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Echo
Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
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sblbooks
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@Karisimo
#MiddleGradeMonday featuring a musical instrument
The harmonica
One of my favorite back list books, I gave this one five stars. World War II historical fiction. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook.

Karisimo I thought about this one too! 2w
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mjtwo
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26 Jun-25 Jul 23 (audiobook)
A good choice for audiobook as music is integral.

The story of three children in different parts of the world during the years before and during World War II. Their stories are tied together by a harmonica and love of music.

A gentle story to introduce children to the realities of the rise of fascism and WWII, including the persecution of the Jews and minorities in Germany and internment of Japanese in the US.

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xicanti
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#manicmonday time!

Book: ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Author: Esi Edugyan

Movie: Enchanted

TV Show: Eternal Love

Band: Eve 6

Song: Easily - Red Hot Chili Peppers

CBee Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Allylu
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📕- Echo by Pamela Munoz Ryan
✍️ - Erin Morgenstern
📺 - Everybody Loves Raymond
🎤 - Eagles
🎶 - Every Breath You Take by The Police #Manicmonday. #LetterE. @CBee

CBee I had a feeling you‘d choose the Eagles 😂😃 2y
Allylu @CBee Hahaha! Yep! 2y
Cinfhen Ahhhhh, I almost forgot today is #ManicMonday - thanks for the tag 2y
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! 2y
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HiMyNames_Alyssa
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Oh my goodness. This book was the historical fiction with a dash of fairy tale that I didn't know I was looking for. I highly recommend listening to it as music is an integral part of the story and the producers do a wonderful job incorporating it into the reading.

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BayouGirl85
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In the shadow of WWII, one boy lives in turbulent times in Germany, brothers at an orphanage who have been dealt a short hand in life and just trying to stay together, and a little girl who doesn‘t understand the segregation around her. All finding peace and safety in music. You can‘t help but feel a thread a hope and a sprinkle of magic.

January Book 10/25 #LItsyLove #bookspinbingo

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ImperfectCJ
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I really enjoyed this book! The different storylines confused me at first and the way the lives interweave is a little unlikely, but I really appreciate the emotional depth Muñoz Ryan gives her characters and the role that music plays in the story. I am very glad I listened to this on audio as it enhanced the experience to hear the music.

This is my 3rd from #nywd22 and my favorite so far. Thanks for the recommendation, @sblbooks ! @monalyisha

suvata Great book 3y
sblbooks I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was excellent on audio. Here's another book by the same author that I gave four stars. 3y
ImperfectCJ @sblbooks My son and I read and enjoyed Esperanza Rising last year. We also liked her Riding Freedom, but not quite as much as the other two. 3y
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ImperfectCJ
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#ThoughtfulThursday (on Friday) @MoonWitch94
✨I read 169 books last year, but 2022 is shaping up to be a different kind of year, so I'm keeping my reading goal at 100 books.
✨ Realignment. Lots of big changes on the horizon for my family in the next couple of years (plus a few we don't see coming, I'm sure), and I want to keep sight of my priorities.
✨Tagged is my third for #nywd22 and I am enjoying it a lot!
Thanks for the tag, @Allylu !

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SamanthaJS
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Starting this book with my students for the first time on Monday, and I couldn‘t find my personal copy, so stopped by the Half Priced Books by my school, and grabbed this copy. Opened the cover to see 4 other people‘s names, locations, and usernames from this app. An app I have never even heard of but loved how it went from TX to CA to Japan to GA. Tagged those of you who wrote. Pretty special. All dates were from 2017. 😂

Bookwormjillk How fun! 3y
lynneamch That is neat. I miss when you could see the names of all the people who checked out a library book before you on the card inside the pocket. 3y
megnews That is wonderful! Welcome to Litsy! Check out @LitsyEvents for all the buddy reads and reading challenge opportunities. 3y
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Julsmarshall How cool! We did a group read of that book years ago! So glad it found a home and you found us! 3y
Julsmarshall And welcome to litsy! 3y
LitsyEvents That is the coolest story ever. Welcome to Litsy. 3y
elkeOriginal OMG - that is wild! Thank you for sharing. I loved this book. Welcome! 3y
Madelpadel What a wild story! I just finished this and am considering reading it with my 8th graders. What grade did you read this with? 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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Camille is steadfast in nursing me while I weather booster side effects. She says, "Your temperature is still elevated. Best lie still and listen to your audiobook until dinner time. I'll keep the backs of your knees warm."

