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Elana

Malahat, BC, Canada | Member Since 2014

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  • The Five Love Languages of Children

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gary Chapman
    • Narrated By Chris Fabry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (181)

    Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.

    Niel says: "Principles Every Parent Should Understand"
    "Simple ways to express love"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book is Christian based. There are bible references. The message in this book is important. To reach more people I would edit out the preaching. The message will still work!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not applicable really. It isn't a story really.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Chris Fabry?

    Yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I can't see this working as a film.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the simplicity of 5 ways to express love to my child. Since he has been young I have tried to keep a balanced approach to expressing my love for him. I have printed up a poster to remind me of the five 'love languages'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Mo Willems
    • Narrated By Mo Willems, Trixie Willems
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In the fifth volume in the New York Times best-selling Pigeon series by Mo Willems, Duckling asks for a cookie - and gets one! Do you think Pigeon is happy about that?

    Elana says: "HILARIOUS! (According to my five year old)"
    "HILARIOUS! (According to my five year old)"
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    Where does The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is fun to listen to. It is entertaining and funny. I imagine the performers may have enjoyed recording it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duckling Gets a Cookie!??

    Pigeon is so melodramatic!


    What does Mo Willems and Trixie Willems bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It is so animated and lively


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

    We had a good laugh


    Any additional comments?

    We really enjoy this book and have listened to it multiple times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism: A Short Course on This Powerful Eastern Philosophy

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Jack Kornfield
    • Narrated By Jack Kornfield
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    In The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism, author and teacher Jack Kornfield immerses you in this time-honored approach to living fully and compassionately in the present moment. Join him as he illuminates Buddhism's most essential teachings, and how they make it possible to overcome the mental states that challenge us every day.

    Ivan says: "A good place to start"
    "Worth another listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would review each principle clear and simply. For someone raised as a Christian I needed time to consider some principles. I found before I could absorb a principle the narrator was on to the next.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Maybe add real life experiences of the principles discussed.


    What aspect of Jack Kornfield’s performance would you have changed?

    it is fine


    Did The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism inspire you to do anything?

    I want to listen to it again and I would like to learn more of Buddism


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Life and Death: A Past-Life Interview with Titanic's Designer

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By William Barnes, Frank Baranowski
    • Narrated By William Barnes, Frank Baranowski
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    By all accounts, Thomas Andrews, designer of the ill-fated Titanic, went down with the ship. How, then, could someone else know, not only the vivid and horrific details of what Andrews experienced that tragic night, but also, details of his entire life?

    Ryan says: "Facinating!!!"
    "Cringe Worthy Accent..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from William Barnes and Frank Baranowski and/or William Barnes and Frank Baranowski ?

    Sure.


    Would you recommend My Life and Death to your friends? Why or why not?

    I might if they are open minded. It is very interesting. Entertaining at least.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Sure


    Could you see My Life and Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    There have been so many stories about Titanic. If the movie is true to the book, maybe. But how often does that happen?


    Any additional comments?

    Keep an open mind. If you don't believe in reincarnation just listen to it as an interesting story.
    The message I took from it - when a person misuses power calamity comes -

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Very Busy Spider

    • UNABRIDGED (3 mins)
    • By Eric Carle
    • Narrated By Mike Ferreri
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (16)

    The horse wants to go for a ride, the cow wants to eat some grass, and the sheep wants to run in the meadow - but where is the very busy spider? You'll have to listen to find out!

    Elana says: "Cute and quick"
    "Cute and quick"
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    Performance
    Story

    Fun little story! We listened to it as part of our homeschool unit on spiders. My son smiled the whole time as he listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Joanna Cole
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Buckle up for an awesome aquatic adventure with Ms. Frizzle and the class!

    Linda says: "Disappointing"
    "Poor choice for voice of Ms Frizzle"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    My child listened to this. It was ok. I really didn't like the voice of Ms Frizzle. I prefer the enthusiastic tv Ms Frizzle. This Ms. Frizzle sounded old, bored and uptight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated By Dramatisation
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this special dramatisation for BBC Radio 4 including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert with Alan Bennett as the narrator. A wonderful, highly-acclaimed dramatic performance of a classic novel.

    Maria says: "Charming - Not just for kids"
    "Good Children's Story"
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    I bought this for my child to listen to. It was a hit! We have listened to it twice now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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