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  • My Antonia

  • By: Willa Cather
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings, Ken Burns (introduction)
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,941

Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland, with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • applause for a classic

  • By Western Canada on 04-19-08

Great Narration!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-08

This narration was excellent. The accents of the characters were right on and made the whole story come to life. A great easy-going read.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • This Little Piggy

  • 30 Favourite Songs and Rhymes
  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A traditional collection of animal rhymes and songs to join in and sing along with, accompanied by lively music and real animal sounds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not as fun as I hoped.

  • By cbhiggins on 11-24-08

Not as fun as I hoped.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-08

My children didn't enjoy these songs. The voices sound like elderly British singers.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful