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Linda

CARLTON, OREGON, United States
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  • The Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great family fare

  • By BR from Richmond on 09-03-06

Terrific Series for my 8-12 year olds

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

If you could sum up The Sea of Monsters in three words, what would they be?

Educational and Fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Percy, he's learning a lot and the story is exciting

Any additional comments?

This series is great because it teaches the kids all about Greek mythology in a fun and exciting way.

  • Escape from the Carnivale

  • A Never Land Adventure
  • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Little Scallop should be happy. She's a princess of the Mollusk tribe, rulers of beautiful Mollusk Island. And she has two fun friends - Aqua and Surf - who just happen to be mermaids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely get for the kids

  • By Linda on 09-10-12

Definitely get for the kids

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Escape from the Carnivale to be better than the print version?

Yes, the audible version with all the voices bring the story to life

What did you like best about this story?

Builds up some of the characters in the Peter and the Starcatcher series

Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, all except Bridge to Neverland is Awesome

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bridge to Never Land

  • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read - the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • From wood and brass to plastic

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-09-15

Disappointing as an audible book

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

What did you like best about The Bridge to Never Land? What did you like least?

I loved the Peter and the Starcatchers books. The different readers made the characters come to life. In this book, they didn't do that and they had a the same male reader for the main female and male character making it difficult to understand who was talking. Did not make the characters come to life.

What did you like best about this story?

It keeps Peter and the Starcatchers alive.

Could you see The Bridge to Never Land being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

nope

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Peter and the Sword of Mercy

  • The Starcatchers, Book 4
  • By: Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

The year is 1902 - it's been 23 years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile, in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night, a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By A-McD on 12-16-09

READY FOR BOOK 5

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

Reviewed: 08-27-12

What did you love best about Peter and the Sword of Mercy?

All the Peter and the Starcatcher books are awesome. The consistency in the readers voices for the characters really allows everyone to follow the story with interest. My 8 year old and my 16 year old stayed interested the entire series.

What other book might you compare Peter and the Sword of Mercy to and why?

There are two other series which have some basis of history mixed in with entertainment, the Percy Jackson series, and the Gregor Overlander series.

Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

Hook