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Book Details:


Duration: 6 hours, 8 minutes


Writer: L. Frank Baum


Publisher: January 2002


Narrators: David Thorn, A Full Cast


Rating: 4 / 5


Summary:

A patchwork doll comes to life, and Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, and a host of new characters have enchanting adventures in the land of Oz.

After a doll made out of a patchwork quilt is brought to life by a magician, she must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims into motionless statues. A boy, the Patchwork Girl, and Bungle the glass cat go on a mission to find the ingredients for a charm that will transform the people back to life.

Familiar Oz characters and delightful new creatures join in the whimsical adventures that take place in the magical land of Oz. The Munchkin boy, Ojo, and all the Oz Characters, including a few new ones like the Patchwork Girl and the Glass Cat, join in the search for the magic Powder of Life. Ojo’s beloved Unk Nunkie has accidentally been changed into a marble statue and Ojo needs certain things for the potion that will restore Unc Nunkie to life. Looking for the ingredients for the Powder, the travelers, including Princess Dorothy and Toto (of Wizard of Oz fame), The Tin Woodman, Jack Pumpkinhead, The Scarecrow, The Hungry Tiger and the Cowardly Lion search far and wide to help Ojo. Unexpected trials force the group back to Princess Ozma of Oz and the Wizard of Oz who finally get things sorted out.

Table of Contents
Chapter 01: Ojo and Unc Nunkie
Chapter 02: The Crooked Magician
Chapter 03: The Patchwork Girl
Chapter 04: The Glass Cat
Chapter 05: A Terrible Accident
Chapter 06: The Journey
Chapter 07: The Troublesome Phonograph
Chapter 08: The Foolish Owl and the Wise Donkey
Chapter 09: They Meet the Woozy
Chapter 10: Shaggy Man to the Rescue
Chapter 11: A Good Friend
Chapter 12: The Giant Porcupine
Chapter 13: Scraps and the Scarecrow
Chapter 14: Ojo Breaks the Law
Chapter 15: Ozma’s Prisoner
Chapter 16: Princess Dorothy
Chapter 17: Ozma and Her Friends
Chapter 18: Ojo is Forgiven
Chapter 19: Trouble with the Tottenhots
Chapter 20: The Captive Yoop
Chapter 21: Hip Hopper the Champion
Chapter 22: The Joking Horners
Chapter 23: Peace is Declared
Chapter 24: Ojo Finds the Dark Well
Chapter 25: They Bribe the Lazy Quadling
Chapter 26: The Trick River
Chapter 27: The Tin Woodman Objects
Chapter 28: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

AUTHOR
L. Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), born in Chittenango, New York, was a journalist, dramatist, and writer best known for his fantasies about the land of Oz, the first being The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). The success of this book led to his writing thirteen sequels. He wrote about sixty books in all, mostly for children.

COMMENTARY
Reviews for Alcazar AudioWorks’ production of The Patchwork Girl of Oz
“Alcazar Audio Works provides a delightfully directed full-cast reading of Baum’s seventh novel set in Oz. A poor Munchkin boy named Ojo teams up with Ozma, Dorothy, the Wizard, a quilted patchwork girl named Scraps, and the rest of the wondrous characters to save Ojo’s uncle from a wicked wizard’s spell. The uncredited narrator reads with a beautiful English accent as a team of actors plays the colorful characters. Without using any sound effects, the cast brings the characters and Baum’s story to life. One character, a lazy man of Quadling country, is given a surfer-dude accent, and Baum’s words are updated to amusing but incongruous effect. Listeners of all ages will enjoy this whimsical fantasy. S.E.S. 2005 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]”

“”Unabridged, [but] adapted for cast read”” is such a droll description. What we have here is a masterfully executed re-telling of L. Frank Baum’s The Patchwork Girl of Oz.

As a child, I knew about The Wizard of Oz. I devoured the book, you see, and was rather disappointed that the movie left so much of the story by the wayside. (Movies tend to do that, I find.) I had a lot of fun reading The Land of Oz, too, but didn’t find out that there were more “”Oz”” books until I had grown up and began reading them to our own brood of munchkins.

