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  1. 2.6 hrs • 9/14/2016 • Unabridged

    Tony has saved $300, enough to buy a small sailboat. He will use it every day during his three-week stay with his grandmother on the Connecticut shore. Once Tony learns to sail, he starts exploring the waters around a group of tiny islands offshore. One day, he sees two people in diving gear on a motorboat. But instead of greeting him, they wave him away. The next time he sees them, he discovers that they will do anything to hide what they have found. He is chased, and his boat is stolen. Now, lost and alone, with night falling fast, Tony wonders if he will ever get back to his grandmother's--and safety--again. Avi is the author of dozens of books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. In Windcatcher, he crafts a story crackling with excitement and danger. It is sure to capture the attention of even the most reluctant reader, especially with Audie Award-winner George Guidall's narration.

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    Windcatcher

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    2.6 hrs • 9/14/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 18.8 hrs • 9/14/2016 • Unabridged

    This stunning book opens 12 years after the end of The Cup of the World and tells the story of Ambrose, son of Phaedra and last in the king's line, who is living exiled with his mother in the dilapidated manor of Tarceny. Ambrose's life is threatened by the hooded priest of the Undercraft, an ancestral spirit of pure evil who must end Ambrose's life in order to survive himself. And even when Ambrose is hidden within the house of the Widow of Develin, a hallowed place of learning and haven of education, the priest and his minions slowly and subtly infiltrate within, subverting the minds of those most educated and powerful and leaving Ambrose in mortal danger.

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    The Widow and the King

    18.8 hrs • 9/14/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 7.1 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Vampirates is a colorful extravaganza with a wildly eccentric cast and lashings of swashbuckling adventure, punctuated with horror and old-school romance. Conor and Grace are twins, recently orphaned after their widowed father's death. Rather than being adopted by the town's busy-bodies, they decide to set sail for new pastures in their father's last single possession, his sailing boat. But a vicious storm sees their boat capsize and the twins are separated. Two mysterious ships sail to their rescue - each picking up one twin before disappearing into the mist. Conor wakes to find himself on a pirate ship and is soon being trained up with a cutlass. Meanwhile Grace finds herself locked in a darkened room, as the vampirates wait for night to fall and their feasting to begin...Determined to find each other, yet intrigued by their new shipmates, the twins are about to embark on the biggest adventure of their life.

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    Vampirates

    7.1 hrs • 9/6/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 6.6 hrs • 9/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Young listeners learn about issues of conservation, endangered animals, and preservation of cultural traditions in this beautifully-written tale of a Massachusetts teenager who travels to an Alaskan village to search for a missing relative-and ends up discovering his own Eskimo heritage.

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    Water Sky

    6.6 hrs • 9/2/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 4.2 hrs • 9/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Author Coleen Murtagh Paratore brings fairytale love stories into modern fashion through the eyes of 12-year-old cherry-cordial eater and classic-literature reader Willafred Haversham. What Willa wishes for most in the world is a father, but so far no luck. When she and her wedding planner mother, Stella, move back home to Cape Cod, Willa's luck begins to change. With help from her best friend Tina and candymaking Nana, Willa decides wishing for a father isn't enough-it's time to take action.

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    The Wedding Planner's Daughter

    4.2 hrs • 9/2/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 2.3 hrs • 8/30/2016 • Unabridged

    Following one family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow. When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to expect. She’s ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, her parents “volunteer” Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna—and that stubborn cow, Zora. This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge when we let others into our lives.

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    Moo

    2.3 hrs • 8/30/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 4.4 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    This day has been absolutely perfect for 16-year-old Sophie Olivette. She got an A+ on her first speech ever, whipped the history exam, and played awesome field hockey. She can hardly wait to tell Dad. But after school, he has an announcement of his own: he has found a new true love and is divorcing Mother. Suddenly Sophie feels like she is the only grown-up in the house. Dad’s girlfriend is a younger woman—in fact, she is Sophie’s older sister’s roommate at college. And Mother is too busy seeking her “Inner Self” to work on her failing marriage. Sophie’s life becomes an endless soap opera with one heartbreaking episode after another, and she can’t change channels. Award-winning author Caroline B. Cooney captivates young adults with her absorbing novels including The Face on the Milk Carton and Whatever Happened to Janie? Narrator Christina Moore underscores Sophie’s outrage and hope as she struggles to rewrite her family’s story to end “happily ever after.”

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    Tune in Anytime

    4.4 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 7.0 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    It is late July in 1461 when young Joseph Charnetski and his family arrive in the great city of Krakow, with its glorious church towers and lively marketplace. The Charnetskis have come to Krakow to seek refuge with their relatives. What they find is more danger and adventure than a simple farm boy like Joseph could ever have imagined. First, a menacing stranger tries to take their pumpkin at sword point. Then a beautiful girl and her black-robed uncle befriend Joseph. Soon he and his family are caught up in the plots of alchemists, hypnotists, and a dark messenger of evil. This distinguished contribution to children’s literature carries listeners to a medieval Poland shimmering with folklore and fantasy. Rich in language and detail, it is a classic adventure story that begs to be read aloud. With narrator Ron Keith’s expressive, resonant voice, the effect is as stirring as the haunting hymn the trumpeter plays from the church tower.

