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Yousuf

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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  • Pippi Longstocking

  • By: Astrid Lindgren
  • Narrated by: Esther Benson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on the porch and a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson. Whether Pippi's scrubbing her floors, doing arithmetic or stirring things up at a fancy tea party, her flair for the outrageous always seems to lead to another adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still works for today's kids--even boys!

  • By SoCal Walker on 07-26-12

Fun story!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

Where does Pippi Longstocking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

My 6 year old loves this book and always chooses to listen to it when it is her turn to pick.

What did you like best about this story?

She loves listening to the naughty antics of Pippi Longstocking.

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

All my girls laugh when they hear this story.

  • Curious George Goes Camping (Unabridged)

  • By: Margret Rey, H. A. Rey
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

George and the man with the yellow hat are going camping! George tries to be helpful, but after he upsets a neighboring camper, he is chased into the woods and gets lost. Before long, an encounter with a cute forest creature throws George into a chain of outrageous events that allows him to find a way to be helpful after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Luis on 01-23-15

Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

Would you listen to Curious George Goes Camping (Unabridged) again? Why?

My 3.5 year old was recently introduced to audio books and she can`t listen to enough of them. This story is wonderfully told and she loves to listen to it again and again. We also have the book at home and she enjoys following the story along in the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My daughter loves George and wishes she could be like him.

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

The narrator brings a lot of emotion and drama to the story. She speaks very slowly and clearly so it is easy for little children to understand and follow along.

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

My daughter was smiling and giggling throughout the story.

Any additional comments?

We can`t wait to hear the rest of the Curious George books!

  • The Mystery of the Star Ruby

  • The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Book 89
  • By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

The Boxcar Children have entered the Ruby Hollow Gem Mine’s annual gem-hunting competition. With a little instruction and the right gear, the Aldens have everything they need to become real rock hounds! They have a natural talent for rock-finding, and it’s not long before Jessie makes a fabulous find. But before she can enter her ruby in the competition, it disappears! Could there be a thief at the mine? Now, instead of digging for rocks, the Aldens are digging for clues. Who wants to win the contest so much that they would steal from the Aldens? The children don’t know, but they’re determined to find out!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Yousuf on 05-21-14

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

Would you listen to The Mystery of the Star Ruby again? Why?

My 9 year old daughter enjoyed listening to this mystery. She loves the Boxcar series and would love to listen to it again since the story is well told.

Did Aimee Lilly do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, the audio book is easy to follow and understand.

Any additional comments?

We look forward to listening to the rest of the Boxcar books.

  • Green Eggs and Ham

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Jason Alexander
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 380

With his unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved Beginner Book has cemented it's place as a children's classic. Follow Sam I Am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good music and sound effects

  • By Will on 01-27-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 05-21-14

Where does Green Eggs and Ham rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

My 3.5 year old daughter loves this book and calls it her favourite.

What other book might you compare Green Eggs and Ham to and why?

All the Dr. Seuss books have been so delightfully narrated.

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

He brings so much entertainment to the audio book.

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

My daughter loves to hear this story over and over again.

  • The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Roald Dahl
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Roald Dahl's hilarious and outrageous novels have made him one of the most popular children's authors of all time. Here, the author himself brings five of his wickedly funny stories to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional and Disappointing

  • By THoward on 03-22-09

Abridged but great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-10

My daughter (almost 5 years old) loved listening to all the stories in this collection. Hearing Roald Dahl narrate the stories himself was a special treat -- I really think it made the stories more enjoyable to listen to. Even though the stories are abridged, they were a delight to hear. My daughter sat for a straight 3 hours listening to them and she only let me turn it off after I promised I would turn it on again the next day!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Dramatized)
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

A forgotten wardrobe becomes the pathway to adventure as four children step into another time and place. When Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover Narnia, they find talking animals, an evil White Witch, and a majestic lion named Aslan. They also find danger, betrayal, and wonders beyond imagination. This epic audio adaptation has become a favorite of families worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of this world....through a wardrobe!

  • By Shane on 03-04-08

Wonderful dramatization

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-09

My four year old daughter loves to listen to the dramatized series of Narnia. She has listened to this particular program countless times and has learned many passages off by heart. Each time she listens to it she is fascinated by something different. We are looking forward to listening to the entire series!

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Richard Matthews
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,812

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating; Perfect for Adult ADHD

  • By Sean on 05-13-04

Engaging but lacks theoretical depth

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

Great narration. Engaging mix of history and theory. Sweeping in scope. Enjoyable in style. However, for people already familiar with the basics of science, the content does not have as much to offer by way of theory. On a personal note, I found the section on fossil discoveries very enjoyable and full of interesting anecdotes.

  • The Lessons of History

  • By: Will, Ariel Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must for every Educated Person

  • By BradleyBurr on 10-29-07

A treat complemeting author's previous works

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

After listening to engaging works from Will Durant like "Story of Philosophy" and "Heroes Of History," it was a treat to listen to the intellectual bring it all together and share his personal views on history. In particular, it was striking to here Durant's attempt to demonstrate how the cycles of history relate to the changing moral fiber within societies.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of Philosophy

  • From Kant to William James and the American Pragmatists
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

The Story of Philosophy is a timeless overview of Western thought. Will Durant's goal was to humanize knowledge by centering the story around certain dominant personalities. He brilliantly illustrates how philosophy has evolved over time, explaining the historical, cultural, and political context of each movement and each great thinker. The best-selling philosophy book of the past century, this masterpiece of eloquent, clear prose continues to fascinate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and Invigorating

  • By Eric on 01-31-05

One of my favorites

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

The narration is terrific. The content is a good mix of context and theory, and the writing is lucid and engaging.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • A History of the Arab Peoples

  • By: Albert Hourani
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Daunting quantity of information!

  • By Tim on 07-09-05

Admirable breadth

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-07

The book offers an admirable sweep of the Arab world's history. Slightly academic in style, and thus a little dense, but, nevertheless, well worth the listen. The text offers an overall positive outlook of the Arab peoples' accomplishments through the centuries - critics may argue: "respectable, but a little too positive." Judge for yourself.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful