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Believer

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Not impressed

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

Reviewed: 23-08-2019

Didn't get past the first chapter... just found the narration to be dry, lifeless and simply unappealing. I get no joy from being so harsh towards someone else's hard work and performance, however I feel I need to be honest in my opinion. Thankfully I could return it and swap for a version with a different narrator.

Boring without the physical book to view.

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

Reviewed: 13-08-2019

Would be great if used in conjunction with the physical book but terribly boring when only listening to it.
The narration and sound effects are great but there's just not enough words or descriptions to construct enough imagination to make it enjoyable. At least that's what myslef and my 4 children (ages 5 - 10 years) thought.

Great stories, fantastic value.

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

Reviewed: 22-05-2019

My kids (10,9,7,5) listened to this over a 3 day-straight period when we all had a nasty flu. It was a life saver as it gave them something to concentrate on both distracting from their symptoms and from niggling at each other too much. They love the stories (as do all Enid Blyton's work) and it was nice to hear lost of information on animals and farming.
My only criticisms are that there was an occasional error in information presented (eg. snakes being referred to as poisonous rather than venomous) and a silly personal dislike of one of the main characters names - Tammylan - it just didn't sit well with me, although it didn't seem to bother the kids. All I'm all it was a well spent $15.

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Hooked on The Box Car Children

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2019

Our kids (4,6,8,10) loved the story and are now hooked on the series, so we will continue listening through the books.
We like that the characters are given different voices, it's just a shame that the narrator has gone with some fairly irritating voices for some of the characters. Jessie has a sweet sounding voice and Violet's is neither here nor there but the boys' voices are quite off putting.
Henry sounds a bit rough, it's bareable but just doesn't seem fitting to his character and Benny's voice is just plain irritating and not at all like his character (a sweet little boy).
It's a real shame as a voice can have huge affects on how you perceive a character and my kids now think differently about each character than they would have had they not heard these voice depictions of them.

Lovely story!

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

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

All our kids (4,6,8,10yrs) all thoroughly enjoyed listening, as did I!
We so love to hear about all the old ways of simpler, self sufficient, times; before the distractions of modern life. Especially love how composed "Pa" is and how he makes a touching an effort to be nurturing towards his girls (a rare thing of those days).
Only negative is that a couple of stories (wild animals) gave our littlest one nightmares - so be cautious. However, overall we loved the story and imagine we'll listen to it many times over.

Every married person should read this

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

Reviewed: 03-12-2016

Best marriage advice book I've ever read/heard - only regret is not reading it at the start of (or before) my marriage!

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