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  • "Answers all of the questions"

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    The book is even better than the movie and that’s saying a lot considering the movie is great. Interesting that in the book, the horse is the narrator since the story is from his point of view this makes sense and obviously would not work in a movie.

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    With that said, I love how the book answered all of the questions I had after watching the movie such as:

    Unlike the movie, the father was supposed to buy a cow instead.

    I hate the name of the horse, until I read that it was named Joey b/c the kid already had a horse named Zooey.

    In the book, there is no mention of the father drinking because he went to war and they never had a war badge of honor that was carried around as it was throughout the movie.

    Two German kids who abandoned the war because of a promise to their mother, weren’t in the book at all.

    And after watching the movie, I was wondering why the Grandfather looked different at the end and in the book, it states that he looked different because it was supposed to be years later.

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    War Horse

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    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Julie says: "Great idea for reluctant readers!"
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  • Aesop’s Fables

    "Proverbs give the lesson, Aesop the backstory"

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    The narration has not been adequately rehearsed. The presentation is stiff and takes effort to follow. It sounds like it was read once, then recorded.

    The material is interesting from a historical view and is representative of its time. It is useful for insight into ancient thought.

    Most of the fables do not have concluding summaries. I suppose in the 500 BC the messages would be clear. This is wisdom literature along the lines of biblical proverbs, but not as clear or helpful. Lots of animals interacting, representative of human behaviors and attitudes seen today. Proverbs state the lessons learned, Aesop gives the background stories.

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  • "Very Beatrix Potter"

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    Cute little story and very typical! I forgot how short some of her stories are! It is age appropriate for young children, as all the B.P. stories are. Narrator also evokes a B.P. style very well.

    What the prior reviewer may not have realized is that in England, then and now, the term "Pussie/ Pussy" is what cats are called, along with "Puss" and not at all a derogatory term. This term also used in Mother Goose nursery rhymes. If a possible problem, perhaps an explanation of this as the proper use of the term as used would be in order. However, it would seem more appropriate not to make anything of it at all...

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    The Story of Miss Moppet

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    • By Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    The Story of Miss Moppet is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story tells of a cat who captures a mouse, and toys with him until he escapes. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced audiobook format.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very Beatrix Potter"

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    A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (






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    A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

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    • By Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons, Madguts and Murderous, are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he hoped for.... This book also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper themselves.

    Christopher says: "Not Unabridged"
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UNABRIDGED) by Dodie Smith Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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    Pongo and Missis Pongo are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly and their two nannies. Mr. Dearly is a "financial wizard" who has been granted life-long tax exemption and lent a house on the Outer Circle in Regent's Park in return for wiping out the government debt. The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners. Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies.

    Arie says: "A lot of fun"
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    Watch Wolf: Wolves of the Beyond #3

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    Far from the owls of Ga’Hoole, a war is brewing. A bear cub has been snatched by a wolf - an unthinkable betrayal of the peace that has long existed between the wolves and grizzly bears of the Beyond. The bears are massing, roaring for revenge. The wolves claim to be innocent, but they must either fight back or face total annihilation. For Faolan, a young wolf raised by a grizzly bear mother, the threat of war starts a terrible race. Somewhere in the honorable wolf clans hides a traitor, and Faolan must stop him and rescue the lost bear cub before it’s too late.

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    The Velveteen Rabbit (






UNABRIDGED) by Margery Williams Narrated by James Mio

    The Velveteen Rabbit

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    • By Margery Williams
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    A little boy receives a toy rabbit for Christmas one year, and he and his plush plaything soon become best friends, embarking on imaginary adventures for hours at a time. When the boy and the rabbit are separated, the toy ventures out on its own to learn about this strange thing "being real". This is a heart-warming classic about the great joys of childhood and the magic of love.

    Pete says: "Kids Love this Book"
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    The Valentine's Day Robbery: Hank the Cowdog

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    It's Valentine's Day on the ranch but bachelor-cowboy Slim Chance doesn't know it. Sally May tells him to forget about the cows and "Go to town and buy a nice gift for Miss Viola!" Slim hates to shop, but he goes to town (with the dogs, of course) and buys a nice box of candy for Miss Viola. But on the way to Viola's house, Hank and Drover take an interest in the candy and...will there be a Happy Valentine's Day on the ranch? Slim sings a bachelor's opinion in his "Valentine's Song."