I am a little wary of “”adaptations,”” but there’s nothing to fear with this one, by Alcazar Audioworks. It’s a little like hearing the tale read by a master storyteller, only better, because with its cast of twenty-three voice actors (twenty-four, if you count the narrator), each character definitely has an individual voice. This is “”Reader’s Theater”” at its best!

Ojo, a young Munchkin, is forced into a heroic (or perhaps “”problem-solving”” would be better) role when his beloved “”Unk Nunkie”” is accidentally turned into a marble statue, along with the Crooked Wizard’s wife. It will take the Crooked Wizard six years of wearisome effort to come up with the antidote… but Ojo and odd (I use that term advisedly) and assorted companions set out on a journey to find a more timely solution.

Our children were delighted with this dramatic reading, begging for another CD to be put on when one ended, and since we were suffering through a “”sick day”” they had the luxury of listening all the way through at one sitting. The only eye-rolling I noticed was at intervals, when something would go wrong and Ojo would bemoan his fate as “”the unluckiest Munchkin”” in the land of Oz. He finds, I’m happy to say, that luck has little to do with tackling a problem, and friends can help you overcome the worst of circumstances. But if I say too much more, I’ll give away the story!

Dorothy and Toto, from The Wizard of Oz, make a reappearance in this story, and we were happy to run into other characters we remember fondly from other Oz tales, as well as make the acquaintance of several new ones, the Patchwork Girl and the Glass Cat among them.

Caution: The story contains magic, wizards, and a (“”good””) sorceress, for those who avoid such things in their reading.
Highly recommended.
Reviewed By: Virginia Jones – EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online

This was a very sweet story and presented in a marvelous way. The people at Alcazar AudioWorks, who produced this version, incorporated a number of actors and actresses and really brought this piece to life in a unique way. The narrator, an English gentleman, was terrific and very easy to listen to. The acting in all the other parts was very good, as well.

It’s also an excellent value, as the package included 6 CDs of content. I’ll be looking for other things from Alcazar, after enjoying this one!
Listener Review – Amazon.com

Most of the audio books I’ve heard were simply read. Some of the the readers are more creative and try to make the spoken parts sound like different people. This book actually has different people doing the spoken parts! It really brings the book to life. The man reading the rest of the story has a wonderful voice. I could listen to him for hours! I already have.

I played the first chapter for my friend’s 8 year old son. He was completely captured by the story and the way it was read. He wanted to hear more. Guess what he’s getting for Christmas?

I highly recommend this book. I hope this company does more of these! I’ll be watching for them.
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Best Audiobooks Mystery and Fantasy King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle Free Audiobooks for iPhone Mystery and Fantasy


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Duration: 11 hours, 32 minutes


Writer: Howard Pyle


Publisher: January 2006


Narrators: David Thorn


Rating: 5 / 5


Summary:

Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous Knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the Magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting, and knightly jealousies played out in grand style. Even in our present day, these stories last and challenge us to be our best, truthful, brave, and always wanting to right wrongs to those who cannot speak up for themselves.

Table of Contents:
Book One: The Book of King Arthur
Part I: The Winning of Kinghood
Chapter 01: How Sir Kay did Combat in a Great Tournament at London Town and of How He Break His Sword. Likewise, How Arthur Found a New Sword For Him
Chapter 02: How Arthur Twice Performed the Miracle of the Sword Before Sir Ector and of How His Birthright Was Discovered Unto Him
Chapter 03: How Several Kings and High Dukes Assayed to Draw the Sword Out of the Anvil and How They Failed. Likewise How Arthur Made the Assay and Succeeded Therein

Part II: The Winning of a Sword
Chapter 01: How There Came a Certain Wounded Knight Unto the Court of King Arthur, How a Young Knight of the King’s Court Sought To Avenge Him and Failed and How the King Thereupon Took That Assay Upon Himself
Chapter 02: How King Arthur Fought With the Sable Knight and How He Was Sorely Wounded. Likewise How Merlin Brought Him Safe Away From the Field of Batttle
Chapter 03: How King Arthur Found a Noble Sword In a Very Wonderful Manner. And How He Again Fought With It and Won That Battle

