©1950 Ralph Moody; (P)2001 Books in Motion
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.
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.
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.
I have only heard Cameron Beierle in the Little Britches series. The narration is fantastic.
I didn't read the print version.
Ralph "Little Britches"
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!
A young boy learns to be a cowpoke.
I'm going to "read" book #2 now.
Great story, great narration, perfect combination.
Ralph, was my favorite character. The story centers on him.
The scenes where Ralph's father gently molds the character of his son are my favorites.
The end of the book is very poignant.
A great story with historical perspective as well as themes of family and the building of moral character.
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.
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.
emphasis on wrong syllables in many words
Awesome book. Recording not well done at all
BUY THE BOOK _ NOT THE AUDIO FILE
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