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  • 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 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

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

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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

  • Sylvester & The Magic Pebble

  • By: William Steig
  • Narrated by: Rex Robbins
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

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

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a children's classic read in a great way

  • By Bibliophile on 09-19-18

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 578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 494

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 1,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,148

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

  • 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 2,703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267

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

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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"

  • Los Tres Chivitos Gruff (Texto Completo) [The Three Billy Goats Gruff ]

  • By: Larry Carney
  • Narrated by: Jorge Lan
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Tres hermanos chivitos necesitan cruzar el puente para llegar al prado que esta del otro lado del rio. Desafortunadamente, un horrible trol vive debajo del puente y su comida favorita !es el chivito! !Y cuanto mas gordo, mejor!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • well read

  • By Bibliophile on 07-23-18

well read

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

Reviewed: 07-23-18

over all happy with the reader & length of the story. glade they have spanish readers 😍

  • Sense & Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

When two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their mother are left to the financial mercies of John Dashwood and his wife, they find themselves in drastically reduced circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Shopper1844 on 07-26-07

wonderfully read

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

the reader does a wonderful job at Reading this lengthy book. overall a wonderful story

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th century England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practically perfect in every way

  • By Tad Davis on 11-23-13

wonderfully read

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Flo Gibson does a wonderful job in reading this wonderful classic. she also does a wonderful job with the character voices

  • Wives and Daughters

  • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony and brilliant social observation which link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece - I LOVE THIS BOOK!

  • By Mimi Routh on 03-30-15

times gone by

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

this is a wonderful book. it Really transports you back too gone by times. the Reader also does a wonderful job. her voice is soothing & calming