    Hailian says: "Short But Charming"
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    The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (






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    The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

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    An eye for an eye. Things are looking pretty bleak for Hank the Cowdog. First he gets sick on poisoned bacon grease. Then he accidentally trips Sally May - and she ends up with a broken ankle. And if that's not bad enough, he gets stuck playing dress-up with Amy and Ashley, Little Alfred's cousins. But when Tuerto the Killer Stud Horse breaks free and charges at the girls, Hank knows it's up to him to protect them. He'll show that one-eyed horse who's boss - even if it means risking his own life!

    Kara says: "Excellent book for young readers"
  • 4.8 (21 ratings)
    Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest (






UNABRIDGED) by John R. Erickson Narrated by John R. Erickson

    Lost in the Dark Unchanted Forest

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    Lost: one little boy. When Little Alfred runs away from home and winds up in the Dark Unchanted Forest being trailed by a bobcat, Hank the Cowdog knows that it's up to him to save his young master. So, mustering up all the courage that a Head of Ranch Security can come up with, he bravely makes his way into the forest.

    Caleb says: "good audiobook"
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UNABRIDGED) by John R. Erickson Narrated by John R. Erickson

    It's a Dog's Life

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    It's all fun and games until somebody ends up in the pound. It's been a busy few days for the Head of Ranch Security, what with routine patrols and not-so-routine combat with headless monsters. When the dust settles, Hank decides to take a break from duty and visit his sister in town.

    Vanessa says: "love these cute stories! great family entertainmen"
  • Black Beauty (






UNABRIDGED) by Anna Sewell Narrated by Simon Vance

    Black Beauty

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    In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.

    Ilana says: "A Treat for Horse Lovers"
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    War Horse

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    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Julie says: "Great idea for reluctant readers!"
  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle (






UNABRIDGED) by Beverly Cleary Narrated by B. D. Wong

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle

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    Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. It is Ralph's lucky day when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special - and made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle...almost anything can happen!

    Demetria says: "Sensitive five year old loves it!"
  • The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter (






UNABRIDGED) by Beatrix Potter Narrated by Shelly Frasier

    The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

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    • By Beatrix Potter
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    "It spoils people's clothes to squeeze under a gate; the proper way to get in, is to climb down a pear tree," said Little Benjamin Bunny. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Glouster and how Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how two bad mice and one fierce rabbit are set on the road to honesty.

    Debbie says: "Complete Fan of Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle"
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  • Runaway Ralph (






UNABRIDGED) by Beverly Cleary Narrated by B. D. Wong

    Runaway Ralph

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    • By Beverly Cleary
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    Fed up with his family, Ralph decides to hop on his motorcycle and head down the road to Happy Acres Camp. Unfortunately, life at camp is not all peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches! A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf keep Ralph on his toes and away from his precious motorcycle. Perhaps home is not such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again!

    Debra A Day says: "Great!"
  • Racing in the Rain (






UNABRIDGED) by Garth Stein Narrated by Henry Leyva

    Racing in the Rain

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    • By Garth Stein
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    Meet one funny dog - Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zo; his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack - it isn't simply about going fast. And, applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero.

    Ellen says: "Loved it!"
  • Kenny & the Dragon (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony DiTerlizzi Narrated by Alan Cumming

    Kenny & the Dragon

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    What do you do when your new best buddy has been designated a scourge by the community and marked for imminent extermination? Just ask Kenny Rabbit. When the simple folks in the sleepy little village of Roundbrook catch wind that there's a dragon running loose in the countryside, they get the wrong idea and the stage is set for a fight to the death.

    L. Godman says: "Whimsical Fun!"
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Martin, Eric Carle Narrated by Gwyneth Paltrow

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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    With more than 7 million copies in print in various formats and languages, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is one of the most treasured children's books of all time. Now, more than 40 years after its first printing, this classic is finally available as an audiobook. The narration, provided by Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, comes from a Grammy-nominated recording, which is sure to bring warmth and humor to children and parents alike.

    allegra says: "Can't turn the pages, only hear Gwyneth's voice"
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  • Ralph S. Mouse (






UNABRIDGED) by Beverly Cleary Narrated by B. D. Wong

    Ralph S. Mouse

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    • By Beverly Cleary
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    When Ralph and his pesky cousins accidentally make a mess at the Mountain View Inn, Ralph decides that he'd better take his motorcycle and leave. He persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school, where Ralph is an instant hit with Ryan's classmates. But Ralph doesn't like being told what to do. Worse than that, his precious motorcycle gets broken. Is Ralph stuck at school forever?

  • Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House (






UNABRIDGED) by Judy Schachner Narrated by Judy Schachner

    Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House

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    The Siamese kitty boy with the gigantico imagination has returned for another loco adventure. In his room for a time-out, Skippyjon Jones lets his imagination take him to a shack where his Chihuahua friends are yipping and yapping and hiding out from the Bad Bobble-ito, who has taken over their doghouse

    Teri says: "Fun for parents and kids"
  • Tristan, the Youngest Blue Jay (






UNABRIDGED) by Misty Narrated by Elaine Baden

    Tristan, the Youngest Blue Jay

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    Tristan was the smallest blue jay in Big Blue Valley. All of his brothers and sisters have learned how to fly, and they have already left the nest. Will Tristan ever learn how to fly?

  • Hershey Learns a Lesson (






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    Hershey Learns a Lesson

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    Hershey, the notorious cat from the Robby's Quest storybook series, is still mean-spirited and a bully. He is big, strong and very fast, yet uses all his skills to prey upon the smaller and weaker animals around his yard. Nomi, the other cat living in the same house with Hershey, is older and much smaller. Nomi has many friends around the neighborhood. One day, when Nomi's new friend Tyson comes over for a visit, Hershey decides to attack, however things do not work out as he planned. Hershey finds himself in a situation that changes him forever.

    cmewander says: "Sweet Audio Books"
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UNABRIDGED) by Emily Bearn Narrated by Philip Franks

    Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape

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    • By Emily Bearn
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    It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. Tumtum and Nutmeg are enjoying a quiet life in Nutmouse Hall, when General Marchmouse comes to stay. The General has a new pogo stick and is looking for adventure. Recklessly, he bounces out of Nutmouse Hall and into Rose Cottage - the home of the Mildews. He takes Lucy's doll's house under siege with the help of some toy soldiers and takes a ride on Arthur's train set.

  • The Birthday Dinosaur (






UNABRIDGED) by Alison Larkin Narrated by Alison Larkin

    The Birthday Dinosaur

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    The night before his fifth birthday, a young boy who can't wait to grow up receives a visit from The Birthday Dinosaur.

    Michael says: "The Best Birthday Story Ever"
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  • A Tale of Two Kitties (






UNABRIDGED) by J. B. Stockings Narrated by Jodi Bowersox

    A Tale of Two Kitties

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    Diana, a little black cat, is bored by the long, cold days. Cyrus, her older and wiser friend, tries to keep her out of trouble with regular lectures, but temptations are everywhere. From sliding on the kitchen towel to "capturing" the sewing room tape measure, Diana is on the prowl for fun, when what should she discover but the most amazing tree she has ever seen - with "pretty bobbles and balls just begging to be knocked off and batted around the room."

  • Lekke the Temple Cat: Horrible Snake: Lekke the Temple Cat, Book 6 (






UNABRIDGED) by DB Stewart Narrated by Ambyr Rose

    Lekke the Temple Cat: Horrible Snake: Lekke the Temple Cat, Book 6

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    Lekke is wondering why a young monk climbs to the top of the mountain every day. He asks Dumb Dog if he would like to climb with him, then he finds out that a horrible big snake lives at the top of the mountain. Will Lekke be able to face his fear of snakes?

  • Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by James Dean Narrated by Teddy Walsh, Lewis Grosso

    Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection

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    • By James Dean
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    Pete the Cat is back in five groovy I Can Read adventures! Children will love these cool stories about everyone's favorite cat - now all together in one collectible box!

  • Silver Brumbies of the South (






UNABRIDGED) by Elyne Mitchell Narrated by Caroline Lee

    Silver Brumbies of the South

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    A silver brumby is special but he will be hunted by man and horse alike, and must be stronger than both ...Every horse raised its head and stood staring unbelieving. Three magnificent silver stallions cantered along the ridge of the hill, outlined against the fiery Australian sunset. Who were they and what brought them here? Danger and death face all the wild horses before one of them can become the Silver Stallion of the South.