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  • Black Ships Before Troy

  • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

A masterly retelling of Homer’s epic poem 'The Iliad' recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating for kids and adults

  • By teammine on 11-20-13

A Must-Read Classic Literature

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Of course, the Iliad is a classic must-read. Usually taught in high school or college humanities, this easier to understand translation makes more sense of the monsters and gods. It seemed to take much longer than the stated three hours. The only criticism is Mr. Glenister was rather a static reader; however, this approach allows the tale to do the telling, rather than fanciful reading.

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

"Nope, that little feller don't look like he'll amount to much." That's what almost everyone said about Little Bub. But young Joel Goss knew that Little Bub was a special colt, even though he was a runt. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. Little Bub proved that size and breed weren't everything. Soon word spread throughout the entire Northeast that this spirited colt could pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen and run faster than thoroughbreds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A precious dalliance into a childhood favorite

  • By Lacey N. Smith on 08-05-17

excellent book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

The reader did a great job performing animated voices. Very engaging story, especially for horse lovers!

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