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Manor, TX, USA
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  • The Wouldbegoods

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Wouldbegoods, a sequel to The Treasure Seekers, reacquaints us with the six Bastable children: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noël, and H.O. Again, the story is told by you-may-not-know-who, and the children find all sorts of ways in which to amuse themselves in the country during the summer holidays.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By Erica on 05-12-08

Very funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-08

We loved the story and it was well read. Read Treasure Seekers first, it comes before this one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Treasures of the Snow

  • By: Patricia St. John, Mary Mills
  • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

When Annette gets Lucien into trouble at school, he decides to get back at her by threatening the most precious thing in the world to her: her little brother Dani. But tragedy strikes. Annette knows she can never forgive Lucien for what he did to Dani, and she is going to make sure that no one else does either. She is so filled with rage that she sets out to alienate and humiliate Lucien at every turn. But then some surprising things began to happen to both of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight

  • By Denise on 12-22-05

Great!

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-08

Great story, great reader.

  • The Jungle Books I

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Set in faraway India and the Aleutians, the animals and humans who inhabit Kipling's Jungle Books have been children's favorites for generations. Book I introduces the black panther Bagheera, the lame and evil tiger Shere Khan, the rock python Kaa, the brown bear Baloo who teaches the wolf cubs the Law of the Jungle, the man cub Mowgli who lives with the wolves, Toomai of the elephants, and many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay performance of wonderful stories

  • By BR mom on 08-10-05

Sounds like it is underwater

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-08

The book, of course, is wonderful. But, the narrator sounds like she is underwater and we couldn't understand a word she said.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Treasure Seekers

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Six children decide that the only way to restore the fortunes of their family is to go out and do it themselves. They produce a series of madcap schemes and one after another try them out with varying degrees of success, most resulting in trouble rather than riches. But then one scheme begins to look more promising than the rest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Erica on 01-07-08

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-08

This is my favorite Nesbit. I laughed out loud. The kids liked it too. Well read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tales from Shakespeare

  • By: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

A fabulous way to experience twenty of Shakespeare's thirty-seven plays, this retelling of the stories in prose was originally published just for children. Keeping Shakespeare's own words whenever possible, but making the plots and language easily understandable, this very readable collection has entertained and informed generations of adults as well. It is the ideal primer for anyone interested in becoming familiar with the works of the great bard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Erica on 01-07-08

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-08

We read these for our homeschool program. It is great for the kids to be able to listen to them as well.
Well read and includes all 20 of the stories from the Lamb's book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Ella Enchanted

  • By: Gail Carson Levine
  • Narrated by: Eden Riegel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Ella of Frell wants nothing more than to be free of Lucinda's gift of obedience and feel that she belongs to herself. For how can she truly belong to herself if she knows that at any time, anyone can order her to hop on one foot, cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom, and she'll have to obey?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully read!

  • By C on 06-19-09

Great story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-08

We loved this story, but the narrator is a little hard to listen to because she sounded so young and somewhat squeaky.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Children of Green Knowe

  • The Green Knowe Chronicles, Book One
  • By: L.M. Boston
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

There are three children: Toby, who rides the majestic horse Feste; his mischievous little sister, Linnet; and their brother, Alexander, who plays the flute. The children warmly welcome Tolly to Green Knowe...even though they've been dead for centuries. But that's how everything is at Green Knowe. The ancient manor hides as many stories as it does dusty old rooms. And the master of the house is great-grandmother Oldknow, whose storytelling mizes present and past with the oldest magic in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Charming if Mild by Today's Standards

  • By Abigail on 06-23-09

Very good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-07

Good story, well read. Whole family enjoyed it. Not one of my absolute favorites, but good.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Shakespeare for Children

  • By: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 20 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NOT unabridged

  • By Erica on 11-06-07

NOT unabridged

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-07

This has 10 of the 20 stories from the book. They are very well done, but I was frustrated to get only half of a book when it is supposed to be unabridged.

29 of 33 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Princess

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Maroney
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

Living off crumbs in a dreary attic, Sara Crewe comforts herself with wondrous stories of adventure and fortune, and in the end the stories become true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Gary on 08-20-04

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-07

Love it; kids loved it. Great story, well read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful