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  • Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By C. M. Hébert
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (80)

    This favorite book for children, based on the author's own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as a chaplain during the Civil War. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

    Kenneth says: "A very good reading of a classic"
    "Great story, great narrator"
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    What did you love best about Little Women?

    Little Women is such a sweet story with a wonderful message, and many meaningful lessons. Each girl has her own challenge to overcome, and each does her best to conquer it. It is a loving family story, and a classic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the scene where Jo feels deep remorse about her hot temper and the disastrous consequences they almost faced because if it. Her mother confides her own story of conquering her temper. It was quite poignant.


    Any additional comments?

    I truly like this narrator best of all that I investigated for the Little Women. She did a wonderful job, and doesn't sound as squeaky and annoying portraying the younger girls as some seemed to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
    • Narrated By Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
    Overall
    (1635)
    Performance
    (1492)
    Story
    (1484)

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

    Anne Morris says: "I don't normally write reviews but..."
    "So fun!"
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    If you loved The Princess Bride, you will love hearing these stories told by the talented cast and crew themselves, with our sweet Westley as the main author and narrator. It was just fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37438)
    Performance
    (28222)
    Story
    (28621)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Love the book but don't prefer the narrator"
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    Would you try another book from Suzanne Collins and/or Carolyn McCormick?

    Suzanne Collins, yes. This series is fantastic, especially. I didn't prefer the narration by Carolyn McCormick.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is incredibly creative with a great plot. It is addictive and fun and even has some great lessons if you try to apply it to our day. I can't say enough good about it. One of my favorite series ever.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    If the narrators are very talented, you forget you are hearing one person put on different voices, and you can just enjoy a story. I was very aware of the narrator. I especially disliked her voice for Katniss, which is kind of key. It really ruined it for me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, and I have. It was a good movie, but as is usually the case, the book is still better.


    Any additional comments?

    I would read it instead of listening to it, but the story is still great whatever you choose!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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