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Perdido Street Station

40 ratings

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Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none - not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory. Isaac has spent a lifetime quietly carrying out his unique research. But when a half-bird, half-human creature known as the Garuda comes to him from afar, Isaac is faced with challenges he has never before fathomed. Though the Garuda's request is scientifically daunting, Isaac is sparked by his own curiosity and an uncanny reverence for this curious stranger. While Isaac's experiments for the Garuda turn into an obsession, one of his lab specimens demands attention: a brilliantly colored caterpillar that feeds on nothing but a hallucinatory drug and grows larger - and more consuming - by the day. What finally emerges from the silken cocoon will permeate every fiber of New Crobuzon, and not even the Ambassador of Hell will challenge the malignant terror it invokes. A magnificent fantasy rife with scientific splendor, magical intrigue, and wonderfully realized characters, told in a storytelling style in which Charles Dickens meets Neal Stephenson, Perdido Street Station offers an eerie, voluptuously crafted world that will plumb the depths of every reader's imagination.

©2003 China Mieville (P)2009 Random House Audio

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The Dark Prophecy

107 ratings

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Zeus has punished his son Apollo - god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more - by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered 16-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous - and, frankly, humiliating - trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he's gaining in new friendships - with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride....

©2017 Rick Riordan (P)2017 Listening Library

Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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A Desolation Called Peace

7 ratings

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"[An] all around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it." (Ann Leckie, on A Memory Called Empire) A Desolation Called Peace is the spectacular space-opera sequel to Arkady Martine's genre-reinventing, Hugo Award-winning debut, A Memory Called Empire. An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options. In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass - still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire - face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity. Their failure will guarantee millions of deaths in an endless war. Their success might prevent Teixcalaan’s destruction - and allow the empire to continue its rapacious expansion. Or it might create something far stranger.... A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

©2020 Arkady Martine (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
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The Tower of Nero

78 ratings

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The fifth and final installment of the number one New York Times best-selling Trials of Apollo series has Lester and Meg returning to where it all began: Camp Half-Blood. At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the number one best-selling Trials of Apollo series is here! Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic moral form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus?  Lester's demigod friends at Camp Jupiter just helped him survive attacks from bloodthirsty ghouls, an evil Roman king and his army of the undead, and the lethal emperors Caligula and Commodus. Now the former god and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester's final challenge will be at the Tower of Nero, back in New York. Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist? These questions and more will be answered in this book that all demigods are eagerly awaiting.

©2020 Rick Riordan (P)2020 Listening Library

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They Both Die at the End

184 ratings

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Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 * A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.”

©2017 Adam Silvera (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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He's Making You Crazy

10 ratings

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"If there's one thing I know, it's crazy. A lot of people have called me crazy. Crazy Kristen! For a while there, it was practically my name. Women all over the world get called crazy every day. But we weren’t born crazy — we were made crazy.”  Unpacking the ups and downs of Kristen’s laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes cringe-worthy dating history, He’s Making You Crazy will hold your hand through deep self-reflection — while giving you that push to put on your detective’s hat and hack your man’s email account if you need to. From trapping your boyfriend in ridiculous lies to gathering all your crush’s security question answers on the first date, Kristen shares her no-holds-barred, hysterically funny, and hard-earned advice on men, love, and modern dating.  He’s Making You Crazy will give you the motivation you need to get out of an unhealthy relationship (the one that’s making you crazy!), the wisdom to step up and admit when you’re the one in the wrong, and the courage to keep your heart open through it all.

©2020 Kristen Doute and Michele Alexander (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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The Dark Tower II

433 ratings

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba! In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

©1987 Stephen King (P)1998, 2003 Penguin Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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The Burning Maze

101 ratings

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Book three in the number-one New York Times best-selling Trials of Apollo series The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad. With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor - and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles - somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon....

©2018 Rick Riordan (P)2018 Listening Library

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Holding Up the Universe

7 ratings

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From the author of the New York Times best-seller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone - and love someone - for who they truly are. Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed "America's Fattest Teen". But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: He can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can reengineer and rebuild anything in new and badass ways, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game - which lands them in group counseling and community service - Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours. Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are - and seeing them right back.

©2016 Jennifer Niven (P)2016 Listening Library

Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Everything, Everything

32 ratings

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This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in 17 years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean, and wearing all black - black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

©2015 Nicola Yoon (P)2015 Listening Library

Author: Nicola Yoon
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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One of Us Is Lying

228 ratings

Summary

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention, and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday he died. But on Tuesday he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. Cast of narrators: Kim Mai Guest - Bronwyn Shannon McManus - Andy Robbie Daymond - Nate Macleod Andrews - Cooper

©2017 Karen M. McManus (P)2017 Listening Library

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Infinity Reaper

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In this gripping sequel to the New York Times best-selling Infinity Son, Adam Silvera brings a diverse cast of heroes and villains to life in an alternate New York where some people are born with powers, while others steal them from the blood of endangered magical creatures.  Emil and Brighton defied the odds. They beat the Blood Casters and escaped with their lives - or so they thought. When Brighton drank the Reaper's Blood, he believed it would make him invincible, but instead the potion is killing him.  In Emil's race to find an antidote that will not only save his brother but also rid him of his own unwanted phoenix powers, he will have to dig deep into the very past lives he's trying to outrun. Though he needs the help of the Spell Walkers now more than ever, their ranks are fracturing, with Maribelle's thirst for revenge sending her down a dangerous path.  Meanwhile, Ness is being abused by Senator Iron for political gain, his rare shifting ability making him a dangerous weapon. As much as Ness longs to send Emil a signal, he knows the best way to keep Emil safe from his corrupt father is to keep him at a distance.  The battle for peace is playing out like an intricate game of chess, and as the pieces on the board move into place, Emil starts to realize that he may have been competing against the wrong enemy all along.

©2021 Adam Silvera (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Tyrant's Tomb

95 ratings

Summary

In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or die trying.

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (a.k.a. Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now, his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler...someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.

