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Great adventure story for younger kids!<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-17-19

A great story for younger listeners. Maeve is a very relatable heroine, full of mischief, but very likeable. Although she has a chance for self gain, she puts friendship above all else!

Good book

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

Reviewed: 12-18-15

I enjoyed listening to this book, it offers good insight into the time period and is a good story as well

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Very Funny! A Delightful Read!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

If you could sum up Zombiekins in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Zombie, Kids

Any additional comments?

A very cute depiction of a usually terrifying topic - zombies! But when poor Stanley unknowingly unleashes a zombie doll on his elementary school, it's hilariously spook-tacular the way the students react. Just wait til you hear what happens to the kindergarteners. A fun listen, and not scary at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

More trouble for the RSPCB!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

What did you love best about Sea Monsters and other Delicacies?

The boy ULF is a very loveable character, and the evil Marakai is deliciously sinister.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

Marakai's two henchmen are absolutely brought to life by Gerard Doyle.

Any additional comments?

This second book in the Beastly Business series is every bit as good as the first. We get to return with some of the great characters from the first book, and share in even more adventures of the RSPCB!

A Wonderfully Engaging Story!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

What did you love best about Odd and the Frost Giants?

It is a great story with believable characters, and a humorous look at Norse mythology.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Odd is a loveable character, and you find yourself rooting for him to succeed.

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

His voice charcaterizations are spot-on. We thoroughly enjoyed his re-telling.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Even though Odd was crippled, he accomplished great things.

Any additional comments?

My 10 year old son and I loved this book. It was a great story, intertwining the lives of a simple boy and the greatest Norse gods. And surpirse! The simple wood-cutters son is the true hero!

Good Stories, Some Short, Others Very Long

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

What other book might you compare Popular Tales from the Norse to and why?

This book reads like a compilation of Aesops Fables...some short, some long, usually with a lesson at the end.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reader did an adequate job of changing voices for characters...not the best I've heard, but good.

Any additional comments?

The book is simply a compilation of tales or fables, many of them universal, not specific to Norse peoples. But it is a great introduction to Norse culture, if you've never heard it before. My son and I listened to this together. He is twelve and most of the stories were a little too young for him.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Had us Smiling!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-11

A mild and humorous story of three friends wanting to make a name for themselves ( and capture the eyes of a few girls along the way) by performing outrageousfeats of daring. Rarely successful, these adventures take the boys to places full of wacky (mis)adventures and some SMELLY situations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cute and clever

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-11

My nine year old son really enjoyed this book. Louis the Laff moves from his old neighborhood to a new stuffy "upper-crust" neighborhood where he doesn't fit in. Soon his parents are turning into the Stepford Parents, wanting him to become the super achiever that his peers are. Louis has his own ideas about that. And his new friend instructs him how to train his parents...