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  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,553

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Worth the slow start

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I almost stopped listening to this in the first few hours. I felt it was moving slowly and I wasn’t really liking the characters. I’m glad I kept with it. I enjoyed the last several hours immensely- by the last 3 hrs, I was trying to listen any chance I could. Overall, I thought this was a very good book and am glad to have listened. (Tip, keep in mind, the book goes between WWII and apx 1999/2000. There were parts where I would get frustrated that someone in 1999/2000 didn’t look something up online/use a cell phone- then remembered neither were what they are now back in 2000).

  • Birds of a Feather

  • Maisie Dobbs Mysteries
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457

Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes! This is a problem.

  • By Linda P-C on 04-23-09

Something was wrong with narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

I don 't know if it was the narrator or editor- but the pace was too fast. Either the narrator was trying to break a speed narration record or the speed in which she recorded this was altered and sped up. Either way, it was very unpleasant. It felt like Ms. Dobbs was in amphetamines! Otherwise, it was a good story.

  • Arnold Lobel Audio Collection

  • By: Arnold Lobel
  • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Here are four of your favorite Arnold Lobel stories together in one audio collection! From Owl's surprising house-guest to the small pig's quest for the perfect mud puddle, Arnold Lobel's stories are filled with one-of-a-kind characters, and more than a little silliness too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for young children

  • By Sarah Dumoulin on 10-14-10

Our family favorite

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

This was the first audio book my son enjoyed. We began listening when he was 3.5 and he is almost 5- now his little brother (2.5) loves it too.

  • Brown Bear & Friends

  • By: Bill Martin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations and have sold more than 11 million copies. This wonderful compilation brings together the beloved first three Bear books - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? - and includes the newest addition, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?. The compilation also features sections read in Spanish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen!

  • By F on 04-14-18

My 2 year old cannot get enough

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

My 2 year old listens to this every. single. night. While I can't say GP's character "voices" are that great, she is pleasant enough to listen to, which is important when you have listened to her for the past 90 consecutive nights- sometimes more than once.

This is the 4 "bear stories". GP gets calmer and quieter with each one, helping your little one to relax and doze off. Problem? After baby bear, the last story of the 4, when the child is near sleep, it automatically goes into the Spanish versions- which start out loud and full of energy- jolting the kid awake.

I wish they had set it up where the bedtime timer could correspond with the end of the English version.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,352

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-11-14

My 5 year old son is loving this.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

I'm glad we decided to listen, it is different than the film, but I enjoy it more. My 5 yr old son is just loving it.

  • James and the Giant Peach

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

When James Henry Trotter accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree, strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Then James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit, and when he crawls inside, he meets a bunch of marvelous oversized friends: Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, Miss Spider, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for all ages!

  • By Charles on 04-21-04

My 5 year old enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

We tried this when my son was 4, but the accent was too hard for him. We tried again a year later and it was a hit.

  • Henry Huggins

  • By: Beverly Cleary
  • Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So, when a story like Henry Huggins comes along, it comes to stay. Children everywhere see themselves in this irresistible boy's adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By J. Walker on 07-14-07

We listen again and again

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

My 4 year old son loves this book and we really enjoy listening to NPH reading it.

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  • How to Train Your Dragon

  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant car-trip entertainment

  • By HF on 04-27-11

Accent too heavy for my kids to follow

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

My kids (3 and 5)would have liked the story, but they had a really hard time understanding the narrator.

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,725
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,724

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Really enjoyed this one

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

At first I was kind of annoyed with the narrator, but I got over it quickly and ended up enjoying her performance. I thought the story was fun as well. One of the better newer books I've read in a long time.

  • Nate the Great

  • Nate the Great: Favorites
  • By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Narrated by: John Lavelle
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Nate, with the cool detachment of a Sam Spade, immediately plunges into his new and baffling case. Getting all the facts, asking the right questions, narrowing down the suspects. Nate, the boy detective who "likes to work alone," solves the mystery and tracks down the culprit. In the process he also discovers the whereabouts of Super Hex, the missing cat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My boys are enjoying this

  • By Heather on 03-02-13

My boys are enjoying this

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

Any additional comments?

My boys, 3 and 5 are enjoying this story. Lavelle is easy to understand and the story is fun.