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Aaron

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  • Bud, Not Buddy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By James Avery
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (99)

    Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

    Robert says: "Bud, Not Buddy"
    "Bud not Buddy"
    Overall

    We listened to this just after Holes and The Giver, which are also good. At first I didn't think it was as good as those. It doesn't have a complex plot and the writing is rather plain. The truth about Bud's background isn't hard to figure out either. So much for my adult ears because my kids really liked it. So after giving it another listen, I changed my mind about it. Any child who listens is going to be comforted by the happy ending and the straight forward story telling. Through the eyes of a child, a great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Robert Stanek
    Overall
    (1070)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

    Henry says: "The Kingdoms and the Elves - book one"
    "Loved it! One of the Top 5 all time listens"
    Overall

    I have to admit that I didn't get this book when it first came and then one night I listened to the first book and I AM ADDICTED! The Kingdoms and the Elves is awesome (I just wish there were more books in the series).

    The background and setting is incredible, Stanek's writing is excellent, and the narration is some of the best I have heard. A top notch series with everything a person can look for: Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Adventure, Fantasy, even a level of Romance, all rolled into one series.

    Oh, and just a little Sarcasm from good, old Xith from time to time.

    A bit of advice: You'll want both book one and book two at hand when you start. As someone else said book one is good, everything past book one is PURE GOLD.

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