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  • Farmer Boy

  • Little House, Book 2
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 543

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the Western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits or, best of all, when the fair comes to town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful way to spend a childhood.

  • By Russell Bernard on 11-13-17

a wonderful story different sides of the coin

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

farmer's boy is the story of Almanzo Wilder who in later story becomes Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband. what's great about farmer's boy is it brings a different perspective of how people live at the same time. while Laura's family struggled almanzo's family was better off.

  • Esperanza renace

  • Esperanza Rising, Spanish Version
  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ruth Livier
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Translated well

  • By Bibliophile on 12-11-18

Translated well

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

having read and listen to the book in English I was worried that it would not translate well however the translation was right on.
the story is about a young girl who is wealthy in Mexico but due to uncontrollable circumstances she finds yourself in an immigrant work camps. You see the contrast between her life in both countries.

  • Paddington Bear 2 Novelization [Spanish Edition]

  • By: HarperCollins Español
  • Narrated by: Ruben Trujillo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

La historia de la película es relatada por un autor de niños de alto calibre en esta cautivadora novela junior. Paddington regresa con otra divertida aventura llena de mermelada y percances y nos lleva a un reencuentro con la irresistible familia Brown y su oso adoptivo, además de ¡un nuevo elenco de héroes y villanos! Más grande y mejor que nunca, la historia de la nueva película es cómica y conmovedora y garantiza capturar los corazones de los fans, tanto nuevo como antiguos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • una Gran historia

  • By Bibliophile on 11-16-18

una Gran historia

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

El Libro sigue la pelicula punto por Punto. no hay nada nuevo. aun es una buena historia

  • La casa en Mango Street

  • By: Sandra Cisneros
  • Narrated by: Liliana Valenzuela
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

A veces desgarrador, a veces intensamente alegre, La Casa en Mango Street relata la historia de Esperanza Cordero, en cuyo barrio conviven realidades crueles y una belleza severa. Esperanza no quiere pertenecer, ni a su barrio ni a las bajas expectativas que el mundo le ofrece. La historia de Esperanza es la de una joven intentando alcanzar su propio poder e inventar sup propio futuro.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Un libro lleno de Esperanza

  • By Isaac on 01-07-15

una niña expuesta al mundo

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

mi recuento leyendo ese libro de niña y estaba emocionada leerlo de nuevo desfortuna mente no me gustó. la historia sigue a una niña llamada esperanza que vive en un barrio ghetto. está expuesta a varias cosas adultas.

  • Antes de Ser Libres [Before We Were Free]

  • By: Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Maria Siccardi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

This is the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Most of her relatives have immigrated to the United States, her Tio Toni has disappeared, Papi has been getting mysterious phone calls about butterflies, and someone named Mr. Smith and the secret police have started terrorizing her family. While Anita deals with this frightening series of events, she also struggles with her adolescence and her own personal fight to be free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great follow-up to En el Tiempo de las Mariposas

  • By Suzy Fox on 09-24-12

a book with great insight

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

if you love The Diary of Anne Frank and the number of the Stars you will love the story. Told by a perspective of a young girl living in the Dominican Republic when it was under a dictator. You follow her to her journey and freedom. And has a sad ending.

the reader does a great job

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  • Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

  • By: William Steig
  • Narrated by: Rex Robbins
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Sylvester is transformed into a rock by a magic pebble and remains that way until he encounters his unsuspecting parents.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the pictures?

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

a children's classic read in a great way

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

the story is a children's classic of a donkey with a Magic Pebble. You see as he comes into a predicament and tries to get out of it. the reader does a great job of changing his voice up and down

  • Little House on the Prairie

  • Little House, Book 3
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 557

The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner in an outstanding series...

  • By Joseph L. Breckenridge on 04-01-17

back in time

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Little House on the Prairie story is a great children's classic. Taking children back two times before modern convenience and transportation. Told as in memory for the Eyes of Laura. Wilder Ingles. the story takes you back to the time of the First pioneers and wagon drawn carriages. The reader does a great job making it sound like memory

  • Little House in the Big Woods

  • Little House, Book 1
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,248

Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kids would give it 6 stars

  • By knittymama on 02-26-17

beautiful classic

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

the story of little house takes us back to time gone by. where life was simply & family mattered most. The reader does a great job reading the story As if she was speaking of her own memory.

  • El falutista de Hamelin

  • By: The Brothers Grimm
  • Narrated by: Pablo Lopez
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Hace muchos años en la ciudad de Hamelin había un problema enorme por una invasión de ratas que habían venido del campo y los vecinos de la ciudad no sabían cómo deshacerse de ellas. Un día apareció un desconocido que dijo al alcalde que a cambio de una recompensa haría desaparecerá a las ratas del pueblo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally in Spanish!

  • By Bibliophile on 08-06-18

Finally in Spanish!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The Brothers Grimm classic story of the Pied Piper of Hameln is told in Spanish and its a wonderful story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Whole-Brain Child

  • 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
  • By: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must-Listen for all parents (and people!)

  • By Lynne Kachel on 06-18-12

Great Insight

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This audio is written as a parent handbook on the best way to communicate to a child using all his or her brain. The book explains how the mind works and how its "programmed"