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  • The Boy on the Wooden Box

  • By: Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran (contributor)
  • Narrated by: Danny Burstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 474

This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Schindler's List though a child's eyes

  • By Jan on 10-16-13

Great great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This book truly uncovers the horrors of the Holocaust from a deep deep level of personal hurt. I enjoyed this book because if the great emotion from the boy and his story. hearing the words straight from the boys mouth adds a great meaning of realism to the book. I highly recommend you check this one out.

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,346

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

Riveting. Thought-provoking. Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

A brilliant, wide-ranging conversation to which I couldn't wait to resume listening. I'll now go buy the book so I can read it and highlight all the notes I added to the audiobook.

  • The Castle of Llyr

  • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

In the imaginary kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly after her arrival on the Isle of Mona, something sinister and secret befalls her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harry Potter, Percy Jackson Fans, This is For You!

  • By FirstLadyOfAwesomeville on 04-09-12

Wonderful story for kids &adults, great narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-12

My 8 yr old son, my 5 yr old daughter, my wife and I all loved this and the other Chronicles of Prydain books. James Langton's narration is fantastic.

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  • The Black Cauldron

  • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper, but evil threatens the rest of Prydain. The diabolical Arawn's army grows every day, and his terrible warriors, born in the Black Cauldron, never die. If evil is to be defeated, the cauldron must be destroyed. Taran volunteers to travel to Arawn's stronghold and assist in the destruction of the dreaded cauldron. With his faithful friends reassembled, Taran faces great danger with a courageous heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18

Wonderful story for kids & adults, great narration

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

Reviewed: 03-21-12

My 8 yr old son, my 5 yr old daughter, my wife and I really enjoyed all of the Chronicles of Prydain books. James Langton's narration is fantastic.

  • The Book of Three

  • The Prydain Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Lloyd Alexander
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Taran dreams of adventure, but nothing exciting ever happens to an Assistant Pig-Keeper, until his pig runs away. A chase through the woods leads Taran far from home and into great danger, for evil prowls the land of Prydain. With a collection of strange and wonderful friends whom he meets on his journey, Taran finds himself fighting so that good may triumph over evil, and so that his beloved home will not fall to a diabolical fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Fantasy Series

  • By Ark1836 on 06-02-15

Beautiful, lyrical prose; timeless story for all

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-12

I have heard this story several times and am always moved by the beauty of the prose and the gentle wisdom contained within. My children, boy (9) and girl (7), both ask to hear this story over and over. It is funny, touching, wise, and beautifully takes us along Taran's journey to becoming who he is meant to be. Langdon does an exceptional narration, probably the best narrated book I've ever heard. Do yourself a favor and listen to the entire series, and share it with your children. It will stay with you...

0 of 1 people found this review helpful