Clever, engaging, lighthearted
Her voice just didn't fit what I thought the characters should sound like; some more than others. Sometimes it made it hard to keep listening or to buy into the scene because the voice just didn't fit.
This book was well written, emotional and real. As a teacher, married to a teacher and from a family of teachers, I have a firm belief in the importance of this job and am saddened by the red tape and hoop-jumping of bureaucracy as well as the difficulty of reaching students on the fringe. This book captures both the feelings of the despair of failure and the hope of success that keeps us coming back everyday. Tony Danza's voice is the perfect delivery for this memoir, too. There is something about the thick Brooklyn accent and the gravely tone of his voice telling his own story that makes it so much more real and emotional. I have recommended this book to many of my teacher friends but I hope that non-teachers read it, too. The whole reason he started this was to bring change and hope to education in our country and the more people who read it and understand what goes into teaching, the more hope there is for change.
A fabulous listen!
If you are really into the Lauren Willig series concerning the Pink Carnation, you might be able to get past the fact that this is a different reader. You might even be able to get past the few mispronunciations (eventually she stops pronouncing Eloise as "El-was" but I am disappointed that the producer didn't catch it right away. Other little things drove me crazy like pronouncing lowering as "lawring" more than once) Mispronunciations aside, she was an effective reader; able to effect different voices for different characters and effusing each character with emotion and depth. The story itself was a typical Willig plot. The characters were lovable and the ending was satisfying.
Ms. Willig did too good a job painting this older sister of Letty from the previous novel as a negative character. It was harder to cheer for her. I didn't really like her character or the selfish one of Lord Vaughn. I did enjoy the Love story but then both characters go back to being spiteful, malevolent snobs. No thanks
Of the 5 books in the series I've listened to, this might be my favorite one. There was something compelling about the story and the relationship and misunderstandings of Letty and Jeffery that captivated my attention. I ate it up, feeling frustrates with the characters and feeling my pulse quicken, holding my breath during perils. Well done!
This is a quirky little tale well narrated by Anne Hathaway. She did an excellent job changing her voice for each character and I found that it captivated my child's attention so that she could listen to 2 chapters at a time and asked for more. It was fanciful but not too complicated for a child to follow.
vibrant, descriptive, compelling
The ending was a surprise. I thought, "what? It's over?" It seemed abrupt. I wanted to know what happened next.
Oh my goodness, he is so talented. It's hard to pick. I think Mabub Ali would be my favorite rendition. Followed by Kim.
This not what I thought it would be after reading the description. Instead of information about nutritional myths for the lay person, it seems to be all about how to eat and exercise if you are a training athlete. As I am not hoping to run a marathon or any other intense sport that requires specific nutrition training and fitness training, this book felt like a waste.
Publicized it for what it was. Then I would not have bought it.
The delivery was fine. His lecturing voice was clear and understandable. He even incorporated a few "stories"
There are definitely redeeming qualities if you are a high performing athlete in training. I am not.
I would recommend this book but I would suggest that they read a few of the others first. I think it was because we know Turnip from other tales that seeing him in this light is so delicious. I never saw him as a romantic interest before but now I do. It was well done.
When Turnip climbs the trellis--not for any romantic reason--but because he just wanted to continue talking to a fellow conspirator about the mystery. I also loved the final confrontation with the "uncle" I was hoping and hoping it would happen and Ms Willig delivered
I do love Kate Reading's interpretations. She is a great narrator.
Definitely! I love rabbit ears products for the most part. It's just this story that was not up to par.
Again, definitely not. I own lots of these rabbit ears stories and the kids and I love to listen to them.
It wasn't her reading that was bad, it was the pace and the production itself.
Really, what I didn't like was the tone of the story--too much talking about what an ugly duckling it was, a little too much meanness and self loathing. And the accompanying music was soooooooo sloooooooow which threw off the pacing of the story. I didn't even get to the end. I couldn't take it any more
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