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Oconto, WI, USA
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  • The Castle Corona

  • By: Sharon Creech
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Long ago and far away...There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story makes long car rides a breeze

  • By Anonymous on 07-14-10

Sharon Creech weaves an enchanting story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-08

Sharon Creech has created a truly old-fashioned fairy tale with The Castle Corona. In it we learn of the orphan peasants Pia and Enzio and how their lives become interwoven with those of royalty. An old genre has been brought back to life. You will not be able to stop listening to this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Diana Chronicles

  • By: Tina Brown
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them: among them, Diana's sexually charged mother, her bad-girl sister-in-law, Fergie, and, most formidable of them all, her mother-in-law, the Queen. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Privileged people behaving badly

  • By Chris on 08-27-12

Horrible Audio Quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-07

This is an interesting book, although the one by Sarah Bradford is better. I was extremely disappointed in the audio quality of this book. There is an echo and the narrator sounds like she's in a tunnel. I expected much better for the price.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Most people know this book from the Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Winona Ryder. Now, introduce them to the sparkling American classic behind the movie: a charming portrait of the joys and hardships of the four sisters in Civil War New England. Separated by the war from their beloved parents, these "little women" struggle to find their place in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I waited for this release!

  • By Rachel on 07-21-06

Glad I waited for this release!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-06

What a wonderful reading by Barbara Caruso! She brings this book to life. I almost bought the other unabridged version, but I held out for another one to be released--and I'm glad I did! This reading is so much better. If you love Little Women, don't hesitate to buy this.

40 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • The Song of Hiawatha

  • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Narrated by: William Hootkins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Longfellow's great narrative poem has been unjustly neglected in recent years though it gives a sympathetic portrait especially of Hiawatha, reared by Nokomis, daughter of the Moon, and his bride Minehaha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More fascinating than I expected

  • By Doris on 08-22-08

Outstanding Reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-06

This has always been one of my favorite works. The audiobook is an absolutely wonderful listening experience. If you're a Longfellow fan, don't hesitate to buy this!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,368

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Nancy on 06-17-05

Best in a Wonderful Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-06

I love all of these books, but "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies" is my favorite. Read it and you'll know why. A character like Mma Ramotswe hasn't come along for a while!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful