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Father and I Were Ranchers Audiobook

Father and I Were Ranchers: Little Britches # 1

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Publisher's Summary

The Moody family moves from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Experience the pleasures and perils of ranching in 20th Century America, through the eyes of a youngster.

©1950 Ralph Moody; (P)2001 Books in Motion

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    Brenda Forrest, IL, United States 01-19-12
    Brenda Forrest, IL, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Touching story, Great Narration"

    Ralph Moody has a great style of writing and Cameron Beierle's narration makes it come alive. Together they give you a boy's view on life on the ranch, the life lessons he learns, and how he grows into being the man of the family at age 11. Most of the book had me laughing at an unpredictable twist or a wry statement of facts. The end broke my heart and had me yearning to listen to the next story. It's a great story well told and all the better because it is true.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Book"
    What did you love best about Father and I Were Ranchers?

    My mom had a copy of this book when I was young. I have always loved it!


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 01-31-12
    Patricia 01-31-12
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    "Wonderful Story for Whole Family"
    What made the experience of listening to Father and I Were Ranchers the most enjoyable?

    This is one of those books that you hate to see come to an end. It is a great story to share with the whole family, especially those with younger children (maybe 8 years and up). It illustrates good values, a great work ethic, and a family that sticks together no matter what. The narrator is first rate.


    Have you listened to any of Cameron Beierle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have only heard Cameron Beierle in the Little Britches series. The narration is fantastic.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    April Gainesville, TX, United States 03-29-11
    April Gainesville, TX, United States 03-29-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Little Britches Series"

    LOVE this book. I laughed and cried. This took me back to simpler times.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy MADERA, CA, United States 11-04-12
    Kathy MADERA, CA, United States 11-04-12
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    "A Good Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Father and I Were Ranchers to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph "Little Britches"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't know this book was based on an autobiography until after I read it. But, when he was telling about breaking nine toes, I just knew the details could not have been made up. Ouch! Trying to imagine such an injury, was beyond my imagination!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A young boy learns to be a cowpoke.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to "read" book #2 now.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Nashville, TN, United States 05-14-12
    Amazon Customer Nashville, TN, United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my all time favorites"
    What made the experience of listening to Father and I Were Ranchers the most enjoyable?

    Great story, great narration, perfect combination.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ralph, was my favorite character. The story centers on him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Ralph's father gently molds the character of his son are my favorites.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book is very poignant.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Grace United States 05-12-12
    Grace United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this series and especially this first book"

    A great story with historical perspective as well as themes of family and the building of moral character.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PIMA, AZ, United States 12-28-11
    Amazon Customer PIMA, AZ, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Very enjoyable!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Father and I Were Ranchers to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I can listen while I drive or do other things, whereas finding the time to sit down and read a paper copy is much less likely to happen.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 12-17-12
    Mark 12-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "chapters are not labeled correctly."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the labels were labeled correctly and the words were pronounced correctly.My kids cannot follow along in book and find the correct spot on the audible file because the chapters in the file do not match those in the book. Very irritating. I would not have purchased.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    emphasis on wrong syllables in many words


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome book. Recording not well done at all
    BUY THE BOOK _ NOT THE AUDIO FILE

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lovelessnomore 05-29-15
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    "Very dissappointed , too much cussing."

    I purchased the first two books of this series for my 10yr old son. At first we were very pleased. Even his sisters enjoyed them. But as the story progresses some of the male characters begin to cuss. Not just once or twice, but enough that my son, who really enjoyed the story itself, said he didn't want to listen to it anymore. From the many reviews I read, I believed this series to be full of high moral teaching and character building. And it is, except of the apparant belief that it is manly to curse. If you are desperate for good literature for boys, I would suggest buying the books and reading them to your sons so you can skip the language. I learned this lesson the hard way after forking out $30 for the first two audiobooks. For me, I think I'll just keep looking.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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