LISTENER

Melissa

Woodland Hills, CA, USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 31
  • helpful votes
  • 4
  • ratings
  • Bringing Up Bebe

  • One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
  • By: Pamela Druckerman
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,526

The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children is here. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent". French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. But French children are far better behaved and more in command of themselves than American kids....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Em on 04-15-12

Bilingual Narrator Needed

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

If you could sum up Bringing Up Bebe in three words, what would they be?

Awesome book, well written, loaded with useful advice.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

I can't believe they couldn't find a bilingual narrator. The English narration was great, but when she switched to French the accent was off.

  • Angela's Ashes

  • By: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Jeannette Walls - introduction
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,730
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,732

Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic book *and* a classic audiobook

  • By Karen on 01-30-03

My take on Angela's Ashes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-03

I don't think this story could have been told better by anyone than this fabulous, funny, sensitive, tell it like it is, writer - the second I finished it I wanted more, and got it with 'Tis..I'm in the middle of 'Tis and can't put it down either!! Is Angela's Ashes one of the most engrossing books ever??? 'Tis....

31 of 34 people found this review helpful