Audio Book For Children

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hand Book For Boys - Walter Dean Myers - Audio Book

Hand Book For Boys - Walter Dean Myers: "What you need to do," Kevin said, "is publish a book called Rules for Every Thing." "If I publish a book," Duke said, "I'm going to call it Handbook for Boys." Growing up is tough...really tough.

But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

At Duke's Place, Jimmy and Kevin find out that the handbook isn't written down. It means listening to Duke and his friends talk about their lives. But how can Duke, a senior citizen, understand what it is to be young now?

This Handbook for Boys is a great book for teenagers. One of the main character Jimmy gets in trouble with the law because he is selling drugs to help his mother who cannot help him to get out of jail. And slowly Jimmy is learning about life and the problem in the everyday's people life. This book deserves a lot of credit. And as a teenager himself says: "This book its even funnier than most video games!"

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Tale of Troy, The - Benedict Flynn - Audio Book

Tale of Troy, The - Benedict Flynn : There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege. The Tale of Troy was so important to the ancient Greeks that its author, Homer, became a kind of hero. Long after his death artists, thinkers and ordinary people still look to his tale for inspiration.

This exciting version of the famous story is retold especially for 8-13-year-olds

In mythology, the Trojan War was the last great adventure of the heroic age. Its significance gained a great deal by being a terrific yarn, sexy, violent,funny, tragic and full of memorable
characters plus of course the elements of fantasy and magic, Troy has become a favorite subject
for children between 8 to 13 years. Still and allways a great read.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Ellen Tebbits - Beverley Cleary - Audio Book

Ellen Tebbits - Beverley Cleary : Ellen Tebbits is convinced she'll die of embarrassment if any of the girls at school discover her secret. But then she meets Austine Allen, a new girl in class who's hiding the very same secret, instantly, the two become best friends. They do everything together, from clapping erasers to riding horses.

Ellen quickly learns that embarrassing secrets and pesky troublemakers like Otis Spofford aren't so bad when you have someone special to stick up for you. But then Ellen does something terrible that makes Austine stop speaking to her. Will she ever be able to prove how sorry she is?

This refreshing book nicely portrays what happens in a friendship between two young girls.
Although written in 1951, this book is still actual. Friendship, with its up and down, can survive almost everything as long as its a true one. And this story is about true friendship. I think that lots of children will recognize themselve.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Aardvark Who Wasn't Sure - Jill Tomlinson - Audio Book

The Aardvark Who Wasn't Sure - Jill Tomlinson : Pim is a baby aardvark, with a long, furry nose. He has tiny little claws instead of fingers and toes, and sleeps in a cosy burrow.

But he isn't sure what being an aardvark really means. He asks his mother all sorts of questions, and she decides it is time he found out what being an aardvark is all about.

In his quest to discover the world around him, he meets lots of exotic and interesting animals. There are snakes, cheetahs, elephants and monkeys, and they all have something to teach him.

He's disappointed that aardvarks can't climb trees, but as he learns how to find termites, fight predators and build a burrow of his own, Pim realises there are some advantages to being an aardvark after all...

A very lovely story which will please a lot of children I am sure.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Tales from the Norse Legends - Edward Ferrie - Audio Book

Tales from the Norse Legends - Edward Ferrie : The tales of the Norse gods, of the giants, demons, trolls and dwarves, still have the power to fascinate more than a thousand years after they were first told. Here are the stories of the one-eyed god Odin, the all-seeing, who from his throne in Asgard the home of the gods, has to prepare for Ragnarok, the final conflict between good and evil. There are tales too of Tyr the god of war, of the cunning Loki, of Thor the mighty
thunder god and a host of others.

There is so many suspenses and action in these legends as in those who are actually "showed" us. And moreover, they make us think about the sense hidden of their contents. Simply beautiful.

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Other Great Audiobook Sites

Audiobooks are my passion, I listen to them as much as I can. In this blog I talk about kids audios, but there are a few more blogs out there that have audio books as their themes.

Here's one that really has a lot of good books, if you like romance: The Romance Audiobooks Blog. A lot of really hot romance stories there!

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Coriander, I - Sally Gardner - Audio Book

Coriander, I - Sally Gardner : I am Coriander Hobie. I was born in the year of Our Lord 1643, the only child of Thomas and Eleanor Hobie, in our great house on the River Thames in London. Of my early years I remember only happiness. That was before I knew this world had such evil in it, and that my fate was to be locked up in a chest and left to die.

This is my story. This is my life. I looked back into the bedchamber. The floor had become a sea and the bed a ship, seen from a great distance. I could hear voices calling me from Jar away. It was an image that came to haunt me, and I have often wondered what would have happened if I had done as I was told and left the silver shoes alone.

Oh yes ! If we only did as we were told do you think we would be where we are now?

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tales of Irish Myths - Benedict Flynn - Audio Book

Tales of Irish Myths - Benedict Flynn : Here the line between the fantastical and the real is blurred: mortals and immortals live strange entwined lives; nature and high magic exist side by
side. It is Ireland under its old name, Erin, a country of ancient gods with fading powers, who dwell invisible in fairy mound palaces, waiting for a chance to meddle in the affairs of men.

In the Children of Lir, Erin is a land of harsh enchantment and tragedy - even for a sea god, whose innocent children are so cruelly cursed by their foster mother. In the epic tales of Cu Chulainn, it is a proud realm of valiant heroes and near-impossible quests for love. In the stories of Finn Mac Cool Erin is a kingdom of glory where Finn leads his band of warriors, the Fianna, through their perilous adventures in defence of Erin's shores, to a place in Irish legend forever.

By listening to this audio book we realize very quickly that our spirit returns at very high speed to the time when our parents told us legends.

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