©2019 Rick Riordan (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Rick Riordan
Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
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Infinity Son

9 ratings

Summary

A New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and IndieBound best seller! Balancing epic and intensely personal stakes, best-selling author Adam Silvera’s Infinity Son is a gritty, fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making. Growing up in New York, brothers Emil and Brighton always idolized the Spell Walkers - a vigilante group sworn to rid the world of specters. While the Spell Walkers and other celestials are born with powers, specters take them, violently stealing the essence of endangered magical creatures.  Brighton wishes he had a power so he could join the fray. Emil just wants the fighting to stop. The cycle of violence has taken a toll, making it harder for anyone with a power to live peacefully and openly. In this climate of fear, a gang of specters has been growing bolder by the day. Then, in a brawl after a protest, Emil manifests a power of his own - one that puts him right at the heart of the conflict and sets him up to be the heroic Spell Walker Brighton always wanted to be. Brotherhood, love, and loyalty will be put to the test, and no one will escape the fight unscathed.  Don't miss Infinity Reaper, the gripping sequel!

©2020 Adam Silvera (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Our Chemical Hearts

1 rating

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John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.  Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him - at least not yet. Instead he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college, and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year, and he knows everything's about to change.  Grace isn't whom Henry pictured as his dream girl - she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland's brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love. 

©2016 Krystal Sutherland (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

168 ratings

Summary

How do you punish an immortal? 

By making him human. 

After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor. 

But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go...an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. 

©2016 Rick Riordan (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Rick Riordan
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

4 ratings

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A Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with over three million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." (Jeff Kinney, author of the number one New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan: He lives in a mind-clobberingly cool tree fort with his best friends, speeds through town playing Real-Life Mario Kart, has a crew of monster buddies, battles zombies on the regular, and generally treats life like it’s a videogame! But then Jack’s friends make a startling discovery: They may not be the last kids on Earth, after all. This is great news for everyone...except Jack. Once they’ve found other humans, his friends won’t stick around for long! Jack’s only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect, life is crazy fun, and nothing else could be any better. One problem: It’s hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they’re being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won’t rest until Earth has been devoured. Crud! Maybe life after the monster apocalypse is more complicated than Jack thought....

©2017 Max Brallier (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Max Brallier
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
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Our Last Echoes

Summary

Melissa Albert meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl's hunt for the truth about her mother's disappearance. In 1973, the 31 residents of Bitter Rock disappeared. In 2003, so did my mother. Now, I've come to Bitter Rock to find out what happened to her - and to me. Because Bitter Rock has many ghosts. And I might be one of them. Sophia's earliest memory is of drowning. She remembers the darkness of the water and the briny taste as it filled her throat, the sensation of going under. She remembers hands pulling her back to safety, but that memory is impossible - she's never been to the ocean.  But then Sophia gets a mysterious call about an island names Bitter Rock, and learns that she and her mother were there 15 years ago - and her mother never returned. The hunt for answers lures her to Bitter Rock, but the more she uncovers, the clearer it is that her mother is just one in a chain of disappearances.  People have been vanishing from Bitter Rock for decades, leaving only their ghostly echoes behind. Sophia is the only one who can break the cycle - or risk becoming nothing more than another echo haunting the island.

©2021 Kate Alice Marshall (P)2021 Listening Library

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Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

11 ratings

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True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, best-selling books of our time. In the 10 years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers and listeners to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly 50 of those readers and listeners - people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background - share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative - sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring. Eat Pray Love helped one writer to embrace motherhood, another to come to terms with the loss of her mother, and yet another to find peace with not wanting to become a mother at all. One writer, reeling from a difficult divorce, finds new love overseas; another, a lifelong caregiver, is inspired to take an annual road trip - solo. A man leaves seminary, embraces his sexual identity, and forges a new relationship with God. A woman goes to divinity school and grapples with doubt and belief. One writer's search for the perfect pizza leads her to New Zealand and off-the-grid homesteading while another, in overcoming an eating disorder, redefines her relationship not only with food but with herself. Some writers face down devastating illness and crippling fears and others step out of their old lives to fulfill long-held dreams of singing, acting, writing, teaching, and learning. Entertaining and enlightening, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is a celebration for fans old and new. What will Eat Pray Love make you do? Introduction written and read by Elizabeth Gilbert. Read by Cassandra Campbell, Marc Cashman, Robbie Daymond, Mark Deakins, Ariana Delawari, Jorjeana Marie, and Emily Rankin. Full author list includes: Alexandria Hodge, Amy B. Scher, Linsi Broom, Melissa Bergstrom, Kahla Kiker, Sandra Roussy, James Belmont, Annmarie Kostyk, Nosipho Kota, Nicole Massaro, Regan Spencer, Chelsey Everest, Theressa Real, Crystal Gasser, Lisann Valentin, Karstee Davis, Laurie Granieri, Leslie Patrick Moore, Sondra Imperati, Elizabeth Duffy, Amanda Whitten, Billy Rosa, Theresa Thornton, Cara Bradshaw, Robin Murphy, Kitty Taylor, Danielle Rhinehart, Elizabeth Veras Holland, Susan Krakoff, Tracie Cornell, Lettie Stratton, Jen Flick, Peggy Bresnick, Eran Sudds, Laurna Strikwerda, Aimee Halfpenny, Jan Haag, Shannon Sykes Westgate, Eduardo Martinez, Emily Shaules, Rebecca Asher, Victoria Russell, Mallory Kotzman, Lisa Becker, Peter Richmond, April Schmidt, and Tina Donvito.

©2016 Elizabeth Gilbert, et al (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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The Perfect Score

Summary

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt and its sequels comes The Perfect Score, a new middle-grade school story with a very special cast of unforgettable characters who discover that getting the perfect score - both on the test and in life - is perhaps not so perfect after all.   No one likes or wants to take the statewide assessment tests. Not the students in Mrs. Woods's sixth-grade class. Not even Mrs. Woods. It's not as if the kids don't already have things to worry about....  Under pressure to be the top gymnast her mother expects her to be, Randi starts to wonder what her destiny truly holds. Football-crazy Gavin has always struggled with reading and feels as dumb as his high school dropout father. Trevor acts tough and mean, but as much as he hates school, he hates being home even more. Scott's got a big brain and an even bigger heart, especially when it comes to his grandfather, but his good intentions always backfire in spectacular ways. Natalie, know-it-all and aspiring lawyer, loves to follow the rules - only this year, she's about to break them all.  The whole school is in a frenzy with test time approaching - kids, teachers, the administration. Everyone is anxious. When one of the kids has a big idea for acing the tests, they're all in. But things get ugly before they get better, and, in the end, the real meaning of the perfect score surprises them all.  Cast of narrators: Gavin, read by Ozzie Rodriguez Randi, read by Abigail Revasch Natalie, read by Caitlin Davies Scott, read by Robbie Daymond Trevor, read by Todd Haberkorn 

