Lionshare

TBS Lionshare is a service similar to BARD but for locally produced digital talking books and magazines available for download. Please note that all digital talking books available from Lionshare are produced in an alternate format that can only be read on an NLS approved player.

Just like BARD, downloaded audio files are zipped and need to be unzipped onto a flash drive to play.

Baroness of Hobcaw: The Life of Belle W. Baruch

by
Mary E. Miller

Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964), daughter of Wall Street tycoon Bernard Baruch, could outride, outshoot, and outhunt most of the young men of her elite social circle. This book details her life in the South Carolina Lowcountry, New York, and Europe where she traveled extensively and socialized with many famous politicians, entertainers and entrepreneurs. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, she is known today for the wildlife conservation and biological research center on the South Carolina coast that bears her family name. 

Reader:
Patricia Voelker
Reading Time:
8 hours, 16 minutes

Bear In Love

by
Daniel Pinkwater

One morning a bear finds something on a rock near his cave. It is long, orange and pointy with leaves on one end. He tastes it and discovers it is good. The bear decides to leave gifts on the rock in hopes that he will find out who is leaving him such wonderful treasures, Bear meets his friend Rabbit and learns the importance of giving. Grade K-3. 

Reading Time:
6 minutes

Carmella’s Quest: Taking on College Sight Unseen

by
Carmella Broome

A young woman, legally blind since birth, must decide whether to surrender to her infirmity and remain dependent on others for the rest of her life or go off to college, get a degree, and strive to become self-sufficient. Against enormous odds, she chose to make her own way in the world. 

Reader:
Carmella Broome
Reading Time:
7 hours, 36 minutes

Chowder

by
Peter Brown

Chowder has always been different. His owners think of him as quirky while others think he's weird. With his telescope, Chowder spots a billboard for Critter Corral, a new petting zoo at Food Ranch animal supply store. The Wubbingtons take him into Food Ranch. Chowder finds his way through a window and ends up being rescued by the petting zoo animals, his new friends. This is a happy ending tale of being true to you. Grade K-3. 

Reading Time:
9 minutes
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Cowasee Basin: The Green Heart of South Carolina

by
John Cely

Preface by Bill Cate and Foreword by Walter Edgar. Located in central South Carolina along the Congaree, Wateree, and Upper Santee Rivers, the 215,000 acre Cowasee Basin, an acronym for the three rivers that hold it together, features some of the most significant biological, historical, and cultural resources in North America. The heart of the COWASEE Basin is Congaree National Park, the state's only national park. 

Creepy Carrots

by
Aaron Reynolds

Jasper rabbit loves carrots, especially carrots from Crackenhopper Field. He eats them all day, until he fears his favorite treats are out to get him. He thinks the creepy carrots are out to get him everywhere. Then he forms a plan to lock them away so they can't get out anymore. Grade K-3. 

Reading Time:
5 minutes

Dave the Potter : Artist, Poet, Slave

by
Laban Carrick Hill, Bryan Collier

Discusses the creative work of South Carolina slave Dave (1834-1864), who made large clay pots and jars--some of which he inscribed with poems. For grades K-3. C.S. King Award/Caldecott Honor. 2010

Final Truth: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer

by
Wilton Earle

Author-journalist Wilton Earle spent fifteen-months eliciting from Donald 'Pee Wee' Gaskins this graphic version of Gaskin's life. Gaskins talks about his childhood in rural South Carolina, his adolescent and adult crimes and violence in prison and on the streets. Contains strong language, explicit descriptions of sex and extreme violence. 

Reader:
Chris Yates
Reading Time:
8 hours

Flabbergasted

by
Ray Blackston

Jay Jarvis, a successful stock broker, decides that the best way to meet eligible woman is to join a church singles group. Jay meets quirky people, including a Caddie-driving speed demon, an insightful African-American janitor, and the perfect woman. 

Reader:
Charles Bierbauer
Reading Time:
8 hours, 37 minutes

Freedom’s Child: The Life of a Confederate General’s Black Daughter

by
Carrie Allen McCray

In 1875, Malinda Rice, a black teenager working in the household of retired Virginia brigadier general John R. Jones, gave birth to his daughter, Mary. The married general bucked Southern tradition by not only publicly acknowledging Mary but also financing her college education. The author, Malinda's granddaughter, unearths her family's long-buried secrets in a quest to understand her mother's rich, tumultuous life. 

Reader:
Marjorie Hammock
Reading Time:
8 hours, 40 minutes

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