Audiobook Review: The Christmas Secret

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516Pmi+xHBL._SX408_BO1,204,203,200_When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she’s often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she’s forced to use. When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson’s department store, the owner of Wilson’s wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the…

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Book Review: The Legend of St. Nicholas

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731153In The Legend of St. Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.

pic_lg_Mackall_DandiDandi Daley Mackall is the award-winning author of over 450 books for children and adults. She visits countless schools, conducts writing assemblies and workshops across the United States, and presents keynote addresses at conferences and young author events. She is also a frequent guest on radio talk shows and…

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Book Review: Just Before Midnight

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jbm-final_Christmas Eve is the time to be at home enjoying the warmth and laughter of family, isn’t it? A couple in their late 60s faces the prospects of a first ever Christmas with no kids or grandkids in the house … An emergency room nurse handles every crisis at work with calm, but inside her emotions are roiling because she can’t get hold of her husband or her youngest son … Over the past two years he has lost his job, his house, his wife, and it feels like his kids are slipping away … Her first baby is scheduled to arrive in a few weeks, but with her husband still on duty in Afghanistan, she’s never felt so alone in all her life … Four individuals and families are trying so hard to grab hold of the spirit of Christmas that they can’t see they are about to run…

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The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg (Chronicle Books, $16.99, 248 pages

Perhaps you’ve heard the comment, “He’s a bit of an odd duck.” Well, Candice Phee, a twelve-year-old who lives in a suburb of Brisbane, Australia is surely an odd duck. The inability to lie, even a kindly white lie, is but one of her many quirky behavioral traits. Overwhelming shyness has led her to use written communication in uncomfortable situations such as prolonged discussions with adults other than her parents and with kids at school. She is a devout reader of the dictionary, which provides her with a remarkably broad and specific vocabulary.

Candice’s world is full of adults who are alienated (not aliens). Her mom is plagued by depression and her dad won’t have anything to do with his brother, Rich Uncle Brian, who is his former partner in a software company. Miss Bamford…

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Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tales

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62. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, translated into English by Tiina Nunnally (original 1835-1847, this translation 2004)

Read By: Kate Reading and Richard Matthews
Length: 13h 10m (496 pages)

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tales

Started: 09 April 2008
Finished: 04 May 2008

Summary: A new translation of thirty of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, including some very familiar ones (“Thumbelina”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”), as well as a host of less familiar (to me, anyways) stories. Talking plants, animals, household items, and toys are present in abundance, as are enchantments, schemes, and lessons learned.

Review: Due to the way my work scheduling goes, late April and early May is the exact time of year when I have to really go out of my way to make time to listen to my audiobook. And, as it happens, both this year and last year I’ve picked audiobooks that…

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Nick and Kaitie review – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

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NICK’S REVIEW:  Digory and Polly who are good friends get transported out of our planet and probably out of our galaxy to a place of many puddles called “the Wood” between the worlds.  Eventually they go to a world of good and peace but accidentally bring an evil to it that will forever change it.

This book is the starting point for it all.  When I read it I wanted to read the next one – even though it was kind of old.

KAITIE’S REVIEW – the Magicians Nephew was an entertaining book that was about a boy named Digory and a girl named Polly.  Polly finds a secret tunnel leading from her house to Digory’s house.  Together they go from Polly’s house to… the wood between the worlds.  From  there, Digory and Polly get into all sorts of adventures but their last one changes it all. …

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