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Heidi

RALEIGH, NC, United States

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  • Tales from Shakespeare: The Lambs' Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

    Heidi says: "My daughter's absolute favorite!"
    "My daughter's absolute favorite!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Tales from Shakespeare the most enjoyable?

    My seven year old adores the stories - and she definitely has a pretty good knowledge about the content of several Shakespeare plays now!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love that my daughter begged for more!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    My daughter loves the inflection - the tones and voices used by the narrator.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Velveteen Rabbit

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Margery Williams
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    A timeless classic - one of Jacqueline Wilson's Top Ten Books to Read Aloud. his is the story of the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child. This gentle, beautiful recording is perfect for bedtime. It includes a story reading, soundtrack, and a song, all voiced by Samuel West.

    Heidi says: "Great story, great narrator!"
    "Great story, great narrator!"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

    My daughter liked when the hair horse told the Velveteen Rabbit that he is real.


    What does Samuel West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was a good emotive reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Revere's Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamlin

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Two old poems of exciting events for the children in all of us.... Paul Revere's exciting midnight ride to warn all the neighbors in the countryside that the British were coming - one light if by land and two if by sea. And The Pied Piper of Hamelin.... He got rid of the pesky, hated rats, but when the villagers refused to pay for his services, the Pied Piper took matters into his own hands...and the villagers paid a very dear price, indeed, in the end.

    Heidi says: "Good story, but in poem format"
    "Good story, but in poem format"
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    Would you listen to Paul Revere's Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamlin again? Why?

    I liked it, but my daughters enjoy stories and dramatic readings more. She didn't feel that the narrator read poetry in an interesting manner.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    My daughter did like the story of Paul Revere's ride.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • More About Paddington

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michael Bond
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    It's a good thing for lots of reasons that bears like Paddington are rare. Whether it is his attempts at home decorating, detective work, or photography, the bear from Darkest Peru causes his own special brand of chaos.

    Peter says: "Wrong Title"
    "Very enjoyable book"
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    Would you listen to More About Paddington again? Why?

    Yes, my daughter loved the stories!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of More About Paddington?

    My daughter loved when Paddington tries to paint his own room.


    What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

    He has a nice mellow voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of Our Island Story: From the Romans in Britain to Queen Victoria

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck, Daniel Philpott
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (age six to 12) that tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Having released it unabridged in three volumes, Naxos AudioBooks now offers an attractive collection of the main stories and personalities. This skilful abridgement nevertheless maintains the narrative of British history, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the height of the British Empire and the long reign of Queen Victoria.

    Heidi says: "Love the stories"
    "Love the stories"
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    Where does The Best of Our Island Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My daughter loved listening - it is one of her favorites because she loves all the different stories (she is seven).


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winnie the Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By A. A. Milne
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry, Jane Horrocks, Geffrey Palmer, and others
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    A wonderful adaption of Winnie the Pooh, featuring an all-star cast including Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench. Story 1: In which Piglet meets a Heffalump. Story 2: In which eeyore has a birthday. Story 3: In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the forest, and Piglet has a bath. Story 4: In which Christopher Robin leads an expotition to the North Pole.

    Bianca says: "Terrific Performance for All Ages"
    "Terrific story for kids"
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    Would you listen to Winnie the Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump (Dramatised) again? Why?

    Yes, definitely. The story was very funny and had great voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Winnie the Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump (Dramatised)?

    My kids loved when Piglet runs away from the pit because he thinks Pooh is a Heffalump!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Piglet!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winnie the Pooh: Tigger Comes to the Forest (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By A. A. Milne
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    A wonderful adaption of Winnie the Pooh, featuring an all-star cast including Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench.Story 1: In which a house is built at Pooh corner for eeyore. Store 2: in which tigger comes to the forest and has breakfast. Story 3: In which a search is organdized. Story 4: In which it is shown that Tiggers do not climb trees.

    Jefferson says: "A Fine, but Flawed Product--"
    "Very fun story!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    My daughter likes it when Piglet thinks Tigger has too much energy with his energy medication!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My daughter loves when Eeyore takes Tigger home for thistles. Tigger thinks the bees are very hot!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gingerbread Man

    • ABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated By Blair Mellow
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A little old woman and her husband long for a child of their very own, so they decide to make one out of gingerbread. Unfortunately, when the oven door is opened, that rascally little fella runs away! Can anyone catch him?

    Heidi says: "Not something we'd listen to twice"
    "Not something we'd listen to twice"
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    What disappointed you about The Gingerbread Man?

    The voice - my kids really disliked it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Jacobs again?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different reader. His laugh disturbed the kids.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Bear Called Paddington

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michael Bond
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (59)

    Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same... for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

    Annissa says: "Still loveable after all these years!"
    "Love this book."
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    What did you love best about A Bear Called Paddington?

    My daughter liked all the trouble Paddington gets into.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bear Called Paddington?

    My daughter loved the part where there was trouble on the escalator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aesop's Fables

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Aesop
    • Narrated By Alec Sand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A collection of 100 fables from Aesop, including such familiar ones as "The Grasshopper and the Ants," "The North Wind and the Sun," "Androcles and the Lion," "The Troublesome Dog," and "The Fox and the Stork".

    George says: "Finally, An Aesop's Fables for adult fans!"
    "Great stories"
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    Would you listen to Aesop's Fables again? Why?

    Yes. My daughter loved the stories.


    What other book might you compare Aesop's Fables to and why?

    Flower Fables, because they are both a set of stories. The Flower Fables doesn't have the morals though.


    What about Alec Sand’s performance did you like?

    Great voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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