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Salt Lake City, Utah United States
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  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • By: Katherine Paterson
  • Narrated by: Robert Sean Leonard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638

Jess Aarons' greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys' side and outruns everyone.That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Together, they create Terabithia, a magical kingdom in the woods where the two of them reign as king and queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't wait to discover this classic

  • By Karen M. Bovenmyer on 08-22-12

Touching wonderful story for children of all ages,

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

The narration was very good and the story is wonderful. This story is for you if you have ever lost a friend regardless of you age. the interview with the author at the end of the book is very enlightening.

  • Stuart Little

  • By: E.B. White
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

This charming little tale, with a gigantic heart, was written by E.B. White, best-known for the perennial favorite Charlotte's Web.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stuart Little is superb!

  • By Brian on 03-04-06

Not to be missed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Wonderful narration by Julie Harris.E B White the master of children literature, good bed time listen for the children to get there imaginations working.

  • A Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales

  • By: The Great Courses, Hannah B. Harvey
  • Narrated by: Hannah B. Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In The Children's Guide to Folklore and Wonder Tales, Dr. Hannah Blevins Harvey unpacks more than 60 of our most beloved stories, fables, fairy tales, and songs from around the world - providing you with a fascinating, in-depth view into the history, context, and deeper meaning of the tales we know and love. As you travel through the catalogs of Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, Oscar Wilde, and so many more, you'll gain profound insights into how and why these stories came to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting material

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-17

Fantastic, Wonderful Performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

People who do not like the Hannah’s performance need to watch the video of this great course. All the great courses are videos first and the the audio track is taken for thes audible releases. Hanna is a children’s story teller and it makes sense that she would use strange voices for kids to enjoy and understand. She is not book narrator but a nationally known story teller. And she is n expert in her field.

I enjoyed the different versions of the folk tales, especially the Sorcerers Apprentice and Beauty and the beast. This is a great series of lectures.

  • The First Four Years

  • Little House, Book 9
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Laura Ingalls Wilder is beginning life with her new husband, Almanzo, in their own little house. Laura is a young pioneer wife now and must work hard with Almanzo, farming the land around their home on the South Dakota prairie. Soon their baby daughter, Rose, is born, and the young family must face the hardships and triumphs encountered by so many American pioneers. And so Laura Ingalls Wilder's adventure as a little pioneer girl ends, and her new life as a pioneer wife and mother begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always good

  • By Ken on 02-28-17

First Draft

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This was a first draft that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, it is not fleshed out like her other books. It was published long after her death and is not in the same vain as her other books. I wish they had never published and left it at book eight.
The other eight books are very enjoyable and worthwhile. The narration was great and enjoyable.

  • Pippi Longstocking

  • By: Astrid Lindgren
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982

If you’ve ever dreamed about a life of absolute freedom, you’ll love this book. First published in 1950, Pippi Longstocking has given generations of kids a vision of days free from chores, bedtime hours, and homework. Now Christina Moore’s delightful unabridged narration gives new life to Pippi’s unconventional, free-spirited adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kids Love It

  • By Mary on 06-13-15

Silly Fun

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Silly book of a child that does not go to school and does what ever comes to mind. Enjoyable narration with the right touch of whimsy. Children have always dreamed of having a life like this with no adult supervision. Much different then today when you have to wail your kids across the empty street to school because it is not safe.oh for a simpler time.

  • These Happy Golden Years

  • Little House, Book 8
  • By: Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 227

Fifteen-year-old Laura lives apart from her family for the first time, teaching school in a claim shanty 12 miles from home. She is very homesick but keeps at it so that she can help pay for her sister Mary's tuition at the college for the blind. During school vacations Laura has fun with her singing lessons, going on sleigh rides, and, best of all, helping Almanzo Wilder drive his new buggy. Friendship soon turns to love for Laura and Almanzo in the romantic conclusion of this Little House book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book not such a good narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-18

Happy golden book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

I have enjoyed these books very much. Cherry Jones is the voice of Laura for me, she brings these books to life with her slightly husky voice. These books capture the prairie as I imagined. Those times were so difficult and they got by on so little, we don’t know how good we have got it.

Step back in time 130 years and live the settlers life.

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  • John Henry

  • Rabbit Ears: A Classic Tale (Spotlight)
  • By: Brad Kessler
  • Narrated by: Denzel Washington
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Denzel Washington reads this larger-than-life tale about the African-American hero who was born with a hammer in his hand. Join John Henry on a scenic journey from cotton country to the wilderness, where he finds men of all colors working together to build a great railroad. In no time, John Henry becomes king of the railroad camps by driving more steel than any man alive. And, in an exciting contest that pits man against machine, he single-handedly out-performs a new-fangled steam drill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Narration, Wonderful Music

  • By Russell Bernard on 08-26-18

Wonderful Narration, Wonderful Music

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-18

These productions by Rabbit Ears are worth the money. B B King is wonderful singing and playing in the background and Denzel Washington is the perfect match for these tall tells. Perfect for bed time stories or introducing kids to great stories that get the imagination spring.

  • Black Beauty

  • By: Anna Sewell
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

In this classic story, set in Victorian England, a well-born colt tells his life story, from his early years in a pleasant meadow to his experiences as an elegant carriage horse and then an overworked cab horse. As he passes from one owner to another, some gentle, some cruel, Black Beauty tells a moving tale of an animal's perspective on the human world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoy the classics with help from narrator.

  • By Amazon Pal on 07-12-14

Kindness is always better than cruealty

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Simon Vance is always worth listening too I have listened to many of his narrations through the years and never been disappointed The story is good and enjoyable I don't understand how this would be called a children s book though I found the subject matter a little bleak and distressing. It was good to understand something about the late 1800 hundreds when most transportation was by horses. I also believe that the way a person treats animals is a big reflection on ones character.this is an enjoyable book but maybe not for a child unless the child is a horse lover..

  • The Enchanted Collection

  • By: Anna Sewell, Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and others
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Simon Vance, Michael Page, and others
  • Length: 40 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

This is a collection meant to be cherished for a lifetime. Whether encountering these cherished tales for the first or the 50th time, listeners will find enchantment in this collection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this collection!

  • By greyseal on 05-14-15

Classic stories with great narrators

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

These are classic stories with great narrators.
I loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland the Michael Page's narration was fun and entertaining.
The Secret Garden Susan Duerden"s narration is very good and should not be missed
Black Beauty and The Wind in the Willows, you cant go wrong with Simon Vance. I have listened to several books with Simon Vance and he is one of the best.
I did not listen to little Women at this time but will in the future. this is a great buy of some of the best books
most of these books can be found in the ClassicAmazon collection this is a good way to get five for the price of one

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

When Mary Lennox's parents die from cholera in India, the spoiled orphan is transplanted to her uncle's 600-year-old gloomy and secretive estate in England. She is certain that she is destined for misery at Misselthwaite Manor. However, she soon discovers an arched doorway into an overgrown garden, locked shut since the death of her aunt 10 years earlier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Secret Garden

  • By ELLEN POAGE on 04-04-16

Wonderful, worth every minute

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I actually listened to a different version of this book in the enchanted collection. This book was free for me, and I would highly recommend it. I listened to some of the narration and it is wonderful. Susan Duerden is the narrator of the other version I listened to. The Amazon classics edition is a good deal, so if you are looking for a good audio version get that one.

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