Beware when purchasing that the individual books are not labeled as their own books but rather as a chapter. Thus, the collection lists 81 chapters. Not very user friendly when wanting to hear a specific chapter out of a specific book. Would be nice to see that changed in an update.
The series has taught him a lot about history, it encourages adventure, exploration, and even research. We have now listened to about 20 of these stories, and the storyline is very redundant. However, this is not so much a problem for my six-year-old, it is more a problem for me. He is still very eager to listen to every single book in the series. My four-year-old boy also likes the stories, but does not get lost in them in the same way my six-year-old does.
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!