Part III: The Winning of a Queen
Chapter 01: How King Arthur Went to Tintagalon with Four of His Court, and How He Disguised Himself for a Certain Purpose
Chapter 02: How King Ryence Came to Cameliard and How King Arthur Fought With the Duke of North Umber
Chapter 03: How King Arthur Encountered Four Knights and of What Befell Thereby
Chapter 04: How the Four Knights Served the Lady Guinevere
Chapter 05: How King Arthur Overcame the Enemies of King Leodegrance, and How His Royalty Was Proclaimed
Chapter 06: How King Arthur Was Wedded in Royal State and How the Round Table Was Established

Book Two: The Book of Three Worthies
Part I – The Story of Merlin
Chapter 01: How Queen Morgana le Fay Meditated Evil Against King Arthur and How She Sent a Damsel Beguile the Enchanter, Merlin
Chapter 02: How Merlin Journeyed With Vivien Unto the Valley of Foyousness and How He Builded for Her a Castle at That Place. Also, How Her Taught Her the Wisdom of Magic and of How She Compassed His Downfall Thereby
Chapter 03: How Queen Morgana le Fay Returned to Camelot and to the Court With Intent to Do Ill Will to King Arthur, Also How King Arthur and Others Went a-Hunting and of What Befell Thereby
Chapter 04: What Befell Sir Accalon, and How King Arthur Fought an Affair-at-Arms With Swords, and How He Came Nigh to Losing His Life Thereby

Part II: The Story of Sir Pellias
Chapter 01: How Queen Guinevere Went a-Maying and of How Sir Pellias Took Upon Him a Quest in Her Behalf
Chapter 02: How Sir Pellias Overcame a Red Knight, Hight Sir Adresack, and of How He Liberated XXII Captives From That Knight
Chapter 03: How Sir Pellias Did Battle With Sir Engamore, Otherwise the Knight of the Green Sleeves, and of What Befell the Lady Ettard
Chapter 04: How Queen Guinevere Quarrelled With Sir Gawaine, and How Sir Gawaine Left the Court of King Arthur For a While
Chapter 05: How Sir Gawaine Met Sir Pellias and How He Promised to Aid Him With the Lady Ettard
Chapter 06: How the Lady of the Lake Took Back Her Necklace From Sir Pellias

Part III: The Story of Sir Gawaine
Chapter 01: How a White Hart Appeared Before King Arthur, and How Sir Gawaine and Gaheris, His Brother, Went in Pursuit Thereof, and of What Befell Them in That Quest
Chapter 02: How King Arthur Became Lost in the Forest, and How He Fell Into a Very Singular Adventure in a Castle Unto Which He Came
Chapter 03: How King Arthur Overcame the Knight-Enchanter, and How Sir Gawaine Manifested the High Nobility of His Knighthood

AUTHOR
Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.-Amazon.com

COMMENTARY
Reviews for Alcazar AudioWorks’ production of King Arthur and His Knights
If one is ready to take the plunge into intricate and antiquated language and to attend to the genealogy of each character and the minute details of each episode, then one will come away highly satisfied and steeped in knowledge of Arthur’s early years. David Thorn is a masterful narrator. As his accent transports us to the British Isles, his pacing and conversational tone provide an intimate link to the characters. Thorn’s characterizations are distinctive. He creates an ethereal Merlin, mystical Ladies from the Lake, an unassuming yet regal Arthur, a scheming Morgan le Fay, and a gracious Sir Pellias. From the moment Arthur is entrusted to Merlin until the quest for the white hart, the stories are riveting. A.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, an unabridged book-on-CD set (ah, how that word “”unabridged”” reassures and satisfies the avid bibliophile), didn’t get a hearing at our house for the longest time. Every time I suggested putting it on, while washing dishes or folding laundry or during quiet times for drawing or sculpting with clay or other busy-hand endeavors–every time I said, “”Let’s listen to King Arthur,”” our youngest would groan and protest bitterly. Since such a listening time is supposed to be pleasurable and not torture, I’d put something else on.

At last I had wit enough to ask, “”Why?”” We had read aloud other books by Howard Pyle with great success, among them Men of Iron, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and a book of original fairy tales. I thought perhaps our youngest had stumbled across the two volumes we have of King Arthur stories by Pyle, and fallen in the reading. The language is elegant, but definitely old-fashioned.
The answer surprised me: The biggest strike against Pyle’s King Arthur was the fact that it wasn’t Gerald Morris’ The Squire’s Tale (please see related review). A little sneakiness seemed in order, to avoid bitter protests and stubborn, though passive, resistance to listening.