BethM Good plan! Water and Tylenol! I felt like a truck hit me with the booster but was better after a day of sickness. 3y
TheSpineView Awwwww... 3y
ravenlee Cats are the best nurses! 3y
Ruthiella Listen to Camille and don‘t let the backs of your knees get chilled! 😻 3y
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Allylu
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The #3rdBookof2021 and my #1stQuarterBookof2021 pick was Echo by Pamela Munoz Ryan - the audiobook version is amazing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! #12Booksof2021

Andrew65 Will keep an eye out for the audiobook. 3y
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Allylu
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During #MGMarch, Echo by Pam Munez Ryan affected me the most. It‘s a beautiful story. I love reading on the porch in the Spring! I am hosting #YApril and I will do any Readathons that @Andrew65 does, #BookSpinBingo, our local library‘s #100YEARS100BOOKS, #BFC21 and #BOOKED2021. I am looking at the #ThankfulAThon, possibly the #DisabilityReadathon, and the #Buzzwordathon. Those are on Twitter.

Andrew65 Always great to have you with us 😊 3y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 📚💗😊🐣💐 3y
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Eggs
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A Newbery Honor, but if I was in charge I‘d give it the Newbery Medal

#bluecover #windsofmarch

Deifio Is there a reason for the harmonica on the cover? 3y
Eggs @Deifio Yes there is!!! 3y
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Allylu
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Oh my, oh my, oh my. Are we sure this is a middle grade book? I am so emotional. I just finished it and I can‘t stop tearing up. What a beautiful story. I just, just loved it. The musician in me was definitely touched. And the craftsmanship in weaving the three stories together - just fantastic. This is a must read! #100YEARS100BOOKS #BFC21 #MGMarch

TheBookHippie One of my favorites 💙💙💙 3y
sblbooks I hope to get to this one next week. 3y
Allylu @sblbooks Are you listening to the audiobook? It really enriches the story. 3y
sblbooks Yes, I am planning to. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Amandajoy
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@MallenNC I loved this! It was an absolutely beautiful audio book. It did almost have me balling on the way home one day. Excellent pick for #newyearswhodis! Thank you for a great match @monalyisha !

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Eggs
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I highly recommend this book! One of my faves! A beautiful blue cover, but the book-Without-jacket is just as beautiful even if not very blue. Blue symbolizes #tranquility and this book promises that by the beautiful writing

#bluecover #jumpintojanuary @Eggs
#inspirednewyear @TheKidUpstairs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

MallenNC I love this book. I listened to the audiobook, and it was such a wonderful listen! I also bought for my godson and he loved it too. 4y
Eggs @MallenNC it is kind of magic and wonderful! I too listened to audio 4y
TheKidUpstairs I love when you remove the dust jacket and find something magical! 4y
Eggs @TheKidUpstairs I need to do it more often-you never know what you might find! 4y
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Eggs
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Day 7 #12booksof2020 @Andrew65 Beautifully written 🎶

Andrew65 Stacked! 4y
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Sharpeipup
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This story should be listened to as the audiobook includes music which is crucial to the story. #audiobook #festiveflicks #favecolor @Traci1

Kristin_Reads This was my favorite audiobook! 4y
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Amandajoy
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I think I‘m going to start with these four in January. I probably won‘t get to all of them, but I‘m going to make a stab at it. Super excited to start these! And I‘m definitely doing Echo on audio. Now to go shopping. #newyearwhodis

MallenNC Awesome choices! I hope you like them. Echo is best on audio for sure! 4y
8little_paws I Should Have Honor is AMAZING
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Reviewsbylola I Should Have Honor is very powerful. 4y
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mamareading
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I did something fun. I bought this book and a harmonica for my daughter, niece and two of their friends, just because. They are enthralled in this story, playing their harmonicas and one girl is playing the music in the book on the piano!!

