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Dothan, AL, United States
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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead

  • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
  • Narrated by: John C. Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just kept listening

  • By Dana on 03-23-09

Another excellent book this year

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-11

We loved this book as a family and loved the narrator. Voice that is easy to understand and interesting to follow along with the book. We had several great conversations about this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Johnny Tremain

  • By: Esther Forbes
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting operations and subterfuges leading up to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. As Johnny is forced into the role of a full-grown man in the face of his new country's independence, he finds that his relations with those he loves changes for the better as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a classic

  • By Maine Shopper on 08-11-15

This has been the favorite

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-11

My two sons, ages 14 and 12, read and listened to this book this year. They both loved the book and audible so much they insist it's the favorite for the year. Great voice and great book.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a friend or relative!!

  • By E. Dickson on 08-26-05

We loved the book and the audible

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-11

As a mother, a 14yr old boy and a 12yr old boy we all truly enjoyed this book and the narrator. Excellent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last of the Mohicans

  • By: James Fenimore Cooper
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

This action-packed edition of James Fenimore Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French and Indian War to vivid life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This review is specific for this edition.

  • By Jessica on 01-26-11

This review is specific for this edition.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-11

The book is always good.

However, this narration does not follow with the book in a true unabridged way. I've bought 2 books thinking it might be our book that had the differences only to have large skips in paragraphs and pages. I don't know how far past the beginning this lasts. I wouldn't allow my sons to continue with this audible since we spent so much of the beginning trying to find where he was jumping. Now I'll have to buy yet another Last of the Mohicans audible in hopes of it being a truly unabridged after having bought 2 books trying to solve the problem.

Very disappointed.

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • Calico Captive

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: C.M. Hébert
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Early one morning in 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting-- unexpected twists-- ended too abruptly

  • By Rebecca Huff on 11-28-12

Excellent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-11

Good book and good narration voice. The voice was easy to understand and moderate in variations in sounds. We felt it wasn't over or under done. The book wasn't as interesting to us as Witch of Blackbird Pond, but it was good.