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Renee

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Member Since 2013

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  • 80 titles in library
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  • The Tower Treasure: Hardy Boys 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Franklin Dixon
    • Narrated By Bill Irwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    After a dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stashed "in the tower," the Hardy boys make an astonishing discovery.

    Robert Mahowald says: "Terrific narration, well-paced"
    "Great introduction for a new generation of fans"
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    I bought this for my son (6 going on 7) and he enjoyed it thoroughly. As an adult reader listening to the books after having read them for the first time a number of years ago, it was a trip down memory lane! The boys were older than I remembered and I seemed to remember more independence from them as well. We both enjoyed the story and thought Bill Irwin did a very good job. It was the first Hardy Boys we have listened to but it won't be the last.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Caroline Carlson
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous - and unexpected - villain on the High Seas. Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle?

    Maureen says: "Fun! This is a real adventure"
    "Brilliant narration, funny story. Irresistible"
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    As a family (3 generations of us) we are all devoted fans of Katherine Kellgren. We chose this book because of the narrator and we were not disappointed. It has to be said though that with this story, she did have some wonderful material to work with. This is an excellent story with great moments of humour and off the wall events that take you by surprise but contribute to making the book such a wonderful listening experience. A girl pirate with a governess and a travelling gargoyle. Kinds of sums up the wonderful silliness!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3902)
    Performance
    (2690)
    Story
    (2698)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "Wonderful narration"
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    The narrators did an excellent job. They did have a great story to work with though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anne of Green Gables (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated By The St. Charles Players
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A willful orphan named Anne, a red-haired "exception", arrives at the home of an elderly sister and brother, and wonderful life adventures begin as Anne matures from a skinny, freckled girl into an intriguing young woman. Along the way, she embraces everyone with her imagination and dreams, and the beautiful town of Avonlea will never be the same.

    Renee says: "A hit with boys too"
    "A hit with boys too"
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    I remember reading the Lucy Montgomery books as a child and always thought they were books that boys would not enjoy. My son has proved me wrong and enjoyed to this book every bit as much as I did. The performances are great and Anne's moments of melodrama are as funny now as they were then.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Escape to Witch Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexander Key
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (141)

    With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be listened to. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia - twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts - is more gripping and relevant than ever.

    Susan says: "Better than Disney"
    "On the edge of your seat excitement"
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    We listened to this on a long car journey with my 9 year old son and he didn't want to get out of the car at any point and risk missing part of the story! He loves adventure stories and this falls firmly into that category. A great listen for kids and one parents will enjoy too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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