Nibley, UT, United States | Member Since 2013
The whole family. George, MaryAnn and Todd were great. They just worked together like a close knit family.
I didn't have a single character that was a greater favorite. I can't think of a better narrator either. The tones, the voice alterations and just the sentiment behind the words worked with Mark's performance. What a joy!
Christmas. A dog person will just understand. The credit in this book says something like 'For my wife, she has taught me so much - not the least of which is the value of a good dog'
Families who have dogs understand the values that dogs teach us - any day that ends with a bit of ball throwing/fetching is a good day, sofas are for snuggling, the outfit/haircut/makeup don't have to be perfect to be the perfect companion for a dog.
This is a short but exceptional story. It is perfect for this time of year and it is a perfect story for families. I wanted to listen all the way through but the day caught up with me and instead we went to bed with just over an hour left. While making breakfast we finished the story. We giggled about the story events as we let the dogs in then let the dogs out. By story end our dogs were curled up on the sofa ready for a mid morning nap.
A few of you may want a box of tissues but overall this is not a tear-jerker story, this is a feel good story with a good ending.
Dare I suggest that you give this book as a gift? It is awesome!
I am not sure when or why I put this book in my library. I think I viewed it to be a period book of life in the early 1700s. I am not Methodist and I don't generally read historical accounts of religious figures. So aside from me scratching my head as to why I bought this book I really liked the strong matriarch in this family tale. A recent funeral really impressed upon me how much a strong motherly figure plays into keeping families tied together in harmony. Susanna Wesley is such a woman.
The period during which this book takes place is so different than today in how many people had nursemaids in the home, staff and certainly how many trials people went through. Listening to how one nurse took a newborn to bed with her, then rolled over on the baby was a good modern times reminder that babies have their own beds. But I wonder how our society would react going from our very low infant death rate to what Susanna lived with as sad but normal. I think our society is too upset by minor things and we over-react when the mail/package is not delivered in two days or less. Yet Susanna really endured much more than we have been trained to endure. We are wimps compared to what life was like just 300 years ago. We whine too much. Susanna was a fantastic woman who had her head on straight.
This book was inspiring. Bravo!
This presentation was quite nice. At first I thought I might stop the performance and find a copy to read along but then getting the voices down helped. Dramatic recordings can sometimes be too dramatic. The story flowed well and was enjoyable. This isn't a recording to listen as you focus on other things, this takes some attention to be paid. If one knows the story by heart from readings, etc, then maybe they can count stitches, or pay the bills while listening. I could not do that!
I will listen again though, which is the real telling of enjoyment, is it not?
We all have a troublemaker side to our personalities, some of us just display it more often than others. There are lots of kid shenanigans in this book and a few need the intervention of some strong parenting, others are just kid excitement (running in the halls). The best part of this whole book is it shows honesty will always serve to the best end. When the truth is vital to daily life there are very few hiccups teams can not overcome.
Twins are so different. I had not thought of being a twin in this fashion so the topic was quite new to me. Do most twins feel like they want to be their own person and it is annoying when everyone calls them by their sibling's name? Who knows! I found the book funny, silly, enjoyable, and short but captivating.
I giggled about the skinned knee and the chicken wings.
Yes, but I was able to listen in a relatively short period of time. It was fun.
Kids books are quite interesting. Their perspective is so different from the 9-5 rut most adults live in. Short, full of laughs and great to share is how I sum up the kids section on Audible.
Three short stories take less than 1 hour and describe the true meaning of love and gift giving. There is a reason these tales are classics. Truly beautiful.
I hae no favorite but Simon was exceptional. I loved the accents and really enjoyed his performance. His paints a beautiful story with his voice. Wow!
Ronald Dahl is very creative but not politically correct. This book was quite enjoyable. The created words and silliness were a fun experience. Don't take the subject matter seriously, it is silliness only.
I love Roald Dahl books. This is wonderfully narrated and certain words will cause you to giggle! I've been walking around asking each person in the house if they know where their miniature Wellies are located. They have all been laughing at me. Tis took my headphones off and the book was playing for the whole house.
Astonishing afternoon! Highly recommended.
This audio has repetitive reinforcements encouraging relaxation and positive thought. The soft music and calming voice are nice. This would be good to listen to prior to falling asleep. If you are not able to rest while listening the repeating voice may be annoying. This is not a book for listening and learning, it is a coach for learning to go to a resting thought process in mere minutes. This is a positive coach reinforcing good behavior of giving, compassion and love. Broken into two chapters so you can jump to a repeating session instead of starting at the beginning again.
There are 5 episodes in this collection. If you can't find the link to search for the Dragnet Collections then search for DragCOL instead.
I've listened to Dragnet for years. These volumes appear as single editions in your library. Most of them have great sound quality. Because each story is individual you will not see reviews on the whole volume very often. Most reviews are on each story.
Most original radio episodes were sponsored by cigarette companies. Sometimes a plug for the cigarettes is made by Jack Webb, the primary voice of Dragnet, sometimes other celebrities will join the list of promoters. There are a few extra comments such as to attend church each week, become active in your community, serve on jury duty and even one which recommends reading your Bible during National Bible Week. Each episode has a story of crime and punishment, most have a twist for the culture of the 1940s and 1950s. Most stories could happen today. Heroin, drug use, stealing, forgery, murder - nothing different from our local news, what is different is leaving a dime for use of the phone, lunch plates costing $2, offering smokes to every person they meet along the way. Police officers can no longer afford to keep everyone in cigarettes the way these are passed out.
The radio crimes are less violent because language that could cross the airwaves was limited and could not use slang or street terms. This makes Dragnet episodes suitable for all ages. Worthwhile and certainly a great value when you consider the price and how many hours you get of listening. Dragnet is awesome!
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