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Mister Sandman

Summary

Barbara Gowdy's outrageous, hilarious, disturbing, and compassionate novel is about the Canary family, their immoderate passions and eccentricities, and their secret lives and histories. The deepest secret of all is harbored in the silence of the youngest daughter, Joan, who doesn't grow, who doesn't speak, but who can play the piano like Mozart though she's never had a lesson. Joan is a mystery, and in the novel's stunning climax her family comes to understand that each of them is a mystery, as marvelous as Joan, as irreducible as the mystery of life itself. In its compassionate investigation of moral truths and its bold embrace of the fractured nature of every one of its characters, Mister Sandman attains the heightened quality of a modern-day parable.

©1995 Barbara Gowdy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Florence Adler Swims Forever

4 ratings

Summary

“The perfect summer read” (USA Today) begins with a shocking tragedy that results in three generations of the Adler family grappling with heartbreak, romance, and the weight of family secrets across the course of one summer. “Rachel Beanland is a writer of uncommon wit and wisdom, with a sharp and empathetic eye for character. She’ll win you over in the most old fashioned of ways: She simply tells a hell of a story.” (Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Finalist for The Great Believers) Atlantic City, 1934. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out to vacationers escaping to “America’s Playground” and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home. Now Florence has returned from college, determined to spend the summer training to swim the English Channel, and Fannie, pregnant again after recently losing a baby, is on bedrest for the duration of her pregnancy. After Joseph insists they take in a mysterious young woman whom he recently helped emigrate from Nazi Germany, the apartment is bursting at the seams. Esther only wants to keep her daughters close and safe but some matters are beyond her control: there’s Fannie’s risky pregnancy - not to mention her always-scheming husband, Isaac - and the fact that the handsome heir of a hotel notorious for its anti-Semitic policies, seems to be in love with Florence. When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth - at least until Fannie’s baby is born - and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal. Based on a true story and told in the vein of J. Courtney Sullivan’s Saints for All Occasions and Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl, Beanland’s family saga is a breathtaking portrait of just how far we will go to in order to protect our loved ones and an uplifting portrayal of how the human spirit can endure - and even thrive - after tragedy. 

©2020 Rachel Beanland (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Confessions of a Domestic Failure

31 ratings

Summary

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-listen for moms everywhere. There are good moms and bad moms - and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop? With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect - but many ways to be great.

©2017 Bunmi Laditan (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Foundryside

50 ratings

Summary

"The exciting beginning of a promising new epic fantasy series. Prepare for ancient mysteries, innovative magic, and heart-pounding heists." (Brandon Sanderson) "Complex characters, magic that is tech and vice versa, a world bound by warring trade dynasties: Bennett will leave you in awe once you remember to breathe!" (Tamora Pierce) In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself - the first in a dazzling new fantasy series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett.   Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.   But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic - the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience - have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.   Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them.   To have a chance at surviving - and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way - Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.

©2018 Robert Jackson Bennett (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
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The Home Edit

12 ratings

Summary

There’s decorating, and then there’s organizing. From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home. Believe this: Every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: It’s not hard to do - in fact, it's a lot of fun.  From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system, so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks.  The Home Edit is a masterclass filled with detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.  Includes a PDF with resources to help you stay inspired and T.H.E. fridge labels. Featured in Glamour's 10 Books to Help You Live Your Best Life PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Clea Shearer (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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Flipped

6 ratings

Summary

This special audiobook of the classic he said/she said romantic comedy includes essays written and read by Wendelin Van Draanen. The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. Juli says, "My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss." He says, "It's been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort." But in the eighth grade, everything gets turned upside down: Just as Bryce is thinking that there's maybe more to Juli than meets the eye, she's thinking that he's not quite all he seemed. Bonus content includes Wendelin Van Draanen on her sources of inspiration, the making of the movie of Flipped, and why she'll never write a sequel. Narrators Ryan Gesell and Tara Sands read a selection of the amazing fan mail Wendelin has received.

©2003 Wendelin Van Draanen (P)2017 Listening Library

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Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes

Summary

In her most dangerous mystery to date, Sammy runs into a strange girl trying to escape from a scary looking guy at the mall. When the girl asks Sammy to watch her shopping bag and then flees, Sammy is alarmed to discover that inside the bag is a baby! In her seventh adventure, the intrepid detective puts her life on the line as she confronts the seamy gang life of her hometown in her search for the baby's mother and the evil man who is threatening them all in this edge-of-your-seat mystery.

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©2002 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2003 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Summary

From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love - one debilitating phobia at a time. Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can't be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck. The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors, and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money, and a fruit roll-up she'd been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: In an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on: love.

©2017 Krystal Sutherland (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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The Summer of Letting Go

Summary

Summer has begun, the beach beckons - and Francesca Schnell is going nowhere. Four years ago, Francesca's little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca's the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn 16, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Meanwhile, her best friend, Lisette, is moving on, most recently with the boy Francesca wants but can't have. At loose ends, Francesca trails her father, who may be having an affair, to the local country club. There she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it's possible Frankie could be his reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she thought she'd never dare to go, and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love - whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.

©2014 Original material by Gae Polisner. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Gae Polisner
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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The Call to Unite

Summary

From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders, poets and thinkers, singers and writers, a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times. At the start of 2020, in what felt already like an age of disorder, our world faced one of the gravest global challenges in a century. COVID-19 raced around the earth, and chaos erupted. Yet in the midst of this crisis, billions of human beings responded with love. Across the globe, people sought to connect, whether in person from a socially distant six feet or via a screen from 10,000 miles away. In that moment, Tim Shriver saw an opportunity for those hungry for community to answer a call to heal, a call to hope, a call to unite. He asked monks and nuns, artists and activists, nurses and doctors, ex-presidents and ex-cons to come together to share messages of inspiration, transformation, and love. This book captures the spirit of that 24-hour event.  Featuring stories and insights from Bishop TD Jakes, Elizabeth Gilbert, Van Jones, Amy Grant, Dr. Rheeda Walker, Pastor Rick Warren, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Jewel, Deepak Chopra, and many others, The Call to Unite offers listeners a book of wisdom to turn to in hard times - filled with prayers, poems, spiritual insights, and lessons to live by that will stand the test of time.  Those seeking affirmation, solace, and inspiration need only look inside for guidance in finding the light in any crisis. Only in embracing each other can we amplify the love that creates our global community. Only in coming together can we be our happiest, and our best. Read by a full cast of narrators: Mark Bramhall, N’Jamah Camara, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Amanda Carlin, Feodor Chin, Kevin R. Free, Deepti Gupta, Dominic Hoffman, Ann Marie Lee, John Lee, Elizabeth Liang, Stephen Mendel, Robin Miles, Sunil Malhotra, Desmond Manny, Arthur Morey, Soneela Nankani, Danny Pardo, Lisa Renee Pitts, Allyson Ryan, Tom Rosshirt, Fred Sanders, Tara Sands, Elliot Schiff, Maria Shriver, Tim Shriver, and Dan Woren * This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of photographs and acknowledgments. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Tim Shriver (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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The Best of Friends

2 ratings

Summary

An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be heard in one sitting. Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent’s nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak.  Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb?  They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community.  With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.

©2020 by Heather Berry. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs
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After I Do

10 ratings

Summary

When Lauren and Ryan's marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding a way to fall in love again. One year apart and only one rule: They cannot contact each other. Aside from that, anything goes. Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, quickly finding that her friends and family have their own ideas about the meaning of marriage. These influences, as well as her own healing process and the challenges of living apart from Ryan, begin to change Lauren's ideas about monogamy and marriage. She starts to question: When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, when love and lust are no longer tied together, what do you value? What are you willing to fight for?