©2017 Rob Buyea (P)2017 Listening Library

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade

2 ratings

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Now a Netflix original series! The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with more than five million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." (Jeff Kinney, author of the number one New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid) The fifth book of the New York Times best-selling series!  Surviving their first winter after the Monster Apocalypse was no easy feat, yet Jack and his buddies waste no time springing to action against some of the nastiest, most evil monsters around. When Jack discovers his Louisville Slicer has new, otherworldly powers, he's thrown into epic training to find out what kind of destruction the blade can wield. But between fighting off zombies, fleeing from strange, glowy Vine-Thingies erupting from the ground, and squeezing in a video game session or two, there's barely time left to figure out what's wrong with their buddy, Dirk, who's been acting weird any time he's around the undead. When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves - and the rest of the world - from cosmic domination?

©2019 Max Brallier (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Max Brallier
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade

9 ratings

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A Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with over three million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." (Jeff Kinney, author of the number one New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid) The zombies are disappearing. This might seem like a good thing, since zombies eat your brains, but normal human kid Jack Sullivan is suspicious. He keeps hearing an eerie shrieking noise that seems to be almost summoning the zombies - but to where, and for what (probably) foul purpose? Jack, his three best friends (maybe the only people left on Earth), and their pet monster Rover need to get to the bottom of this. Along the way they encounter a lot more than they bargained for, including a giant Wormungulous, a pizza parlor monster hangout, an ancient evil who destroys worlds, and a stereo system that is totally the bomb. Can Jack figure out why the zombies are vanishing...before he and his friends are next?

©2017 Max Brallier (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Max Brallier
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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MaddAddam

188 ratings

Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2014 A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail A GoodReads Reader's Choice Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.  Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood - a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

©2013 Margaret Atwood (P)2013 Random House Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Crash

Summary

A modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli. "Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." (School Library Journal, starred review) Cocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her backside. And he has been running over people ever since, especially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker kid who lives down the block.  Through the eyes of Crash, listeners get a rare glimpse into the life of a bully in this unforgettable and beloved story about stereotypes and the surprises life can bring. "Without being preachy, Spinelli packs a powerful moral wallop, leaving it to the pitch-perfect narration to drive home his point." (Publishers Weekly) "Spinelli's writing style is great for kids in this age-group, fast-paced and funny." (Booklist)

©2008 Jerry Spinelli (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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The Last Kids on Earth

10 ratings

Summary

A Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with over three million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." (Jeff Kinney, author of the number one New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid) Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average 13-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack's loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack's crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it? This is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And then grab the rest of the series, now a New York Times best seller!

©2017 Max Brallier (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Max Brallier
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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Rules for Vanishing

3 ratings

Summary

In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister - at all costs. Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose.... Sara's sister disappeared one year ago - and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it.  When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: The road has a toll and it will be paid. Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her. And Lucy is waiting.

©2019 Kate Alice Marshall (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

3 ratings

Summary

A Netflix Original series! The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with more than five million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs." (Jeff Kinney, author of the number one New York Times best seller Diary of a Wimpy Kid) It's the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse. For Jack and his buddies, that means sled catapults, epic snowball battles, and one monstrous Christmas celebration. But their winter wonderland turns dark when a villainess begins hunting them. And this villainess is different - she’s a human. When the villainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won’t be easy. Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world - and beyond....

©2018 Max Brallier (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Max Brallier
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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Who Says You Can't? You Do

12 ratings

Summary

A word-of-mouth phenomenon that's changing lives around the world - a journey into your true self and amazing potential. Do you want to change your life? Well, who says you can't? A moment came in Daniel Chidiac's life when he realized he wasn't living his truth. His work didn't fulfill him, his relationships hurt him, and he was making choices that didn't align with his true values. But he did have the ability to know his own purpose - a gift we all have - and thus his journey began. Daniel studied the lives of great achievers, sought guidance from spiritual leaders, and discovered the secrets for shaping one's own destiny. He used his personal experience of changing his life to create this powerful seven-step guide to discovering your true self, committing to your own life, and pushing beyond your known limits. Standing out for his incisive wisdom and complete lack of gimmicks, Daniel Chidiac is an inspiring, insightful, and honest guide. His empowering system has spread organically, and it has already changed the lives of legions of readers and listeners. With practical exercises and interactive tools, this book challenges you to ask hard questions and make life-changing decisions - and ultimately guides you to the fulfillment you have been seeking. Get ready to be intrigued, fascinated, and amazed. Not by this book but by your own power.

©2013 Daniel Chidiac (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road

1 rating

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The highly anticipated sixth book of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series, with more than five million copies in print! A Netflix Original series! Jack Sullivan, Quint Baker, June Del Toro, and Dirk Savage are about to have their biggest adventure yet. That's right - it's road trip time! Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army. The clock is ticking: The enemy has begun constructing the Tower - a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension.  Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: They leave Wakefield behind and embark on an...epic road trip! That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of zombies and monsters at every turn. But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek. But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don't pump the brakes - they go full throttle.

©2020 Max Brallier (P)2020 Listening Library

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It Wasn't Me

Summary

PW Best Books of 2018 Winter 2018-2019 Kids' Indie Next List JLG Selection The Breakfast Club meets middle school with a prank twist in this hilarious and heartwarming story about six very different seventh graders who are forced to band together after a vandalism incident. When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school, there are five suspected students who all say, "It wasn't me." Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident, but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle". The six students - the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody - think of it as detention. A.k.a. their worst nightmare. That is until they realize they might get along after all, despite their differences. But what is everyone hiding, and will school ever be the same? Audiobook cast of narrators: Theo Gustav, read by Robbie Daymond Questions read by Adenrele Ojo Molly, read by Jorjeana Marie Andre, read by Caz Harleaux Erik, read by Ramon de Ocampo Alice, read by Emily Woo Zeller Jax, read by JB Adkins And with an author's note read by the author

©2018 Dana Alison Levy (P)2018 Listening Library

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Navigating Early

2 ratings

Summary

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother's death and placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains. Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can't help being drawn to Early, who won't believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear. But what they are searching for is sometimes different from what they find. They will meet truly strange characters, each of whom figures into the pi story Early weaves as they travel, while discovering things they never realized about themselves and others in their lives.

