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Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Rosalyn Landor
6 Discs

Charles Darwin published The Origin of Specie, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859 and nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities.  That same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a great deal to consider as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.  Charles and Emma is a thought-provoking account of the marriage behind evolutionary theory: how their personal lives affected his work and vice versa. 

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Mockingjay   ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Carolyn McCormick
11 hrs 43 mins

Katniss has survived her ordeal at the Quarter Quell, and she and her family are safe in District 13. Gale is there as well, but Peeta is being held at the Capitol as President Snow’s very special prisoner. Events move quickly, but realization unfolds slowly as Katniss learns that she has been a pawn in more ways than she ever supposed and that her role as the face of the revolution is one with unanticipated consequences, including a climbing death toll for which she holds herself personally responsible. -Booklist

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The Sweet Far Thing ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Josephine Bailey
16 discs

Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds. The Order – the mysterious group her mother was once part of – is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence’s burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.

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Fever 1793 ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Emily Bergl

4 discs

In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

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Titanic Crossing ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Jeff Woodman
4 discs

In 1912, thirteen-year-old Albert considers his younger sister a pest, but things change when they travel with their mother and uncle aboard the Titanic and are caught up in its tragic sinking.

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The Red Necklace ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Red by Carrington MacDuffie

8 discs

The winds of change are blowing through Paris in the winter of 1789, both for France and for  a striking and mysterious Gypsy boy named Yann Margoza. Yann was born with a gift for knowing what people are thinking and an uncanny ability to throw his voice, and he had been using those skills while working for a rather foolish magician. That work  ends  on the night of the magician s final performance. After meeting  shy Sido, an heiress with a cold-hearted father, an attachment is born that  influences both their paths.  While Revolution is afoot in France, Sido is being used as the pawn of a fearful villain who goes by the name Count Kalliovski. Some have instead called him the devil, and only Yann, for Sido s sake, will dare to oppose him

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The Bad Beginning ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Tim Curry
3 discs

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that their new guardian will use any means necessary to get their fortune.

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