©2014 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Netflix Series Tie-In Edition)

9 ratings

Summary

“I’ve left some clues for you.If you want them, turn the page.If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.” So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times best-selling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have listeners perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

©2010 Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (P)2010 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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The Language of Flowers

21 ratings

Summary

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.  The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.  Now 18 and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market has her questioning what's been missing in her life, and when she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Praise for The Language of Flowers "Instantly enchanting... [Diffenbaugh] is the best new writer of the year." (Elle) “I would like to hand Vanessa Diffenbaugh a bouquet of bouvardia (enthusiasm), gladiolus (you pierce my heart) and lisianthus (appreciation). In this original and brilliant first novel, Diffenbaugh has united her fascination with the language of flowers - a long-forgotten and mysterious way of communication - with her firsthand knowledge of the travails of the foster-care system.... This novel is both enchanting and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Diffenbaugh is a talented writer and a mesmerizing storyteller. She includes a flower dictionary in case we want to use the language ourselves. And there is one more sprig I should add to her bouquet: a single pink carnation (I will never forget you).” (Washington Post) "A fascinating debut... Diffenbaugh clearly knows both the human heart and her plants, and she keeps us rooting for the damaged Victoria." (O Magazine) "Diffenbaugh effortlessly spins this enchanting tale, making even her prickly protagonist impossible not to love." (Entertainment Weekly)

©2011 Vanessa Diffenbaugh (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Shorefall

23 ratings

Summary

As a magical revolution remakes a city, an ancient evil is awakened in a brilliant new novel from the Hugo-nominated author of Foundryside and the Divine Cities trilogy A few years ago, Sancia Grado would’ve happily watched Tevanne burn. Now, she’s hoping to transform her city into something new. Something better. Together with allies Orso, Gregor, and Berenice, she’s about to strike a deadly blow against Tevanne’s cruel robber-baron rulers and wrest power from their hands for the first time in decades.  But then comes a terrifying warning: Crasedes Magnus himself, the first of the legendary hierophants, is about to be reborn. And if he returns, Tevanne will be just the first place to feel his wrath.  Thousands of years ago, Crasedes was an ordinary man who did the impossible: Using the magic of scriving - the art of imbuing objects with sentience - he convinced reality that he was something more than human. Wielding powers beyond comprehension, he strode the world like a god for centuries, meting out justice and razing empires single-handedly, cleansing the world through fire and destruction - and even defeating death itself.  Like it or not, it’s up to Sancia to stop him. But to have a chance in the battle to come, she’ll have to call upon a god of her own - and unlock the door to a scriving technology that could change what it means to be human. And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same.  The awe-inspiring second installment of the Founders Trilogy, Shorefall returns us to the world Robert Jackson Bennett created in his acclaimed Foundryside...and forges it anew.

©2020 Robert Jackson Bennett (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
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Fierce Competition!

Summary

Join Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls in an all-new action-packed series! When an athletic competition with the school's super-villains gets way out of hand, young Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl team up with a few of their fellow superpowered studen.

©2020 Erica David (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Erica David
Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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Forever, Interrupted

7 ratings

Summary

Elsie Porter is an average 20-something, and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year's Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn't expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Within weeks the two are head over heels in love. By May they've eloped. Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. At the hospital she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met - and who doesn't even know Elsie exists.

©2013 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Yesterday's Gone: Season Three

10 ratings

Summary

On October 15 everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. As the survivors race to fight The Darkness, the past is revealed, and some will finally learn what happened on October 15. Can they survive The Darkness? Can they make their way back home? All will be revealed in Yesterday's Gone: Season Three! The full cast includes Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Tara Sands, Chris Patton, Jeffrey Kafer, Brian Holsopple, Maxwell Glick, Tamara Marston, Karen Chilton, Jonah Cummings, John Wray, and Luci Christian.

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2015 Podium Publishing

Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
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Finding Home

1 rating

Summary

Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of tens of millions of readers who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now, Karen Kingsbury and her son, Tyler Russell, inspire and entertain young listeners by going back in time to tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children - Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke. Summer is over, and Dad begins his important position at an Indiana hospital. Like it or not, Bloomington is the Baxter Family’s new home. As school starts, everyone finds reasons to be excited about the move. Everyone, that is, except Ashley. Ashley desperately misses the home and friends she left behind. As she realizes her siblings have their struggles, too, she can’t help but wonder if unlikely friends can be the best friends of all? And could time and love from her family be enough to make a house feel like home? In the second book in the Baxter Family Children series, number one New York Times best-selling Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the funny and poignant tale of the Baxter children finding home!

©2020 Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Classic Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

3 ratings

Summary

Classic Goosebumps! Eleven-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block - the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. But the creepy kids are not like anyone Josh and Amanda have ever met before. And when they take a shortcut through the cemetery one night, Josh and Amanda learn why. It's our thirteenth fan-favorite companion to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonus features including an author interview, bizarre trivia, grotesque activities, and more!

©1992, 2015 R.L. Stine (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: R.L. Stine
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Winner Takes All!

Summary

Join Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls in an all-new action-packed series! Disguised as Diana Prince, young Wonder Woman goes to Metropolis to start school and quickly meets a group of students who are also secretly heroes. They convince her to enter a school contest, and she tackles the competition in true Amazon fashion. Unfortunately, some of the school's villains have their eye on the same prize, and Wonder Woman is going to need Supergirl, Batgirl, and her other hero friends to help her save the day. This audiobook features humor and action-packed stories throughout.

©2019 Erica David (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Erica David
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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Home to Me

Summary

A brave woman’s flight from the past leads her toward new love in a novel about courage, hope, and second chances by Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of My Way to You. After Erin Fleming escapes from her controlling and abusive ex, she finds refuge in the heart of Santa Clarita, California. Eager to start over, she has a new name, a new look, and a new career. Settled into a private guesthouse, Erin can breathe free. Far from the shadows she’s outrun, Erin is finally learning to live for herself. Her new unexpected friendship with her landlord starts to crack open the armor Erin’s enclosed herself in. But it’s Matt who speeds up the pace of Erin’s heart and makes her wish for things she believes she can never have. Matt Hudson, a firefighter in one of California’s wildfire epicenters, has a passion for danger. He lives for the adrenaline rush his profession awards him. But his protective instincts take over once Matt meets Erin. So does an attraction he can’t deny. Above all else, he’s determined to prove to Erin that she can trust him. As the sparks between them ignite, so does a real-world danger. Erin’s past is not letting go. It’s just in hiding. Before Erin’s ex finds her, she and Matt have to find him. And finally put an end to everything that’s becoming a threat to their love, and to Erin’s life.

©2020 Catherine Bybee. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Famous in Love

Summary

When 17-year-old Paige Townsen gets plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a bustling movie set on the shores of Maui, and she is spending quality time with her costar Rainer Devon, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie's famous love triangle, Paige's crazy new life begins to resemble her character's. In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is - and who she wants - while the whole world watches.

©2014 Rebecca Serle (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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Classic Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

1 rating

Summary

Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride - and scream each scream - for the very first time. Because it might also be their last.

©1994 R.L. Stine (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: R. L. Stine
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Summary

The debut mystery that kicked off the popular series about a live-wire girl detective, this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning story takes place in Sammy's neighborhood - right across the street from her grandmother's apartment, in fact. While looking out the window with her grandma's binoculars, Sammy witnesses a crime across the street at the Heavenly Hotel. What's worse, the thief saw her spying! As Sammy attempts to find the burglar who has made several other hits in the neighborhood, she finds herself trying to keep him from uncovering her - or worse, the police discovering that she's living illegally with her grandmother in the seniors-only housing! A modern-day Nancy Drew, the saucy, smart Sammy Keyes is a sleuth whose escapades entertain and inspire teens.

©1998 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2000 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily

2 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are back with a life-affirming Christmas romance starring Dash and Lily.  Dash and Lily have had a tough year since fans watched the couple fall in love in Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. Lily’s spark has dimmed so much that Langston, her brother, has put aside his grudge against Dash to team up and remind Lily what there is to love about life. With only twelve days left until Christmas - Lily’s favorite time of the year - Dash, Langston, and their friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday spirit of New York City in December, a time and place unlike anywhere else in the world. Told in alternating chapters, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is bound to be a Christmas favorite for seasons to come. “Cohn and Levithan write with verve and plenty of wry comedy.... Intriguing characters and splendid writing.” (Kirkus Reviews) “Peppered with sharp banter and up-to-the-minute New York City references.... A full-fledged rom-com.” (Publishers Weekly) “Hilarious and heartfelt...[captures] the emotions of teen love, along with the hilarity of young adult life.” (School Library Journal) A Zoella Book Club Pick!

©2016 Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (P)2016 Listening Library

Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke

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James Patterson's newest hilarious heroine returns in Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke, the sequel to the smash hit Jacky Ha-Ha - a number one New York Times best seller! Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer - but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere. Now she has serious responsibilities, like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends - or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents? James Patterson's middle grade jokester Jacky returns in this wild romp through summer at the Jersey Shore.

©2017 James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

5 ratings

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This compelling story of adventure, romance, and intrigue, set in ancient Egypt, was written by the three-time Newbery Honor and Edgar Award winning author Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom in ancient Egypt, under the rule of Queen Hatshepsut. Mara is not like other slaves; she can read and write, as well as speak the language of Babylonian. So, to barter for her freedom, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies—each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara’s life and the fate of Egypt are at stake. “Dangerous espionage, an unusual love story, and richly drawn background make this a book to capture quick and lasting interest.”—Horn Book  

©2018 Eloise Jarvis McGraw (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Get in Trouble

1 rating

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She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as "the most darkly playful voice in American fiction" and by Neil Gaiman as "a national treasure." Now Kelly Link's eagerly awaited new collection - her first for adult listeners in a decade - proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take listeners deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids... These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty - and the hidden strengths - of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Read by a Full Cast: "The Summer People"... read by Grace Blewer "I Can See Right Through You"... read by Kirby Heyborne "Secret Identity"... read by Tara Sands "Valley of the Girls"... read by Robbie Daymond "Origin Story"... read by Rebecca Lowman "The Lesson"... read by Cassandra Campbell "The New Boyfriend"... read by Ish Klein "Two Houses" ... read by Susan Duerden "Light" ... read by Kirsten Potter

©2015 Kelly Link (P)2015 Random House

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Dress Coded

Summary

In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth-grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress-code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion. Molly Frost is fed up... Because Olivia was yelled at for wearing a tank top. Because Liza got dress coded and Molly didn't, even though they were wearing the exact same outfit. Because when Jessica was pulled over by the principal and missed a math quiz, her teacher gave her an F. Because it's impossible to find shorts that are longer than her fingertips. Because girls' bodies are not a distraction. Because middle school is hard enough. And so Molly starts a podcast where girls can tell their stories, and before long, her small rebellion swells into a revolution. Because now the girls are standing up for what's right, and they're not backing down.