©2013 Clare Vanderpool (P)2013 Listening Library

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove

2 ratings

Summary

From the author of the instant New York Times best seller Swamplandia! (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best. In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979", a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis" - stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments - find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans", a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.

©2013 Karen Russell (P)2013 Random House Audio

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The Legend of Greg

2 ratings

Summary

A boy discovers his destiny could totally stink in this riotously funny fantasy-adventure  Risk-averse Greg Belmont is content with being ordinary. He's got a friend - that's right, just one - at his fancy prep school, and a pretty cool dad (even if he is obsessed with organic soaps that smell like a mix of salted pork and Icelandic bog). The problem is, Greg isn't ordinary... he's actually an honest-to-goodness, fantastical Dwarf!   He discovers the truth the day his dad brings home a gross new tea - one that awakens bizarre abilities in Greg. Then a murderous Bro-Troll kidnaps his dad and Greg is whisked away to the Underground, where Dwarves have lived for centuries right beneath the streets of Chicago.   With the help of some awesome new friends and a talking ax, Greg learns all about the history of the Dwarves, which has been marked with tales of epic failure since the dawn of time. However, the return of the magic they once wielded means big changes are afoot, escalating tensions with the Dwarves' sworn enemy: the Elves.   Brimming with humor and action, Chris Rylander's The Legend of Greg turns dwarf lore on its head, delivering an adventure listeners won't be able to resist.

©2018 Chris Rylander (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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The Perfect Secret

Summary

From the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt comes the sequel to The Perfect Score, about a lovable group of students at Lake View Middle School and the rewards and challenges of seventh grade. These students are in for a year of secrets, discoveries, and kid power! Gavin finally joins the football team - a dream come true! - but Coach Holmes refuses to play him for reasons that also threaten to tear Gavin's family apart.  When Randi attends an elite gymnastics camp, she uncovers a startling family connection.  Scott starts researching an article for the school newspaper and stumbles right into a hornet's nest of lies.  With his loser older brother, Brian, out of the house, Trevor's life is loads better - until he realizes only he can save Brian from getting into deep trouble.  Natalie's top goals: (1.) find out why Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Magenta no longer speak to each other - a mission shared by all the kids - and (2.) teach a certain someone an important life skill without anyone knowing. It's tough keeping secrets. And tougher still to deal with the fallout when secrets spill out. Cast of narrators: Ozzie Rodriguez, as Gavin Caitlin Davies, as Natalie Robbie Daymond, as Scott Abigail Revasch, as Randi Todd Haberkorn, as Trevor

©2018 Rob Buyea (P)2018 Listening Library

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The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House

Summary

The first ever graphic novel in the New York Times best-selling The Last Kids on Earth series - now adapted for audio! A Netflix Original series Includes six brand new Last Kids short stories by Max Brallier! The kids and their monster buddies are hanging out in the tree house, when Jack launches into an epic, totally-heroic, super rad story of one of his many post-apocalyptic adventures. Of course, after he's finished, everyone's eager to one-up his tale with a story of their own. Soon, Quint, Dirk, June, and Skaelka, and even Globlet regale the group with sometimes outrageous, often hilarious details of their action-packed escapades during the monster-zombie apocalypse. Their stories are capped off by a special double-length feature which will finally reveal the mysterious whereabouts of two villainous villains to prep listeners for the seventh book in the series coming Fall 2021!

©2021 Max Brallier (P)2021 Listening Library

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The Lucky Ones

Summary

For fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, This Is How It Ends, and All the Bright Places, comes a new novel about life after. How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you've lost it all? May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through - no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.  Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister...and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won't let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.  Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.  This audiobook includes a PDF of resources from the book.  "A must-read for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and This Is How It Ends." (Paste Magazine)   "A gripping, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful story about loss, survivor's guilt, and learning to find love and trust again. Put The Lucky Ones on your 2020 TBR list - you do NOT want to miss it!" (Karen M. McManus, New York Times best-selling author of One of Us Is Lying) "A harrowing and beautifully told story about how far the tentacles of tragedy can reach. May's story of grief, survival, and reckoning is tenderly and honestly explored. A simply stunning debut." (Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times best-selling author of Girl in Pieces) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Liz Lawson (P)2020 Listening Library

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The Great Treehouse War

Summary

Kids vs. parents! An epic treehouse sleepover! An awesome group of friends! An exciting new book from National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff.  Winnie’s last day of fourth grade ended with a pretty life-changing surprise. That was the day Winnie’s parents got divorced, the day they decided that Winnie would live three days a week with each of them and spend Wednesdays by herself in a treehouse smack between their houses, to divide her time perfectly evenly between them. It was the day Winnie’s seed of frustration with her parents was planted, a seed that grew and grew until it felt like it was as big as a tree itself.  By the end of fifth grade, Winnie decides that the only way to change things is to barricade herself in her treehouse until her parents come to their senses - and her friends decide to join her. It’s kids versus grown-ups, and no one wants to back down first. But with ten kids in one treehouse, all with their own demands, Winnie discovers that things can get pretty complicated pretty fast! Even if they are having the most epic slumber party ever. In the newest novel by beloved National Book Award finalist Lisa Graff, kids have turned the tables on their parents, and all the rules have been tossed out the window. But does Winnie have what it takes to hold her ground and keep everyone happy? This story, with a pitch-perfect middle grade voice and zany yet poignant situation, is perfect for fans of Sharon Creech, Louis Sachar, and Jack Gantos. Featuring Ariana Delawari as Winnie, alongside a full cast of narrators: Michael Crouch, as Lyle Robbie Daymond, as Joey Lauren Fortgang, as Jolee Felicia Leicht, as Tabitha Sunil Malhotra, as Aayush Kathleen McInerney, as Greta Cassandra Morris, as Squizzy Tara Sands, as Brogan and Logan and also featuring an ensemble cast

©2017 Lisa Graff (P)2017 Listening Library

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Dead Boy

Summary

Fans of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book will embrace this darkly funny debut novel about Crow, a dead boy who has a chance at friendship - and a chance at getting his life back. Crow Darlingson may be dead, but he still loves air hockey, bowling, and drawing. Like other kids, his mother makes sure he finishes his homework, and he always looks forward to Halloween. But Crow Darlingson isn't like other kids. He stinks. He's got maggots. His body parts fall off at inopportune moments. And he hasn't been able to sleep in years: not since waking up from death. Despite the maggots, Crow is lonely. When Melody Plympton moves in next door, Crow finally has a chance at friendship and a shot at getting his life back from the mysterious wish-granting creature living in the park. But first there are tests to pass. And it means risking the only friend he's had in years. Debut author Laurel Gale's story about friendship fulfilled may be the most moving - and most macabre - yet.

