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  • At Home in the World

  • Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
  • By: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Narrated by: Tsh Oxenreider
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes from a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world. Seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way, she discovers what it truly means to be at home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Having traveled the world as a kid myself.....

  • By kmk on 07-31-17

Awaken your own wanderlust

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Tsh's family story was already familiar to me as I listen to her podcast and follow her blog, but I couldn't wait to hear more details in At Home in the World. Tsh doesn't disappoint. She doesn't shy away from describing the difficulties of traveling around the world with 3 children, but her focus is on the amazing experiences they have, the similarities they see amongst people from wildly different cultures and the way they all grow (grownups included) over the course of their 9 months of travel. Not all authors can successfully perform the audio for their own books, but Tsh has a wonderful voice perfect for narrating her own story.

Favorite quote: "Tea drinking is a liturgy of comfort, and we partake of it everywhere in the world. It's a ceremony of simplicity, nourishment for both the nomads in foreign teahouses and homebodies in their beds."

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718

Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Shockingly bad narration

  • By Matthew on 10-09-13

Great book but the performance is lacking

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

I love The Secret Garden. It's a long-time favorite of mine. The narrator gave an ok performance. It wasn't poor enough to make me stop reading, but I felt she was missing the emotion behind the words.