©2020 Carrie Firestone (P)2020 Listening Library

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Flora and Ulysses

7 ratings

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Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry - and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From number-one New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters.

©2013 Kate DiCamillo (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Generation X

Summary

Before joining Banshee in training the young mutants of Generation X at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Emma Frost led another group of neophytes, the Hellions, who were slaughtered while under her tutelage. Now, her guilt over the death of her old students is threatening her new ones - as strange ghostly manifestations that resemble the Hellions are wreaking havoc throughout the campus. The teenagers of Generation X must stop these ghosts - if they truly are ghosts - before it's too late.

©2019 Marvel (P)2019 Marvel

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Best Family Ever

Summary

Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of millions who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now, Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children - Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke - to inspire and entertain younger listeners.  Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they’ve ever known, no one is happy. Saying good-bye is hard, but the family still has what’s most important - their faith and their love for each other.  The first audiobook in the Baxter Family Children series, number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the story of what it was like to grow up in the Baxter family, the best family ever.

©2019 Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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Rogue Wave

3 ratings

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Serafina, Neela, Ling, Ava, Becca, and Astrid, six mermaids from realms scattered throughout the seas and freshwaters, were summoned by the leader of the river witches to learn an incredible truth: The mermaids are direct descendants of the Six Who Ruled - powerful mages who once governed the lost empire of Atlantis. The ancient evil that destroyed Atlantis is stirring again, and only the mermaids can defeat it. To do so, they need to find magical talismans that belonged to the Six. Serafina believes her talisman was buried with an old shipwreck. While researching its location, she is almost discovered by a death rider patrol led by someone familiar... The pain of seeing him turned traitor is devastating. Neela travels to Matali to warn her parents of the grave threat facing their world. But they find her story outlandish; a sign that she needs to be confined to her chamber for rest and recovery. She escapes and travels to Kandina, where her talisman is in the possession of fearsome razormouth dragons. As they hunt for their talismans, both Serafina and Neela find reserves of courage and cunning they didn't know they possessed. They face down danger and death, only to endure a game-changing betrayal, as shocking as a rogue wave.

©2014 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2014 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen

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Summary

All of the beloved characters are back in the ninth mystery in this popular series. This time the 13-year-old sleuth is up against a cat burglar - literally!

Cats are disappearing and Sammy is finding some of them in neighborhood garbage cans - dead! Miss Kitty, a local psycho cat lady, blames Sammy. Meanwhile, there's something fishy going on with one of the students from Slammin' Dave's Pro Wrestling School that just opened up next door to Sammy's friend Holly.

If that isn't enough, Sammy's mother reveals that her true birth date is a year off, so she isn't really turning 14, and Sammy discovers that she actually shares her birthday with archenemy, Heather Acosta. Is it another year of unlucky 13, or is this the year Sammy's luck will finally change?

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©2005 Wendelin Van Drannen Parsons (P)2006 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls

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In this 14th title in the popular series, Sammy is hoping for a fun Halloween for a change. But dressing up as zombies and cutting through the cemetery assures that the teenage sleuth and her pals are soon immersed in a satisfyingly suspenseful adventure full of secrets and surprises - not the least of which is a trick-or-treat bag with human skulls!

©2011 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2014 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Never Grow Up

Summary

In the third book in Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell’s beloved series about the Baxter children, Ashley and Kari Baxter struggle with what it means to grow up. When Kari Baxter is assigned an essay about what she wants to be when she grows up, her mind goes blank. She doesn’t want to grow up; she wants everything to stay just like it is. But Kari comes to realize that while making time stand still isn’t possible, she can enjoy every moment with her best family ever.  Meanwhile, Ashley Baxter feels the same way. She is worried her siblings are growing up too fast. When she wins the role of Wendy in her school performance of Peter Pan, Ashley gets an idea. Maybe she and her siblings can pledge to never grow up at all!  This third story in the Baxter Family Children series shares the reassuring message that even though growing up can be tough, family and friends are always there with support and love.

©2021 Karen Kingsbury. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Jacky Ha-Ha

Summary

James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her. With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation - even when she really, really shouldn't - 12-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So, one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?

©2016 James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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When Snow Falls

2 ratings

Summary

After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won’t be easy.Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly loved for years. For Eve’s sake, she decides to step aside — which lands her right in the arms of Dylan Amos, oldest and baddest of the hell-raising Amos brothers. He’s the kind of guy she’s sworn to avoid. She can’t afford to make a mistake, not when she finally has a chance to learn who she really is and change her life for the better. But… maybe there’s more to Dylan than she thought. Maybe letting him go would be a bigger mistake.

©2012 Brenda Novak (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Brenda Novak
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

2 ratings

Summary

A middle-grade audiobook novel telling an original "tail" of Marvel's cute, quirky, and downright furry super heroine - Squirrel Girl!

©2017 Shannon Hale (P)2017 Listening Library

Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Blackberry Winter

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Seattle, 1933: Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, good night and reluctantly leaves for work. She hates the night shift, but it’s the only way she can earn enough to keep destitution at bay. In the morning - even though it’s the second of May - a heavy snow is falling. Vera rushes to wake Daniel, but his bed is empty. His teddy bear lies outside in the snow. Seattle, present day: On the second of May, Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge awakens to another late-season snowstorm. Assigned to cover this "blackberry winter" and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel’s unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth - only to discover that she and Vera are linked in unexpected ways.

©2012 Sarah Jio (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Sarah Jio
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Greetings from Witness Protection!

2 ratings

Summary

Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the US Marshals' best bet to keep a family alive.... The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation's most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need. Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she'll have to dodge hit men, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family's security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina but rather in her own past. Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant.

©2017 Jake Burt (P)2017 Listening Library

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The Mall

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There’s a stalker on the loose at the mall - and there’s no safe place to hide. Working at the mall is supposed to be fun. Trish’s job at Muffin-Mania is hardly intellectually challenging and her boss is a piece of work, but it’s worth it to have a job in the same building as her two best friends, the Hanson twins. And the hot guys who hang out there are an added bonus. But something isn’t right about this mall. It’s the oldest mall in the state, remodeled over a dozen times without rhyme or reason, and there are many strange nooks and secret passages behind the bright gleaming storefronts. Someone has been stealing housewares, furniture, and food, and now a mysterious man with ash-gray hair and a whisper-soft voice has started harassing Trish on the phone. He knows her secrets, and he has dark plans for her.

©1992 Richie Tankersley Cusick (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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The Good Girls

Summary

One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty, feminist thriller for the Me Too era.  The troublemaker. The overachiever. The cheer captain. The dead girl. Like every high school in America, Jefferson-Lorne High contains all of the above. After the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian. But appearances are never what they seem. And the truth behind what really happened to Emma may just be lying in plain sight. As long buried secrets come to light, the clock is ticking to find Emma's killer - before another good girl goes down. 

©2020 Claire Eliza Bartlett (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Invisible Emmie

2 ratings

Summary

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jennifer L. Holm, Invisible Emmie is a humorous and surprising debut novel by Terri Libenson, creator of the internationally syndicated, Reuben Award-winning comic strip The Pajama Diaries. This is the story of two totally different girls - quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie - and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands.... All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.

©2017 Terri Libenson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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The Gutsy Girl

Summary

From a real-life derring-do woman, exhilarating stories, activities, and tips to inspire girls to pursue lives of adventure and excitement.  Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.  In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted - of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco.  In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history and offers engaging activities, such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for young girls, a book about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration.   Fully illustrated and enlivened by best-selling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings. Includes a PDF of maps, illustrations, and journal entry pages.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Caroline Paul (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Glitch

Summary

From the critically acclaimed author of Float comes a new whirlwind adventure about a pair of kids who must break all the rules of time travel, perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and John David Anderson. Regan Fitz and Elliot Mason have been enemies since they started training to become Glitchers - people who travel through time to preserve important historical events. But everything changes when they find a letter from Regan’s future self, warning them about an impending disaster that threatens them and everyone they know. Will they be able to set aside their past in order to save the future?