©2015 Laurel Gale (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Laurel Gale
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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We Never Asked for Wings

Summary

From the beloved New York Times best-selling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds.  For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children - Alex, now 15, and Luna, six - in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.  Navigating this new terrain is challenging for Letty, especially as Luna desperately misses her grandparents and Alex, who is falling in love with a classmate, is unwilling to give his mother a chance. Letty comes up with a plan to help the family escape the dangerous neighborhood and heartbreaking injustice that have marked their lives, but one wrong move could jeopardize everything she's worked for and her family's fragile hopes for the future.  Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family.  Praise for We Never Asked for Wings “Deftly blends family conflict with reassurance: Wings is like Parenthood with class and immigration issues added for gravitas.” (People, Book of the Week)    “This poignant story will stay in readers’ hearts long after the last page.... Diffenbaugh weaves in the plight of undocumented immigrants to her tale of first- and second-generation Americans struggling to make their way in America. Moving without being maudlin, this story avoids the stereotypes in its stark portrayal of mothers who just want the best for their children.” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick)    “Diffenbaugh is a storyteller of the highest order: her simple but poetic prose makes even this most classically American story sing with a special kind of vulnerable beauty.” (Bustle) “[A] gripping, heartfelt exploration of a mother’s love, resilience and redemption.” (Family Circle)    “Satisfying storytelling... Diffenbaugh delivers a heartwarming journey that mixes redemption and optimistic insight [and] confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers.” (Kirkus Reviews)

©2015 Vanessa Diffenbaugh (P)2015 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
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Highly Illogical Behavior

3 ratings

Summary

Teen and adult fans of All the Bright Places, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and Everything, Everything will adore this quirky story of coming-of-age, coming out, friendship, love...and agoraphobia.  Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn't left the house in three years, which is fine by him. Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she's being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? Solomon is the answer.  Determined to "fix" Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they'd be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.  A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for fans of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, Highly Illogical Behavior showcases the different ways in which we hide ourselves from the world - and the ways in which love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light. 

©2016 John Corey Whaley (P)2016 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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Hope and Other Punch Lines

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Tell Me Three Things and What to Say Next delivers a poignant and hopeful novel about resilience and reinvention, first love and lifelong friendship, the legacies of loss, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. "A luminous, lovely story about a girl who builds a future from the ashes of her past." (KATHLEEN GLASGOW, New York Times best-selling author of Girl in Pieces)  Sometimes, looking to the past helps you find your future. Abbi Hope Goldstein is like every other teenager, with a few smallish exceptions: Her famous alter ego, Baby Hope, is the subject of internet memes, she has asthma, and sometimes, people spontaneously burst into tears when they recognize her. Abbi has lived almost her entire life in the shadow of the terrorist attacks of September 11. On that fateful day, she was captured in what became an iconic photograph: In the picture, Abbi (aka "Baby Hope") wears a birthday crown and grasps a red balloon; just behind her, the South Tower of the World Trade Center is collapsing.  Now, 15 years later, Abbi is desperate for anonymity and decides to spend the summer before her 17th birthday incognito as a counselor at Knights Day Camp two towns away. She's psyched for eight weeks in the company of four-year-olds, none of whom have ever heard of Baby Hope.  Too bad Noah Stern, whose own world was irrevocably shattered on that terrible day, has a similar summer plan. Noah believes his meeting Baby Hope is fate. Abbi is sure it's a disaster. Soon, though, the two team up to ask difficult questions about the history behind the Baby Hope photo. But is either of them ready to hear the answers?

©2019 Julie Buxbaum (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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My Life as a Potato

1 rating

Summary

For anyone who has ever felt like a potato in middle school, this hilarious story about a boy forced to become the dorkiest school mascot ever will have listeners cheering! "A grade A, spudtastic (not to mention FUNNY) debut. Arianne Costner sure knows middle school and middle schoolers!" (Chris Grabenstein, number one New York Times best-selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library) Ben Hardy believes he's cursed by potatoes. And now he's moved to Idaho, where the school's mascot is Steve the Spud! Yeah, this cannot be good. After accidentally causing the mascot to sprain an ankle, Ben is sentenced to Spud duty for the final basketball games of the year. But if the other kids know he's the Spud, his plans for popularity are likely to be a big dud! Ben doesn't want to let the team down, so he lies to his friends to keep it a secret. No one will know it's him under the potato suit...right?  Life as a potato is all about not getting mashed!  "A hilarious, relatable story for any kid who has ever felt out of place." (Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl)

©2020 Arianne Costner (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Three-Ring Rascals, Books 3-4

Summary

Three-Ring Rascals, Book 3: The Circus Goes to Sea For many years, Sir Sidney's Circus has traveled by train. But one day a letter arrives from Miss Flora Endora Eliza LaBuena LaPasta inviting the circus to travel aboard the SS Spaghetti. Who can resist? The Spaghetti is a floating palace of elegance and entertainment. There's only one problem: Miss LaPasta doesn't want Barnabas Brambles to come aboard, because she's heard he's the meanest man alive. Lucky for Barnabas Brambles, his boss is Sir Sidney, the nicest man alive. Sir Sidney insists the entire circus, including Barnabas Brambles, accept the invitation. But Leo doesn't like water. Elsa's never been swimming. The Famous Flying Banana Brothers have no idea where they'll put their trapeze. And what's that large object up ahead in the water? Three-Ring Rascals, Book 4: Pop Goes the Circus! Two runaway rascals go on the road in the fourth installment of this highly praised, popular series. Bert the circus mouse has gone missing! The members of Sir Sidney's Circus figure he's nearby, sulking after an argument with his sister Gert. Little do they know that he's been carried away by a rogue balloon. Meanwhile, in a faraway state, Flora LaPasta is tired of being ignored as her parents prepare for a new baby, so she mails herself to Sir Sidney's Circus in protest. A popped balloon and a mixed-up shipment soon bring Bert and Flora together. In the worst of times, a best friendship is born. But can the pair make it through a world of bad drivers, angry mobs, and greedy robbers? How long can a circus mouse and a runaway girl survive on their own?

