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  • 18 ratings
  • 82 titles in library
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  • The Activist: Theodore Boone

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (75)

    Though he's only 13, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After being falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

    Amazon Customer says: "enjoyable for young and old."
    "enjoyable for young and old."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Activist the most enjoyable?

    My 9 year old loves this series. No sexual undertones or needs for parental worry. I can listen to it with her and find it enjoyable also. The dialogue about legal process is educating and appropriately written for children to understand. I recommend this series.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (442)
    Performance
    (383)
    Story
    (380)

    The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.

    Hunter says: "The second is as good as the first!!!"
    "Creative NonFiction"
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    What made the experience of listening to Love and War the most enjoyable?

    I am not a fan of history. The characters were dynamic.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very long book. So its a good value for the money. The narrator is great. The characters fabulous. I am not sure how historically accurate the story is as I am not into history. However I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Arctic Incident: Artemis Fowl, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (475)

    Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia: his father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

    Ambrose says: "Right Up My Alley"
    "Imaginative"
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    If you could sum up The Arctic Incident in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous


    What did you like best about this story?

    My husband and daughter enjoy listening to this story together.


    Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. The other Artis Fowl books.


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

    No. Its nice to look forward to hearing it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good fun for the family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (1120)
    Story
    (1127)

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    Dan Harlow says: "Almost more relevant now than when it was written"
    "Amazing"
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    What did you love best about The Grapes of Wrath?

    The story is timeless.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the narrator sounded a little like Henry Fonda so it also made the story immediately familiar.


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. First time I had listened to his work.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this with my 8 year old. There is some cursing but the story is great. She made the observation that the machine of the bank is very similar to the foreclosure crises that we are coming through. Found that pretty insightful for a child. She loved the characters. I loved hearing the story after reading it years before. Its a long book and worth the time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (337)

    In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.

    Brian says: "Fantastic for young audience, Good for adults"
    "Enjoyable for adults and children"
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    If you could sum up Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer in three words, what would they be?

    Family Fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer?

    When Theodore struggled with fighting in school. He is not a fighter but struggled with the concept of sticking up for right vs wrong. A very real everyday struggle for children and adults.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Thomas – was your favorite?

    The uncle


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

    No. Its a book that my daugther and I listen to together.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book that can be listened to as a family. The tv is off or in the car the radio is off. Conversation regarding characters and situations in the book follow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6476)
    Performance
    (4884)
    Story
    (4962)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Very Enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

    It was a fascinating twist on an interesting man.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry Sturgis


    What about Scott Holst’s performance did you like?

    It was great.


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

    Yes and no. It required attention. I needed to listen and couldnt be distracted.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2762)
    Performance
    (2521)
    Story
    (2507)

    Iris Scanlon, Half-Moon Hollow's only daytime vampire concierge, knows more about the undead than she'd like. Running all their daylight errands - from letting in the plumber to picking up some chilled O neg - gives her a look at the not-so-glamorous side of vampire life. Her rules are strict; relationships with vamps are strictly business, not friendship - and certainly not anything else. But then she finds her newest client, Cal, poisoned on his kitchen floor, and only Iris can help.

    Ronda says: "Once again this should have disclaimers"
    "keeps you waiting"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well spent in that I listen to it at work. However I do not feel compelled to listen to it. The narrators sounds very very young and I imagine the character to be a teenagers and she isnt. She does a great job but for the most part may not have been the right choice. I think the story line is intriguing but its not holding my interest.


    What could Molly Harper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Molly Harper is a great voice over artist. She may not have been the right choice for this character.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    This romance may have been better had another pass been made at proof reading and edit. I may not be the romance novel type but I felt it was weak.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1870)
    Performance
    (854)
    Story
    (856)

    Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

    JHawk 77 says: "Artemis Fowl (unabridged)"
    "Love love love it"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the first in a series. We were looking for a new series for my daughter. I appreciated most of the reviews are from kids so we ordered it. She loved it. Cant stop listening to it. We looked at the second in the series but she also looked at the book. It has drawings, maps etc so she is requesting to read that one. However I am sure she will want the audio also since she loves listening to books. When a book is on she sits on the floor and constructs legos. The tv is off and so is she. Quiet time of brain engagement. This is a wonderful story with adventure and magical lands.


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

    He is a wonderful narrator and brings the characters to life. I have heard him in other books and he is a selling point for the audio.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good start to a new fun series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Creatures from Beyond Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By R.L. Stine
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    I didn’t think it was such a great idea when my parents decided the family would spend the summer in a vacant house in a small town called Blairingville. Boringville seemed more like it. But as it turned out, this vacation was anything but boring. It all started when my brother and I looked in that closet marked OFF LIMITS. Now I’ve got a monster breathing down my neck!

    Amazon Customer says: "Beyong good"
    "Beyong good"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Creatures from Beyond Beyond to be better than the print version?

    Havent read the print version. With the goosebumps we always like the audio's. Brings an old radio feel to the event.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz: Goosebumps HorrorLand #5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By R. L. Stine
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Robby creates comic strips on his computer. His favorite creation is Dr. Maniac, a weird and wicked supervillain. Dr. Maniac isn't a real doctor, but he sure is a maniac. And now he's on the loose . . . in the real world!

    brian says: "Brought to life by an awesome narrator."
    "Pretty Good"
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    If you could sum up Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz in three words, what would they be?

    Maniacal good fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz?

    When dr. Maniac ate the dead squirrel (not the parents choice - the 7 year old is telling me what to write).


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Marc Thompson does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    Goosebumps are awesome (said by a 7 year old). As a parent they are fun. I appreciate the imagination she uses when listening to an audio book. Really reduces the tv and video game time. She will listen to books for hours and play legos. These books are not for the child who is easily scared.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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