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  • Bull

  • By: David Elliott
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Korey Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have listeners reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two horns up!

  • By Katrina on 02-08-18

Two horns up!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

The male reader is so good and does a good job overall delineating the different characters, although I’d still like to hear it with a full cast. The female reader is not as good and sounds like she was recorded in a cave.

The book is a lot of fun, but the tragedy is also fully developed. The variety of poetic styles used by the different characters is effective, sort of Shakespeare meets hip hop. It’s a great fit for audio.

  • Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

  • By: Emma Walton Hamilton, Julie Andrews
  • Narrated by: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton share a diverse mix of their most beloved poems, songs and lullabies in this timeless audio treasury. Brought to life with James McMullan's stunning watercolor paintings included in a bonus pdf, this anthology features nine themed sections, and nearly 100 poetry selections from a wide range of talent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love it

  • By Connie on 03-09-18

Eh

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

The poems are on the sappy side. Julie Andrews is as wonderful a reader as you’d expect, but her daughter reads almost half and isn’t as good.