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Letitia

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States

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  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mary Pope Osborne
    • Narrated By Mary Pope Osborne
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    (256)
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    (251)

    This audio collection includes the first eight stories from The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne; Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, Pirates Past Noon, Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon. Join Jack and Annie in advenutres in time and space!

    Greg Treece says: "Great but has NO chapters or story breaks!"
    "The Books Wouldn't Be This Popular For Nothing"
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    Would you listen to Magic Tree House Collection: Books 1-8 again? Why?

    Yes, I would. And over and over and over . . .More importantly, my kids will listen to these over and over, although they're most excited to hear a new one. They know this series from having it read to them in print, starting when my older child was not yet 4. They're now 4 and 5-1/2.


    What about Mary Pope Osborne’s performance did you like?

    Mary Pope Osborne does an adequate job: she definitely doesn't sound like some of the amateur readers I've heard on free audiobooks. She's also, however, not as skilled as may of the professional audio readers.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I haven't been moved by the books, but I've realized over time that my kids have learned from them. I tend to skip over the parts the character Jack reads from his books and my mind stays with the story, but my kids soak it all in. Recently we saw a toucan at a zoo, and my 4 year old started talking about the different levels of the rainforest.


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  • Horrible Harry and the Dungeon

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Suzy Kline
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The school year is almost over, and the students at South School are wild. Those who misbehave are sent to the Suspension Room. There, a big, hairy guy with a bulky bag full of heavy things guards them all day. What does he do to them, and what’s in his bag? Horrible Harry’s curiosity is growing. He is determined to see what happens in the Suspension Room - even if it means going there himself. But going to the Suspension Room means Harry has to get into trouble first. How much is he willing to risk?

    Letitia says: "Classic Harry"
    "Classic Harry"
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    We love Horrible Harry - meaning my kids and I. These books are full of second-grader bad behaviors but more than tempered by bravery, creativity, and kindness The kids are fairly realistic, the antics within the realm of possible. None of the poor language and plain old meanness in some kids' books today.

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  • Horrible Harry Bugs the Three Bears

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Suzy Kline
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    Overall
    (10)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Horrible Harry has always loved insects, and he's recently discovered a new favorite: earwigs! When he tries to share his passion for the creepy critters, though, no one but Song Lee will listen to him.

    Letitia says: "Another Good Harry"
    "Another Good Harry"
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    My kids love Horrible Harry. They were laughing out loud at the end of this one. These stories are good hearted, and the further we get into the series of them, the more well-rounded the kids become - "bad guys" in the first few have good points too. There's no serious meanness, which I really appreciate, and the kids are smart but not in smarty-pants ways. A plus is that I can listen to them over and over without going nuts.

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  • Horrible Harry Takes the Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Suzy Kline
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    The kids in room 3B have found out that their teacher, Miss Mackle, is engaged! But who is the lucky groom? Leave it to Harry and his best friend, Doug, to find out. Harry goes into detective mode, and wastes no time starting his investigation. Doug is willing to help - until he sees Harry stealing a piece of evidence.

    Letitia says: "The Kids Love Harry"
    "The Kids Love Harry"
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    We have loved Horrible Harry since stumbling across the Christmas one in our local library's audio section. The antics of the kids are mainly truly kidlike, and there are rarely black and white villains and good-guys. My kids (4, 5-1/2 now) are entertained by Harry stories for many, many listenings, and I find myself able to hang with a 5th or 8th listen as well. Harry himself is so imperfect but likeable.

    I do wish that the gender-roles were not quite so stereotypical and prominent in these books. Also, although the character Sid is complex - he's often Harry's bad guy, but he's not all-bad, and sometimes Sid and Harry make peace - I haven't yet encountered the same complexity to the character Mary.

    This particular book should be listened-to before "Cracks the Code." I love the names of the characters, especially the adults, and the little details that make the adults seem more real, not just peripheral cartoons.

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  • Horrible Harry Cracks the Code

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Suzy Kline
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (9)
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    (5)
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    Horrible Harry thinks he's the world's second-best detective (second to Sherlock Holmes, of course), but the rest of the kids in Room 3B aren't as sure. So he's determined to prove himself by solving the latest mystery at South School: a cafeteria contest has just begun, and Harry wants to figure out how to win it. He knows Mrs. Funderburke is using a mathematical code to decide each day's winners, but can he crack the code before Mary tattles on him? Or will his private-eye days come to a horrible end?

    Letitia says: "The Kids Love Harry, This One Seems Thin"
    "The Kids Love Harry, This One Seems Thin"
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    We have loved Horrible Harry since stumbling across the Christmas one in our local library's audio section. The antics of the kids are mainly truly kidlike, and there are rarely black and white villains and good-guys. My kids (4, 5-1/2 now) are entertained by Harry stories for many, many listenings, and I find myself able to hang with a 5th or 8th listen as well. Harry himself is so imperfect but likeable.

    I do wish that the gender-roles were not quite so stereotypical and prominent in these books. Also, although the character Sid is complex - he's often Harry's bad guy, but he's not all-bad, and sometimes Sid and Harry make peace - I haven't yet encountered the same complexity to the character Mary.

    This particular Horrible Harry seems shorter and simpler than the others, and there are weaknesses in the plot: why don't any of the other kids look up the sequence when it's mentioned by name?

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  • Horrible Harry in Room 2B

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Suzy Kline
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Second grade is never dull with Harry in the classroom. He loves to do horrible things, like showing his pet snake to Song Lee and making her scream, or pinning Sidney to the ground and making him say, "I love girls". You never know what Harry will do next!

    Leslie says: "Harry's Not So Horrible"
    "The Kids Love Harry"
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    We have loved Horrible Harry since stumbling across the Christmas one in our local library's audio section. The antics of the kids are mainly truly kidlike, and there are rarely black and white villains and good-guys. My kids are entertained by Harry stories for many, many listenings, and I find myself able to hang with a 5th or 8th listen as well. Harry himself is so imperfect but likeable.

    I do wish that the gender-roles were not quite so stereotypical and prominent in these books. Also, although the character Sid is complex - he's often Harry's bad guy, but he's not all-bad, and sometimes Sid and Harry make peace - I haven't yet encountered the same complexity to the character Mary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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