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  • Caddie Woodlawn

  • By: Carol Ryrie Brink
  • Narrated by: Roslyn Alexander
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

No one would accuse 11-year-old Caddie Woodlawn of being dainty and ladylike. In spite of her mother’s best efforts, Caddie is as wild as the wind, playing freely and rambunctiously with her two brothers in the Wisconsin backwoods. There are rafts to build and trees to climb and pranks to play. Caddie especially likes to watch her friend Indian John build birchbark canoes at the river. Every day seems wide with possibility - as wide as the frontier. But living on the edge of civilization has its risks, too....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for boys and girls alike

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-21-16

Look no further for a timeless & charming story!

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend Caddie anyday! And while the main protagonist is a girl, there are enough other characters- including Caddie's brothers- to satisfy the whole family!

What other book might you compare Caddie Woodlawn to and why?

The story takes place a long time ago, so for a similar feel, try Little Women or The Little House series!

Which scene was your favorite?

My daughter liked the fact that Caddie is a tomboy and that she had many adventures! Once funny scene was when Caddie's uncle played a joke on her and rigged the raft she was riding on fall apart so that she splashed into the water!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This story has tender moments, heart-stopping moments, and everything in-between!

Any additional comments?

Caddie Woodlawn is a likable book with likable characters all the way around! My daughter and I were listening to it together while we dusted her bedroom, and it was entertaining in a way that only the best books can be!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,009
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,912

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Have you met Ove?

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this book is worth listening to!

What did you like best about this story?

Ove is won over by the simple, blundering love and interest of a neighbor.

What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love the voices he gives the characters! Even now, when I remember listening, I hear his voice when I think of Ove.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I know I laughed! :)

Any additional comments?

Those who have not yet met Ove should give this book a try! We all need to be reminded that things & people are not always as they seem at first glance...and that every life is precious.