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Publisher's Summary

Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

- Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

Annotated for modern listeners

The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto your list of all-time personal favorites!

©2014 Daniel H. Vimont (P)2014 Daniel H. Vimont

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Five Stars All The Way!

Daniel has a melodious, literate voice. He understands how to read with rhythm and tempo. He does not rush his words. A real joy!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I called an got credit for this book, because the narrator spoke so quietly I couldn't hear half the stories. I know how to work a volume control control other books I've never had a problem hearing the narrator but this one was really bad

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  • Bubba
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 01-08-15

Great stories can be ruined by a bad reading

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator would have made the difference for me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Tales of Hope and Courage?

Behrman's masterpiece was very unexpected.

How could the performance have been better?

Well, I feel the acting of the voices was very much over acted. He was loudly over emphasizing words then, for overly dramatic effects he would whisper. Several times, I had to turn up the volume really high because his voice was so soft and then unexpectedly, he would almost shout. I still don't know what happens at the very end of Jack London's "To Build a Fire".

It was like taking Tony Robbins word emphasis, giving it to William Shatner then telling him to read it to children around the fireplace. Very awkward.

What character would you cut from Classic Tales of Hope and Courage?

I wouldn't cut any character from this book.

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Too Bad!

What did you like best about Classic Tales of Hope and Courage? What did you like least?

Great stories grossly overacted by the reader.

What did you like best about this story?

Could not get through the first story - presentation too painful to listen to.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Daniel H. Vimont?

Almost anyone

Was Classic Tales of Hope and Courage worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

Don't bother

0 of 1 people found this review helpful