©2020 Laura Martin (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Laura Martin
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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Everything Changes

Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller. A woman proving herself in a man’s world finds love in the suspenseful and emotional conclusion to the Creek Canyon series from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee. As the only female civil engineer in her department, Grace Hudson needs space from men. Her last love interest traumatized her in ways she never saw coming; with that behind her, she is determined to focus on her career. Even so, a little flirting with a handsome stranger over coffee can’t hurt, right? In their short interaction, Grace dazzles Dameon Locke. But he’s focused on his newest development project and keeping his company afloat after his biggest investor pulled out. So during the planning huddle with the city board, he’s stunned to find the petite spitfire he met at the coffee shop running the show. Grace can’t ignore Dameon’s charm, but when a disgruntled developer accuses Grace of taking bribes, her world is upended. Worse still, something much more important than her job may be in peril. With her career in shambles and her life in danger, Grace turns to Dameon...but will she risk putting him in danger too?

©2020 Catherine Bybee. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs
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Harley Quinn at Super Hero High

1 rating

Summary

Harley Quinn investigates a high-tech carnival in this action-packed new DC Super Hero Girl novel! Funny girl Harley Quinn loves fighting crime with her classmates like Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl, but she always does it her with own madcap style - and a big mallet! It's no surprise that Harley can't resist getting involved in a dance competition and organizing an outrageous battle of the bands. But when a high-tech carnival comes to town, Harley knows that things aren't what they seem and that only she can get to the bottom of the mystery - and deliver a great punch line while doing it!

©2018 Lisa Yee (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Lisa Yee
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Red

Summary

From The New York Times best-selling author of Rump comes a spellbinding fairy tale featuring a brave heroine, a wild wolf, plenty of magical misadventures, and more!

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything...except magic. But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness. 

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman - two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for.... 

Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump.

"Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!” (Chris Grabenstein, New York Times best-selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library)

"Moving and filled with hope...the charm of Shurtliff's retelling is how she imbues the storybook tropes with vibrant humanity." (Shelf Awareness, starred review)

And don't miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, "a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage" (Booklist).

©2016 Liesl Shurtliff (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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Who Was Lucille Ball?

Summary

Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight. Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always a natural performer. She danced in the chorus of Broadway shows and acted in small parts in Hollywood movies. But Ball's true gift was comedy. She found a way to showcase her gifts in 1951 when CBS gave her the chance to star in a sitcom. She based the show on her life and called it I Love Lucy. Over 60 years later, it is still one of the most loved television shows of all time. Lucille Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu, and her comedic genius has kept people laughing for generations.

©2017 Pamela D. Pollack (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 56 mins
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Random

Summary

Who's the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why. Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It's a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line. He asks for a single thing - one reason not to kill himself. The request plunges her into confusion. Because if this random caller actually does what he plans, he'll be the second person connected to Tori to take his own life. And the first just might land her in jail. After her Facebook page became Exhibit A in a tragic national news story about cyberbullying, Tori can't help but suspect the caller is a fraud. But what if he's not? Her words alone may hold the power of life or death. With the clock ticking, Tori has little time to save a stranger - and maybe redeem herself - leading to a startling conclusion that changes everything.

©2014 Tom Leveen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Tom Leveen
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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Losers Bracket

Summary

A provocative and heart-wrenching novel about family, loss, and loyalty from acclaimed and best-selling author Chris Crutcher. Losers Bracket is the powerful and gripping new novel by the author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes and Whale Talk. When it comes to family, Annie is in the losers bracket. While her foster parents are great (mostly), her birth family would not have been her first pick. And no matter how many times Annie tries to write them out of her life, she always gets sucked back into their drama. Love is like that. But when a family argument breaks out at Annie’s swim meet and her nephew goes missing, Annie might be the only one who can get him back. With help from her friends, her foster brother, and her social service worker, Annie puts the pieces of the puzzle together, determined to find her nephew and finally get him into a safe home.  Award-winning author Chris Crutcher’s books are strikingly authentic and unflinchingly honest. Losers Bracket is by turns gripping, heartbreaking, hopeful, and devastating, and hits the sweet spot for fans of Andrew Smith and Marieke Nijkamp.

©2018 Chris Crutcher (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Power of Justice Jack

Summary

In this 15th book about the irrepressible Sammy Keyes, she deals with the zaniest character to come out of her town yet - Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. Dressed in spandex and a mask, he drives around on a dirt bike hoping to fight crime. Though everyone else seems taken with Jack, Sammy's not so sure and now that she has a real mystery to solve her detective skills are pushed to the limits by Jack's antics. As usual, Sammy's personal drama adds to the excitement in this wacky and wily adventure.

©2012 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2015 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Spider-Man: Down These Mean Streets

Summary

A brand-new designer drug arrives in New York City with the force of a hurricane: Triple X, a potentially lethal combination of ecstasy and gamma radiation that is literally turning users from the shadowy, dank alleys to the glittering, raucous party circuit into living, rampaging nightmares. For high school science teacher Peter Parker, Triple X's onslaught on some of his students and his wife's professional life is as dangerous as it is unexpected. For Peter's secret alter-ego, the costumed crime-fighter known to the world as Spider-Man, the situation quickly accelerates from bad to worse, as the drug's effects run unchecked against law enforcement's and his own valiant efforts to rein in the city-wide chaos.  But there is a growing consensus between Spider-Man and the police that, for reasons yet unknown, one of the arachnid's most fearsome enemies may be behind it all as part of a greater scheme to bring the city - and one of its most heroic and hated defenders - to its knees at long last.

©2005 Keith R. A. DeCandido, Marvel (P)2020 Marvel

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man

Summary

Sammy and her friends are startled when they interrupt what seems to be an attempted murder on Halloween. While trick-or-treating at a spooky old house, they find the door open, and inside a man is tied to a chair while a fire rages on the floor. A robbery? But what valuables could be missing from the home of a reclusive old man? Sammy tries to solve the mystery, all the while dealing with her nemesis, Heather Acosta; fending off her grandmother's nosy neighbor in the seniors-only housing where Sammy lives illegally while her mother is off in Hollywood; and keeping up with schoolwork. Tough and resourceful, the savvy sleuth comes out on top in this fast-paced adventure that establishes Sammy Keyes as a solid series that will keep listeners riveted. Download another Sammy Keyes puzzler.

©1998 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2000 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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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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(Mis)fortune

1 rating

Summary

The spring Gabby meets Clay, Michelle - another girl like Gabby - discovers the truth. A truth she'll need to share with Gabby and the other four like them. Michelle... They kept me prisoner for four years, using me for my predictions. They thought they had me subdued, meekly following orders, but they were wrong. I was waiting for a chance to run. I had to be careful, though. They had my brothers, and the leader wasn't exactly human. The sudden death of her stepfather gives Michelle the only chance she may ever have to escape, and she takes it. She needs a place to hide and someone to listen to her predictions so her head doesn't explode. Yet there's nowhere she can hide and no one to protect her from the monsters pursuing her. Then she meets Emmitt. He's calm, kind, caring...and a werewolf. If she can find a way to trust him, he might be able to do more than just keep her safe. He might be the one who can help her fight for answers about her gift and the other women like her.

©2013 Melissa Haag (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Melissa Haag
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things

Summary

In the 11th book in the always-exciting series, Sammy Keyes finds herself in the wilderness helping eco-friendly Girl Scouts save the endangered condor. Leaving behind the city life of her grandma's senior complex and shopping malls, Sammy encounters scorpions, poison oak, and biting flies, along with clues that help her uncover the culprit who shot the baby condor and kidnapped its mother. Once again, Sammy's story is a satisfying mix of adolescent issues and fascinating mystery that will thrill listeners.

©2007 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2009 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Crimson Frost

1 rating

Summary

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming. I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison - and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself....

©2012 Jennifer Estep (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 10 hrs
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Felix Yz

Summary

"If it wasn't for the fused-with-Zyx thing, I suppose I would just be normal - whatever that means." When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyperintelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father's science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix - now 13 - won't be able to grow to adulthood while they're still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them...but it may end up killing them both instead. This book is Felix's secret blog, a chronicle of the days leading up to the Procedure. Some days it's business as usual - time with his close-knit family, run-ins with a bully at school, anxiety about his crush. But life becomes more out of the ordinary with the arrival of an Estonian chess Grandmaster, the revelation of family secrets, and a train-hopping journey. When it all might be over in a few days, what matters most? Told in an unforgettable voice full of heart and humor, Felix Yz is a groundbreaking story about how we are all separate, but all connected too.

©2017 Lisa Bunker (P)2017 Listening Library

Author: Lisa Bunker
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Kiss of Frost

1 rating

Summary

"I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, and I have no idea how I’m going to survive the rest of the semester. One day, I’m getting schooled in swordplay by the guy who broke my heart — the drop-dead gorgeous Logan, who slays me every time. Then, an invisible archer in the Library of Antiquities decides to use me for target practice. And now, I find out that someone at the academy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword — with Logan’s help — I just might die by the sword…."

