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The Audiobook Shelf

Four new audio presentations are fine choices for listeners who want standout productions. Stephen Chbosky's Imaginary Friend (9781549143182, $45.00) is narrated by Christine Lakin, who brings to life the story of a seven-year-old's imaginary friend. Christopher was an ordinary boy but on the run with his single mother, who flees an abusive relationship with him in two. Then he vanishes for six days, returning with a new voice in his head and a mission that involves saving everyone he knows by building a tree house. An engrossing horror tale evolves. Chris Colfer's A Taste of Magic (9781549124129, $30.00) is read by the author, whose voice brings to life the story of a world where magic is outlawed, where Brystal Everygreen lives a staid life until she stumbles on a book that reveals she's actually a fairy living in a repressive kingdom. She wasn't supposed to read, wasn't supposed to discover her magical origins, and isn't supposed to become even more involved in magical adventures...but, she does. Her experiences will change the world in this engrossing tale. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's The 19th Christmas (9781549120954, $35.00) provides another Women's Murder Club thriller perfect for seasonal enjoyment. The holidays are fast approaching and the Club is celebrating the waning of crime and the quiet expectations of the Christmas season when a criminal known as "Loman" gains their attention. He's planning a terrible Christmas morning: one that the Club must thwart if they are to have a peaceable kingdom for the holidays. Seasoned audio narrator January LaVoy brings the story to life. Irene Sankoff and David Hein's Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock (9781549148736, $30.00) examines the award-winning Broadway musical story about Newfoundland town Gander which welcomed over thirty pains to land in their remote refuge on 9/11. Fans familiar with the event and the musical will find this consideration the perfect analysis of the musical's global appeal. All are outstanding stories.

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Title Annotation:A Taste of Magic; Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock; Imaginary Friend; The 19th Christmas
Publication:Children's Bookwatch
Article Type:Audiobook review
Date:Dec 1, 2019
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