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Stan Banes

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  • The Other

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Thomas Tryon
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Holland and Niles Perry are identical thirteen-year-old twins. They are close, close enough, almost, to read each other's thoughts, but they couldn't be more different. Holland is bold and mischievous, a bad influence, while Niles is kind and eager to please, the sort of boy who makes parents proud. The Perrys live in the bucolic New England town their family settled centuries ago, and as it happens, the extended clan has gathered at its ancestral farm this summer to mourn the death of the twins' father in a most unfortunate accident.

    Darryl says: "Wish I could read it again for the 1st time"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Other better?

    Not my taste


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Requires reader to know too many European languages and history to be interesting to this contemperory reader.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Scat

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Edward Asner
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (105)

    Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

    Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

    Vicky says: "not just a kids book"
    "Not at his best"
    Overall

    This is Carl Hiaasen as if written by a computer. All the pieces are there but the life isn't. It reads like any of his other books except that all the characters names are different. So I got no continuity with his other books, but I felt like I had read this story several times in the past.

    While not a fan of Ed Asner, I did appreciate his work on this book. Was the best part of the deal.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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