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The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded (Unabridged)

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With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

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27:16
The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded (Unabridged)

The Things They Carried (Unabridged)

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This modern classic and New York Times best seller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms.

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880L
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07:03
The Things They Carried (Unabridged)

Strega Nona (Unabridged)

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Strega Nona's meddling assistant Big Anthony is determined to prove to the townspeople his knowledge of the magic secrets contained in the pasta pot of Strega Nona. In so doing, he unleashes a torrent of pasta which threatens to engulf their little Italian town.

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AD800L
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00:13
Strega Nona (Unabridged)

The Legend of the Poinsettia (Unabridged)

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In Mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao - flower of the Holy Night. At Christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside. A Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child.

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AD680L
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05:47
The Legend of the Poinsettia (Unabridged)

26 Fairmount Avenue, Book 2: Here We All Are (Unabridged)

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In this delightful sequel, award-winning author-illustrator dePaola shares engaging childhood memories about siblings, school, and life as a five-year-old.

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700L
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00:57
26 Fairmount Avenue, Book 2: Here We All Are (Unabridged)

26 Fairmount Avenue: Book 1: Fairmount Avenue (Unabridged)

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In a heartwarming first-person account, dePaola retells his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy. 26 Fairmount Avenue is full of humor, drama, suspense and just the day-to-day ups and downs of a little boy's life.

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760L
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00:48
26 Fairmount Avenue: Book 1: Fairmount Avenue (Unabridged)

Beloved (Unabridged)

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but 18 years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened.

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870L
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12:03
Beloved (Unabridged)

The Secrets of Droon, Books 4-6 (Unabridged)

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Underneath the steps leading down to Eric's basement is a hidden storage place. It's dusty and old, nothing special at all. But when Eric, Julie, and Neal all huddle inside the gray room together, something unbelievable happens. A glittering light and then a rainbow-colored staircase appear.

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The Secrets of Droon, Books 4-6 (Unabridged)

The Secrets of Droon: Books 1-3 (Unabridged)

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The Secrets of Droon is an ongoing epic saga published for listeners who enjoy fantasy at its most exciting and engaging. This much-lauded series was cited by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top ten works to read while waiting for the next Harry Potter, and finally makes its audio debut.

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The Secrets of Droon: Books 1-3 (Unabridged)

Lucinda's Secret: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3 (Unabridged)

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"Let the story of my niece and nephews be a warning. The more you know, the more danger you're in. And trust me, you don't want to meddle with the Little People."

-S.S.

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570L
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01:08
Lucinda's Secret: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 3 (Unabridged)

The Ironwood Tree: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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Less than half a year ago, Tony and I received a mysterious note from Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, three children who have experienced authentic encounters with the beings we call faeries. As hard as it was for us to believe, we came to see that there was no alternative explanation. Now, putting aside personal concerns, we bring their stories to you.

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650L
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01:04
The Ironwood Tree: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4 (Unabridged)

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I: Books 1 & 2 (Unabridged)

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Less than half a year ago, Tony and I received a mysterious note from Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, three children who have experienced authentic encounters with the beings we call faeries. As hard as it was for us to believe, we came to see that there was no alternative explanation. Now, putting aside personal concerns, we bring their stories to you.

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04:14
The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I: Books 1 & 2 (Unabridged)

The Wrath of Mulgarath: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 5 (Unabridged)

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Less than half a year ago, Tony and I received a mysterious note from Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, three children who have experienced authentic encounters with the beings we call faeries. As hard as it was for us to believe, we came to see that there was no alternative explanation. Now, putting aside personal concerns, we bring their stories to you.

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690L
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01:30
The Wrath of Mulgarath: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 5 (Unabridged)

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Unabridged)

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Big diesel machines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his little old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business until Mike agrees to tackle a big job.

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820L
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00:14
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Unabridged)

Heir Apparent (Unabridged)

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In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed, and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, she'll never win.

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820L
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09:53
Heir Apparent (Unabridged)

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