The Golden Compass
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This book has a unique and remarkable premise, as well as engaging writing. Add the fact that it is read by a full cast, which includes the author on the narrator’s part, and this becomes perhaps my favorite book to listen to. And I've done so more than once!
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Teen CD Fiction
Cupid
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With a dash of personal flair from author Julius Lester, this book is more than just the story of Psyche and Cupid. It entertains while dishing out hard-learned lessons about love. Especially good as an audio book!
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Teen CD Fiction
The Wee Free Men
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Witch-to-be Tiffany Aching has to rescue her brother from evil that lurks beyond the edges of reality -- and she is armed only with a frying pan and her common sense. Luckily, she has the 'help' of fierce, tattooed, six-inch tall, blue, kilt-wearing pictsies (don't you dare call them pixies!) This audiobook is funny AND suspenseful, and the reader is great! You'll love it!
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Teen CD Fiction
The Amulet of Samarkand
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Nathaniel, a not entirely likable apprentice magician, manages to summon the djinni Bartimaeus, much to the later's displeasure. The two are embroiled in rebellion, evil deeds, and espionage as Nathaniel orders Bartimaeus to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the dangerous Simon Lovelace. The parts of the story told from Bartimaeus' point of view are hilarious.
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Teen CD Fiction
The Goose Girl
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The full cast audio recording (each character is voiced by a different actor) makes this a lot of fun to listen to. Princess Anidori, betrayed by those she loves, must work as a goose girl until she is able to reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.
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Teen CD Fiction
Bloody Jack
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Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.
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Teen CD Fiction