My 10 year old and I are reading this and it‘s a captivating story!

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MallenNC
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This is a great book but the audio version is #incredible! There‘s three storylines that connect and music throughout.

#WordsofOctober

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Your gift should be coming soon!!! 4y
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I‘ll be on the lookout. 4y
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My gift arrived today! Thank you for the cute towel, the cards, and the book. I did not have it and I haven‘t read it yet either. One of my reader friends at work recommended it though! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MallenNC yay!!! I‘m happy it made it!! 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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MallenNC
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One of my closest friends has three kids. They are in second, fifth, seventh grades now and I‘ve given them books all their lives. Here are three that were big hits over the years. I was excited to see there‘s a new Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls out now, while my friend‘s daughter is still young enough to want it.

#3Books
#BooksIveGiftedtoOthers

OriginalCyn620 I didn‘t know NPH wrote a children‘s book! 4y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 There are three books in that series. JJ really liked it. 4y
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Eggs
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Why did I wait so long before starting this book?! 5🌟 read. The book‘s theme is revealed by what three teens Friedrich, Mike, and Ivy truly have in common: not just a love of music, but resourcefulness in the face of change, and a refusal to accept injustice. Enchanting and magical! Highly recommend ❣️

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! 4y
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Eggs
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💫 Echo
✨ Challenger Deep
⭐️ My Planet
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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MallenNC
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This is my #MarchWrapUp. I haven‘t quite finished Dear Mrs. Bird but it‘s close enough that I‘m counting it. This was a good reading month overall, considering I had some days when I couldn‘t focus enough to read. Echo, which I listened to, was my favorite but all of these were good. #MagnificentMarch

3 Middle Grade, 3 Audiobooks, 2 nonfiction, one mystery/thriller, 2 BookSpin/DoubleSpin

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! How was Death In the Air? I‘ve been wanting to read it! 4y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It was good. This was maybe not the best time to read it! I will save it for you. 4y
OriginalCyn620 Thanks! Is there ever a really good time to read such a book? 😝 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great job!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
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MallenNC
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I loved this so much! I listened to the audiobook,which included the music that plays an important part in the story. There are three main storylines (four including the fairy tale) and they‘re all compelling even though they all stop on a cliffhanger before being resolved in the last section. I‘m impressed by the way the author trusts young readers to understand and care about sad/difficult chapters in history. Loved it.

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Eggs
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MaureenMc This book is so amazing! 5y
Linsy I love that bird! 🐦 5y
Eggs Thanks for commenting @MaureenMc @Linsy 5y
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 5y
Eggs Thanks Cynthia @OriginalCyn620 ❤️ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️ 5y
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mom2bugnbee
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I'm still wrapping my head around this book. While the connection between the three stories was not difficult to figure out (this is billed as YA, after all), it didn't feel forced. This book was written so beautifully. I can see why both of my teenage girls recommended it so highly.

I don't give many 5⭐ reviews, but I've had three this month! On a roll!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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mom2bugnbee
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Anne Bogel said that this is fantastic on audio, so here we go! Both of my girls really enjoyed this (in print). #currentread #currentlyreading #audiobook #readingwithmyears

xicanti This is one of my favourite audiobooks! 5y
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MandaMT
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I have a physical copy of this book (which is stunning) but I‘d heard such great things about the audio version that I had to try it. So worth it! In this story a magical harmonica travels between children around the time of WWII. The music they perform is woven throughout the recording. Different readers give each section a distinct feel. Great middle grade book for history and music buffs!

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Eggs
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BooknerdsLife What a gorgeous photo 🥰 5y
Eggs Thank you! @BooknerdsLife 5y
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Kimmykay
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I listen to audible when walking in the morning and love it. This book has captured me. It is set in Germany during the beginning of WWII. It is all about music and the music is a part of the audio. I love listening to the music they are talking about.

