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Evelyn

Alabama, United States

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295
REVIEWS
6
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
4

  • The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Jon Scieszka
    • Narrated By Mike Ferreri
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (51)

    Includes these fairly stupid tales: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball", "The Really Ugly Duckling", "The Other Frog Prince", "Little Red Running Shorts", "Jack's Bean Problem", "Giant Story", "Jack's Story", "Cinderumpelstiltskin", "The Tortoise and the Hair", and "The Stinky Cheese Man".

    Juder Kuipers says: "Had me and my kids laughing so hard!"
    "Loved It!"
    Overall

    Jon Scieszka and Mike Ferreri are well matched. I loved it and so did my son and his best friend (ages 13).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Thomas C. Foster
    • Narrated By David de Vries
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface - a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character - and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths.

    Evelyn says: "Lives Up to Its Claims"
    "Lives Up to Its Claims"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I had included this book in my Wish List based on both the sample narration and the publisher’s summary and was meaning to purchase it, if it ever went on sale. However, I went ahead and used a credit when I saw it listed as part of my son’s AP Literature summer reading. From the start the book “read” like a novel, so its claim of being “lively and entertaining” was definitely achieved especially in the capable hands of David de Vries. The other half of Thomas C. Foster’s stated goal of being a guide to reading between the lines, I believe was also achieved. Well at least, for someone like me, who is a wannabe comprehend-er of more than the obvious story-line. Even though I knew I was to be looking for symbols , themes and the like, I had no overall understanding of why they would be there and their significance to that particular story and their continuation from prior stories. BEWARE, however, and read at your own risk! The knowledge this book imparts requires action, so like me, you may be concerned that your shallow-surface reading days are numbered, but is this not the plan of the author all along.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Washington Irving
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Now adapted for a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton, the story of the Headless Horseman is a classic of American folklore. It is paired here with the myth of Rip Van Winkle who wanders into the Catskill Mountains for his legendary snooze.

    Mark says: "Missing"
    "Both stories are now included!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    These short stories are excellent, and the narrator is one of the BEST! There had been an issue of only Rip Van Winkle being included but this has now been corrected. The length of this audiobook at the time I purchased it had been listed as 48 minutes but now it is two hours and 14 minutes long. If you purchased this prior to this correction, you just need to download it again as I did and you will gain access to both stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Enormous Radio: The John Cheever Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By John Cheever
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The Westcotts, music lovers, buy a new radio. But instead of music, it picks up conversations and sounds in neighboring apartments. A selection from the John Cheever Audio Collection.

    Evelyn says: "Great Story, Good Performance"
    "Great Story, Good Performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story is great but the performance was just a little "flat" which left me feeling like I could not justify giving it an overall 5 star rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Mrs. Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley’s, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than…Jake Finley, the owner’s son. For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now Christmas means just one thing to him - and to his father. Profit.

    Evelyn says: "Feel Good Christmas Story"
    "Feel Good Christmas Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I liked this book from the beginning, and it kept my interest throughout. It is the perfect light "read" for Christmas - a book to listen to and do menial tasks at the same time. Jennifer Van Dyck's narration is a good fit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Angela Johnson
    • Narrated By Quincy Tyler Bernstine
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Bird is determined and patient. So patient that she's been hiding out behind a farmhouse for weeks waiting for Cecil. Bird misses her bedroom, her friends, and especially her mother. But more than that, she misses the feeling of family, and that means finding Cecil, the stepfather who abandoned them.

    Evelyn says: "Well Written and Read"
    "Well Written and Read"
    Overall

    This book was a delight. It's not a happy feel-good story, instead it shows life in a real way through different eyes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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