©2013 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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This Adventure Ends

Summary

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in love with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida - especially not a group of friends so intense, so layered with private tragedies and secret codes, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens.  And it will lead her (and, um, her dad) on a life-changing adventure. Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera's twin brother and the most serious person Sloane's ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins' late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines - and ever deeper into the twins' lives.

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Emma Mills
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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You Were Never Here

1 rating

Summary

“A page-turner of a thriller with a smart, compelling heroine.” (Kirkus)  “This novel is more than a murder mystery. It's about self-empowerment, acceptance, and the strength to be found in female friendships.” (School Library Journal)  “A crafty, well-paced thriller. The novel’s finale is appropriately fiendish - and also unexpectedly uplifting.” (Publishers Weekly)  Cat hasn’t been to Montgomery Falls, the town her family founded, since she was 12 years old. Since the summer she discovered she could do things that no normal 12-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Since she destroyed their friendship. Now, five years later, she’s back and Riley has disappeared. When Noah, Riley's brother, asks for help in discovering what happened, Cat is torn between wanting to learn the truth and protecting the secret that she’s been guarding ever since that summer she and Riley stopped speaking. Only one choice will put her in a killer’s sights.... This engrossing mystery with a hint of the supernatural is perfect for fans of The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas and Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.   

©2020 Kathleen Peacock (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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Trespassers

Summary

Gabby Woods loves a mystery, but is breaking into an abandoned lake house going too far to uncover the truth?  Thirteen-year-old Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family’s lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby befriends Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple and the extravagant lake house they left behind.  To gather clues about the missing couple, Paige coaxes Gabby into trespassing, even though she knows it’s wrong. Yet, each sneaky visit to the abandoned lake house uncovers new mysteries. With suspicions mounting about foul play, Gabby must decide what she’s willing to risk to uncover the truth, or if solving this mystery - and keeping her friendship with Paige - are more trouble than they’re worth.

©2020 Breena Bard (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

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Killer Frost

1 rating

Summary

I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before - and survived. But this time I have a bad, bad feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death…most likely mine.

Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good…or I am.

©2014 Jennifer Estep (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy

Summary

Hooray for Hollywood? The saucy sleuth Sammy Keyes discovers otherwise in this spirited mystery.When Sammy's mother dumped her with Grams to go to Hollywood and become a star, Sammy dealt with it. But when she discovers that Lady Lana has changed her name, dyed her hair, and shaved 10 years off her age, Sammy hops a bus to Hollywood and finds her mom in deeper trouble than she expected. One of Lana's biggest competitors is found dead in the room next door. Is Sammy's mother the next victim...or the prime suspect?Download another Sammy Keyes puzzler.

©2001 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2001 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
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The Days of Winter

Summary

In a novel spanning two world wars, Cynthia Freeman sweeps us into the lives and loves of a powerful European family and the son whose break from tradition has far-reaching consequences. Nathan Hack expects his four sons to marry well and keep up the tradition of becoming barristers in the prestigious house of Hack. But Rubin, the youngest, feels that his legacy is a stranglehold. He's betrothed to a woman from a fine family when he falls in love with a beautiful, enigmatic stranger in Paris. Her name is Magda, and she will change Rubin’s life completely. Decades later, history will repeat itself when a woman is caught between two men during Hitler's regime. Played out on the world stage against the backdrop of World Wars I and II, and peopled by an unforgettable cast of characters, The Days of Winter is a spellbinding story of pride and ambition, survival and redemption.

©1978 Cynthia Freeman Enterprises, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
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Three-Ring Rascals, Books 3-4

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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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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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Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy

Summary

While serving school detention in the soup kitchen at St. Mary's Church, Sammy finds herself the prime suspect in the theft of Father Mayhew's ivory cross. But there have been other robberies at the church recently, and as Sammy attempts to discover the real thief, all the suspects appear to be religious figures who are above suspicion. That is, until Sammy cuts through disguises to uncover an enormous heist! Of course, solving the mystery would be a lot easier if Sammy wasn't also trying to fend off dirty tricks from her arch-enemy, Heather, and helping her softball team to win the playoffs. Then there's the gospel-singing nuns known as the Sisters of Mercy....The excitement doesn't end in one of the funniest and feistiest adventures in the life of the inimitable Sammy Keyes!Download another Sammy Keyes puzzler.

©1998 Wendelin Van Drannen Parsons (P)2001 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
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Easy

6 ratings

Summary

A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

©2012 Tammara Webber (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Dark Frost

1 rating

Summary

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects - and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me - and I’m in for the fight of my life.

©2012 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

1 rating

Summary

Sutton is having robot problems. Her mini-bot is supposed to be able to get through a maze in under a minute, but she must have gotten something wrong in the coding. This is frustrating for a science-minded girl like Sutton - almost as frustrating as the fact that her mother probably won't be home in time for Sutton's 10th birthday.  Luis spends his days writing thrilling stories about brave kids, but there's only so much inspiration you can find when you're stuck inside all day. He's allergic to bees, afraid of dogs, and has an overprotective mom to boot. So Luis can only dream of daring adventures in the wild.  Sutton and Luis couldn't be more different from each other. But now that their parents are dating, these two have to find some common ground. Will they be able to navigate their way down a path they never planned on exploring?

©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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Three-Ring Rascals, Books 1-2

Summary

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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Swing Sideways

Summary

Perfect for fans of Bridge to Terabithia and Walk Two Moons, this debut middle grade novel is the story of two girls and the unforgettable summer in which they learn about true friendship and loss. Annie has been promised a summer of freedom in the country. Freedom from a difficult school year, freedom from her fake "friends" back in the city, and, most of all, freedom from her mom's life-governing spreadsheets and rigid schedules. When Annie meets California, who is visiting her grandfather's farm, it seems she has found the perfect partner for the summer she's always craved. Especially when California offers Annie a real-life adventure: If she and Annie can find the ponies her mom rode as a girl, surely it will remind her mom how wonderful the farm is - and fix what's broken between her mom and her grandfather. But Annie's summer of freedom is sprinkled with secrets, and everything she has learned about bravery and love will be put to the test when the truth behind the ultimate secret changes her life forever.

©2016 Nanci Turner Steveson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

Summary

In this 13th mystery, Sammy is entering eighth grade with more than the usual angst - add to it being a bridesmaid in Officer Borsch's wedding, dealing with the break-up of her friend Marissa's parents, and her own mother dating the father of arch-enemy Heather. How will she be able to solve the mystery of who's making death threats against the history teacher that nobody likes (especially with her name at the top of the suspect list)? With wit, style, and spirit as usual!

©2010 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2012 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

Summary

In the eighth novel featuring the feisty seventh-grade sleuth, Sammy Keyes discovers just how dangerous art can be!

When Sammy attends a fancy reception at an art gallery (wearing high-tops, of course) she ends up tackling a gun-wielding art burglar who crashes the party. But is he the real criminal? As always, Sammy's instinct guides her through the many layers of the mystery to uncover the real crime and criminal. And this time, the determined detective gets a little help from her gutsy grandmother, who, Sammy realizes, is a person in her own right.

Add a little budding romance for Sammy, and her ongoing struggles with nemesis Heather Acosta, and the result is an entertaining, thoughtful mystery that just might be one of the best Sammy Keyes books to date!

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©2003 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2004 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Short

3 ratings

Summary

In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the New York Times best-selling author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into herself while playing a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she'll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn't ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive - one of the adults with dwarfism who've joined the production's motley crew of Munchkins - and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia's own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon she doesn't want to fade into the background - and it's a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.

©2017 Holly Goldberg Sloan (P)2017 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Dive

Summary

When V's life crumbles around her, she has two options: let it take her down with it or dive straight in. Virginia "V" Dunn is alone when her dog is hit by a car. Lucky's back leg is shattered, and when she comforts him, his blood is wet on her hands. Suddenly the monotony of V's suburban life dissolves: Lucky is in a cast; her best friend, Eileen, is avoiding her; her mother's drinking is getting worse; and her father is sick with a mysterious illness. Although V is surrounded by family, she is the loneliest girl in town. As V begins to question everything - death, friendship, family, betrayal - she finds there are few easy answers. The people she thought she knew are strangers, and life's meaning eludes her. Into this mystery walks the captivating Jane, and V soon realizes that the only way forward seems to break every rule and go beyond all limitations.

©1994, 2000 Stacey Donovan; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash

Summary

In her latest mystery, Sammy Keyes feels responsible for the death of an old man whom she discovers on the fire escape and who, with his dying breath, begs her to take his wads of cash and throw them away!

©2008 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2009 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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Midnight Frost

1 rating

Summary

Here we go again... Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities - until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead. As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast - otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins - and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there.…

©2013 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly

Summary

Ling & Ting are twins. They like to be silly. They like to tell jokes. Most of all, they like to laugh together. Laugh with Ling & Ting! The beloved twins from the Geisel Honor book Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! and Ling & Ting Share a Birthday are back to share their favorite funny stories with beginning listeners. This collection of six laugh-out-loud stories is sure to tickle the funny bone of fans and new listeners alike.