The next time we had to go somewhere in the car as a family, I put on the first CD, and before anyone quite realized it, we were listening. Youngest groaned, but was told by Dad to settle down. By the time we reached our destination, everyone was caught up in the story of the Sword in the Stone, and the bitter protests were rather in the other direction (as in, “”You can’t turn it off now!””)
David Thorn does his usual marvelous job of bringing the story to life. He has a rich, melodious voice, well-suited to Pyle’s flowing narrative. The author’s old-fashioned language (what youngest refers to as “”all those thees and thous””), almost an insurmountable barrier to a struggling reader, becomes accessible through Mr. Thorn’s expressive interpretation.

And so we have an exciting story, well-told, with thrilling adventures infused with subtle flashes of humor and irony. There are about eleven and a half hours here, and we’ve enjoyed every moment. I need to mention a couple of nice features: Pleasant music serves to introduce and conclude each chapter, and the chapters are introduced by a pleasant feminine voice, not credited on the CD case, which breaks up the narrative nicely and helps to hold the attention. Each CD comes divided into three-minute tracks, making it easy to find your place again if interrupted.

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has become the preferred listening around our house, lately. Considering all the well-loved options we have on our bookshelf, that is high praise indeed.
Reviewed By: Jean Hall – EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online

An Entertaining Account of Arthur’s Early Days
For a complete adult telling of the stories of King Arthur, listen to Malory or T. H. White, because Pyle’s The Story of King Arthur and His Knights is only the first of his books about Arthur, recounting Arthur’s birth and youth and winning of Excalibur and Guinevere, and then Merlin’s fate and the stories of Sir Pellias and Sir Gawaine. Moreover, Pyle moralizes after the episodes, telling us, for example, that although we may not literally become knights with swords, we may wield truth (Excalibur) and faith (its scabbard).

Pyle assumes a vivid and muscular “medieval” style, as when Arthur jousts a knight “out of his saddle like a windmill-whirling in the air and smiting the earth so that the ground shuddered beneath him.” Or as when Arthur delivers some justice: “At this, the face of that knight fell all pale, like to ashes, and he emitted a sound similar to the sound made by a hare when the hound lays hold upon it. Then King Arthur catched him very violently by the arm, and he catched the locket and brake it away from about the knight’s neck, and upon that the knight shrieked very loud, and fell down upon his knees and besought mercy of the King, and there was great uproar in that place.”

And the Story of King Arthur has plenty of exciting and humorous moments and scenes of sublime wonder and beauty. And knights, wizards, faeries, dastards, damsels, hermits, quests, enchantments, disguises, combats, loves, hates, oaths, betrayals, humiliations, machinations, and glorifications. Despite Pyle’s exaltation of Arthur and company, they are often humanly proud, foolish, seducible, and violent. And Thorn reads all with energy and accuracy.
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Best Audiobooks Kids D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Edgar Parin D’Aulaire Free Audiobooks for iPhone Kids


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Duration: 4 hours, 13 minutes


Writer: Edgar Parin D’Aulaire


Publisher: November 2012


Narrators: Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner


Rating: 4.18 / 5


Summary:

Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick

Here are the immortals of Olympus—the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece—as freshly described as if they were alive today.

Mighty Zeus with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot. . . these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

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Duration: 11 hours, 50 minutes


Writer: Howard Pyle


Publisher: January 2006


Narrators: David Thorn


Rating: 2.33 / 5


Summary:

Howard Pyle’s exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of Outlaws who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor, and deserved misdeeds for the pompous and haughty rich.

