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  • Pax

  • By: Sara Pennypacker
  • Narrated by: Michael Curran-Dorsano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house 300 miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be - with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to you love something that hurts you?

  • By Anthony M Agostino on 12-13-17

the kids loved it

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

we all enjoyed listening to this book as a family.
the narrator was great also.

  • The True Gift

  • A Christmas Story
  • By: Patricia MacLachlan
  • Narrated by: Aya Cash
  • Length: 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My kids love this book

  • By LVChick on 06-29-18

it is a neat kids book. my kids enjoyed listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-18

it is a neat kids book that my kids enjoyed listening to while we we driving

  • The Sign of the Beaver

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Greg Schaffert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

At just 12 years old, Matt must face serious challenges in the Maine wilderness while awaiting his father's return to their cabin. When he is saved from a terrifying bee swarm attack by an Indian chief and his grandson Attean, Matt gains a valuable friend in the young Indian boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, dubious dialog, irritating music

  • By Paul Hubbard on 08-05-12

a good read. ..

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

we had read this book as children but wanted our children to be able to read/hear it also... they loved it as we knew they would...

  • A Girl of the Limberlost

  • By: Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Narrated by: Mary Starkey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

This is the sequel to Freckles - the moving story of a young girl whose kindness and wholesome philosophy brightens the lives of everyone she meets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Written in 1909 - glimpse into the period

  • By Jan on 02-21-13

awesome book not a very good narration though.

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

the book is a favorite of ours but when we heard the narration it kind of set the book back a bit in our estimation of it...sometimes it echoed and no matter how we set the speakers in the vehicle she got to the point we just didn't want to hear her it wasn't that we didn't want to listen to the story.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,779

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

not worth finishing

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

I am not sure why all the stars.... I wouldn't give it any at all.. it is just plain weird there's no other way to say it... the main character talks to his dead wife but it does say she's dead untill a ways into the book also he is just an old man that is surly and grumpy and mean....

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Neil Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

If you happen to find a map in a dead buccaneer's sea trunk, you can't very well ignore it, not if you are Jim Hawkins and his friends Dr. Livesey, Captain Smollett, and Squire Trelawney! But even with a map, buried treasures are not easy things to come by.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This edition is ABRIDGED

  • By A on 07-31-15

there were good & some boring parts

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

some places you don't need unless you are a sailor or want to be some day and some were all about whales... and didn't need to be in there for connection or anything just a bunch of facts in a story that's not true anyway... I'd recommend the abridged version instead

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,582
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,517

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south - and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as a digital audiobook. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than 40 languages, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the 20th century by librarians across the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gift to be treasured

  • By David Shear on 07-09-14

family favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

TOTALY!! and I have. we listened to this book then after we listened to Go Set a watchman(without the younger kids) and we loved them both. my 11 year old would like to hear it again and it's been less than 3 months ago we listened.

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  • The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

  • By: Kristine Barnett
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At 9 he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age 12 he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age 2, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is It Okay to Like a Story, but Hate the Writing?

  • By E. Pearson on 02-05-15

made me understand better

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you listen to The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius again? Why?

YES. to try to absorb it better.. I listened to this at time of turmoil in our own sons life and it was very eye opening to me. while I do not think our son has the same problems I could so relate to the feeling and the disappointment in trying to find help and push others and accept that some will never understand

Who was your favorite character and why?

I would have a hard time pulling out a certain person that was a favorite... anyone that willingly helped was a favorite because I know for every one person helping there sometimes are two or three pulling back

  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,855
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,929

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Amazing made me want to go hug my Pappa ( vet)

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Would you listen to Unbroken again? Why?

I plan on it. It had soo much in it. I would like to get the child's version and listen to that one too then re-listen to this one.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character of course. He went through a lot even though the story is not totally true it makes him be a human. He had his awful faults and yet he had his awesome good points too.

  • Go Set a Watchman

  • A Novel
  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,992
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,956

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Kill A Mockingbird vs Go Set A Watchman

  • By Sara on 07-15-15

Totally need to hear this book

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

Where does Go Set a Watchman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is great! I tried to sit down and read it but I think that it was way better narrated

What did you like best about this story?

It felt like it showed us more of the history and feelings in that very hard time in American history

What does Reese Witherspoon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did an amazing job! We talked about it as we listened that it was great how she put soo much into it the anger the tears the happiness just flew out of the speakers at you as she read

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am not one that cries easily over a book but we did laugh. Watching my teenaged daughter get mad at the points where Reese was angry in the narriation was a sign that we needed a break :)

Any additional comments?

I wouldn't want a younger child to listen to the book it was already a bit difficult for a teenager to have to hear some of the things but it wasn't overboard either.