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Becker
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Really enjoyable middle grade fiction with a great message subtly woven into the story line. There is a music theme in this book that is greatly enhanced in the audio version 🎼

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Clwojick
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Okay, well it‘s time to actually try and sleep now. Headphones are in, and this lovely #musical #audiobook is playing. Hopefully it can lull me to sleep.... otherwise I‘ll be back here posting more ridiculous (yet hilariously relatable) memes.

Happy sleeping everyone. ♥️

julesG Good Night! 5y
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Clwojick
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Starting this one tonight. 💙

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InnerSavvy
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Another book in my quest to read young adults and and even Middle School books. This was three character, all who played a harmonica (same one) all stories merging together at the end.

The abrupt end of each character's story to move on to the next one was a little annoying.

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quanners
Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan

Chopin, Bach, and Brahms played throughout the narrative. I can‘t imagine reading this and not having the music playing. This is a story about the love of humanity and music hopefully triumphing (I‘m only in Part 2) over the hate and poverty ridden era during WW2. #music#middle-grade

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Kboltz
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YA but I think adults will love this book. Fairy tale mixed with 3 stories of WW11 and a harmonica and the love of music. The book itself is beautiful, why waste covers? This is a Newberry Honor book. Students are reading it now.👍🏼

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Kthomliston
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I listened to this audiobook and enjoyed it. It‘s an interesting way to teach the reader about WW2 with characters in Germany under the Hitler regime, and in the US as orphans and immigrants. Oh yes, and some magic! I was not expecting the musical references made frequently throughout the book and think that these were likely better in the audiobook as they played the songs being discussed. Teens may not have the perseverance required to finish.

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phantomx
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Echo revolves around three young adult characters that use a magical harmonica to navigate through societal issues and community conflicts, and, through the music, the characters destinies become intertwined. @TheFunkyBookworm #YAWednesday

TheFunkyBookworm Ohh this sounds strange and interesting and right up my alley! 6y
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Cortg
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AmAzInG book! Especially the audio version! I highly recommend this middle grades book for a family road trip, bonus points if there are musicians along for the ride.

suvata Incredible book ⭐️ 6y
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kgriffith
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Monday had me in the ER with J who has a nasty case of contact dermatitis, and between that and work and trying to unpack and community commitments, I‘ve not done much reading. I did just finish Echo on audio while trying to make sure there‘s clear space for my landlord to tackle my punch list tomorrow, including installing the anchor bar for my wall-mounted bookshelves.
Here, have a picture of my orchid and her 3 ice cube weekly watering.

saresmoore Phew! Hang in there! 6y
saresmoore I honestly just searched for an emoji to depict the motivational cat poster that I was picturing with that comment. Hurm, have a hedgehog instead. 🦔 6y
kgriffith @saresmoore bahahahaha I‘ll take both the image and the emoji! 🤣 6y
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Bookwormjillk
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This is another book that has been enhanced by listening to the audio version since it features music. Kept me and my two kids entertained during a road trip from DC to Boston.

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kgriffith
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I‘m becoming really invested in Mike and Frankie‘s story, and looking forward to learning more about the folks they meet in their new circumstances.
Also testing tagging @timspalding — same workaround works as with the issue Rainey asked about a while ago, I‘ll link the YTs

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kgriffith
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Porch kitteh watching me make potato salad while listening to this lovely audiobook.

tjwill That is such a great audiobook. I am so glad I listened instead of reading a physical copy because of all the music that is integral to the story. 6y
Zelma Ha, great photo. And I see your kitty does the same thing to armchairs as my boys. 🙄 6y
kgriffith @Zelma Creating a divot in the precise size and shape of their bodies? Yep, Xander is quite precise about it on all back cushions 😹 6y
kgriffith @tjwill Agreed! 6y
Zelma @kgriffith yes. Even my dog has followed their lead and made his own divot. 6y
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Touchofgr3y
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A coworker recommended this audiobook to me, so I went in blind and WOW. This is definitely worth listening to, as music is integral to the story and the production does a great job at incorporating it. I was first afraid that I had stumbled into a depressing WWII book that would have too many parallels to what is happening in the US right now, but was completely charmed and am glad I kept with it.

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kgriffith
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I‘m only a few lines into the audiobook and I already have a feeling something magical is about to happen.

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