Table of Contents:
Author’s Preface
Chapter 01: How Robin Hood Came to Be an Outlaw
Chapter 02: Robin Hood and the Tinker
Chapter 03: The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town
Chapter 04: Will Stutely Rescued by His Companions
Chapter 05: Robin Hood Turns Butcher
Chapter 06: Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair
Chapter 07: How Little John Lived at the Sheriff’s
Chapter 08: Little John and the Tanner of Blyth
Chapter 09: Robin Hood and Will Scarlet
Chapter 10: The Adventure with Midge the Miller’s Son
Chapter 11: Robin Hood and Allan a Dale
Chapter 12: Robin Hood Seeks the Curtal Friar
Chapter 13: Robin Hood Compasses a Marriage
Chapter 14: Robin Hood Aids a Sorrowful Knight
Chapter 15: How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts
Chapter 16: Little John Turns Barefoot Friar
Chapter 17: Robin Hood Turns Beggar
Chapter 18: Robin Hood Shoots Before Queen Eleanor
Chapter 19: The Chase of Robin Hood
Chapter 20: Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne
Chapter 21: King Richard Comes to Sherwood Forest
Epilogue

AUTHOR
Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.-Amazon.com

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Narrator David Thorn breathes fresh life into the classic tales of Robin Hood in this frolic through Sherwood Forest. A faithful rendition of his noble deeds displays the robber’s timeless appeal, overcoming some archaic language and countless references to ale. The songs and ballads, ably performed by Thorn, add to the production’s merit. Individual exploits within this extensive audiobook create plenty of stopping places, as listeners meander leisurely through medieval England. Thorn’s booming voice chronicles the excitement of archery matches and skirmishes with the Sheriff of Nottingham, which make Robin Hood a perennial favorite with adventure lovers. Despite an unassuming package, this audiobook is a stirring retelling of a well-loved story. C.A. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]

Jolly good
Having read, listened to, and viewed multiple versions of the Robin Hood story, this is, to me, the jolliest version. It must be the writing that was used for the Errol Flynn movie, Robin and Marion, and many others since. However, this reading is the best so far. Fun adventures, well told, and well read.
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Good voices. Great pacing.

Our kids (ages 6 up to 14) enjoyed this, asking for it in the car, snagging the Garmin Nuvi to listen in the house. Clear and expressive diction, singing generally OK and sometimes terrific.
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Great presentation of a classic story
The reader, David Thorn, takes his time to evoke moods, gives each character a distinctive voice, and speaks with a classic English accent. I listened to the samples of other readers’ versions. One didn’t create distinctive character voices. Another’s way of reading sounded almost like a sneer to me. A third, while avoiding both these problems, spoke at a pace that moved the story forward (resulting in a recording a full hour shorter than this one), but failed to linger long enough over descriptive passages to evoke the mood of each scene. Howard Pyle’s book is a classic, the first modern (1883) attempt to bring the various Robin Hood ballads together in a single narrative, while preserving the feel of medieval prose–all the more remarkable because Pyle was American, not English. (Pyle is perhaps best-remembered for his painting and drawing. He taught and influenced several other classic illustrators in the “”Brandywine School,”” including N. C. Wyeth. For “”Robin Hood,”” he provided “”medieval”” pen-and-ink drawings and decorations, a perfect marriage of image and text.) This is a book I’ve loved since childhood, and I’m happy to find a reading that does justice to it.
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Best Audiobooks Kids The Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne Free Audiobooks for iPhone Kids


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Duration: 7 hours, 0 minutes


Writer: Nathaniel Hawthorne


Publisher: January 2004


Narrators: David Thorn


Rating: 2.4 / 5


Summary:

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s sequel to A Wonder Book, masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes’ escapades.

Children will enter a world of magic and intrigue as they face ferocious beasts, clever enchantresses, and tricky gods, alongside the greatest heroes of all time. Will Theseus escape from the maze that is guarded by the awful Minotaur – half-man, half-bull? Can Jason steal the Golden Fleece from under the nose and claws of a vicious dragon? Can Odysseus outsmart the witch whose potion has turned his men into pigs? And will Cadmus rescue his sister from the bull who has kidnapped her – and who turns out to be none other than mighty Zeus himself in disguise? Find out in this enchanting retelling of the classic tales, spun by an American master.