©2015 Kate Klise (P)2015 Listening Library

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96 Miles

Summary

For fans of Gary Paulsen’s classic Hatchet and Lauren Tarshis’s best-selling I Survived series, J. L. Esplin's 96 Miles is a story of survival and desperation as two young brothers confront the worst in humanity - and themselves. Dad always said if things get desperate, it’s okay to drink the water in the toilet. I never thought it would come to that. I thought I’d sooner die than let one drop of toilet water touch my lips. Yet here I am, kneeling before a porcelain throne, holding a tin mug for scooping in one hand, and my half-gallon canteen in the other. The Lockwood brothers are supposed to be able to survive anything. Their dad, a hardcore believer in self-reliance, has stockpiled enough food and water at their isolated Nevada home to last for months. But when they are robbed of all their supplies during a massive blackout while their dad is out of town, John and Stew must walk 96 miles in the stark desert sun to get help. Along the way, they’re forced to question their dad’s insistence on self-reliance and ask just what it is that we owe to our neighbors, our kin, and to ourselves. From talented newcomer J. L. Esplin comes this story of survival and determination as two young brothers confront the unpredictability of human nature in the face of desperate circumstances. A Macmillan Audio production from Starscape

©2020 J. L. Esplin (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: J. L. Esplin
Length: 8 hrs
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The Book of Essie

15 ratings

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 New England Book Award "Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely." (Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant) A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the 17-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Esther Ann Hicks - Essie - is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage - and a ratings-blockbuster wedding?  Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media - through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell - Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Whom can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?

©2018 Meghan MacLean Weir (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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Amped

1 rating

Summary

Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. The New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse creates a stunning, near-future world where technology and humanity clash in surprising ways. The result? The perfect summer blockbuster. As he did in Robopocalypse, Daniel Wilson masterfully envisions a frightening near-future world. In Amped, people are implanted with a device that makes them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities - and rights - of "amplified" humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray joins the ranks of a new persecuted underclass known as "amps." Owen is forced to go on the run, desperate to reach an outpost in Oklahoma where, it is rumored, a group of the most enhanced amps may be about to change the world - or destroy it. Once again, Daniel H. Wilson's background as a scientist serves him well in this technologically savvy thriller that delivers first-rate entertainment, as Wilson takes the "what if" question in entirely unexpected directions. Fans of Robopocalypse are sure to be delighted, and legions of new fans will want to get "amped" this summer.

©2012 Daniel H. Wilson (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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The Perfect Star

1 rating

Summary

Return to Lake View Middle School in the third book of the PERFECT SCORE series from the beloved author of Because of Mr. Terupt. Eighth grade promises to be an unforgettable year of tears, laughter, surprises, and star power. GAVIN's days of football glory have arrived, but an accident on the home front upends his family. Ever enterprising, NATALIE anchors a morning news broadcast at school - where she's unafraid to tackle big issues. Being on the outs with his best friend sucks, but the more TREVOR tries to patch things up, the worse things get. Sidelined with a gymnastics injury, RANDI develops a bad attitude and worries that her mom's new boyfriend means changes she won't like. SCOTT discovers hidden talents...and becomes a secret weapon on and off the football field. It's the final year of middle school - a time to play hard, smart, and together!

©2019 Rob Buyea (P)2019 Listening Library

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Three-Ring Rascals, Books 1-2

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This audiobook collection includes:  Three-Ring Rascals, Book 1: The Show Must Go On!  When Sir Sidney, a kindly old circus owner, becomes too tired to travel with his show, he places a Help Wanted ad in the newspaper. Enter Barnabas Brambles: "I have a degree in lion taming from the University of Piccadilly Circus." But does Leo the lion need taming? Will Elsa the elephant still get her gourmet peanuts? And what will Brambles say when he discovers Bert and Gert - two mice who travel with the circus on popcorn cleanup patrol?  Brambles has big plans: more cities! More shows! No more free popcorn. Soon he's made a big mess of Sir Sidney's Circus, but Leo, Elsa, Bert, Gert, and the rest of the performers agree: The Show Must Go On!  Three-Ring Rascals, Book 2: The Greatest Star on Earth  The rascals from the world's friendliest family circus are back in the second installment of this "smafunderful" series.  Everyone knows Sir Sidney's Circus is the best in the world. But who's the star of the show? The Circus Times is having a contest to find out. Just thinking about it gives Sir Sidney a worrywart, and it's quickly clear why. Soon after he goes off to rest, the performers start thinking too much about winning the trophy and not enough about putting on a good show.  Meanwhile, it looks as if ringmaster-in-training Barnabas Brambles might need some help managing the crew, so Bert and Gert, the sly brother-and-sister mice who travel with the show, set out to write a book to teach him how it's done.  Does Bert and Gert's plan work? And who is the star of the circus? All will be revealed in The Greatest Star on Earth. The full list of narrators includes: Robbie Daymond, Todd Haberkorn, John H. Mayer, Georgette Perna, Jesse Bernstein, Fabio Tassone, Stefan Rudnicki, Cassandra Campbell, Kirsten Porter, Kathleen McInerney, Tara Sands, Lincoln Hoppe.