©2014 Grace Lin (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Grace Lin
Length: 12 mins
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Bat 6

Summary

In a powerful book set in post-World War II Oregon, sixth graders from rival towns prepare for the 50th annual softball game. Two of the players - a Japanese American who spent the war in an internment camp and a girl whose father was killed at Pearl Harbor - collide with tragic results on the day of the big game.

©2000 Virginia Euwer Wolff (P)2009 Listening Library

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Best Friend Next Door

1 rating

Summary

Printz Honor-winner and New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Mackler brings honesty and charm to this middle-grade debut tracing the friendship of two girls. Meet Hannah. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. Her mom died when she was little. She wishes she had a cat. She's medium height and a little gawky. She's being raised by her dad and stepmom, and just found out they're having a baby. Now she'll never get a real mom. And to top it off, Emme, the new neighbor, is taking over her best friend's bedroom... and her identity. Meet Emme. Her name is a palindrome. Her birthday is on New Year's. She has two moms, which recently has been feeling like one mom too many. She's so short that last week she was mistaken for a kindergartner. She loves her enormous orange cat. She used to be an optimist (harder these days). At least there's Hannah. Maybe they'll become friends? But while Hannah and Emme are alike in so many ways, they're different in all the wrong ways. Is this the perfect friendship, or a recipe for disaster?

©2015 Carolyn Mackler (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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To Obama

Summary

President Barack Obama received 10,000 letters a day from his constituents. This is the story of the private and profound relationship with letter writers that shaped his presidency. Their voices combine to reveal a diary of a nation. Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Obama was given 10 handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens - the unfiltered voice of a nation - from his Office of Presidential Correspondence. He was the first president to interact daily with constituent mail and to archive it in its entirety. The letters affected not only the president and his policies but also the deeply committed people who were tasked with opening and reading the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous, and apologies that landed in the White House mailroom. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama years: There is Kelli, who saw her grandfathers finally marry - legally - after thirty-five years together; Bill, a lifelong Republican whose attitude toward immigration reform was transformed when he met a boy escaping MS-13 gang leaders in El Salvador; Heba, a Syrian refugee who wants to forget the day the tanks rolled into her village; Marjorie, who grappled with disturbing feelings of racial bias lurking within her during the George Zimmerman trial; and Vicki, whose family was torn apart by those who voted for Trump and those who did not. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, in search of connection. They wrote with anger, fear, and respect. And together, this chorus of voices achieves a kind of beautiful harmony. To Obama is an intimate look at one man’s relationship to the American people, and at a time when empathy intersected with politics in the White House. Full list of narrators includes: Macleod Andrews, Paula Christensen, Michael Crouch, Donna Coltharp, Sheryl Cousineau, Shane Darby, Ramon De Ocampo, Robert Fass, Lauren Fortang, Kyla Garcia, Heba Hallak, Marnie Hazelton, Lacey Higley, Tom Hoefner, Hillary Huber, Bobby Ingram, Marjorie McKinney, Thomas Meehan, Bob Melton, Alex Myteberi, Adenrele Ojo, Bill Oliver, Christine Reisman, Tara Sands, Vicki Shearer, Marc Thompson, and Emily Woo Zeller.

©2018 Jeanne Marie Laskas (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Haunting the Deep

2 ratings

Summary

The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the number one New York Times best seller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous "ship of dreams" - a story made all the more fascinating because the author's own relatives survived the doomed voyage. Samantha Mather knew her family's connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she'd find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic...where she's been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam's waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship. Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship...and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers.

©2017 Listening Library (P)2017 Adriana Mather

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

1 rating

Summary

The 10th mystery in the popular Sammy Keyes series offers more spirit and adventure than ever!Sammy accidentally makes a deadly mistake, but all clues point to her nemesis, Heather, and she gets blamed. As Sammy struggles with her conscience, she should confess, but there's a certain justice in Heather finally getting what she deserves, and she gets distracted helping an ailing senior citizen in her fight against urban renewal. There's a local council member who seems to be on both sides of the issue, and neighborhood vandalism that could be a clue to what's really at stake. While Sammy's trying to sort out those truths, her own haunt her, along with her feelings for Casey, Heather's brother, whom she's agreed to attend the Farewell Dance with on a "non-date".Download another Sammy Keyes puzzler.

©2005 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2006 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Outrage

1 rating

Summary

John Sandford and Michele Cook follow up their New York Times best seller Uncaged with the next nail-biting installment in The Singular Menace series. Shay Remby and her gang of renegades have struck a blow to the Singular Corporation. When they rescued Shay's brother, Odin, from a secret Singular lab, they also liberated a girl. Singular has been experimenting on her, trying to implant a US senator's memories into her brain - with partial success. Fenfang is now a girl who literally knows too much. Can the knowledge brought by ex-captives Odin and Fenfang help Shay and her friends expose the crimes of this corrupt corporation? Singular has already killed one of Shay's band to protect their secrets. How many more will die before the truth is exposed?

©2015 John Sandford (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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The Prom

7 ratings

Summary

An honest, laugh-out-loud, feel-good novel inspired by the Tony-nominated musical The Prom, read by members of the original Broadway cast! Seventeen-year-old Emma Nolan wants only one thing before she graduates: to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom. But in her small town of Edgewater, Indiana, that's like asking for the moon. Alyssa Greene is her high school's "it" girl: popular, head of the student council, and daughter of the PTA president. She also has a secret. She's been dating Emma for the last year and a half. When word gets out that Emma plans to bring a girl as her date, it stirs a community-wide uproar that spirals out of control. Now, the PTA, led by Alyssa's mother, is threatening to cancel the prom altogether. Enter Barry Glickman and Dee Dee Allen, two Broadway stars who decide to take up the cause and get a little publicity along the way. But when they arrive in Indiana to fight on Emma's behalf, their good intentions go quickly south. Between Emma facing the fray head-on, Alyssa wavering about coming out, and Barry and Dee Dee basking in all the attention, it's the perfect prom storm. Only when this unlikely group comes together do they realize that love is always worth fighting for. Read by Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, with Beth Leavel, Joshua Lamon, and Tara Sands. Includes an interview of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar from the musical’s creative team conducted by cast member Joshua Lamon.

©2019 Saundra Mitchell, Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Sklar (P)2019 Listening Library

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Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather

Summary

Ling and Ting have fun, rain or shine, in the fourth book of this irresistible early listener series. The adorable twins, Ling and Ting, from the Geisel Honor early listener series are back to have fun in winter, spring, fall, and summer, giving parents and educators the perfect opportunity to teach young listeners about every season of the year. This beloved series has received five starred reviews. Kirkus writes about the series, "These twins make learning to read double the fun."

©2015 Grace Lin (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Grace Lin
Length: 12 mins
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Bea Is for Blended

Summary

Girl power scores a goal in this uplifting story of teamwork, new beginnings, and coming together to fight for what’s right - perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Bea and her mom have always been a two-person team. But now her mom is marrying Wendell, and their team is growing by three boys, two dogs, and a cat.  Finding her place in her new blended family may be tough, but when Bea finds out her school might not get the all-girls soccer team they’d been promised, she learns that the bigger the team, the stronger the fight - and that for the girls to get what they deserve, they’re going to need a squad behind them.  Lauded as “remarkable” by the New York Times Book Review, Lindsey Stoddard’s heartfelt stories continue to garner critical acclaim, and her latest novel will have fans new and old rooting for Bea as she discovers that building a new life doesn’t mean leaving her old one behind.  

©2021 Lindsey Stoddard (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 7 hrs
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Other People's Children

Summary

A riveting debut novel about a couple whose dream of adopting a baby is shattered when the teenage mother reclaims her child. What makes a family? Gail and Jon Durbin moved to the Chicago suburbs to set up house as soon as Gail got pregnant. But then she miscarried - once, twice, three times. Determined to expand their family, the Durbins turn to adoption. When several adoptions fall through, Gail’s desire for a child overwhelms her. Carli is a pregnant teenager from a blue-collar town nearby, with dreams of going to college and getting out of her mother’s home. When she makes the gut-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, she chooses the Durbins. But Carli’s mother, Marla, has other plans for her grandbaby. In Other People’s Children, three mothers make excruciating choices to protect their families and their dreams - choices that put them at decided odds against one another. You will root for each one of them and wonder just how far you’d go in the same situation. This riveting debut is a thoughtful exploration of love and family, and a heart-pounding pause-resister you’ll find impossible to put down.

©2021 Hoffmann Ventures LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Clone Codes

Summary

In the year 2170, an underground abolitionist movement fights for the freedom of cyborgs and clones, who are treated no better than slaves. The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, despite technological and political advances, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement.