Tanglewood Tales include:
1. The Wayside
2. The Minotaur
3. The Pygmies
4. Dragon’s Teeth
5. Circe’s Palace
6. The Pomegranate Seed
7. The Golden Fleece

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Duration: 22 hours, 9 minutes


Writer: Stendhal


Publisher: October 2010


Narrators: Bill Homewood, Andrew Riches


Rating: 3 / 5


Summary:

Young Julien Sorel, the son of a country timber merchant, carries a portrait of his hero Napoleon Bonaparte and dreams of military glory. A brilliant career in the Church leads him into Parisian high society, where, ‘mounted upon the finest horse in Alsace’, he gains high military office and wins the heart of the aristocratic Mlle Mathilde de la Mole. Julien’s cunning and ambition lead him into all sorts of scrapes, but it is the struggle between his passion for two beautiful women – the quixotic Mathilde and the loyal Mme de Rênal – which ultimately decides his destiny.

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Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes


Writer: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley


Publisher: April 2009


Narrators: Nicolas Soames, Jonathan Oliver, Daniel Philpott, Chris Larkin, Alan Smyth


Rating: 4.25 / 5


Summary:

One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life – The Monster – only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster’s plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read. This abridged version with music is an ideal introduction to teenagers, making it a key release in the first year of Naxos AudioBooks’ new series ‘Young Adult Classics’. Comes with an embedded CD-ROM containing A Study Guide and both the abridged and unabridged text.

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Duration: 9 hours, 8 minutes


Writer: Johanna Spyri


Publisher: January 2008


Narrators: A Full Cast, Bobbie Frohman


Rating: 5 / 5


Summary:

Heidi who has been orphaned, is taken from her alpine home with her beloved grandfather by her less than loving aunt to be a companion for a crippled child of a wealthy family in Frankfurt. They become bosom friends but Heidi becomes ill and has to return home, but when her crippled friend comes to the Alps for a visit, well, we don’t want to spoil the story for you.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 01. Up the Mountain to Alm-Uncle
Chapter 02. At Home with Grandfather
Chapter 03. Out with the Goats
Chapter 04. The Visit to Grandmother
Chapter 05. Two Visits and What Came of Them
Chapter 06. A New Chapter about New Things
Chapter 07. Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day
Chapter 08. There is Great Commotion in the Large House
Chapter 09. Herr Sesemann Hears of Things that are New to Him
Chapter 10. Another Grandmother
Chapter 11. Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another
Chapter 12. A Ghost in the House
Chapter 13. A Summer Evening on the Mountain
Chapter 14. Sunday Bells
Chapter 15. Preparations for a Journey
Chapter 16. A Visitor
Chapter 17. A Compensation
Chapter 18. Winter in Dorfli
Chapter 19. The Winter Continues
Chapter 20. News from Distant Friends
Chapter 21. How Life Went on at Grandfather’s
Chapter 22. Something Unexpected Happens
Chapter 23. “”Good-bye Till We Meet Again””

AUTHOR
Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) was a Swiss novelist and short story writer, most known for her children’s literature.

Born in a rural area of Switzerland, Spyri moved to Zurich upon her marriage and in her homesickness, wrote her most famous novel, “”Heidi”” in just a month.

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Heidi is an old friend of mine, one of the first books bought specifically for me and a story I read over and over again as I was growing up. I loved to read about the five-year-old orphan who was dumped on her unknown grandfather by her apparently unloving aunt. I delighted in watching her play with the goats and goatherd, develop a relationship with the old man, and grow into a strong, young mountain girl. With every reading, I grew irritated with the aunt when she reappeared and interrupted their idyllic life, taking Heidi away to live with a wealthy family in a distant city, and rejoiced when surprising events made the way for my young friend to return home again.

There is more to the story, of course, and I still love it all, so I was genuinely intrigued when I received this unabridged recording from Alcazar AudioWorks. I had hopes that it would prove to be a delightful option to pulling out my own, worn, copy of the book, and it did! Bobbie Frohman does a wonderful job of reading the story, adjusting her voice slightly to present the various characters. Outstanding!
Reviewed By: Rena Arlen – EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online

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Duration: 10 hours, 4 minutes


Writer: L.M. Montgomery


Publisher: January 2006


Narrators: Susan McCarthy


Rating: 4.73 / 5


Summary:

Anne is adopted by the Cuthberts even after a great mistake at the orphanage. But the frail red-headed young girl stays, even though not wanted at first. She is raised strictly but lovingly by the Cuthberts whose world is set upside down by her wonderful, creative and sometime crazy and eccentric ways. In the end, she gives them endless joy as she grows into womanhood.

