Saturday, January 6, 2018
I'm not permitted to share my full reviews for AudioFile Magazine, but here are snippets and links to my recent reviews. It's quite a disparate collection of titles!
By: Ann Bausum
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Recorded Books, 2017
Narrator Karen Chilton echoes the determination of Civil Rights activists in Mississippi's often overlooked but hugely influential March against Fear in 1966.
By: Kenneth Grahame
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
Brilliance Audio, 2017
Award-winning narrator Simon Vance has the perfect English accent for this 1908 classic featuring four anthropomorphized friends: Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger. The Wind in the Willows was one of my childhood favorites. It's a perfect book for shared family listening in the car. I've listened to excerpts of several other versions of this audio book, and I believe that Simon Vance's recording may be the new standard by which others are judged.
By: F. C. Yee
Narrated by: Nancy Wu
Length: 8 hrs and 42 minsRecorded Books, 2017
Once Genie Lo's only concerns were college applications--that is, until the ancient Chinese Monkey King leapt upon her Silicon Valley school desk in the form of the scandalously handsome rebel Quentin Sun.
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Little Brown , 2018 Here is an excerpt from my starred review of A Big Mooncake for L...
Kulling, Monica. 2010. All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine . Ill. by Bill Slavin. Ontario, CA: Tundra. One of the things that I love a...
Lowry , Lois. 1993. The Giver . New York: Random House Audio. ISBN 0807286095. Plot Summary: Jonas is about to turn twelve years old - an a...
Nelson, Kadir. 2008. We are the ship: The story of Negro League Baseball . New York: Jump at the Sun. If you have ever watched Ken Burns...