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  • Ep. 1: Marley's Ghost (A Christmas Carol)

  • By: Charles Dickens, R.D. Carstairs
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On a freezing, bleak Christmas Eve in London, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting house, resenting the holiday and all who celebrate it. But, contrary to what he has planned for, Mr. Scrooge won't be spending the evening alone. He's about to get a visit from a very old friend--one he thought he'd never see again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very nice radio drama

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 11-30-18

Recommend for 8-πŸ‘΅πŸΌπŸ§“πŸΌelder

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Love the way Charles Dickens wrote this.
Even so, I would recommend this for 8 an up. Jacob Marley was a little scary. Love, defiantly get.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like it

  • By Yolanda Solecki on 10-06-16

Yes, amaze!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

What did you like?
I liked Greg’s realness, I could relate is it in some ways. Also great for kids, definitely buy this book and books in this series.πŸ˜ƒ

  • Auggie & Me

  • Three Wonder Stories
  • By: R. J. Palacio
  • Narrated by: Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder sequels ❀️

  • By M Scott Doughty on 10-27-15

Auggie, Julien, Chris, Charlotte, and me.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the book Auggie & Me. Upon reading the book Wonder I always wondered WHY Julian was so mean! I really think that these short point of view almkst change the whole way of looking at the book Wonder. In a GOOD way. I still feel like Julian doesn't have any excuse for what he do but I understand more about him.
With the Pluto chapters Chris had almost NO connection with Beacher Prep. Even so, it shows how hard it is to be friends with Auggie. It also shows Auggie's life before. Ya see, in Beacher Prep no one really talked about how hard it was to be Auggie's friend. Jack, and Summer didn't and no one else was Auggie's friend.
Finally, Shingaling shows Charlotte. Charlotte never went out of her way to be nice. It also shows the POV from a girls perspective. Most main characters are boys, I think that's ok but I wanted the to be more girls POV. Finally, it shows that there was A TON more things (that Auggie didn't know). You'll find this out of you listen this audiobook.
Is A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!¡:-D πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜„:-)
Also good for a classroom.

  • Matilda

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,746
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,743

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Childhood Memories

  • By Dylan on 05-19-16

Love!! πŸ’—

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I absolutely love Ronald Dalh books, strongly suggest. I especially like Ms. Kate Winslet. I hope you buy this book because it is amazing πŸ˜‰ .

  • The Worry Trick

  • How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It
  • By: David Carbonell PhD
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 413

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all. Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow!

  • By nf on 10-05-17

Wait? How am I supposed to stop worry?

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I am someone who is sensitive and worries, my doctor mom got this book for me. It is ok. I have gotten better with worrying, but as I said this book is ok, it talks about my fears and made me more nervous. I gave the performance four stars because the narrator is quite good. Sadly, I had high hopes for this book, I hope the author will take a step back and look about what they can write to help us stop worry. Or ways for us to stop it before it gets out of control.

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  • Double Down

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 11
  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. The only thing he's good at is playing video games, but his mother wants him to broaden his horizons by doing something - anything! - else. When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he's got big-time talent. With the help of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie and become rich and famous in the process. But is doubling down on moviemaking a smart plan? Or is it just a recipe for doubling Greg's troubles?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for your kids

  • By Dane Beck on 01-05-17

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I really like this book, it’s a good book for a road trip because it makes you laugh a ton and replay it over and over. Greg is a funny person since he always has things going wrong. I applaud Jeff Kinney for writing these really good books. The reason that I took one star away from the story is because the gross part with the candy corn and the pig. Although with me skipping that part it’s a great story. My finale thing is Ramon De Ocampo, I think he does a great job voicing the carecters, he does a good job making the story even better than it already was.



  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,231

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy-pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fanciful fun for five-year-olds

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-14

Loved It!!

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

What did you like?
I like a ton of things, my favorite part was when Charlie found the money and saw “a flash of gold”. Thank you Roald Dahl for making a wonderful story.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74,360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67,509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67,464

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • outstanding story told brilliantly

  • By mckobnzzc on 09-21-18

I πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’• it SOOOOOOO much❣️

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Amaze! Love this book so much, couldn’t stop reading it. I saved up for this book and it was tots worth it. Read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

  • I Survived, Book 7
  • By: Lauren Tarshis
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In 1863 the Civil War is raging throughout the country. Eleven-year-old Henry has been on the sidelines so far - but the events of a hot July week in Pennsylvania are about to change his life forever. Does he have what it takes to survive the Battle of Gettysburg?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 04-19-18

“Hi Tomas.” -Birdie

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I love every book on the IS series. Lauren Tarshis words throw me into the book, I also think that the narration is incredible and the people who have done it have amazing voices. They know when to be deep and when to be fast. I loved it and I hope Mrs. Tarshis writes more books.