©2015 Kate Klise (P)2015 Listening Library

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Thieving Weasels

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Skip O'Rourke is dragged into one last con...but he doesn't know the con's on him in this funny, pause-resisting YA debut for fans of Winger and Ocean's Eleven. Cameron Smith attends an elite boarding school and has just been accepted to Princeton University alongside his beautiful girlfriend, Claire. Life for Cameron would be perfect, except that Cameron Smith is actually Skip O'Rourke, and Skip O'Rourke ran away from his grifter family four years ago...along with $100,000 of their "earnings" (because starting a new life is not cheap). But when his uncle Wonderful tracks him down, Skip's given an ultimatum: Come back to the family for one last con, or say good-bye to life as Cameron. "One last con" is easier said than done when Skip's family is just as merciless (and just as manipulative) as they've always been, and everyone around him is lying. Skip may have given up on crime, but there's one lesson he hasn't forgotten: Always know your mark. And if you don't know who your mark is...it's probably you. Witty and irresistibly listenable, this standout debut will always keep you guessing.

©2016 Billy Taylor (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Billy Taylor
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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President of Poplar Lane

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The Poplar Kids are taking over their middle school in this uproariously funny sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane, which NYT best-selling author Chris Grabenstein called "the funniest book I've read in years." Clover O'Reilly is super psyched to run for class president. As the second oldest of five sisters, she struggles to be heard in her ginormous family. But when you are president of the seventh grade, everyone has listen to you!  Comedy magician Mike the Unusual feels confident onstage. Offstage, life can be tricky. It's okay that his classmates don't understand him, but it bugs him when his dad suggests he needs more friends. Is he willing to give up his passion to win friends...and votes? Clover and Mike compete to rule their school in this sequel to Payback on Poplar Lane that's filled with scheming advisers, political gaffes, missteps that lead to big laughs...and campaign sabotage! Narrated by Luka Kain, Emily Eiden, Kim Mai Guest, Chris Gebauer, Monika Felice Smith, Erin Spencer, and Robbie Daymond.

©2019 Margaret Mincks (P)2019 Listening Library

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Game of Flames

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Summary

The action is on your device and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now!  Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. It is up to the Voyagers - a team of four kids (plus one stowaway) - to gather them all and return to Earth.  Failure is not an option. The Alpha team knows that the second element is hidden on Meta Prime, a planet filled with metal mazes, catapults of fire, and warring alien robots. But what they don’t know is that another spaceship is following hot on their trail.... Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com. 

©2015 Robin Wasserman (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

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For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror. A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea's April Genevieve Tucholke. Each story draws from a classic tale or two - sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not - to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any listener looking for a thrill. Fans of TV's The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story will tear through tales by these talented authors: Stefan Bachmann Leigh Bardugo Kendare Blake A. G. Howard Jay Kristoff Marie Lu Jonathan Maberry Danielle Paige Carrie Ryan Megan Shepherd Nova Ren Suma McCormick Templeman April Genevieve Tucholke Cat Winters

©2015 April Genevieve Tucholke (P)2015 Listening Library

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The Smell of Other People's Houses

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Alaska, 1970. Being a teenager here isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. This deeply moving and authentic debut is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's last frontier introduce a writer of rare talent. Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's safer to run away than to stay home - until one of them ends up in terrible danger. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable book is about people who try to save each other - and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed. Narrator cast list: Ruth read by Jorjeana Marie Dora read by Erin Tripp Alyce read by Karissa Vacker Hank read by Robbie Daymond

©2016 Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (P)2016 Listening Library

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The Rules

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Narrated by an alternating unreliable group of teens, this dark thriller will have listeners on the edge of their seats. No one is safe, and everyone is a suspect. It's Saw meets I Know What You Did Last Summer. Junior Robin Brisset has no idea what she's in for when she accepts an invitation to one of Callabrese High's most exclusive parties. And when the trademark scavenger hunt begins, Robin must go against every rule she's lived by to survive.

©2015 Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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The Right Hook of Devin Velma

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From the author of Greetings from Witness Protection! comes another unforgettable middle-grade novel about friendship and family. Devin wants to hit it big on the Internet by pulling a stunt at an NBA game - one the entire nation will be watching. Addison can't turn Devin down, but he can barely manage talking to his teachers without freezing up. How's he supposed to handle the possibility of being a viral sensation? Addi's not sure why Devin is bent on pulling off this almost-impossible feat. Maybe it has something to do with Devin's dad's hospital bills. Maybe it all goes back to the Double-Barreled Monkey Bar Backflip of Doom. Or maybe it's something else entirely. No matter what, though, it's risky for both of them, and when the big day finally comes, Devin's plan threatens more than just their friendship. With memorable protagonists and a wonderful supporting cast, The Right Hook of Devin Velma is a one-of-kind knockout in middle-grade fiction.

©2018 Jake Burt (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Jake Burt
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Awesome Dog 5000 (Book 1)

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Heads up, DOG MAN lovers! Watch out, readers/listeners of BAD GUYS! Robotic dog AWESOME DOG 5000 is in the neighborhood and he's...well, he's awesome. Marty, Ralph, and Skyler might make the ultimate secret combo when battling alien-slime ninjas in their favorite video game, but in real life they're just regular kids. That is, until the three best friends discover Awesome Dog 5000, a robotic dog with very real power-ups. Awesome Dog can "bark" a sonic boom, "walk" at speeds over 300 miles per hour, and "fetch" with an atomic cannon. Life for Marty, Ralph, and Skyler just got a major turbo-boost! 

©2019 Justin Dean (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Justin Dean
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Omega Rising

Summary

The action is on your device and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now!  Earth is in danger! The only things that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. And it is up to the Voyagers - a team of four kids and an alien - to gather them all and return to Earth.  It isn’t just the Voyagers out in space - they’ve got company in the form of Team Omega. Omegas have their own reasons for wanting the elements - and they’ll do anything to win. The third planet, Aqua-Gen, has unbelievable new challenges in store. Sea monsters, pirates... Both teams better know how to swim.  Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com. 

©2016 Patrick Carman (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Project Alpha

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Number-one New York Times best-seller D. J. MacHale launches this part sci-fi, all action-adventure, multiplatform series.  Earth is about to go dark. Without a new power source, life as we know it will be toast. A global competition is under way to determine which four kids will join the secret mission that might just save us all. Project Alpha is a contest of physical challenges, mental puzzles, and strategic alliances. The battle is fierce. Who will lead the team? Who will pilot the most complicated space ship ever built? Who will be a friend? An enemy? And how will they survive over a year stuck on a space ship together?  Once chosen, the Voyagers will journey to the far reaches of space, collecting unique elements and facing unbelievable dangers. The future of our planet is in their hands. Sure, they’ll be the best in the world...but can they save the world?   The action is on your device and out of this world! And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now!  Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com.

