The kids (4 and 2 year olds) love it. The performance is very engaging, and the subject matter is pretty good. I didnt mind listening along.
Our 12 hour road trip flew by listening to the magic tree house. My 4.5 year old couldn't wait to get back in the car. We can't wait to read more.
My son and I listen to a few chapters in this collection of Magic Tree House books every day. We both thoroughly enjoy the stories and characters, and listen again and again. My son often has questions about the places Jack and Annie go, leading to interesting conversations and further research together. I am truly impressed with the author's performance in reading the books. Her voice, pace, tone, inflection, and voices for the characters are very expertly done. I recently discovered that if I select the .75 speed in the Audible app, the author's voice becomes just slow enough to be very soothing and to lull my son to sleep. Listening to the Magic Treehouse on the slow speed has become his new favorite way to fall asleep at night.
Magic Treehouse is the perfect audio book for the preschool set. My 3 and 5 year olds love the stories and listen in bed at night before they go to sleep. They love the adventures and they are just the right amount of thrilling without being too scary.
I'm not the biggest fan of children's books. I've tended to prefer the higher-level reading. Often simplicity is a turnoff. Mary Pope Osborne makes me reconsider children's literature, as she wraps me around Jack and Annie's thumb as they travel across the spacetime continuum. I want a magic treehouse! Maybe instead of pointing to a picture, let me move the play head of my Audible app to the position of the scene of where I want to go. I say the word, and off I go! I'm going to surely pick up this series soon!
My 3.5 year old daughter loves "the tree house" so much that she listens to it every night while she goes to sleep. She has all of the stories memorized and recites along with the narrator.
It's fun to listen to. I loved it all except the Egypt one. I hated that one. The only thing I didn't like about the Egypt one was it's mummy stuff came off and then it's skin falls off. I loved it very much. And I bet you will like it too, whoever you are, whatever your name is. (Tommy age 5)
I really loved the book. I didn't like that Egypt one too much because in that one the skin falls off. I liked that moon one a lot. And I really loved the other ones except for the one where the skin falls off. (Maggie age 4)
(Tommy listened to the whole thing. Maggie heard about two thirds.)
These books are so fun and are clean and my kids from 4-9 loved listening on a road trip. I like that they teach them cool history lessons with a little excitement and intrigue but don't spoil childhood like some other childrens audio books.