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  • The Yearling

  • By: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between his beloved pet and his family’s survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous

  • By P. Giorgio on 10-22-13

Kept my 10 year old son very entertained

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

My son listened to this book and loved it, he was completely enthralled and learned some great lessons about the transition from childhood to manhood. A good old fashioned story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pilgrim's Progress

  • From This World to That Which Is to Come
  • By: John Bunyan
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905

For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

  • By Adam on 01-16-15

Beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-16

What a beautiful allegory. I loved the narrator. He made what could have been a hard to listen to story (because of the old style English) exciting. My 4 children 11, 10, 8, and 6 have all enjoyed listening to this story. But I prepped them for it. I read them a children's version called Dangerous Journey and explained it to them. The children's version also had some beautiful pictures with it. Having had this introduction they had no problem listening to this unabridged version. The symbolism is rich and powerful. Highly recommended to all.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Little Women Series: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men, Jo's Boys (4 books in one)

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
  • Length: 37 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Little Women itself “has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth.” Little Women has been read “as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well.” Alcott “combines many conventions of the sentimental novel with crucial ingredients of Romantic children's fiction, creating a new form of which Little Women is a unique model.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very poor editing....

  • By Michelle on 05-07-16

You can't go wrong with this complete series!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

I really enjoyed the voice of narrator, she was easy to listen to. There were some recording mess ups, mostly in Jo's Boys, but it wasn't so bad that I wouldn't recommend this recording. Love that I got all four books in one. Even my 9 year old son loved listening to these stories. They are full of good clean adventure with many virtuous principles and morals being taught.