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  • The Cottage at Bantry Bay

  • By: Hilda Van Stockum
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

This book, written in 1938, offers a vivid picture of an Ireland that has all but disappeared. The O'Sullivan family invite the reader to share their many homely adventures. Michael and Brigid brave the wilds and gypsies on an errand for their injured father and come home with a new friend; twins Liam and Francie keep everyone hopping; Mother and Father draw the family together with story-telling, warmth and humor. Then Michael and Brigid find a treasure which changes the course of things for all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun tales of a 1930s Irish family

  • By DabOfDarkness on 02-22-15

👎🏻

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I liked the book, but the reader did a horrible job. She sounded like a computer.

  • Paint the Wind

  • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A puzzling photograph, a box filled with faded toy horses, and a single fractured memory are all that Maya has left of her mother. In Grandmother's house in California, she lives like a captive, tethered by Grandmother's rules: no talk of her mother, no friends, no foolishness of any kind...until a shocking event changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For horse lovers

  • By Rob on 03-19-08

Good story

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

By nes: the story was well written and had a fun plot. The characters grew throughout the book. However, the reader was kind of whiny and did not have the best voice, but the was good at making the voices sound believable. By NES. Age 10

  • The Penderwicks in Spring

  • The Penderwicks, Book 4
  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Siblings in Sync

  • By Trent Williams on 06-14-15

Good writing

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I enjoyed the penderwicks in spring, although I liked the first three better. The obsession with dogs gets annoying and I did not care for Ben or Lidia.

  • The Penderwicks

  • A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
  • By: Jeanne Birdsall
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806

This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel's sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel's owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Happy Accident

  • By Neily on 01-14-13

Fun

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

Reviewed: 06-23-18

I liked this book, it’s a fun beginning to the series and well written. By Nina