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Julie D. Dickinson

Portage, Michigan USA | Member Since 2008

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  • 2 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 557 titles in library
  • 47 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3002)
    Performance
    (1798)
    Story
    (1804)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Excellent Story with a superb narrator"
    Overall

    I bought this solely on the reviews of others and wasn't disappointed. My husband listened to it after me upon my persisting and despite the fact we rarely like the same books, he enjoyed it as much as I did. The narrator does an excellent job with the voices and accents and one of docs. phrases has become a bit of a family joke (we live in Germany). I listed to Brother Fish before discovering that Tandia is the sequel to The Power of One. Those books were also very enjoyable, but the Power of One is one of those special stories with characters that remain a part of you long after you've read or in this case heard the last page.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Battle of the Mad Scientists

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By Bill Harley
    • Narrated By Bill Harley
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Bill Harley - songwriter, storyteller, author, playwright - is known as one of the finest family performers in the United States. His unique combination of song and story, silly and serious, has entertained families for 20 years, and led him to be called "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music" by Entertainment Weekly.

    Robert says: "Laugh Out Loud..."
    "Circus Peanuts & Deadman's Curve"
    Overall

    My daughters, 9 & 5 at the time, listened to this almost every night for 3 months at bedtime and occasionally on the weekends during the day too. It was good for lots of giggles and there was no fighting at bedtime about "I don't like that" which often occurred before we got "The Battle of the Mad Scientists". My husband and I also like listening to it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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