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    Trumpeter of Krakow

    Read by Ron Keith
    7.0 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.8 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Once again Douglas Fairchild is starting a new school in Washington, DC. The teachers in the private schools he has attended didn’t understand him-maybe because he is from Pefkakia. Now he will make a fresh start in sixth grade at Thaddeus G. Little, a public middle school. After telling the bus driver how to drive and refusing to do his homework, Doug finds himself in the worst possible situation. He must join the after hours discussion group for misfits, better known as the Twinkie Squad. Everyone has always made fun of the Twinkies, but Doug is about to change all that. Award-winning author Gordon Korman captures a growing audience of readers with his entertaining books about the problems young adults encounter. His hilarious The Twinkie Squad is guaranteed to keep readers laughing out loud as Doug learns to accept his new classmates and most of all, himself. The spirited young man and his colorful classmates burst from the pages with L.J. Ganser’s vivid narration.

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    The Twinkie Squad

    5.8 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.5 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    When a benevolent king and his daughter, Princess Marie, find their peaceful kingdom threatened by an enormous, evil, seven-headed bird, the brave princess offers herself as the bird’s hostage in order to prevent the entire kingdom from being thrust into eternal darkness. As soon as Soliday, a kindhearted, hardworking, and generous youth hears about the princess’s sacrifice, he vows to kill the Bird of Darkness and save Marie. His identical twin brother — the jealous, lazy, and dishonest Salacotta — accompanies Soliday on the dangerous journey, but doesn’t lift a finger in order to rescue the princess or slay the monstrous bird. And the second Salacotta sees his chance to claim that he was the one who freed the princess, he does just that. Will Soliday be able to convince everyone that he is indeed who he says? Will his brother admit his treachery? Will Soliday ever be able to trust his twin again? This timeless and resonant folktale about the forces of good and evil and the redemptive power of brotherly love is the perfect story for the ages.

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    The Twins and the Bird of Darkness

    0.5 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 6.0 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    The young orphan Crispin and his gentle, red-bearded protector Bear continue their adventures in 14th-century England. Crispin and Bear are finally free to live their lives as they choose. But they soon find that they are being hunted by members of a secret society who believe Bear is a spy. When Bear is severely wounded, Crispin must make some tough decisions, such as deciding who else to trust to help them escape their pursuers. The two make a perilous journey to Brittany-surely the edge of the world! And there they must confront death in order to find true freedom. Avi has written several books of historical fiction for which he has been showered with numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: Cross of Lead. He explores the themes of war, religion, and family in this suspenseful adventure. The superb reading from narrator Ron Keith will enthrall listeners.

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    Crispin, At the Edge of the World

    By Avi
    Read by Ron Keith
    6.0 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 6.1 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    In the small, 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son." But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life. Best-selling, award-winning Avi delights children and adults with historically accurate tales of high adventure.

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    Crispin

    By Avi
    Read by Ron Keith
    6.1 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 5.9 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn’t have many friends, but wants to be like her family—picture perfect. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.

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  14. 7.1 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma’s mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distracted because she’s found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma’s magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can’t get Grassina’s mind back on protecting the kingdom, life as they know it in Greater Greensward will be in peril. From underwater sea monsters to fire-breathing dragons, this witty pair of young friends manages to sweet-talk, cajole, and race their way to victory. But when it looks as if everything will finally work out, disaster strikes, and Emma finds that magic is not enough-it takes real bravery and a strong, new friendship to succeed.

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  15. 2.0 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Critics and fans alike delight in the antics of rambunctious third grader Clementine. In Clementine and the Family Meeting, this fiery youngster takes on the age-old problem of sibling rivalry. A family meeting has been called, and Clementine figures she must be in trouble for something, but she’s not sure what. Her fears of punishment are replaced by new ones, however, when her parents reveal they are trying to have another baby. Clementine’s sure that four is the perfect family size-can she be convinced to make room for number five?

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    Clementine and the Family Meeting

    2.0 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 5.3 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Princess Emma will do just about anything to get out of marrying the self-centered Prince Jorge. So when she meets a frog named Eadric who claims—of course—to be a prince, she decides to give him a kiss and see what happens. Bad idea. The frog stays a frog, and worse still, Emma turns into a frog herself. It turns out only the person who cast the spell can break it, so Emma and Eadric are soon hopping along trying to find the witch who can make them human again. This clever twist on the classic fairy tale is full of good-natured fun and romance.

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