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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,733

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

great story. acceptable for the whole family.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

listened on a long road trip with my pre teen and teen kids. they didn't listen too hard, but it was easy enough for them to follow along and nothing was out of bounds. shed a few tears. gonna watch the movie this weekend.

  • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

  • A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
  • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

This groundbreaking number-one best seller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. The child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day. This audiobook features two readings of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - one by Fred Sanders, one by Kathleen McInerney.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I suffer from terrible insomnia

  • By Justin E. Babendreier on 12-31-15

Elementary and Middle School kids zonked out

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Where does The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For my kids, it's number 1. Though they don't typically have trouble falling asleep, they love to listen to it and become entranced.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Uncle Yawn! I have the compulsion to yawn every time his name is said.

What about Fred Sanders and Kathleen McInerney ’s performance did you like?

I like that the kids can choose either storyteller. Mr. Sanders' performance is more subdued which my son and I like. Ms. McInerney's performance is more animated which my daughter likes.

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

The extreme reaction to this book is some serious shut-eye.... which is the point. ;)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,695

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I both love and hate this life changing book

  • By Rebecca on 02-22-15

interesting book, great performance

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

Reviewed: 09-08-15

loved the narration. the book was great too. the author has a very creative way of thinking.