Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Reading with my ears

Here are some of the audiobooks that have accompanied me as I drive to and from work for the past month.

PAPERBOY by Vince Vawter. Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe. Listening Library, Books on Tape, 2014.

This Schneider Family awardee and Newbery Honor winner is beautifully narrated by Lincoln Hoppe who handles the stuttering of the main character, an 11 year old boy who has taken over his friend's paper route for the summer. This is no small feat for our protagonist who has a difficult time communicating and convincing some that he is a smart guy. Over the course of a few weeks, his life changes in immeasurable ways.

THE MISADVENTURES OF EDGAR AND ALLAN PE: THE TELL-TALE START by Gordon McAlpine. Narrated by Arte Johnson. Listening Library/Books on Tape, 2013.

Edgar and Allan Poe's lives are one big mystery. How did their parents get stranded in space? Why are they receiving coded messages on postcards and in fortune cookies? Who would kidnap their cat? All will be revealed in this funny audio.

THE GREAT TROUBLE by Deborah Hopkinson. Narrated by Matthew Frow. Listening Library/Books on Tape, 2014.

Eel becomes concerned when friends and acquaintances are struck down by cholera. What is causing so many deaths in the same neighborhood? Can Dr. Snow help solve this mystery before more die?

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