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  • Little Lord Fauntleroy

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a children's classic. The story is about a young boy named Cedric who lives with his mother in a tiny cottage in New York after his father dies. Luckily for Cedric, a lawyer finds him and tells him that he is the heir to the title of earl and a vast estate in England. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, has sent for him, and it is his grandfather's wish that Cedric come to the estate to learn to be an aristocrat with the new title Lord Fauntleroy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story, well narrated

  • By DanielZ on 08-26-17

good book but terrible audio editing

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

i picked up the book because it was a classic and i felt the need to read it at least once in my life, to be honest i wasn't that much impressed by the book, Fauntleroy seemed a little too perfect even for a character in a book. the story was simple in my opinion, probably because it was aimed for kids. the narrating did a good job narrating the story but my god the audio editing was horrible!! there was so much cutting and editing after each sentence it made it seem like Siri was reading it at times.

  • Stephen Briggs

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about playing the role of Drumknott in Terry Pratchett’s Unseen Academicals is British writer, illustrator and dramatist Stephen Briggs. The writer and illustrator behind many of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld subsidiary works and merchandise, Stephen Briggs, who also classes himself as a ‘civil servant who dabbles in amateur dramatics’, has provided the voices and narration of Discworld and its characters in more than 20 audiobook recordings both in the UK and in the US.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wish it was longer

  • By Aysha on 10-03-18

wish it was longer

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

i love Stephen Briggs narrating and this interview was a treat, although it was short it was nice to get to know a little bit more about him and Terry Pratchett and how they began this whole thing, wish it was longer though. Audible, how about a second interview and a longer one please? :)

  • The Wee Free Men

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful entertainment for bright pre-teens

  • By HF on 12-19-12

my first Discworld book ... i'm in love!! Crivens!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

it's a shame that i only discovered Terry Pratchett works, i hesitated to read this one because it is not the first book in the Discworld series however i was assured that won't be a problem and it wasn't. i love children books and i LOVED this novel, it was interesting, charming, whimsical and funny. I adore the free wee men and even though English isn't my first language i didn't have much trouble understanding their Scottish accent in fact i couldn't get their accent out of my head even after finishing the book, much credit to Stephen Briggs and his awesome narrating. I'll definitely listen to it again and to the other books of the Discworld series.

  • Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

  • By: Zac Gorman
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In the absurd land of Nth, Thisby Thestoop can be found within the forlorn walls of Castle Grimstone, down the precarious steps of the Black Mountain dungeon, up to her nose in griffon toenails, gnoll spittle, and troll meat (to give to them, not made of them). When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, the much too good-looking Princess Iphigenia winds up lost in the tunnels of the dungeon - without her guards, her staff, or her younger twin brother - and it's up to Thisby to guide the princess safely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

Beautiful narrating ... mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

i usually enjoy reading books aimed toward younger audience but this one didn't live up to my expectations. Might be my fault for picking up a book solely for its cover. the first three chapters caught my attention as well as the illustration and it felt like it had a lot of potentials. the pace of the story afterward was soooo slow and i would've put the book down and give up on it if it wasn't for Moira Quirk beautiful narrating. even the final climax felt like it ended right after it started which was a shame.

Since this is Book 1 in the series and it was confirmed there is going to be Book 2 i can say honestly i wouldn't rush to buy Book 2 once it comes out, probably if i had nothing else to read then maybe.

  • Anne of the Island

  • By: L.M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Maybelle on 07-17-16

delightful book

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

if you loved the previous books you will love this one as well, it touches more on Anne's romance life and her new adventure at Redmond College. I loved Barbara Caruso narrating, it was very delightful.

  • The Door Before

  • 100 Cupboards Prequel
  • By: N. D. Wilson
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Hyacinth Smith can see things that others miss, stop attack dogs from attacking, and grow trees where no trees have grown before. But she's never had a real home. When her father tells them they've inherited a house from their great-aunt, Hyacinth sees trouble brewing. Their great-aunt has been playing with forces beyond her control, using her lightning-tree forest to create doors to other worlds. When one door opens, two boys tumble through...bringing with them a battle with the undying witch-queen, Nimiane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If Siri read you a book

  • By Brian K on 06-29-17

awesome prequel

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

it was nice to revisit the "100 cupboards" series once more and get a bit of background story for some of the characters. apparently it is linked also to the "Dragon Tooth" series (although i didn't read it yet). I was expecting a bit more of the final plot but it ended pretty fast, still awesome none the less.

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  • Fortunately, the Milk

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where There Is Milk, There Is Hope

  • By Dave on 09-21-13

really fun and quick book to read

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

although it's aimed toward children doesn't mean adults can't enjoy it. it is really funny and witty book in my opinion. i wouldn't expect anything less from Niel Gaiman.

  • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home

  • By: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Narrated by: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

September has been crowned queen of Fairyland, but the kingdom is in chaos. The magic of a dodo egg has brought every king, queen, and marquess of Fairyland back to life, all with claims to the throne and their own plots and histories. In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn't want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarchical Marathon, in which every would-be ruler will chase the Stoat of Arms across the nation, and the first to seize the poor beast will be crowned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely delightful

  • By Kevin Holtsberry on 04-15-16

we say goodbye to the girl in Fairyland

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

Any additional comments?

it is not my favorite series to be honest, but i did enjoy it. the writing isn't as confusing as the third book and readers of young age shouldn't have trouble following the story. Not to be rude toward the Author or anything but i wish she would stop narrating her books.

although it is the final book of the series i got a feeling M. Valente will pick it up again one day with new heroine, until then, we says our goodbyes to the girl who brought us to Fairyland.

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  • Coraline

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,879

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary, but interesting for both adults and kids

  • By Melise on 03-19-08

i liked the movie better....

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

Reviewed: 12-07-15

Any additional comments?

this is very rare of me to acknowledge that the movie version is better than the book, the earlier chapters seemed a bit boring honestly and Coraline seemed like an emotionless girl to me even when she met the other mother for the first time, it is not until she went beck to free her parents that it felt like Niel Gaiman book. to be honest Henry Selick did a great job altering the story a bit for his movie, his version seemed creepier and scarier than the book. But it is always great to hear Niel narrate a book.

  • The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

  • By: Catherynne M. Valente
  • Narrated by: Heath Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns 12, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very clever

  • By KWM on 08-21-15

mean fairies

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Any additional comments?

ok this book tie the previous and the next book only by the end, so fans of the series might find it a bit boring at first specially after the cliffhanger we left with in the previous book. i'm grateful the author writing is so much less confusing than the previous book, i actually was able to read the whole thing and understand it. and i want to praise the narrator. he does so much better job that the author. i wish she wont narrate her next book. in term of story wise, i feel like it shifted to much darker place than the first book, those fairies are so mean, yes it did have a bit of a darker side all along but considering the age group this book targeted toward to it might be not what they signed up to when they picked up the first book and followed the series. i invested in the series this far, so i will pick up the last book that coming in early 2016.

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