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Michael

Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States Member Since 2002

I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

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  • "A good bedtime story for the very y..."

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    The synchronized illustrations worked great on the iPhone and iPad. This is a very nice little bedtime story with very nice illustrations and very simple bedtime focused story. I personally like a bedtime story with a bit more of a message, nevertheless this is an excellent book for a sleepy child, particularly one who has been having bad dreams, or is scared of the monster in the closet. The narration is wonderful as are the illustrations that are displayed as the story plays. NOTE this is only 5 minutes and 69 cents so don’t use a book credit!

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    Goodnight Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Margaret Wise Brown
    • Narrated By Buffy Allen
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    A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.

    Allison says: "Enhanced Format"
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  • Pibbin the Small: Tales of Friendship Bog, Book 1

    "Will PIbbin find the courage to help Sheera?"

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    If you could sum up Pibbin the Small in three words, what would they be?

    Never too small!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pibbin is definitely the strongest character in this story and my favorite. Although tempted to stay home, take a ride to Silver Sea etc., once he realizes that Sheera, the turtle, is depending on him to allow her to get better/live, Pibbin does everything he can to help her. The journey may be perilous but he keeps moving towards the goal of getting those Sweetberry leaves from Doctor Diggitt, the woodchuck/groundhog and bringing them home.


    What about Jon Repp’s performance did you like?

    Jon did an excellent job at narrating this book. He was easy to listen to, putting substance and good inflections into his reading. He changed his voice up for the different characters which definitely made it more interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    We listened to this as a family and the children laughed out loud several times :) Their favorite part is "Pibbin snatched up the club and banged it on the toad's head. He grabbed more mud and threw it in his face." (The naughty toad had not only stolen all the Sweetberry leaves from Dr. Diggitt's garden, he had also knocked out Leeper, Pibbin's companion and was now threatening PIbbin!)


    Any additional comments?

    At just over 1 hour in length this is just right for grabbing a child's attention - not too short and not too long. The story is fun with good lessons to be learned and one I know we will listen to again and again!
    Just so you know we were given a copy in exchange for our honest review. These are our thoughts and we are not affiliated with the author in any way.
    We HIGHLY recommended from our house to yours!

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Ava Albuquerque, NM, United States 07-01-11 Member Since 2011
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  • "favorite story"

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    My grandson is 4.9 years old and listens to this story as often as I will play it. We usually listen to books, in the car and he is spellbound every time. Well read, good inflections, and nice to hear a man's voice doing the reading.

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Eric Carle
    • Narrated By Mike Ferreri
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    A hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

    Laurie says: "My kids liked it"

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    A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (






UNABRIDGED) by Cressida Cowell Narrated by David Tennant

    A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • 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"
  • 4.8 (48 ratings)
    The Hundred and One Dalmatians (






UNABRIDGED) by Dodie Smith Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dodie Smith
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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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"
  • 4.8 (37 ratings)
    Watch Wolf: Wolves of the Beyond #3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Kathryn Lasky Narrated by Erik Davies

    Watch Wolf: Wolves of the Beyond #3

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    • By Kathryn Lasky
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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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.

  • 4.8 (26 ratings)
    The Velveteen Rabbit (






UNABRIDGED) by Margery Williams Narrated by James Mio

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Margery Williams
    • Narrated By James Mio
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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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  • 4.8 (25 ratings)
    The Valentine's Day Robbery: Hank the Cowdog (






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

    The Valentine's Day Robbery: Hank the Cowdog

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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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"
  • 4.8 (23 ratings)
    The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (






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

    The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

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    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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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

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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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"
  • 4.8 (21 ratings)
    It's a Dog's Life (






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

    It's a Dog's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John R. Erickson
    • Narrated By John R. Erickson
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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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
  • War Horse (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Morpurgo Narrated by John Keating

    War Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 One and Only Ivan (






UNABRIDGED) by Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao Narrated by Adam Grupper

    The One and Only Ivan

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
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    Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

    Ed says: "Very nice story"
  • Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House (






UNABRIDGED) by Judy Schachner Narrated by Judy Schachner

    Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Judy Schachner
    • Narrated By Judy Schachner
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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"
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  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle (






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

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Beverly Cleary
    • Narrated By B. D. Wong
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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!"
  • Charlotte's Web (






UNABRIDGED) by E.B. White Narrated by E.B. White, George Plimpton

    Charlotte's Web

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By E.B. White
    • Narrated By E.B. White, George Plimpton
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    Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

    Richard says: "Some book"
  • Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones (






UNABRIDGED) by Judy Schachner Narrated by Judy Schachner

    Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Judy Schachner
    • Narrated By Judy Schachner
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    Skippyjon Jones is crazy-loco for dinosaurs! The kitty boy enters (via his closet) the land of dinosaurs in search of the fabled Skipposaurus. Instead he runs into his old amigos, the Chimichango gang. When a T-Mex threatens the pack, it's El Skippito, the great sword fighter, to the rescue.

    Rodney says: "Excellent narration and writing!"
  • The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter (






UNABRIDGED) by Beatrix Potter Narrated by Shelly Frasier

    The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
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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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  • The Gruffalo (






UNABRIDGED) by Julia Donaldson Narrated by Hal Hollings

    The Gruffalo

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated By Hal Hollings
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    A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?

    Ann says: "Clever story, fun performance."
  • The Cricket in Times Square (






UNABRIDGED) by George Selden Narrated by Tony Shaloub

    The Cricket in Times Square

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By George Selden
    • Narrated By Tony Shaloub
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City - the Times Square subway station.

    Lilly Keel says: "All of us were sad when it was over."
  • Robby's Quest: Thrills and Chills (






UNABRIDGED) by D.C. Rush Narrated by Tracy Elman

    Robby's Quest: Thrills and Chills

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    • By D.C. Rush
    • Narrated By Tracy Elman
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    The world is a very big place when you're a little bird, but Robby and his flock of Robins, Mourning Doves, Sparrows, and a lone Blackbird are determined to see as much of it as they can. Their latest trip takes them up the coastline from San Diego to San Francisco. This means that their friend Wanda the Whale can follow along too, bringing another Whale, Wilma, with her.

  • The Secret Forest (






UNABRIDGED) by Misty Lynn Wesley Narrated by Elaine Baden

    The Secret Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Misty Lynn Wesley
    • Narrated By Elaine Baden
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    The little fox awoke from a good night's sleep and he just knew that this day was going to be extra special. What he did not know was just how special the day was going to be, and how it would change his life forever. Who will he meet?

  • Tristan, the Youngest Blue Jay (






UNABRIDGED) by Misty Narrated by Elaine Baden

    Tristan, the Youngest Blue Jay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Misty
    • Narrated By Elaine Baden
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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 (






UNABRIDGED) by D.C. Rush Narrated by Tracy Elman

    Hershey Learns a Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By D.C. Rush
    • Narrated By Tracy Elman
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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.

    Susan Keefe says: "The bully learns a lesson"
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  • Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape (






UNABRIDGED) by Emily Bearn Narrated by Philip Franks

    Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape

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    • By Emily Bearn
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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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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    • By Alison Larkin
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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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"
  • A Tale of Two Kitties (






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

    A Tale of Two Kitties

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    • By J. B. Stockings
    • Narrated By Jodi Bowersox
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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."