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  • "Adventures in Life" (Dramatized)

  • Album 9
  • By: Your Story Hour
  • Narrated by: Your Story Hour
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Dramatized audio stories for children of all ages. Through the stories in this work children will learn lessons about honesty, discipline, obedience, making friends and many other noble characteristics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please break these into chapters

  • By Robert on 05-11-16

Please break these into chapters

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

We LOVE all of the Your Story Hour series but it is soooo hard to navigate without any list of stories or where one finds anything. I plead with audible to make this change! Otherwise the stories are historical, interesting and great for inspiration and character development! Nothing else like them that I can find!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hattie Ever After

  • By: Kirby Larson
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Kirby Larson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved all of it!

  • By Momcclighthouse on 04-23-18

Such a great story...and great ending!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

We love the story even though we were sad she left MT; we loved the reading of it and even the author's commentary at the end was great! It is educational, inspiring, faith-building and example-setting and I and my 4 children ages 8-15 highly recommend it! Some seemed a bit far-fetched but still great!

  • The War That Saved My Life

  • By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,820

Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada's twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn't waste a minute - she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches for German spies, she begins to trust Susan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Powerful Wonder

  • By Sara on 02-07-17

One of the best books ever

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

What did you love best about The War That Saved My Life?

The combination of a fascinating historical account, plus the psychology of an abused and neglected child, plus a great all-round story makes this one of my favorite books we have ever read! My 4 children were spell-bound on a long car trip and we wanted to keep driving beyond the 7 hours bc we wanted to finish the book! It may be a bit intense for some because of the abuse component.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hattie Big Sky

  • By: Kirby Larson
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

For years, 16-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought, and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends, especially Charlie, fighting in France, through letters and articles for her hometown paper.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly excellent!

  • By Lisa on 06-12-07

We love this book!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

What did you love best about Hattie Big Sky?

We love that she was such an adventurous spirit who made the best out of difficult situations!

Any additional comments?

It was sad in the end but we look forward to the next book!

  • Waterfall

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa T. Bergren
  • Narrated by: Pam Turlow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world? Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaeologist parents. Stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds … until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in 14th-century Italy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Escape!

  • By Drew on 05-23-12

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

My 4 children and I listened to this on a school trip driving through Italy and were disappointed because the story was a bit too violent and extremely focused on a relationship that was portrayed as shallow at best. It could've been soooo much better with deeper characters and relationships bc there was some great subject matter and settings! Left even my less mature tween feeling "ugh"

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  • The Shakespeare Stealer

  • By: Gary Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" - or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Jonathan on 08-09-09

A bit gory for some

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I didn't like the depth of evil and sinisterism and gore in some of the parts but thought it was good for understanding that era and some of Shakespere's world.