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In this sequel to THE WILD ROBOT, robot Roz wakes up on a farm far from the wild island she calls home. The audiobook follows her adventures as she attempts to escape and reunite with her family and friends. Narrator Kathleen McInerney delivers the story with a smile in her voice, echoing the novel's tone, which remains gentle even as danger mounts. Roz's robotic voice... Read More
Narrator Kathleen McInerney sets the perfect tone in this unique gem, which addresses common questions adolescents face: how to be an original without being antisocial, how to be self-aware without becoming self-conscious, and how to be friends with one's sibling. Eleven-year-old Frances calls herself Figgrotten--she just likes how that sounds. Left to her own devices, she... Read More
Narrators Kathleen McInerney and Grover Gardner hold listeners in the palms of their hands. Their spot-on kid voices make listeners feel they are being told this adventure/quest/travelogue story by the very children who are in it. In the narrator role, McInerney brings urgency, fast pacing, and precise diction to bear as 11-year-old Samantha and her younger brother, Nipper,... Read More
It took more than competitive drive for the women who first ran in the Olympics, beginning in 1928. It especially took endurance to withstand the misogynist complaints about their presence. Roseanne Montillo details the lives of Betty Robinson, Babe Didrikson, Stella Walsh, and others; Kathleen McInerney narrates with a steady emotional tone. It's her inflections that carry the... Read More
Listeners follow matchmaker's apprentice, Sage Fowler, as she spends her days shepherding young ladies, and collecting information from their military escorts. As the kingdom falls into turmoil, Sage is recruited as a spy by a handsome soldier--but can she trust him to keep her, and her secrets, safe? Though this story is uneven in its focus at times, narrator Kathleen... Read More
Kathleen McInerney narrates Ettinger's chronicle of her cross-country quest to explore as many different varieties of ice cream as possible, including gelato, custard, and frozen yogurt. McInerney is a great choice to recount the author's lifelong love affair with the delectable frozen treat. She clearly and expressively covers the varied topics such as the author's childhood... Read More
Past and present collide for Chief of Police Kate Burkholder in this compelling audiobook, and Kathleen McInerney is a strong narrator. When Joseph King, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife, escapes from prison, he flees to the Amish community where he grew up. He takes his children hostage and ambushes Kate, a childhood friend who is his only hope for... Read More
Kathleen McInerney narrates the authors' hybrid--a fanciful travel guide to the solar system grounded in solid science. McInerney takes the wide-eyed, cheerful tone of a successful tour guide, patiently recounting basic facts about Earth's moon and each planet--distance from Earth, gravitational force, and the like--and then delving into potential vacation activities, like... Read More
Narrator Kathleen McInerney's youthful voice delivers the many emotions of 12-year-old Sara Johnston-Fischer. Sara's enthusiasm for a summer with two friends turns to resentment when one of Sara's two mothers wins a family train trip across the country. On the trip, Sara withdraws into keeping a journal, but her animosity increases when her mother continually asks her to share... Read More
The subtitle--"Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads"--tells it all and makes this story collection perfect for a road trip--assuming you leave the kids at home. Will Collyer and John Glouchevitch alternate narrating, with Kathleen McInerney taking over on a couple stories. McInerney and Glouchevitch drop us neatly into the various worlds of these mostly... Read More
Kimberly Farr, with periodic help from two additional narrators, makes it easy to absorb this sweeping parenting lesson. She has a secure grasp of the broad concepts and, without sounding too formal, provides a serious reading that helps listeners connect with the more intellectual aspects of the book. The idea is that children develop a better capacity to regulate themselves... Read More
Kathleen McInerney excels at the characters' New York and Brazilian accents as well as the picturesque descriptions of the New York City setting. Despite McInerney's accomplished narration, Fairstein's first mystery for kids is not fully successful--there are too many extraneous details, too much lucky happenstance, and not enough compelling mystery. While visiting the New York... Read More
Kathleen McInerney's energetic narration highlights the delight, frustration, and perseverance of a misunderstood 11-year-old foodie. After a cooking mishap, Gladys Gatsby's parents ban her from the kitchen, encouraging her to engage in more common kid activities. McInerney brings out the quirky personalities of Gladys's friends with a versatile range of consistent voices.... Read More
Five months after Digby disappeared, just after kissing--and confusing--Zoe, he's back in Riverside, ready to draw Zoe into more dangerous and semi-legal adventures. Narrator Kathleen McInerney is also back, bringing the same verve and charm to her performance that she delivered in this series' debut, TROUBLE IS A FRIEND OF MINE. Listeners will find themselves equally engaged... Read More
Narrator Kathleen McInerney manages the voices of many school-age characters, including Poppy, who wants to become a writer ("I will write the BEST paper EVER!") as well as unappreciated Coach Lavender; Mrs. Rose, the firm, calm teacher; and an articulate and evenly modulated narrator. With each class writing assignment, Poppy radiates confidence, which then plummets when... Read More
If you haven't yet discovered Kate Burkholder, the Amish-born police chief of Painters Mill, Ohio, this fine performance by Kathleen McInerney is a perfect place to start. Burkholder is asked to leave her lover, Tomasseti, and her comfort zone, to infiltrate an old-order Amish community in upstate New York, where things have taken a sinister turn. Burkholder's inside knowledge... Read More
Narrator Kathleen McInerney flawlessly depicts the joys and sorrows of 11-year-old Thyme Owens and her family as they move to New York City from San Diego to treat 5-year-old Val's nerve cancer. Listeners hear Thyme's first-person perspective as she hopes for her brother's full recovery and feel her conflicting emotions as she longs for her old life. She keeps pieces of paper... Read More
Narrator Kathleen McInerney lends vulnerability and self-confidence to the voice of Riley Griggs. Riley is confronted with a series of shocking truths while waiting for her husband to meet her at the ferry terminal that serves idyllic Belle Isle, North Carolina, where they will spend the summer. McInerney does a superb job of voicing the shock and dismay of a woman whose... Read More
The tough-minded Louisa (Lu) Brant stumbles down the rabbit hole of her past when she takes on her first case as state's attorney. Nicole Poole shares the role of Lu with Kathleen McInerney, who portrays Lu as a girl; present and past are told through their alternating narrations. Poole captures Lu's almost ruthless drive to prove herself in the job her beloved father once... Read More
This confusing and confounding mélange of brief essays by famous Californians attempts to tell the stories of everyday people who were thrust into a prominence that created a particular Western ethos familiar to many Americans. Those featured include the Dohenys, who were influential in business and politics, and the Warners, who helped create the movie industry, as well as... Read More
Michael Crouch's voice suggests the unspoiled innocence of 11-year-old Perry, who has been raised in a coed correctional facility where his mother is incarcerated. Perry's enthusiasm for small pleasures expresses an appreciation born of his sheltered background. Crouch voices Perry's simple thoughts and comments, which reveal the rich perspective and wisdom he has derived from... Read More
In this carefully crafted ghost story, Annie, a girl who died in 1825, must figure out how to rewrite the past so she can find peace. She gets help from Wes, a boy in present-day New York. For Part I of the story, told from Wes's point of view, Jesse Bernstein narrates in an even, if somewhat uninspired, tone. For Part II, from Annie's point of view, Kathleen McInerney offers... Read More
This is the follow-up to Levithan's novel EVERY DAY, in which a male character known only as "A" inhabits a different body each day, but is in love with the same girl, Rhiannon. Here, the story told from Rhiannon's point of view. Initially voicing her as hesitant and wary, narrator Kathleen McInerney slowly infuses the character with confidence and passion as she begins to... Read More
Kathleen McInerney portrays two determined women in this historical novel. Although they're strangers of different generations, elegant widow Annabelle feels drawn to young Pepper when they meet in 1966. McInerney portrays Annabelle with sophisticated mystery as she connects with Pepper for the purpose of buying Pepper's 1936 Mercedes roadster, for which Annabelle pays more... Read More
Kathleen McInerney brings the fun and drama of this audiobook to life as she voices its distinctive characters. Animal control officer Francine used to be fearless, no matter what beast she encountered. But now a raccoon that may be a ghost is on the loose. As her neighbor, Mrs. Watson, goads her into action, two tell-it-like-it-is youngsters help Francine out. A bumbling... Read More
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