©2015 D. J. MacHale (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Layover

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In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today best-selling author of Somebody’s Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth. Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work, his life a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their respective flights, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, lamenting that they’ll never see each other again.  As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.  What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets as Joshua tries to discover why Morgan has vanished from her own life. Every time he thinks one mystery is solved, another rears its head - and his worst enemy might be his own assumptions about those around him.  Praise for Layover  "A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end. The perfect airplane read!" (Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Time I Lied)   "[A] fast-paced thriller....Bell keeps the reader guessing whodunit until the end." (Publishers Weekly) “You meet someone at an airport and the connection between you is so irresistible you change your flight and chase after them. This killer premise kicks off David Bell’s twisty, breakneck thriller, and has you tearing through the pages to a shattering finale.” (Louise Candlish, international best-selling author of Our House)

©2019 David Bell (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: David Bell
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
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Good Trouble

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A masterly collection of 11 stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland.  From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, Joseph O’Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and, sometimes, surprising beauty of ordinary life in the early 21st century. A lonely wedding guest talks to a goose; two poets struggle over whether to participate in a “pardon Edward Snowden” verse petition; a cowardly husband lets his wife face a possible intruder in their home; a potential co-op renter in New York City can’t find anyone to give him a character reference.   On the surface, these men and women may be in only mild trouble, but in these perfectly made, fiercely modern stories O’Neill reminds us of the real, secretly political consequences of our internal monologues. No writer is more incisive about the strange world we live in now; the laugh-out-loud vulnerability of his people is also fodder for tears. Cast of Narrators: "Pardon Edward Snowden" read by Robbie Daymond "The Trusted Traveler" read by Arthur Morey "The World of Cheese" read by Kimberly Farr "The Referees" read by Mike Chamberlain "Promises, Promises" read by Allyson Ryan "The Death of Billy Joel" read by Mark Deakins "Ponchos" read by Mark Bramhall "The Poltroon Husband" read by John H. Meyer "Goose" read by Mike Chamberlain "The Mustache in 2010" read by Cassandra Campbell "The Sinking of the Houston" read by Danny Campbell  

©2018 Joseph O'Neill (P)2018 Random House Audio

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The Seventh Element

Summary

The action is on your device and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now! Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And it's up to the Voyagers - a team of four remarkable kids and an alien - to gather them all and return to Earth.  The Voyagers have made it to the last planet. If they complete this mission, they can finally go home. But they've been in space a long time, and it's starting to take its toll. When one of the crew falls deathly ill, the race back to Earth becomes even more urgent. They just have to combat fire-breathing dragons and an evil alien clone out to sabotage their every move. No big deal.  At least the Voyagers have almost every element they need. Only one more to go - six elements to make the Source and save the world. So why is there a space in the Element Fuser for a seventh?  Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com. 

©2016 Wendy Mass (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Wendy Mass
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Awesome Dog 5000 vs. Mayor Bossypants

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Heads up, Dog Man lovers! Watch out, listeners of Bad Guys! Robotic dog Awesome Dog 5000 is back in another action-packed adventure with some upgrades...just in time to battle a new supervillain! Time to level up the awesomeness! Ever since discovering Awesome Dog 5000, life for gamers Marty, Ralph, and Skyler has been one epic adventure! But Awesome Dog's spectacular hero work has made front page news - and Mayor Bossypants is not happy about it. The mayor makes a plan to take down that robot dog...and anyone else who stands in his way. Which means Marty, Ralph, and Skyler are about to have a real-life Bossypants battle! Attention, listeners! This is a wild action-comedy adapted from the highly illustrated book with music and sound effects. Can you handle the awesomeness? Want to replay the first adventure? Check out the first book: Awesome Dog 5000!

©2020 Justin Dean (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Justin Dean
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Escape the Vortex

Summary

The action is on your device and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now! Earth is in danger! The only things that can save our planet are six essential elements that can fuse into a new source of clean energy. But the elements are scattered throughout the galaxy. And it's up to the Voyagers - a team of four remarkable kids and an alien - to gather them all and return to Earth.  The Voyagers' fifth stop is Planet Tundra, and it may look like a giant marshmallow, but this is no winter wonderland - it's a winter nightmare! This frozen landscape is the deadliest the Voyagers have encountered yet. Then, when the Omega team find themselves in trouble, only Team Alpha can save them. But if the tables were turned, would the Omegas do the same?  Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com. 

©2016 Jeanne DuPrau (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Awesome Dog 5000 vs. the Kitty-Cat Cyber Squad

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Heads up, Dog Man lovers! Watch out, fans of Bad Guys! Robotic dog Awesome Dog 5000 is back in his third action-packed adventure! Evil Cat vs. Awesome Dog! Get ready to meet Awesome Dog's number-one fan - Tina Tinkerwith. Tina's an obsessed toy designer who'll stop at nothing to get close to her idol, even if it means becoming a supervillain herself! Find out what happens when Awesome Dog and his pals face off against Tina and her army of robotic kitty toys in the awesomest Awesome Dog yet! The claws are coming out to settle the age-old debate once and for all, which is better? Cats or dogs?  Attention, listeners! Awesome Dog 5000 is a wild action-comedy with a mystery to solve at the end. Can you handle the awesomeness?

©2021 Justin Dean (P)2021 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Justin Dean
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Infinity Riders

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The action is on your device and out of this world! This multiplatform series is part sci-fi, all action-adventure. And you don't have to wait - six books are all available now!  Earth is in danger! The only things that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. And it is up to the Voyagers - a team of four remarkable kids and an alien - to gather them all and return to Earth.  On the fourth planet, Infinity, the Voyagers journey deep underground, through a complex maze of tunnels. The tunnels are full of alien life - and danger. And before they can escape, one of their own will be taken from them....  Do you have what it takes to be a Voyager? Find out at VoyagersHQ.com. 

©2016 Kekla Magoon (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Author: Kekla Magoon
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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The Lost Sun

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Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood - the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of - the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities. When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be.

©2013 Tessa Gratton (P)2013 Random House

Narrator: Robbie Daymond
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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