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Mandy Leppard

BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States
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  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children

  • Warm and Joyful Animal Tales
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 244

James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of "Oscar, Cat-About-Town" to the yuletide warmth of "The Christmas Day Kitten", these stories are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all listeners, great and small.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Jean on 12-09-17

Very enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-17

Very enjoyable! I only wish it had more stories. Jim Dale was an excellent narrator. Good stories for the whole family.

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  • Beauty & the Beast / East of the Sun

  • By: Alcazar AudioWorks
  • Narrated by: Alcazar AudioWorks
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Two traditional and well loved fairy tales known to many generations of children. Presented in an entertaining and wonderfully appealing way with a full cast of characters performed by voice actors. Enjoy Beauty’s first introduction to the frightening Beast and his gentleness which engages her until she is finally so in love with him that magical things happen! And the unusual journey to East of the Sun and West of the Moon is an adventure with another surprise ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but a little mixed up

  • By Mandy Leppard on 05-23-17

Enjoyable but a little mixed up

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-17

The titles are backwards it is East Of The Sun West Of The Moon first and then Beauty And The Beast. Both the stories are wonderful. Some of the voices could have been better for example I thought Beauty's father sounded way to young to be a father. Other wise enjoyable.

  • Caraval

  • By: Stephanie Garber
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,725

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful - and cruel - father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the faraway once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • BORING

  • By Fox on 05-17-17

Love the magic!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

I love the story of the magic and the game and the twist and turns of the plot of the story. Some of the romance got a little long and drawn out for my taste. All in all though I definitely recommend and the narrator of this is awesome and read with such feeling .

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  • The Land of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Sheila Donald
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

L. Frank Baum's sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a delightful account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Man, and their strange experiences of the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated Saw-Horse, and the Gump. In the Land of Oz, young Tip runs away from his guardian, the witch Mombi, taking with him Jack Pumpkinhead and the wooden Saw-Horse, and flees to the Emerald City, where he learns the incredible secret of his past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but voices could have been better

  • By Mandy Leppard on 03-15-17

Good but voices could have been better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-17

Good story as always. Although I do wish the voice the Scarecrow sounded less like a witch and the voices of the tin man and Jack sound almost a like.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,324

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story.

  • By Tim on 12-21-16

Wonderful Journey with the Boss.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-17

An honest and heart felt journey into the life of Bruce Springsteen. It talked of Rock and Roll and life without probing to much into his private life but yet made you feel there in Good times and bad. It made me laugh and cry. And it brought back memories some good and some bad. It was a journey via audio book I'm glad I took and I am even Bigger fan then before and have even more respect for Mr. Springsteen and his music and the E Street band. " Tramp's Like Us Baby We Were Born To Run"

  • The Reluctant Dragon

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • teaches without being didactic

  • By Lori on 01-14-17

Very good story especially at bedtime.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-17

Recommend! I Loved the Dragon! The narrator was very good and told the story superbly.

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  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: David Thorn, Full Supporting Cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

A patchwork doll comes to life, and Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, and a host of new characters have enchanting adventures in the land of Oz. After a doll made out of a patchwork quilt is brought to life by a magician, she must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims into motionless statues. A boy, the Patchwork Girl, and Bungle the Glass Cat go on a mission to find the ingredients for a charm that will transform the people back to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story

  • By Mandy Leppard on 01-12-17

Excellent story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

What did you love best about The Patchwork Girl of Oz?

I loved everything about it all the characters had so much feeling and made the story come alive.

What other book might you compare The Patchwork Girl of Oz to and why?

The wizard of oz collection

Have you listened to any of David Thorn and Full Supporting Cast ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No never but it's very good.

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

When Scrapes tired to help Ojo by covering up his crime so that her friend could still help his Uncle.

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  • The Reluctant Dragon

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales! The reluctant dragon is far more interested in writing and reading poetry than in belching fire to frighten and threaten the townspeople.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was good but not great

  • By Mandy Leppard on 01-12-17

It was good but not great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I enjoyed this story. Especially the Dragon and Saint George, but the boy was a bit whining more then I thought necessary. All in all though it is a classic story and I recommend it but for that one reason gave it 4 stars.

  • The Velveteen Rabbit

  • By: Margery Williams
  • Narrated by: Meryl Streep
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real." First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration and George Winston's beautiful music score. Ages four and up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting story

  • By Mandy Leppard on 12-11-16

Enchanting story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Where does The Velveteen Rabbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's good and could of been great but sometimes the music almost drowned out the narration. I wish that the music was a little lower or Miss. Streep had read a little bit louder.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

When the Velveteen Rabbit was told by the skin horse what it was like to become real from nursery magic.

Which character – as performed by Meryl Streep – was your favorite?

The Velveteen Rabbit

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

It made me sad when the rabbit was about to be burned.

Any additional comments?

Really good book by rabbit ears. I look forward to more.

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Johansson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790

Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson ( Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The young and imaginative Alice grows weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", and follows a hasty hare underground - to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My Ears and Whiskers, What A Delight!

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-24-16

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

Would you listen to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland again? Why?

Yes, the story and the narrator were awesome!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland?

The tea party with the mad Hatter

Which character – as performed by Scarlett Johansson – was your favorite?

The mad hatter, the March hare and the door mouse were my favorite characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I enjoyed all of the book and while I usually don't care for the Griffin and the mock turtle I found them to be quite enjoyable by the way they were portrayed in this particular book it was fast paced and narrated well.

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