©2010 Patricia C. McKissak, Fredrick L. McKissack, and John McKissack (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf

Summary

It's Christmas, but leave it to Sammy Keyes to find trouble even in the midst of the holiday parade. Trying to help a friend, she reluctantly volunteers on the Canine Calendar float, only to have the famous cover dog dog-napped on her watch! The animal's owner orders Sammy to find the dog before the $50,000 ransom being demanded comes due. But all that Sammy can uncover is a little elflike girl named Elyssa, whose problems seem more important than a missing dog. Still, Sammy does her best to round up the dog-nappers, while forming a bond with the mysterious elf girl. Clever clues and characters abound, making this satisfying mystery unforgettable at Christmas or anytime.

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©1998 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2001 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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Pushing the Limits

1 rating

Summary

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

©2012 Katie McGarry (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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The Other Woman

Summary

A second chance doesn't mean second best! Elizabeth O'Connell has survived one of the worst betrayals a wife can imagine. Finding out that she wasn't the only woman in her husband's life meant the end of her marriage and a year of personal hell. Now she's focusing on her new business and raising her two kids. Carter Hudson isn't part of her plan. When he's introduced to Liz by well-meaning friends, her dislike is instant. But as she spends time with him, Liz realizes she likes having Carter in her life. More than likes it. However, Carter has secrets in his past that he can't seem to escape, secrets that apparently involve a woman. Liz is sure of one thing: She'll never be the other woman again!

©2006 Brenda Novak (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Brenda Novak
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Unleashed

Summary

Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times best-selling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves. <

©2011 Nancy Holder (P)2011 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Summary

From Dorothy's modest Kansas farm to the yellow-brick road, from the Wicked Witch of the West to the Emerald City, unforgettable icons abound in L. Frank Baum's classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. One of the most memorable stories in American history, this tale has spawned plays, sequels, and most notably the innovative 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. With this brand-new recording, follow Dorothy as she meets the Munchkins, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion. This edition is not to be missed.

Public Domain (P)2013 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Revived

Summary

It started with a bus crash. Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive. Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, and a new identity. The only constant in Daisy’s life is constant change. Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she’s ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that’s much larger - and more sinister - than she ever imagined. From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick’s Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

©2012 Cat Patrick (P)2012 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Cat Patrick
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Target: Earth

1 rating

Summary

"Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!" (Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series) "Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had." (Max Brallier, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Kids on Earth) Klawde is not your basic cat. He's an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He's cruel. He's cunning. He's brilliant...and he's also Raj Banerjee's best friend. In book four of the Klawde series, our favorite warlord cat turns his malevolent gaze to the one target he never thought he'd consider: Earth. But conquering a world is a challenge, even for Klawde, and he'll need two things for his plan to succeed: an army of zombie squirrels, and, of course, money. Lots of money. And he has a plan to get it. Meanwhile, as his evil pet plots world domination, Raj is also trying to make some extra cash. He's dying for a cool virtual-reality headset and is determined to get his yard-cleaning business off the ground to pay for it. But when a friendly neighbor catches wind of Klawde's plan, Raj and Klawde's stories collide, and Raj may end up paying for his cat's schemes.... Will Klawde's thirst for power finally be quenched? Can Raj bear the responsibility of a small business? And why are all the squirrels acting strange...? With a hilarious, biting voice that switches between Raj's and Klawde's perspectives, this is the story of an unlikely friendship that emerges between a boy and the evil cat who arrived on his doorstep.

©2020 Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth (P)2020 Listening Library

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Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

Summary

To celebrate her 14th birthday, Sammy’s newly found, long-lost father takes her and best friend Marissa on a cruise. As Sammy navigates her feelings about this new relationship, she and Marissa become involved in another family’s bizarre drama which includes the mysterious disappearance of the wealthy matriarch and suspicious activity by the greedy heirs.  The 17th mystery in the wildly popular series combines exciting high-seas adventure with the touching emotional journey of this irresistible teen sleuth.

©2013 Curtis Brown Inc (P)2018 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Uncaged

3 ratings

Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling Prey author John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane young adult thriller series. Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin. Odin’s a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog. When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odin - talking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hide - she’s concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular’s security team, she knows: Her brother’s a dead man walking. What Singular doesn’t know - yet - is that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that’s what it takes to save her brother.

©2014 John Sandford and Michele Cook (P)2014 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye

Summary

In the final mystery of this series, one of the bad guys has finally caught up with the skateboarding sleuth of Santa Marina and worse, landed her in the hospital out cold. This time Sammy’s family and friends must solve the crime - who did this to her and why? In a heartwarming, fitting finale the people whose lives she has impacted over the years come together to help uncover the truth and save their beloved Sammy.

©2018 Wendelin Van Draanen Parsons (P)2019 Live Oak Media

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Touch of Frost

3 ratings

Summary

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why - especially since I should have been the one who died.…

©2011 Jennifer Estep (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Camp Murderface

Summary

Summer camp turns sinister in Camp Murderface, a spooky middle-grade listen perfect for fans of scare masters like R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike. The year: 1983. The place: Ohio. The camp: Scary as heck. Camp Sweetwater is finally reopening, three decades after it mysteriously shut down. Campers Corryn Quinn and Tez Jones have each had more than enough of their regular lives - they’re so ready to take their summer at Sweetwater by storm. But before they can so much as toast one marshmallow, strange happenings start...happening. Can they survive the summer? Or will Camp Sweetwater shut down for good this time - with them inside?

©2020 Saundra Mitchell and Josh Berk (P)2020 HarperAudio

Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

Summary

In this fifth Sammy Keyes mystery, the normally unflappable heroine encounters a corpse, an arsonist, and an irate policeman - and her first real experiences with adolescent angst.On a quiet weekend in the country, Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley and her 200-pound pig, and become involved in a centuries old family feud involving Lucinda's great grandma Moustache Mary. When Mary's pioneer cabin burns to the ground, it's up to Sammy to dig up the cause as the past collides with the present in this highly combustible mystery!Download another Sammy Keyes puzzler.

©2000 Wendelin Van Draanen Parson (P)2001 Live Oak Media

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Dark Tide

3 ratings

Summary

Once a lost and confused princess, Serafina is now a confident leader of the Black Fin Resistance (BFR). While she works on sabotaging her enemy and enlisting allies for battle, her friends face challenges of their own. Ling is in the hold of Rafe Mfeme's giant trawler, on her way to a prison camp. Becca meets up with Astrid and learns why the Ondalinian mermaid is always so angry: She is hiding a shameful secret. Ava can't return home because death riders await her arrival. And it is getting more and more difficult for Mahdi, Serafina's betrothed, to keep up the ruse that he is in love with Lucia Volerno. If Lucia's parents become suspicious, his life - and all of Sera's hopes - will be extinguished. Political intrigue, dangerous liaisons, and spine-tingling suspense swirl like a maelstrom in this penultimate book in the WaterFire saga.

©2015 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily

Summary

For Dash and Lily, it's beginning to look a lot like...distance! Just in time for the series release of Dash & Lily on Netflix comes a new helping of love - this time across the pond as best-selling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan send Dash and Lily to England.  Dash and Lily were feeling closer than ever.... It's just too bad they're now an ocean apart. After Dash gets accepted to Oxford University and Lily stays in New York to take care of her dog-walking business, the devoted couple are struggling to make a long distance relationship work. And when Dash breaks the news that he won't be coming home for Christmas, Lily makes a decision: If Dash can't come to her, she'll join him in London.  It's a perfect romantic gesture...that spins out of Lily's control. Soon Dash and Lily are feeling more of a gap between them, even though they're in the same city. Will London bring them together again - or will it be their undoing?

©2020 Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (P)2020 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Favorite

Summary

Five years have passed since Angie Favorite’s mother, Laura, disappeared without a trace, and Angie still hasn’t recovered. Sure, things look normal on the surface — she goes to school, works her summer job, and argues with her older brother Jason — but she can’t shake the feeling her mother didn’t leave by choice. Angie’s dad does the best he can, but his work as a musician keeps him on the road and away from home, where it’s up to Angie’s grandmother to keep an eye on the kids. She can’t be with them all the time, though, and so Angie is alone when she’s snatched from a strip mall parking lot by Scott Bittner. Angie narrowly escapes, and Bittner is arrested, but he takes his life in jail before he can offer an explanation for his crime. When his mother makes contact, begging forgiveness on her son’s behalf, Angie agrees to meet with her in hopes of finding answers to the seemingly random attack. But when she arrives at the massive Bittner estate, she is overcome by an unshakeable sense of foreboding… Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young adult novel in which nothing — and no one — is as it seems.

©2012 Karen McQuestion (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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The Truth About My Success

Summary

What happens when a bratty teenage star and a hardworking waitress get a taste of each other's worlds? Featuring the best-selling Dyan Sheldon at her snarky, entertaining best. Paloma Rose is sixteen and already a major TV star. She has money, franchises, adoring fans - and an agent and parents who are dependent on her success to sustain their very comfortable lives. But all that could come to an end when Paloma becomes more famous for her bad behavior than for her acting, and her show's sponsors threaten to cancel the upcoming season if things don't improve. Meanwhile Paloma's worried agent happens upon Oona Ginness working in a coffee shop. Maybe she's not as tall or as blonde as Paloma, but small details aside, they really might be twins. So a plan is born: What if they sent Paloma to a boot camp to become a better person and put the malleable and much nicer Oona in her place? Oona thinks it's a stupid idea, but the money is hard to resist, given her family's dire circumstances. What does she have to lose? But plans don't always work out the way they're supposed to....

