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G. Rokosz

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  • The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

    G. Rokosz says: "Fascinating!"
    "Fascinating!"
    Overall

    I listened to this with my 7 and 10 year-olds, after enjoying the "A Charmed Life". The characters are interesting and distinct, the plot complicated, and the climax had all three of us huddled around the speakers. Highly recommended!

    Between the two books, I don't think it matters what order one reads them in. Both are great. There's plenty of witchcraft, magic, and humor to entertain, but there's more than mere entertainment here.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Dragon Rider

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Cornelia Funke
    • Narrated By Brendan Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (198)

    Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven, which may not even exist.

    Enid says: "EXCELLENT!!!"
    "Great job, both author and narrator!"
    Overall

    I've been listening to this book with my children, aged 6 and 9. Both of them love it, as do I. I find the distinct voices for each of the characters a delight - it reminds me of the superb job done on the Harry Potter audiobooks.

    My kids would happily stay in the car listening to the story for a long time (hours?) after we reach our destination. I'll be sad to reach the end!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite audio collection.

    G. Rokosz says: "Missing Skylark, but still excellent"
    "Missing Skylark, but still excellent"
    Overall

    The 4 hours and 22 minutes includes Sarah, Plain and Tall and Caleb's Story, and an interview with the author. But there was no Skylark.

    What was there was excellent, both the story and the narration. My six year old and nine year old listened raptly, as did I. I liked that it had a complicated family (mail order bride becomes a step mother), and complicated emotions, painted against a prairie farm back drop. It feels true.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful

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