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Scott

Garland, TX, United States
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  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • By: Clement Clarke Moore
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

As a boy, every Christmas Eve, my Scottish father, Big Don, introduced my brothers, sister and I to the spirit of Santa Claus by reading aloud "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". Inspired by this wonderous experience as a child, I have continued this family tradition by reading it to my own lovely children. I am forever grateful to Big Don for sharing his incredible gift for storytelling and hope that in some small way I may inspire your children to awaken their belief in Santa through my reading of this classic Christmas poem, written in 1822. Happy Christmas to you all!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic

  • By Amountain on 12-10-16

this reminds me of Christmas when I was a kid

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

Would you consider the audio edition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to be better than the print version?

Absolutely! this version is 1000% better!

What other book might you compare 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to and why?

Christmas Carol, because it was released at the same time.

Have you listened to any of Chris Hendrie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, all of them. This is my favorite though.

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

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night, HO HO HO!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Call of the Wild

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

As a young boy, my Scottish father, Big Don, a fabulous reader, introduced me to the wonderful world of books by reading aloud Jack London's The Call of the Wild. As he read, he immediately brought to life one of the greatest dog stories ever written and rocked my imagination. I fell in love with the world of amazing adventure stories in books and am forever grateful to my dad for this fabulous introduction. I have continued my passion for books by founding and developing audiobookstoLife, a company devoted to bringing wonderful classic books to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Storytelling

  • By Scott on 08-13-14

Great Storytelling

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

Reviewed: 08-13-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Call of the Wild to be better than the print version?

This reading reminded me of the storytelling I got as a child! Excellent reading of a classic book. I was amazed.

What did you like best about this story?

Real life scenarios.

Which character – as performed by Chris Hendrie – was your favorite?

The boy.

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

The end.

Any additional comments?

No.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Long considered the first great American novel, this delightful classic is brought to life by excellent actor Chris Hendrie, who creates scores of memorable characters. This is a tale of a young runaway boy's adventures on the Mississippi River with his friend Jim, a runaway slave. The unlikely pair survive an incredible journey and become the best of friends, overcoming racism and hardships as they search for freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent rendition of Huck Finn

  • By Scott on 08-30-13

Excellent rendition of Huck Finn

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

Reviewed: 08-30-13

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

I love this reading of Huck Finn..... The genius of the narrator really brings to life this classic!

What other book might you compare Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to and why?

Tom Sawyer

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

He brings the characters to life.

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

It made me cry after Huck and Jim finish their travel together dowb the river.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Chris Hendrie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

After the smashing success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, written when he was 23, F. Scott Fitzgerald rocked the literary world with his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, in l925 - a passionate love story about a poor young man's unwavering love for the lovely Daisy, belle of Louisville. Told with extraordinarily beautiful language, Fitzgerald's characters sizzle with vitality and life as Gatsby pursues the love of his life amid the splendor of his Long Island estate by throwing truly amazing parties set to the music of the Jazz Age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Reading of Gatsby

  • By Scott on 08-30-13

Great Reading of Gatsby

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

Reviewed: 08-30-13

What did you love best about The Great Gatsby?

This has been a great reading of a classic! Very Lovely!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Gatsby?

When Gadsby realizes who he really is.

Any additional comments?

This is a great reading. it reminded me of the books read to me as a child!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful