Mollie By Golly
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The Railway Children
- By: E. Nesbit
- Narrated by: Renee Raudman
- Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
In this classic story, first published in 1906, a false accusation places the father in jail, leaving his wife and three children on their own. Circumstances force mother and the children to leave their ideal life in London to live near a train station in a rustic cottage. As the good natured children work to rescue their father, they befriend and help others along the way.
A Good Story Marred by a Bad Performance
- By Charles H. on 04-21-15
Laughter and tears.
Where does The Railway Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is right in the top 5.
Which scene was your favorite?
Any scene with the "old gentleman". I love it when he came to the rescue of this precious family.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Not at all. Best to look forward to what's going to happen next. Like other good things...I wanted it to last as long as possible.
Any additional comments?
Fabulous children's voices. Exciting, without car chases or murder.
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An Irish Country Doctor
- A Novel
- By: Patrick Taylor
- Narrated by: John Keating
- Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.
- By Sara on 10-24-14
Lots of interesting characters, along with a heartwarming story. Makes me want to travel to Ireland. Well narrated...especially liked the Irish accents.
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- The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
- By: Marissa Meyer
- Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
- Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison - even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life.
The fairy tale continues ...
- By AudioAddict on 07-27-13
Violence, Death, & Destruction. LOUD dialogue
Would you try another book from Marissa Meyer and/or Rebecca Soler?
Don't think I can take another book if it's similar to this one. Don't listen to Scarlet with your head phones unless you want to damage your hearing. I enjoyed most of Cinder, but the second book is just irritating (my opinion). I got real weary of hearing about the lost Grandma, and I couldn't understand what Scarlet's accent was, but, boy was she a screamer. The violence level was extremely high and I had to fast forward quite a bit. Couldn't wait for it to end.
What could Marissa Meyer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
She could have kept the interesting characters, but made them more likable. I thought I liked Cinder, but she was as irritating as Scarlet in this book.
Did Rebecca Soler do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
I didn't have much problem knowing who was who, until all the wolves showed up. Got a bit confusing.
Did Scarlet inspire you to do anything?
I was inspired to take an anti-anxiety pill.
Any additional comments?
I've said enough...gotta go take another pill.