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  • From Rocket Boys to October Sky

  • By: Homer Hickam
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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Since the publication of the #1 bestseller Rocket Boys: A Memoir in 1998 and the premiere of the movie October Sky in 1999, many Homer Hickam listeners and fans have wondered how and why he wrote the book, and how the movie was made. Incidental to that are such questions as "What is Jake Gyllenhaal, Chis Cooper, Laura Dern, etc. really like?" and "What's it like to have a movie made about your life?" and "Why are the book and movie different?" and "Why are both book and movie still so popular after all these years?" The answers to those questions and a lot more are in Homer Hickam's new audiobook From Rocket Boys to October Sky.

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  • Just LOVELY!

  • By Ellie on 02-03-2017

Just LOVELY!

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Reviewed: 02-03-2017

This is a really touching story!! Definitely, will make you smile. Well worth listening to!

  • One More Thing

  • Stories and Other Stories
  • By: B. J. Novak
  • Narrated by: B. J. Novak, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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A boy wins $100,000 in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare. We learn why wearing a red T-shirt is the key to finding love; how February got its name; and why the stock market is sometimes just...down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing stories

  • By emily on 23-04-2015

READ THIS!!!

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Reviewed: 02-03-2017

I COULD NOT stop listening to this!! These are a collection of UTTERLY unique and quirky stories!
Some of them are heartfelt and touching. Some were uncomfortable and thought provoking.
Some made me gasp. Some made me laugh out loud while I was grocery shopping. Most of all, though, BJ Novak writes about life, love and the human experience with such precision it will have you screaming, “YAAAAAS!! MEEEE!! YAAS QUEEN YAS!!!” and then getting out a pen and paper to write down your favourite parts so you don't forget. To paraphrase Dr John Dorian, “If my heart could write stories they’d sound like these.” This book was “like poetry”! I ADORED it and am going to recommend it to all my friends. Please read this!