The teens at Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School share their thoughts on recent music releases (Ghost Stories and Me, I am Mariah) and video games (Kirby: Triple Deluxe).
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This action-packed story about dangerous, child-eating monsters in Victorian England comes alive through well-paced, dramatically voiced narration.
Donkey Kong goes way north with Tropical Freeze, while The Fray and Foster the People continue the climb to the top of the charts with their latest albums, Helios and Supermodel.
This powerful book that tells the story of brave men who fought the entrenched system of segregation found within the U.S. military during World War II takes on ever greater depth in audio.
While Eric Church keeps fans guessing on The Outsiders with his combination of musical sounds, Beck continues to build on a solid career with the release of Morning Phase. Gamer alert—the Titanfall universe challenges include small vs. giant, natural vs. industrial, and man vs. machine.
This is the memoir of Esther Earl, a 16-year-old who suffered from terminal thyroid cancer that metastasized in her lungs.
This tale of selkies and human frailty, published in print as The Brides of Rollrock Island (Knopf, 2012), will appeal to listeners looking for depth of plot and well-crafted prose.
This recording is delightful and leaves one with the understanding and appreciation that the land is always there for those who take time to truly see and appreciate it.
Reluctant readers and avid ones will be clamoring for this title with enticing cover art and an original story.
Robin Miles creates a believable cast of characters with appropriate accents and tones, voicing Willow’s grief, pain, and eventual hopefulness with great emotion.
Differentiated, African-inspired chapter introduction music assists in delivering this parallel story of two very different, but equally difficult, lives in Sudan.
Despite not lending itself well to feminine pitches, reader Will Patton’s deep, gruff voice is an ideal match for this atmospheric and eerily beautiful story.
This is a delightful bilingual romp, and teachers will appreciate the chance to compare and contrast the story with the English “This is the House That Jack Built.”
Listeners will connect with these comically drawn characters as they learn to be true to themselves and accept who they are.
The talented narration of James Clamp brings the story to life with unique voices, such as the hooded man’s slithering, gritty hiss, and his tones and inflections when describing inanimate objects.
Haus gives romance lovers plenty to swoon over in her novel (Skyscape, 2013), and her knowledge of music, specifically the drums, makes the story very believable. Kate Rudd’s deep, throaty voice is perfect for hard-edged Riley.