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  • Gooney Bird Greene

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Lois Lowry
    • Narrated By Lee Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
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    (5)

    There's never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her absolutely true stories. But what about her classmates?

    Amazon Customer says: "What A Fun Way To Learn How To Tell A Story!"
    "What A Fun Way To Learn How To Tell A Story!"
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    Would you listen to Gooney Bird Greene again? Why?

    Absolutely. In fact this is a story my nearly 8 year old chooses to listen to many nights before falling asleep.


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

    I haven't, but I would certainly be willing to. The performance for this book is excellent and makes it fantastic. This is a book I'd prefer to listen to than to read to myself.


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

    Yes. We listened to it while traveling and it kept us entertained as the miles flew by.


    Any additional comments?

    My kids laughed out loud to Gooney Bird Greene's antics and stories. As a mom I was cheering as I heard her demonstrate telling and interesting story. What a fantastic way to teach creative writing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miracles on Maple Hill

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Virginia Sorensen
    • Narrated By Cynthia Bishop, the Full Cast Family
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    A father's wounded heart. A mother's patient love. An eager boy, an impetuous girl, and, above all, the healing power of nature. These are the classic ingredients that fill Virginia Sorensen's Newbery Award-winning novel with a tender power and lift it to classic status.

    A User says: "Wonderful, uplifting book for all ages"
    "A Favorite At Our House."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Miracles on Maple Hill to be better than the print version?

    A bonus to the audio version is being able to hear the songs that are talked about. While this may seem small it is something my children enjoyed very much.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    One of the earliest scenes is the family getting stuck trying to go up a snowy hill. The discovery of the Sugar Shack is almost magical in the telling.


    Any additional comments?

    This book spoke to my heart. There is a desire to do just as the family did in this story, We read a lot of books and listen to a lot of books in our family. Miracles on Maple Hill is one that is a favorite for everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Homer Price

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert McCloskey
    • Narrated By Mike Ferreri
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!

    Amazon Customer says: "A Classic For Sure!"
    "A Classic For Sure!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Homer Price the most enjoyable?

    The humor in the story was well presented by the reader.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a parent I enjoyed the bits of the past my kids listened to and learned from. From my kids perspective they liked the pet skunk and the adventures that it was involved in the best.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book had us laughing out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    We have chosen this to listen to several times and my girls have picked up the book to read themselves also. Proof that it's a great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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