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Daisey
James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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I finished listening to James this week while visiting southeast Missouri, including a couple towns right along the Mississippi River, which made it hit just a bit harder. I enjoyed this book, and I also want to read it again after revisiting Huck Finn. I especially appreciated the emphasis on language.

*I received this audiobook through the Libro.fm Educator ALC program.

#CampLitsy24 #audiobook #Librofm #ALC

squirrelbrain Amazing that you were actually *there* while reading it! 3d
BarbaraBB Yes! What a place to read this book. Intense I think. 3d
Daisey @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB It really was a great coincidence, and added some intensity to the scenes on the river (although it is a very different river than it was at that time). 3d
Tamra Memorable experience! 3d
youneverarrived Ah wow! 🩵 3d
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Daisey
The Drover's Wife | Leah Purcell
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There were a few aspects of the way this was written, terminology used by the characters that seemed odd for the time and the switching between perspectives, that sometimes distracted me from the experience of the story. However, the story itself of a woman raising her children on her own in the Australian bush and meeting an aboriginal man on the run was powerful. I was completely caught up in their stories and how those stories came together.

Daisey *I accessed this audiobook through the #Librofm Educator ALC program.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #Australia #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld
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Tamra I‘m anxious to read this! Have you seen the film? I haven‘t yet. 2mo
Daisey @Tamra I haven‘t. I just happened to download it from Libro.fm and then realized it would be a great choice for an Australia book. I‘d like to say I‘ll look up the movie now, but I rarely actually get to a movie after reading the book. 2mo
Tamra @Daisey I‘m always looking for a good film or show to watch for the treadmill. 😂 2mo
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Daisey
The Golden Bull | Marjorie Cowley
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It‘s unusual to read a historical fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia, and I appreciated experiencing that culture. Jomar & Zefa are a brother & sister sent to the city of Ur to find a new life when their family is facing starvation on their farm. Jomar is apprenticed to a goldsmith, and Zefa tries to find her way as a musician.

*I received this #MiddleGrade #audiobook through the #Librofm Educator #ALC program.
Audio duration: 3 hours 34 minutes

Daisey 📷: From this evening‘s #audiowalk as I listened to most of this book. 2mo
Tamra Beautiful views! 2mo
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Daisey
The Night War | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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This is another wonderful historical fiction story by Bradley set during WWII. Miri is a Jewish girl living in Paris who ends up hiding in a convent school in the French countryside. While there she learns more about French history and becomes even more involved in aspects of the war.

* I received an audio version of this book through the Libro.fm Educator #ALC program.
Audio duration: 8 hours 23 minutes

#MiddleGrade #audiobook #WWII #Librofm

Karisimo I have this one waiting for me in libroFM too! 2mo
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Daisey
Walls | L.M. Elliott
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This historical novel is set in Berlin in 1960 to 1961 in the months leading up to raising of the Berlin Wall. I‘ve read stories set in East Berlin, but always with characters ready to escape. Instead, this one includes a son of a U.S. soldier and his cousin who has grown up in East Berlin believing most of what he has been taught. They become friends during the time when people can still go back and forth between the two sides.

Daisey I received this #audiobook through the Libro.fm Educator #ALC program. #YA #Librofm
Audio duration: 7 hours 58 minutes
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Daisey
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I‘ve read Caroline Alexander‘s book about Shackleton‘s expedition, & I have Alfred Lansing‘s on my shelf, so I couldn‘t resist downloading this audio as well. It‘s more straightforward & scientific in a logbook sort of way than Alexander‘s, but I still found most of it fascinating as a more immediate, first person version. The part about the Aurora got long to me, but other than that, I‘m amazed by this survival story every time I read about it.

Daisey * I accessed this audiobook through the #Librofm Educator #ALC program. Audio duration: 15 hours 48 minutes 3mo
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Daisey
Rez Ball | Byron Graves
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Tre is a sophomore, and his family is dealing with the recent death of his older brother. This story is about his family dealing with that grief, but it‘s also about friendship, crushes, the pressure of high school sports, and figuring out how those things work together. It‘s also about a Native American team proving themselves, and includes some action packed basketball games. 🏀

Due to language and alcohol use, I would consider this mature YA.

Daisey I received an audiobook edition of this book through the Libro.fm Educator ALC program.
🎧Audio duration: 8 hours 13 minutes

#YA #audiobook #Librofm #ALC
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Christine
James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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The hype is to be believed re: this one - just extraordinarily good. And Dominic Hoffman‘s audiobook narration is brilliant (thanks to #LibroFM for the ALC!). I‘m tempted to listen to it again right now and curious about the experience of it in print, too.

DHill Have the audio on Notify Me on Libby. Can‘t wait to get it! (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB Wow. Looking forward to it! 4mo
Christine @DHill May you be high on the list and/or your library get many copies! 4mo
Christine @BarbaraBB I couldn‘t stop listening. Hope it works for you too! 4mo
tpixie @Christine I‘m listening to it now. The narration is great ! 4mo
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Daisey
Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I really enjoyed the world building of this story. However, when we got to the romance, it was a bit too much too quickly when the characters also know they have serious issues to consider as well. In the end, there‘s no true resolution without continuing the story in the sequel.

#audiobook #YA #fantasy #Librofm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💛💙 5mo
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Daisey
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This was a quick listen as it‘s a middle grade novel in verse. Set in 1944, the story is told in the alternating voices of Claire, a young teenager in Michigan whose older brother is a soldier in Europe, and Karl, a German POW sent to work at her family‘s apple orchard. The author‘s note details how some aspects are based on facts of her own family history.

#audiobook #Librofm #ALC #MiddleGrade #NovelInVerse #HistoricalFiction #WWII