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  • The Wind in the Willows

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

    Yunae says: "Unabridged (but dramatized)"
    "One bad voice can ruin the whole thing"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a difference voice actor for Mole


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Thorn?

    He was awesome.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration and disappointment. The narrator (who is wonderful) treats Ratty as an Englishman. But the voice for Mole is stylized, childish, cartoony (and a woman playing a man's part?) The characters in this book are meant to remind us of humans. The voice actress of Mole thought she was supposed to play a cartoon animal. Very distracting; I couldn't finish. Too bad, because the one who played Ratty was perfect.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (356)

    Michael was born with special electrical powers - and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out. After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru.

    FanB14 says: "Good Series for Boys"
    "a heart thumper"
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    What did you love best about Rise of the Elgen?

    This continues the story from the first book. Swiftly paced, it covers a lot of ground with a few good surprises.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Vey exemplifies the virtues and strengths of a hero.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, this story moves from danger to danger and held my interest. Sometimes I had to take a break because the antagonist speaks with such oily propaganda I had to shake it off before I could continue.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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