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Larry

SPOKANE, WA, USA
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  • Witch Week

  • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for children

  • By Wayne on 10-26-05

Witch Week

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-07

A very humerous romp through a class full of witches! Enjoyed this book thoroughly as did my entire family.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Golden Compass

  • His Dark Materials, Book 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,124

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Terrific Book

  • By Arnold C. Macdonald on 01-28-04

The Golden Compass

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-07

Riveting! Great entertainment for family and for fantasy fans. Will read the whole trilogy.

  • Coal Black Horse

  • By: Robert Olmstead
  • Narrated by: Ed Sala
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform, gray on one side, blue on the other, and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Coal Black Horse

  • By Larry on 09-08-07

Coal Black Horse

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-07

Truly a Southern Gentleman's prose, bring your dictionary and thesaurus. Wordy, erudite and graphic text describing the mayhem of the Civil War battlefields and man's inhumanity to man. Not a pleasant or comfortable read but a good storyline. Not for children less than 16 or the faint of heart, or those with sensitive stomachs.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful