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  • The Shoe Bird

  • A Musical Fable by Samuel Jones
  • By: Samuel Jones
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

In The Shoe Bird, Jim Dale brings to life a flock of unforgettable bird characters: Arturo the parrot, Gloria the goose, Minerva the owl, and even the extinct Dodo! This is Eudora Welty's fantastical story of how some feathered friends made a fateful switch from flying to wearing shoes, little knowing that they would soon become the prey of Freddy the Cat!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Laura on 10-21-12

Poor Recording- difficult to listen to

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

Reviewed: 03-04-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Story well performed, creative and imaginative.
However, the volume must be continually adjusted in order to listen. I have never returned an audible book, but I will return this one. It's a shame, my children really enjoyed this. Story on caliber with Leonard Bernsteins Peter and the Wolf.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Winged Watchman

  • By: Hilda van Stockum
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 116

This acclaimed story of World War II is rich in suspense, characterization, plot, and spiritual truth. Every element of occupied Holland is united in a story of courage and hope: a hidden Jewish child, an underdiver, a downed RAF pilot, an imaginative, daring underground hero, and the small things of family life which surprisingly carry on in the midst of oppression.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughtful story w/ excellent narration

  • By Seagreenaz on 07-04-15

Thoughtful story w/ excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 07-04-15

After having lived in the Netherlands for several years, I was delighted to enjoy this authentic book with my children. A thoughtful, moving story that will cause you to pause and think and rejoice without sappy manipulation so common in contemporary children's literature. Beautiful themes of compassion, duty, forgiveness. Excellently presented. First rate all around.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful