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  • Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Adapted by Rosemary Kingston
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (32)

    Here is a timeless and wonderful collection from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland.

    Roger says: "Put my kids to sleep!"
    "Fifty Famous Fairy Tales"
    Overall

    The narration is adequate. She doesn't change voices and lacks excitement, but she is easy to understand. The stories are definitely of the older variety -- quite a bit of violence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Gary Paulsen’s slapstick tales capture the “wonderful madness” of growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota, when high spirits, showing off for girls, and general idiocy led Gary and his pals to attempt some amazing stunts! Wacky, daring, just plain nuts - extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new stories from Gary’s boyhood.

    Gayle says: "Not a book I would recommend."
    "Not a book I would recommend."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration was fine; the story line was not appropriate for a 9 year old.


    What could Gary Paulsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think it should be titled extreme sports. It makes the book seem like it is about adults in the world of extreme sports. Instead it is about children doing dangerous stunts and living to tell about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps I misunderstood who the audience should be for this book. It refers to a young man who has a calendar of naked women; how they idolized a boy who smoked; and the whole point of the book is to explain all the dangerous things these boys did and how they miraculously lived through it. It seemed more appropriate for old men who wanted reminisce about their childhoods.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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