Table of Contents:
Chapter I – Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised
Chapter II – Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter III – Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter IV – Morning at Green Gables
Chapter V – Anne’s History
Chapter VI – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
Chapter VII – Anne Says Her Prayers
Chapter VIII – Anne’s Bringing-Up Is Begun
Chapter IX – Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
Chapter X – Anne’s Apology
Chapter XI – Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School
Chapter XII – A Solemn Vow and Promise
Chapter XIII – The Delights of Anticipation
Chapter XIV – Anne’s Confession
Chapter XV – A Tempest in the School Teapot
Chapter XVI – Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
Chapter XVII – A New Interest in Life
Chapter XVIII – Anne to the Rescue
Chapter XIX – A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
Chapter XX – A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
Chapter XXI – A New Departure in Flavorings
Chapter XXII – Anne is Invited Out to Tea
Chapter XXIII – Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
Chapter XXIV – Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
Chapter XXV – Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
Chapter XXVI – The Story Club Is Formed
Chapter XXVII – Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
Chapter XXVIII – An Unfortunate Lily Maid
Chapter XXIX – An Epoch in Anne’s Life
Chapter XXX – The Queens Class Is Organized
Chapter XXXI – Where the Brook and River Meet
Chapter XXXII – The Pass List Is Out
Chapter XXXIII – The Hotel Concert
Chapter XXXIV – A Queen’s Girl
Chapter XXXV – The Winter at Queen’s
Chapter XXXVI – The Glory and the Dream
Chapter XXXVII – The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
Chapter XXXVIII – The Bend in the Road

AUTHOR
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942), was a Canadian writer of novels, short stories and poetry. Most of Montgomery’s novels take place on Prince Edward Island in Canada, and she has brought lasting fame to her home.

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Of course, we’ve loved Anne-with-an-e and her adventures for a long time. We were first introduced to her through a mini-series on videotape, and we fell in love with this intrepid character who rose from neglected orphanhood to become a source of pride and a support to her adoptive family, bringing them joy along the way.

From that early introduction, which left us wanting more, we turned to the books, beginning with Anne of Green Gables, of course, and working our way through the series. However, the first book remains our favorite.

Now Alcazar Audioworks has released an unabridged reading of Anne of Green Gables.

(I just love audiobooks, especially when they are well-produced and read with skill and enthusiasm. I’ve always loved being read-to, from my earliest years, and with audiobooks I can be among the listeners once more. In addition, audiobooks allow us to listen while accomplishing other tasks: washing dishes, folding laundry, picking up, even artwork or handcrafts.)

Susan McCarthy does a wonderful job of reading, infusing Anne with enthusiasm, Marilla with proper stiffness, even bewilderment at this whirlwind responsibility she’s taken on, expressing Matthew’s shy kindness. It’s a pleasure to follow Anne’s fortunes and follies from the beginning to the end of the book. As a matter of fact, when we reached the last CD in this particular set, rather than going on to another book, we decided to listen all over again!

I think we just might be kindred spirits.

If you don’t recognize that reference, you really ought to make Anne’s acquaintance. Alcazar Audioworks’ Anne of Green Gables would make a delightful starting place.
Reviewed By: Jean Hall – EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online

Quotes about Anne of Green Gables
“”The sweetest creation of child life yet written.”” (Mark Twain)

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Duration: 4 hours, 34 minutes


Writer: Wilhelm Grimm


Publisher: March 2012


Narrators: Rebecca Burns


Rating: 3.71 / 5


Summary:

Collected and published by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s, ‘Snow White’ is a classic and timeless tale. The jealous queen’s multiple attempts to take the beautiful Snow White’s life are foiled by the sympathetic dwarfs. Eventually, Snow White gets her happily ever after with the prince, while the queen receives her comeuppance.Included in this book are twenty more tales from the Grimm Brothers’ collection and by Charles Perrault:CinderellaRumpelstiltskinThe Fisherman and His WifeThe Sleeping Beauty in the WoodHans in LuckThe Golden BirdLittle Red Riding HoodKing ThrushbeardRapunzelThe FairiesHansel and GretelThe Galant TailorSnow White and Rose RedThe RavenThe Brother and SisterRicky of the TuftThe Twelve BrothersThe Frog PrinceLittle Tom ThumbThe Golden Goose

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