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Lynn

Tallahassee, FL, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Romiette and Julio

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon M. Draper updates Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers out to control their own destiny. Sisi Aisha Johnson's versatile reading captures the sweeping love and thrilling action of this unforgettable story.

    Leather J McCall says: "Narration is slow"
    "Disappointing"
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    I am a 9th and 10th grade Reading and English teacher, and I downloaded this version of Romiette and Julio so my students could listen to it as they read along.
    I ended up not using the audio version for several reasons. The woman reading the novel reads painfully slow. My students are struggling readers, and even they said the woman was going way too slow. She also attempts to do accents for each of the characters, and they are tragic. Her attempt at a Hispanic accent for Julio comes off as more of an Asian-culture sounding accent. My students were too distracted by the ridiculous accents and attempts to read with "emotion" to even be able to concentrate on the story itself.
    I am really glad that I was able to download this book with one of my first free credits for joining Audible, because if I had paid full price, I would be highly upset. I'm frustrated that I wasted one of my credits on this audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Battle of Jericho

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    At Douglass High School, the Warriors of Distinction throw the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and breeze through their classes without even trying. When he's chosen as a pledge, Jericho vows to do whatever it takes to become a full member. But as his initiation becomes more and more harrowing, he faces some uncomfortable choices. Exactly when do the fun and games of initiation cross into the life and death realm of hazing?

    Lynn says: "Great Job"
    "Great Job"
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    This version of The Battle of Jericho is pretty good! I bought this audio version so that my students could follow along as they read the book in class. They love listening to it, and they get sad when I forget to bring my iPod to school because they enjoy it so much. J.D. Jackson reads at a good pace, and his voice is very enjoyable. This was a great purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miracle's Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated By Dule Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (7)

    Seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Lafayette, this is the story of three brothers, each locked in their own grief and guilt after the sudden death of their mother. Deep feelings and family secrets are revealed as, despite the odds against them, the brothers learn to pull together.

    Lynn says: "Amazing"
    "Amazing"
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    Dule Hill is a genius in this audio version of this book. I purchased this book for my 9th grade struggling readers to listen to as they read along to the novel in class. COMPLETELY WORTH EVERY PENNY. My students were engaged, interested, and loved coming to class on days when I let Dule read to them instead of me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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