©2013 Dyan Sheldon, first U.S. edition published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Dyan Sheldon
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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A Kind of Paradise

Summary

Hear the audiobook that Ali Standish (author of The Ethan I Was Before) calls "a heartwarming story" and Melissa Roske (author of Kat Greene Comes Clean) calls "a joyful, heartfelt debut"! Thirteen-year-old Jamie Bunn made a mistake at the end of the school year. A big one. Every kid in her middle school knows all about it. Now, she has to spend her summer vacation volunteering at the local library - as punishment. What a waste of a summer!  Or so she thinks.  A Kind of Paradise is an unforgettable story about the power of community, the power of the library, and the power of forgiveness.

©2019 Amy Rebecca Tan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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One Came Home

Summary

"An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world…Run out and listen to it. Right now." (Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman) In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body - wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown - everyone assumes the worst…Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

©2013 Amy Timberlake (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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My Weird School Special: 365 Days of Weird! Audio Collection

1 rating

Summary

Every day is an adventure for A. J. and the gang. Now your favorite holiday hijinks are available in a single audio collection, perfect for My Weird School fans! "Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!" Summer is almost over, and you know what that means - time to head back to school! But when a tropical storm ends A.J.'s vacation earlier than expected, he and his family have to stay at Andrea's house. Ugh, disgusting! Soon after, everyone in the house starts getting cabin fever, and even back-to-school shopping won't calm the kids down. So, Andrea and A.J. are sent to Camp Ockatollyquay. The catch? It's a camp to get kids ready for school! But not to worry - Andrea and A.J. rally their Ella Mentry School friends to end their summer on a note they'll never forget. "It's Halloween, I’m Turning Green!" It’s Halloween, and you know what that means! Candy! Costumes! More candy! What would happen if a kid ate a million hundred pounds of chocolate in one night? One thing’s for sure - when the kids from Ella Mentry School go trick-or-treating, it will be a Halloween to remember. "Deck the Halls, We’re off the Walls!" It's Christmas, and you know what that means! Santa Claus is coming to town! Or at least to the local mall. But what happens when kid rapper Cray-Z gives a Christmas concert at the same mall and all his fans go bananas? One thing's for sure - if A.J. and the gang from Ella Mentry School want to save the day, they will need a Christmas miracle. "Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds!" It's the week of Valentine's Day, and A.J.'s class is getting a foreign exchange student! His name is Pierre, and he's from France. But what happens when Pierre challenges A.J. to a duel (or at least a thumb war) over Andrea? One thing's for sure: when L-O-V-E comes to Ella Mentry, it spells the weirdest Valentine's Day story in the history of the world! "Bunny Double, We’re in Trouble!" Hip, hop, hooray! Its Easter, and this year Mayor Hubble is hosting an Easter egg roll and a special egg hunt at the mayor’s mansion. And A.J. and the gang are invited! But when Mayor Hubble reveals that the prize golden egg has a thousand dollars inside it, the egg hunt becomes a wacky free-for-all with a photo finish. "Bummer in the Summer!" School’s almost out for the summer, and A.J. is dreaming about all the fun things he’s going to do on vacation. But A.J.’s dream quickly turns into a nightmare when three familiar spirits appear to show him summers past, present, and yet to come. Will they be able to convince him to leave his bad ways behind? Or will this summer end up being a total bummer?

©2019 Dan Gutman (P)2019 HarperAudio

Author: Dan Gutman
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
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Antisocial

Summary

Know your truth. Speak your truth. Live your truth.   Maeve struggles to live up the ideals of the strong, independent, successful businesswoman and guru whose books and classes are the gold-standard for woman entrepreneurs.   All Maeve has ever wanted is to design red carpet attire for Hollywood’s brightest stars. But her Midwestern family and friends have nothing but discouragement for her.    Get real.   Get a real job.   Get back to real life.   Frustrated by the clannishness of the fashion industry and the lack of support in her own life, Maeve decides to start her own online company making custom garments from her own designs: Constellation Couture.   And in order to fully live her truth, she decides to cut all the naysayers out of her life...except for the five online friends who’ve always believed in her.   What Maeve doesn’t know is that her five new besties are secretly connected...will she discover their hidden agenda before it ruins her?

©2019 Sterling & Stone (P)2019 Sterling & Stone

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Eva Stone
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Bad Nights

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Private operative and former Navy SEAL Jack Brandt barely escaped a disastrous undercover assignment, thanks to the most intriguing woman he's ever met. When his enemies track him to her doorstep, he'll do anything to protect Morgan from the danger closing in on them both… Since her husband's death, Morgan Rains has only been going through the motions. She didn't think anything could shock her-until she finds a gorgeous man stumbling naked and injured through the woods behind her house. He's mysterious, intimidating-and undeniably compelling. Thrown together into a pressure cooker of danger and intrigue, Jack and Morgan are finding in each other a reason to live - if they can survive.

©2013 Ruth Glick (P)2013 Tantor

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Rebecca York
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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No Passengers Beyond This Point

Summary

Questions can be tricky things. Everyone has their own way of dealing with them. India Tompkins can charm her way out of answering most of them. Finn Tompkins is too quiet to be asked in the first place. And Mouse Tompkins? She's a genius - she's used to having all the answers. But when they find themselves trapped in Falling Bird - a city seemingly without logic - the Tompkins kids are facing a whole slew of impossible questions, all demanding answers, and not even Mouse knows how to solve these. How do you find your way home when you arent even on the map? Whats the fastest way to wrap your brain around a problem when time itself keeps getting away from you? And if your life at home wasnt perfect, can you be sure you really want to go back?

©2011 Gennifer Choldenko (P)2011 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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Doom in the Deep

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A long-abandoned - and long-haunted - summer camp sets the stage for the sequel to Camp Murderface, perfect for fans of old-school scare masters like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike. There’s no such thing as an uneventful summer at Camp Sweetwater. Now that the Vampire Devils beneath the lake have been awakened, the camp is in big trouble. The first victims? Tez and Corryn’s counselors, Gavin and Scary Mary. The camp director insists that the missing counselors are just quitting and going home, but Tez and Corryn don’t believe it. They know something much more evil is afoot. With the help of their cabinmates, Tez and Corryn set out to investigate the disappearances. But what they find is a horror closer than the bottom of the lake...and it might just spell the end for all of them.

©2021 Saundra Mitchell and Josh Berk (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Mean

Summary

In Justin Sayre's third adjective-busting novel, Ellen discovers why it matters to be true to oneself, no matter what people might say or think about her. Set in the same world as Justin Sayre's previous books, Husky and Pretty, Mean explores the private and public life of Ellen, who is confident, cool, and, according to Davis, mean. But if speaking the truth and being unconcerned with petty gossip makes you mean, Ellen is fine with that. Besides, she has her own issues to deal with as middle school becomes a virtual battlefield of pubescent zombies, not unlike the obstacles in the video games she loves to play. Escaping into the world of online video games provides only temporary relief. In time she learns that being honest, even when it hurts, is the only weapon she can truly rely on.

©2019 Justin Sayre (P)2019 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Author: Justin Sayre
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Blind Item

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Summary

No one knows her name, but now everyone wants to. As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she's rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story. When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life. As the paparazzi begin the hunt for sexy star Seamus O'Riordan's new mystery girl, Nicola's best friend, Billy, has her back while he prowls parties for the latest scoop to sell to the tabloids. Her roommate, Kara, keeps tabs on things, too - in between befriending a former child star and transforming herself from stylist to reality TV sensation. As the scandals pile up behind them, their pasts will be exposed...and every secret can be sold. Written by two Hollywood insiders, Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan, Blind Item's jaw-dropping scandals are real, but the names are not. And they'll never tell.

©2017 Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Rampage

Summary

John Sandford and Michele Cook complete their New York Times best-selling thriller series in this explosive finale. Fans of James Dashner, Harlan Coben, and Suzanne Collins will love this nail-biting trilogy. Shay Remby and her band of renegade activists have got the corrupt Singular Corporation on the run. Their exposé is finally working. Or is it? Even as revelations about the human experimental subjects break in the news, Singular's employees are slithering out of sight. And then their CEO is killed in a plane crash.... Was it a freak accident? Or a cover-up? Shay's gang begins to see signs that there may be even more powerful figures than they knew managing events - publicly expressing outrage and mopping up the mess but secretly gathering up their scientists and moving the operation further out of sight. It will take nothing short of a rampage to stop the Singular menace for good....

©2016 John Sandford and Michele Cook (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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