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lhb

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  • 66 ratings
  • 521 titles in library
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  • The Twenty-One Balloons

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By William Pene du Bois
    • Narrated By Hal Hollings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. But when he is found after just three weeks floating in the Atlantic among the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons, naturally, the world is eager to know what happened. How did he end up with so many balloons . . . and in the wrong ocean?

    Christian Barreto says: "It is an never ending adventure"
    "Every child should know this book"
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    This is one of my favorite books since I was assigned to read it in grammar school. I bought it thinking it would be nice to listen to with my niece but ended up introducing it to my husband on a trip this summer. He was skeptical at first and I could see he was intending to sleep instead of listen but after the first chapter he was hooked and listened to it on the way TO and then requested the book on the way BACK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sixty-Eight Rooms

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marianne Malone
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (117)

    Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic....

    Ss says: "Great for family"
    "Captivating"
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    What a wonderful and original story. A little on the predictable side but terrifically so. Sent me to the internet daily to see the rooms and finally I had to order the catalogue from the museum.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite audio collection.

    G. Rokosz says: "Missing Skylark, but still excellent"
    "Sweet book, good listen"
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    I have always loved Glenn Close and she fleshed out what was a bit of a plain (three way pun intended) story. I remember reading the first of these books when I was just starting on chapter books and I was a but underwhelmed even then. My young niece and I listened to about half of the selection on our way to and from her summer day camp but I was so captivated by GC's story telling that I finished the rest of it myself after the trips had ceased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Door in the Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marguerite De Angeli
    • Narrated By Roger Rees
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

    lhb says: "Delightful!"
    "Delightful!"
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    A fresh, whimsical listen. The songs were perfect, the story was cute and original. The only lack was for a better recording quality.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Julia Stuart
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Balthazar Jones has lived in the Tower of London with his loving wife, Hebe, and his 120-year-old pet tortoise for the past eight years. That’s right, he is a Beefeater (they really do live there). It’s no easy job living and working in the tourist attraction in present-day London.

    Sherrye says: "big fat disappointment"
    "Zzzzzzz"
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    What about Jonathan Cowley’s performance did you like?

    Jon Cowley's voice is like music. His expression and intonation is excellent. The only reason he didn't get top rating is that he was a bit slow. This was easily solved by bumping the speed up to 1 and 1/2.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was as disjointed as it's title. Several sets of characters going about their rather average lives with no tie between them except they live in the same "neighborhood".
    The main story's conclusion can't be called anti-climax since there was not climax, anywhere. I'm wondering if the author was paid by the word because I didn't need to be told over 20 times that the stair railing was filthy or the colour and shape of someone's shoes.
    The promise of an ending explaining the one "mystery" did have me listen to the book to the end (ok, the voice of JC would be lovely reading a biscuit label) but even that was disappointing.
    I loved the bits of obscure history bulking out the novel but if you are not into these tidbits, which had me languishing in Wikipedia for hours, you will be frustrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Friday

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (70)

    Jim says: "The narrator is stunningly wrong for this book!"
    "Goto book"
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    Where does Friday rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to this book more than any other.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Friday, of course


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

    The wryness in her voice.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is my goto book for almost any situation. When away from home, while walking, to relax after stressfull day. The only caveat is that with all the casual sex one needs to be carefull of easily offended or young listeners. Don't let the sex throw you off, as one of the reviewers of this book when it was first published said,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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