained soldiers and advanced technology, has one goal: to conquer all of Etheria in the name of Hordak. The other force, the Rebellion, is made up of princesses and has been fighting to maintain harmony and freedom for all of Etheria's people.  Hidden among them all is a hero to be. Her destiny was written by the First Ones a thousand years ago. Now she is about to rise again.  Discover the origin of a hero in this first audio chapter book in the series! This audiobook expands on the plotlines of the first two episodes, giving listeners a deeper glimpse into their favorite hero's backstory. These books are packed full of friendship, humor, and heart!

©2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Tracey West
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Song of the Sea Witch

Summary

Adora and her friends work together to track down some powerful First Ones tech that they hope can help the rebellion. But they aren't the only ones who want the tech...can She-Ra and her crew outsmart the Horde and come out on top?

©2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Tracey West
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Exodus (English edition)

Summary

Time is old here. Older than the cracked and scorched earth, older than the scraggly bushes and the dusty road that winds through the desert like a sluggish snake on its way toward the horizon wavering in the heat. I no longer recall for how long I've been here, but I feel just like that snake – forever on my way toward a destination that's just out of view. Only when I look up do I see what my heart longs for. The endlessly blue sky. My visions are blue. My eyes are hungry. The cabin is on the edge of what must once have been a lake. When I step outside and stand on the verandah during the hottest time of day, the air is so hot that it turns everything blurry and wavy, filling the lake with something looking like water once more. Even though that mirage can't quench my thirst for the blue. The clock above the door is broken. Time isn't just old here – it seems to not pass at all. And yet I wait. "Exodus" won second place in the Harland Awards (short fiction contest), a prestigious Dutch award for fantasy and sci-fi stories and novels. It is a story about the end of the world, a lonely teenager desperately trying to leave Earth before it's too late, and her search for redemption. The jury called "Exodus" a story containing "a deep and beautiful message".

©2016 Jen Minkman (P)2017 Jen Minkman

Narrator: Rachel Jacobs
Author: Jen Minkman
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible