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GRAYLING'S SONG [AUDIOBOOK]

GRAYLING'S SONG [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Cushman
Author's First Name: 
Karen
Narrator's First Name: 
Katherine
Narrator's Last Name: 
Kellgren
Publisher: 
Recorded Books
Publication Date: 
2016

 A young, insecure girl is given the impossible task of freeing her domineering mother and other workers of magic from a terrible fate. Her travels bring her into contact with a myriad cast of characters, all uniquely and authentically voiced (and or sung) by the narrator. A powerful story of finding your own voice and using it wisely.

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR [AUDIOBOOK]

HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Whaley
Author's First Name: 
John Corey
Narrator's First Name: 
Robbie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Daymond
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 In this hilarious and heartbreaking story, Solomon’s agoraphobia keeps him happily ensconced in his home, but ambitious Lisa decides to “cure” him in hopes of earning acceptance at a prestigious psychology program. Daymond’s upbeat performance brings Sol to life and pairs perfectly with Whelan’s driven, but earnest portrayal of Lisa.

BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN [AUDIOBOOK]

BEING JAZZ: MY LIFE AS A (TRANSGENDER) TEEN [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jennings
Author's First Name: 
Jazz
Narrator's First Name: 
Jazz
Narrator's Last Name: 
Jennings
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Jazz Jennings' transition from a boy to a girl, her true authentic self, has made headlines as she and her family fought for the right to use the girl's bathroom and to play on a girl's soccer team. Jazz narrates her own story of her struggles, triumphs, hopes and dreams with passion and insight.

THE DARKEST CORNERS [AUDIOBOOK]

THE DARKEST CORNERS [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Thomas
Author's First Name: 
Kara
Narrator's First Name: 
Jorjeana
Narrator's Last Name: 
Marie
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Tessa’s small town was victimized by a serial killer when she was a child, and now years later the killer may be back. This spookily quiet mystery builds to an explosive ending.

TRU AND NELLE (AUDIOBOOK)

TRU AND NELLE (AUDIOBOOK)
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Neri
Author's First Name: 
G
Narrator's First Name: 
Catherine
Narrator's Last Name: 
Taber
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 This story of the friendship between Nelle, a feckless tomboy and Tru, a quirky child being raised (somewhat absently) by distant relatives is loosely based on Harper Lee and Truman Capote. Life in their small Southern town is convincingly depicted as is their abiding affection for each other.

THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hitchcock
Author's First Name: 
Bonnie-Sue
Narrator's First Name: 
Jorjeana
Narrator's Last Name: 
Marie, Erin Tripp, Karissa Vacker, Robbie Daymond
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 Ruth hides a secret she can’t keep for much longer, and even a cold stroke of luck may not be enough to save Dora. Alyce dreams of dancing elsewhere, while Hank, headed for safety, stumbles into serious danger. Four teenagers in rural Alaska, voiced by a quiet, alternating array of narrators, find their lives interwoven as each abandons the familiar in search of secure passage into adulthood.

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE [AUDIO]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DiCamillo
Author's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's First Name: 
Jenna
Narrator's Last Name: 
Lamia
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2017

 Raymie has decided that the only way to get her father to return home is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. What starts off as a desire to best the other girls becomes a poignant story of learning to see other people's truths. The narrator brings authenticity to Raymie's voice and her struggle between what she wants and what the other girls need.

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]

KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lloyd
Author's First Name: 
Natalie
Narrator's First Name: 
Kate
Narrator's Last Name: 
Simses
Publisher: 
Scholastic Audio
Publication Date: 
2016

 Emma knows she is special: her mother told her so before she died. When she finds the clue to a hidden treasure Emma knows she will fulfill her destiny. This wonderfully voiced audio is perfect for lovers of magic, traditional music, and quirky but cool characters.

SUMMERLOST [AUDIOBOOK]

SUMMERLOST [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Condie
Author's First Name: 
Ally
Narrator's First Name: 
Phoebe
Narrator's Last Name: 
Strole
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Cedar’s family is still grieving deeply when they move to Iron Creek, home of a renowned theater festival. She uncovers a mystery in the untimely death of a bygone starlet, but this isn’t the only problem she must resolve in this touching and thoughtfully told story. The lowkey narration echoes the sense of loss.

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN [AUDIOBOOK]

ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN [AUDIOBOOK]
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Savit
Author's First Name: 
Gavriel
Narrator's First Name: 
Allan
Narrator's Last Name: 
Corduner
Publisher: 
Penguin (Listening Library/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 When 7-year old Anna finds herself alone in Nazi Poland, she finds companionship with the mysterious Swallow Man. As Anna grows up the Swallow Man remains her guide throughout their travels. The narrator manages to inhabit all of the characters, especially the intelligent but unknowable Swallow Man.

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