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  • The Sacred Band

  • By: Chris Morris, Janet Morris
  • Narrated by: Christopher Crosby Morris
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired lovers and friends, to fight on other days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great telling for a great story

  • By ABmonkey on 28-05-17

Epic Story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-14

What made the experience of listening to The Sacred Band the most enjoyable?

Hearing the characters come to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sacred Band?

When the immortalized cavalry commander Tempus, with his younger partner Niko's squadron, rescue 23 pairs of male lovers from the doomed Sacred Band of Thebes and bring them to the fantasy town of Sanctuary for training and then the angry Fates and Harmonia follow these warriors.

What does Christopher Crosby Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The passion of the characters and all the wonderful action is brought to the forefront, in all its gore and savagery.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself gripped to my seat and edging closer to the speakers. There were some horrific moments that made me eager to hear what was coming next.

  • An Elephant Is on My House

  • And Other Poems by O. D. D. Cummings
  • By: Othen Donald Dale Cummings
  • Narrated by: William Turbett
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This is a collection of offbeat and cheerful poems written by Othen Donald Dale Cummings and narrated by William Turbett. This book is a treasure trove of lyrical and whimsical poetry including: Oh Merry Mockingbird, Three Tigers And A Hot Air Balloon and of course the humorous, An Elephant Is On My House. Kids will love the fifteen adorable poems included in this collection!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zany Poems

  • By Zapple on 25-10-14

Zany Poems

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

Reviewed: 25-10-14

If you could sum up An Elephant Is on My House in three words, what would they be?

Zany, imaginative, hilarious.

What other book might you compare An Elephant Is on My House to, and why?

Elias Zapple's Rhymes from the Cabbage Patch - though of course I'm utterly unbiased. Equally zany, though for an older age group.

What does William Turbett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A good sense of rhythm and pacing.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

And you didn't think it would be possible...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anne and Stan's Magical Salt and Pepper Pot Adventures

  • By: Robin Rowles
  • Narrated by: Deanna Llewelyn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Anne and Stan are not your everyday salt and pepper pots (shakers). Their lives encounter a total transformation, when they experience the realization of life! They decide to keep this a secret from their family. It's not long before Anne and Stan have a strong desire to explore the outside world. When a perfect opportunity comes their way, they escape from their kitchen, and go on a magical adventure together. Anne and Stan go on to experience lots of fun, and enjoy lots of challenges, and have great excitement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new world through the eyes of Anne and Stan!

  • By Little Wiltshire on 24-04-16

Crazy Adventures Wonderfully Told

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

Reviewed: 25-10-14

What did you like most about Anne and Stan's Magical Salt and Pepper Pot Adventures?

The imagination of the story, taking mundane items and turning them into something magical and then seeing things from the perspective of salt and pepper pots. Quite endearing.

What other book might you compare Anne and Stan's Magical Salt and Pepper Pot Adventures to, and why?

Melinda Kinsman's Odd Sock's Big Scottish Adventure.

What does Deanna Llewelyn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A warmth and tenderness, full of enthusiasm.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made my slugs and I laugh and smile and desperate to hear more books written by Robin Rowles.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful