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Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery (Classical Kids) by Douglas Cowling (2003-01-01)

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Narrated by: Barbara Budd,Richard Binsley,Colm Feore
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Publisher's Summary

Katarina, a young violinist, arrives at the Pietà orphanage where Antonio Vivaldi was music director. Aided by Giovanni the gondolier, she searches throughout Venice for clues to her mysterious past.

Over two dozen excerpts, including Vivaldi’s best-loved "Four Seasons" (with real sound effects), guitar piccolo and trumpet concertos. Also featured are many of the violin pieces played by young violinists today.

©1991 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment (P)1991 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment

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Ruined by Audible

Why did they decide to randomly say “Chapter X” in the middle of sentences and totally ruining in the story. Will be going elsewhere from now on. Amazon, Pls fix, thx

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horrible interruptions. some mid-word.

fantastic story. it's just the interruptions mid word or sentence that are so frustrating. please fix this.

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We love the Classical Kids Stories BUT

I am extremely disappointed that Amazon felt the need to pull these stories from Amazon music and add them to Audible. The only difference other than the charge for the "book" is terrible chapter number interruptions in random places in the story. The stories are great, but the need to now charge for them just for the added horrible interruption is despicable.

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Love this series!

We would love if audible offered the rest of this series…these are as timeless as the music of the composers they’re about ✨🎶🎭🎻🎺🎼🎵🎹

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Good vintage kid content

The chapter names are unnecessary and obtrusive but this is still a great listen for families.

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Great recording and story

My kids 3 and 7 were very entertained listening to the story while driving. Highly recommended.

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Why the chapter narration?

The “chapter 1”, “chapter 2” thing is unbelievably annoying. Almost ruins the wonderful story. Please, Amazon, fix it.

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Ugh

I bought this out of nostalgia listening to it as a child. There is an interruption every 2 or 3 minutes announcing the chapters…gnus let sentence in the story. Very disappointing and ruins the listen.

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Bad Chapter Breaks

This version had just awful chapter breaks. They will literally cut off in the middle of a sentence and an obtrusive voice will announce the new chapter. If I remember correctly, the version I listened to as a kid (on cassette) didn’t have any chapters at all. Seriously it’s distracting and almost ruins the story.

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One of my Childhood favorites!

One of my favorites from when I was a kid. The only issue that I have is the guy that does the chapter interruptions. He's monotone and it really clashes with the story because sometimes he interrupts in the middle of a word or sentence. The original version didn't have that, it just told the story.

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Disappointing

Such a shame the original recording has been destroyed with clumsy chapter titles, which often cut across the beautiful music. Otherwise an absolute classic.

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  • 04-12-21

Something from my childhood

The original production allowed me to fall in love with classical music and now I can pass that love to my own children.

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  • Jessica Reichelt
  • 12-28-20

So glad I was able to share this with my kids.

Thankyou!! So glad to find this on here. Was my favourite as a child