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Elana

Malahat, BC, Canada
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  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The story of Nutkin and his narrow escape from an owl called Old Brown. This book followed The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and was an instant hit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On repeat in this house

  • By Elana on 12-19-16

On repeat in this house

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

Reviewed: 12-19-16

This is a fun book and my son plays it often, even as he grows older.

  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

  • By: Mo Willems
  • Narrated by: Mo Willems, Trixie Willems
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

In the fifth volume in the New York Times best-selling Pigeon series by Mo Willems, Duckling asks for a cookie - and gets one! Do you think Pigeon is happy about that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By KimR on 08-04-17

HILARIOUS! (According to my five year old)

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

Reviewed: 04-17-14

Where does The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is fun to listen to. It is entertaining and funny. I imagine the performers may have enjoyed recording it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duckling Gets a Cookie!??

Pigeon is so melodramatic!

What does Mo Willems and Trixie Willems bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It is so animated and lively

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

We had a good laugh

Any additional comments?

We really enjoy this book and have listened to it multiple times.

  • The Five Love Languages of Children

  • By: Gary Chapman
  • Narrated by: Chris Fabry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Principles Every Parent Should Understand

  • By Niel on 07-11-12

Simple ways to express love

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

Reviewed: 04-17-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book is Christian based. There are bible references. The message in this book is important. To reach more people I would edit out the preaching. The message will still work!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not applicable really. It isn't a story really.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Chris Fabry?

Yes

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No. I can't see this working as a film.

Any additional comments?

I like the simplicity of 5 ways to express love to my child. Since he has been young I have tried to keep a balanced approach to expressing my love for him. I have printed up a poster to remind me of the five 'love languages'.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism

  • A Short Course on This Powerful Eastern Philosophy
  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism, author and teacher Jack Kornfield immerses you in this time-honored approach to living fully and compassionately in the present moment. Join him as he illuminates Buddhism's most essential teachings, and how they make it possible to overcome the mental states that challenge us every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Overview of and Introduction to Buddhism

  • By Tracy on 10-20-12

Worth another listen

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would review each principle clear and simply. For someone raised as a Christian I needed time to consider some principles. I found before I could absorb a principle the narrator was on to the next.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Maybe add real life experiences of the principles discussed.

What aspect of Jack Kornfield’s performance would you have changed?

it is fine

Did The Beginner's Guide to Buddhism inspire you to do anything?

I want to listen to it again and I would like to learn more of Buddism

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Life and Death

  • A Past-Life Interview with Titanic's Designer
  • By: William Barnes, Frank Baranowski Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: William Barnes, Frank Baranowski Ph.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

By all accounts, Thomas Andrews, designer of the ill-fated Titanic, went down with the ship. How, then, could someone else know, not only the vivid and horrific details of what Andrews experienced that tragic night, but also, details of his entire life?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Ariana on 11-10-08

Cringe Worthy Accent...

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

Reviewed: 04-02-14

Would you try another book from William Barnes and Frank Baranowski and/or William Barnes and Frank Baranowski ?

Sure.

Would you recommend My Life and Death to your friends? Why or why not?

I might if they are open minded. It is very interesting. Entertaining at least.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Sure

Could you see My Life and Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

There have been so many stories about Titanic. If the movie is true to the book, maybe. But how often does that happen?

Any additional comments?

Keep an open mind. If you don't believe in reincarnation just listen to it as an interesting story.
The message I took from it - when a person misuses power calamity comes -

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    Length: 3 mins
    131 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Very Busy Spider

  • By: Eric Carle
  • Narrated by: Mike Ferreri
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

The horse wants to go for a ride, the cow wants to eat some grass, and the sheep wants to run in the meadow - but where is the very busy spider? You'll have to listen to find out!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • the pictures

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Cute and quick

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

Fun little story! We listened to it as part of our homeschool unit on spiders. My son smiled the whole time as he listened.

  • The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor

  • By: Joanna Cole
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Buckle up for an awesome aquatic adventure with Ms. Frizzle and the class!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Linda on 12-24-10

Poor choice for voice of Ms Frizzle

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

My child listened to this. It was ok. I really didn't like the voice of Ms Frizzle. I prefer the enthusiastic tv Ms Frizzle. This Ms. Frizzle sounded old, bored and uptight.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind In The Willows (BBC Children's Classics)

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: Dramatisation
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Many of the original cast from Alan Bennett's acclaimed National Theatre production appear in this special dramatisation for BBC Radio 4 including Richard Briers as Rat, Adrian Scarborough as Mole, and Terence Rigby as Albert with Alan Bennett as the narrator. A wonderful, highly-acclaimed dramatic performance of a classic novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming - Not just for kids

  • By Maria on 10-21-11

Good Children's Story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-14

I bought this for my child to listen to. It was a hit! We have listened to it twice now.