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  • George's Marvelous Medicine

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

A taste of her own medicine. George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life - and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Roald Dahl fun

  • By BlueLightningJeep on 09-10-15

Not My Favorite

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I didn't care for how unpleasant the interactions were. It had some funny parts but overall I wasn't sure what the point of the story was.

  • Mr. Popper's Penguins

  • By: Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

The 1938 classic tells the story of Mr. Popper, the small-town housepainter who dreamed of exploring Antarctic regions, and Captain Cook, the redoubtable penguin who turned Mr. Popper's world upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Our Favorite. So far.

  • By BenjesBride on 07-16-16

Fun Kids Book

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I'm not particularly interested in Antarctica or penguins, but my son was reading this in his class and I wanted to read it too. It was good, I enjoyed it, but it doesn't stand out to me as exceptional.

  • Yes Please

  • By: Amy Poehler
  • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,893
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,907

Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

  • By JD on 12-02-14

She deserves the five stars

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

I was planning to give this book four stars, because I don't like to hear a lot of profanity, and there were a few crude parts I could have lived without. By the end of the book, I had been so touched by what a talented writer she is as well as how meaningful and emotional a few of her chapters were, that I couldn't give her any less than five stars. She has earned my respect and admiration.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Egypt Game

  • By: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

When Melanie Ross first meets April Hall, she's not sure what to think. What other sixth grade girl wears her blonde hair piled in a twist and flaunts false eyelashes? But when the two girls discover the storage shed outside the A-Z Antiques and Curio Shop, they discover they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. Soon the friends create the Egypt Game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I remembered

  • By Brianna Brown on 02-22-16

Better than I remembered

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

I read this book when I was young. I decided to listen to help me pass time on an airplane, something not very important or intellectually stimulating. It was even better, because as a young girl, I didn't pick up on so many parts of the story. It brought back nostalgia as well, so the overall enjoyment was so much more. It's a great book, both from a young perspective, and an adult one.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Off to Be the Wizard

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,960

It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble. Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hang in there

  • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

Surprisingly wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

I really enjoyed this book! The performance was absolutely flawless, each voice was done brilliantly and really brought the story to life. I wasn't expecting much, and bought the book to help me sleep on a long plane ride, but ended up staying awake because I was so engrossed in the book. It was a great story and I can't wait for the next book!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish at the 92nd Street Y

  • By: Jason Alexander, Leonard Nimoy, Kyra Sedgwick
  • Narrated by: Abigail Pogrebin
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Some of America's most prominent Jewish entertainers talk about their Jewish identity (or lack of one) in a panel discussion at New York's 92nd Street Y. Speakers include Jason Alexander, Leonard Nimoy, and Kyra Sedgwick. These are just some of the personalities featured in the new book Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was blown away

  • By Brianna Brown on 07-01-15

I was blown away

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

This discussion was so personal, honest, and thought provoking. The candid and sincere attitude that these people had in discussing faith was refreshing and inspiring. I am not a Jew, and I was able to learn and understand some things, get a good range of understanding, and connect with these people as individuals and as a Jewish community. I really appreciate this production. Thank you so much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cuentos Infantiles en 5 minutos [Classic Stories for Children in 5 minutes]: Hansel y Gretel, Blancanieves, La Caperucita Roja y más

  • By: The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Esopo, and others
  • Narrated by: Alba Sola
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Disfruta con tus hijos de una selección de los mejores cuentos clásicos infantiles de cinco minutos de todos los tiempos. Por primera vez Cannonball Sound produce estos magníficos audiolibros con una de las mejores actrices del doblaje en español y con música original. ¿Te lo imaginas? No te decepcionará. Diviértete con estos cuentos cortos de cinco minutos en los que encontrarás: Hansel y Gretel, Blancanieves, La Caperucita Roja, El Flautista de Hamelín, El soldadito de plomo...y muchos más.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stories are spoken too fast. Needs a PDF also.

  • By Mr . Review . on 03-02-15

Great narrator!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

Her performance was fantastic! I'm trying to learn Spanish but I still only know some words. She was interesting and engaging and I could figure out which story it was, cool!

  • Goodnight Moon

  • By: Margaret Wise Brown
  • Narrated by: Buffy Allen
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

A little rabbit is lulled to sleep surrounded by all that he knows and loves best in the great green room of his house.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but...no syncronized images???

  • By L. M. Maggio on 09-10-11

Lovely story!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

This reading was enchanting and engaging, even though the story itself wasn't especially interesting. It was definitely relaxing. I love the narrator.

  • Dr. Seuss's ABC

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

What begins with A? Aunt Annie's alligator! Learn the ABCs - the Dr. Seuss way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AaBbCc...

  • By Steph on 05-29-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

I loved this version very much! Jason Alexander has always been one of my favorites.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • By: Maurice Sendak
  • Narrated by: Peter Schickele
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 648

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Kid's Favorite!

  • By Diana - Audible on 06-24-15

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

What a great story! My son and I loved it. The narrator was so fun and the music made it even better. Thank you!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful