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Books on Demand

Virginia Voice’s mission is to give our listeners access to print material that is available to their peers. The following books are available on demand for our registered listeners.  Books on demand on Virginia Voice may be available in print or on commercial recordings, but they are not available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Disabled (NLS) at the time they are placed here.  To inquire about books from the NLS, contact them at http://www.loc.gov/nls/ or 1-800-552-7015. Books are one-hour installments unless otherwise noted.

More information about each book can be found at the link for the first installment.

Guests on Earth – 12 installments

Lee Smith’s Guests on Earth is available to our registered listeners in 12 one-hour installments so that they may participate in the activities of All Henrico Reads for 2104.  This production is read by Emily Zoo Weller for Highbridge Audio and borrowed from the Henrico County Public Library.

Guests on Earth #1Guests on Earth #2Guests on Earth #3Guests on Earth #4, Guests on Earth #5Guests on Earth #6Guests on Earth #7Guests on Earth #8Guests on Earth #9Guests on Earth #10Guests on Earth #11Guests on Earth #12

The Last Days of Dogtown – 11 installments

Inspired by a real settlement, Anita Diamant’s The Last Days of Dogtown is a powerful story that gives voice to a remarkable group of people time nearly forgot. Set in early 19th Century Massachusetts, Diamant’s striking novel is perfectly complemented by narrator Kate Nelligan’s sensitive performance.

Kirkus Review says: “this is a deeply satisfying novel, populated by people we care about, delineated in spare, elegant prose. Moving, absorbing and engaging, first-rate fiction.”

The Last Days of Dogtown #1The Last Days of Dogtown #2The Last Days of Dogtown #3The Last Days of Dogtown #4The Last Days of Dogtown #5The Last Days of Dogtown #6The Last Days of Dogtown #7The Last Days of Dogtown #8The Last Days of Dogtown #9The Last Days of Dogtown #10The Last Days of Dogtown #11

Riding the Flume – 7 installments

Riding the Flume, historical fiction for middle school age and up, by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch, read by Al Cormier for Virginia Voice.  “Don’t tell anyone — the only safety is in secrecy. ” During the summer of 1894 the giant sequoia trees — the oldest living things on earth — are being felled for lumber in northern California. When fifteen-year-old Francie finds a note hidden in the stump of an old sequoia, she immediately recognizes her sister’s handwriting. But Carrie died in an accident six years ago. Could Carrie’s secret still be important?

Riding the Flume #1, Riding the Flume #2, Riding the Flume #3, Riding the Flume #4, Riding the Flume #5, Riding the Flume #6, Riding the Flume #7

We Are All the Same – 8 installments

Non-fiction – We Are All the Same by Jim Wooten, read by Alan Sklar, produced by Tantor Media.  The extraordinary story of the little South African boy whose bravery and fierce determination to make a difference despite being born with AIDS has made him the human symbol of the world’s fight against the disease, told by the veteran American journalist whose life he changed.

We Are All the Same #1, We Are All the Same #2, We Are All the Same #3, We Are All the Same #4, We Are All the Same #5, We Are All the Same #6, We Are All the Same #7, We Are All the Same #8