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©2001 Mary Pope Osborne (P)2011 Listening Library
Beware when purchasing that the individual books are not labeled as their own books but rather as a chapter. Thus, the collection lists 81 chapters. Not very user friendly when wanting to hear a specific chapter out of a specific book. Would be nice to see that changed in an update.
Awesome best book ever you have two buy this book get the series. One thing Mary Osbourne got skillz!!! 👍 BUY NOW
The series has taught him a lot about history, it encourages adventure, exploration, and even research. We have now listened to about 20 of these stories, and the storyline is very redundant. However, this is not so much a problem for my six-year-old, it is more a problem for me. He is still very eager to listen to every single book in the series. My four-year-old boy also likes the stories, but does not get lost in them in the same way my six-year-old does.
I love all the adventure with reality bits or fantasy stories Mary Pope Osborn is a gifted writer! The narrator was great! The books are all I've ever imagined!:)
My kiddos love it, but the narration is awful, and it is torture for me!
As other reviewers have indicated, there are 5+ hours of stories, with no chapter breaks or even indication where one book ends and another begins. My daughter wanted to listen to a favorite story, and I had no idea where to find it.
In my son's eyes, number 1
Both are excellent.
There are 8 stories so each has its own good qualities.
We have read these books at home but my daughter loves listening to them again and again while in the car or at the store. Sometimes she follows along in the book and they have her enthralled.
Entertaining. Interesting. Addictive.
The Famous Five - because they are also marvellous adventure tales in which you really get to know and love the characters, like they are part of the family.
A very soothing, slow voice which is perfect for children.
Absolutely. I think my daughter did!
I thoroughly recommend this to everyone. Not only is it a great listen, my daughter (aged 4 1/2) has leaned so much about the different times that Jack and Annie visit. It is a ripper!
I really don't know who is reading this book but it is boring. I got it for my son to listen to when were travelling and he pays no attention to this narrator. She is BORING DRY OLD and DEAD to be blunt. I hate it my son hates it and I wish for a refund
My next listen will not be her
She could of had lessons
No, its a waste of space on my kindle
This book tanks on my list
"Good fun for young listeners"
I really enjoyed The Magic Tree House collection, great fun even though they are for younger children - I think they are brilliant. These books are fun and full of as much adventure as two young children can have.
My little brother loves this collection, so I would really recommend them for young kids (but also enjoyable for their older sisters!) Jodie age 14
I downloaded this for my grandchild and I to listen to, the story was ok'ish but the readers voice drove me nuts. I lasted 10 minutes then had to switch it off. I'm currently working out how to return it.
"Great reading books - Weak audiobook"
I was hoping for more from this but really should've listened to the clip before buying. The author reads in a girly, sing-song voice, with very little emphasis or feeling. Fine for younger kids, but I'm trying to balance a 5 and 7 yr old boys requirements.
My 7 year old has read loads of the print books and we really enjoyed them. However listening to them read this way, really highlights the basic nature of the vocabulary (he said / she said / look over there I said / where over there she said ... argh).
Although the boys haven't asked to actually turn it off, they aren't really excited. This feels young and girly, which is a real shame, because the print books are excellent.
For younger children but def appreciated by them. Short sections with enough action to hold attention.
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