© 1948 Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (P) 2000 Random House, Inc.
"Lighthearted.... One of the most amusing books." (The Chicago Sun)
I loved reading this book, it is so light hearted and fun. I loved this audio version of it as much if not more so than the printed copy! We all need to just kick back and enjoy a belly laugh every now and then, this book is just the ticket! Try it, you won't be sorry!
This narrative offers something for parents and children alike. I was surprised that even our 4 year old son asks to listen to Cheaper By the Dozen. Entertaining and inspiring!
This is really a great book, even abridged.
Audio is a bit poor, mainly the music that is over the chapter start and ends, this drove us crazy, and we often missed some of the words.
Kids and adults loved this one.
I like to listen to classic literature while I'm on the treadmill at the gym. The deep meaningful thoughts drown out the inane pop music.
Yes, I would listen to Cheaper by the Dozen again, because it is amusing and gave me something to think about.
My favorite character was Mrs. Gilbreth because she is an example of a strong and capable woman and loving mother.
Dana Ivey's voice was full of fun and smiles and I felt that she was telling the story as if it were her own.
I'm really too busy to do anything while sitting! I listened to this book while sewing and had to keep pausing my iPod during the noisy sewing machine tasks so that I wouldn't miss anything. I did keep sewing all day so that I could keep listening to this wonderful book! My daughters also listened to it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
A real treasure in this book for me was the fact that it was a primary historical resource for family life and societal attitudes in the 1920s. I'm making a personal study of the changing attitudes through the 19th and 20th centuries, especially as related to fashion tastes. It was informative to hear the family's reaction to the sudden change in clothes and
I enjoyed this book very much. It was entertaining and funny. However, I did find the music included with the recording distracting and rather loud. At times it was difficult to hear the reading over the music. That is my only complaint.
This is a terrific story. It's too bad the new movie has nothing to do with it except the name. (There is an older movie that's actually based on the book, though.)
This book was a fun read, but it I also found it inspiring as a parent. The father in the book, and the mother for that matter, did a great job of teaching their children and making it fun in ways that I really wanted to emulate.
Gentle, sweet and fun adventures of real family with 12 children in the 1920's. Not a whole lot of plot... but a nice change of pace for me. I actually enjoyed the music clips that divided the chapters as it added to the ambiance of the the setting. Plan to let my grandma listen, she was raised during this period... but am sure the grandkids would enjoy too.
A great timepiece
The love and understanding between Mr and Mrs Gilbreth
The tonsillectomies at the home
I have seen the original movie and even purchased it because I thought it was so good. The audio book is just as good and follows the movie to a tee! I would recommend seeing the original movie also (not the remake) because you would laugh out loud actually seeing the everything that went on in the household!
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