I love all the adventure with reality bits or fantasy stories Mary Pope Osborn is a gifted writer! The narrator was great! The books are all I've ever imagined!:)
My kiddos love it, but the narration is awful, and it is torture for me!
As other reviewers have indicated, there are 5+ hours of stories, with no chapter breaks or even indication where one book ends and another begins. My daughter wanted to listen to a favorite story, and I had no idea where to find it.
In my son's eyes, number 1
Both are excellent.
There are 8 stories so each has its own good qualities.
We have read these books at home but my daughter loves listening to them again and again while in the car or at the store. Sometimes she follows along in the book and they have her enthralled.
Entertaining. Interesting. Addictive.
The Famous Five - because they are also marvellous adventure tales in which you really get to know and love the characters, like they are part of the family.
A very soothing, slow voice which is perfect for children.
Absolutely. I think my daughter did!
I thoroughly recommend this to everyone. Not only is it a great listen, my daughter (aged 4 1/2) has leaned so much about the different times that Jack and Annie visit. It is a ripper!
I really don't know who is reading this book but it is boring. I got it for my son to listen to when were travelling and he pays no attention to this narrator. She is BORING DRY OLD and DEAD to be blunt. I hate it my son hates it and I wish for a refund
My next listen will not be her
She could of had lessons
No, its a waste of space on my kindle
This book tanks on my list
They are very captivating to young readers and little ears, my 4 year old to quote "but I didn't finish listening to all the book yet"
The dinosaur story has been my favorite so far.
I certainly wouldn't mind, but my kids can only listen through 2 or so at a time.
I love how engrossed my son is by these books, they really captivate him and keep him engaged. I am truly excited about him being excited by the stories and listening to them, I think this will help him have the same enthusiasm for reading.
My daughter has listened to this series 20 times over and still can't get enough.
She is brave
When Annie said "we have to cross the branch"
Yes, I would. And over and over and over . . .More importantly, my kids will listen to these over and over, although they're most excited to hear a new one. They know this series from having it read to them in print, starting when my older child was not yet 4. They're now 4 and 5-1/2.
Mary Pope Osborne does an adequate job: she definitely doesn't sound like some of the amateur readers I've heard on free audiobooks. She's also, however, not as skilled as may of the professional audio readers.
I haven't been moved by the books, but I've realized over time that my kids have learned from them. I tend to skip over the parts the character Jack reads from his books and my mind stays with the story, but my kids soak it all in. Recently we saw a toucan at a zoo, and my 4 year old started talking about the different levels of the rainforest.