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  • The Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow

  • By: Kieran Larwood
  • Narrated by: Dan Bottomley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Podkin and his fellow rabbits have been sheltering in Dark Hollow after their battle with Scramashank. Paz tends to the rabbits with sleeping sickness; Crom meets with the war council...Podkin has nothing to do! Frustrated, Podkin goes exploring and discovers an abandoned underground chamber. Armed with the Gift of Dark Hollow, Podkin learns to moonstride, and Paz is rewarded with a magical gift of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exciting and inspiring tale

  • By David on 10-02-19

An exciting and inspiring tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-19

I listened to this with my 8 year old daughter and we loved it. The plot is exciting with an enjoyable and enthralling range of characters - who face danger but succeed by working together. The world of the five realms is gripping and we just couldn’t get enough of it each night. It was difficult to stick to bedtime and lights out because we like it so much. Can’t wait for the next story.

  • The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

  • By: Alex Bell
  • Narrated by: Dan Bottomley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages.... When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition, will they be able to cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read far to fast.

  • By richard on 18-12-18

Exciting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-18

I listened to this story with my eight year old daughter. There is a winning combination of exploration, polar bears, wolves, unicorns and fairies but what she loved was the exciting plot and the characters. We can’t wait for the next book!

  • The Principal

  • Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
  • By: Michael Fullan
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Over the past two decades, Michael Fullan has written influentially about the change that school and district leaders must bring about as formalized achievement standards and new technology transform how schools are run. What he hasn't done until now is explore and discuss in detail how and why the principal's role itself must change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incisive, inspiring and highly relevant

  • By David on 06-04-18

Incisive, inspiring and highly relevant

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-18

A well researched analysis of leadership strategies that make a positive impact in schools and school systems.

There is a good balance between an academic overview of the challenges facing school leaders and practical takeaways for principals/head teachers to put into practice.

The book presents a series of action points that encourage reflection.

  • Chuck Noll

  • His Life's Work
  • By: Michael MacCambridge
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls and presided over one of the greatest football dynasties in history, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s. Later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his achievements as a competitor and a coach are the stuff of legend. But Noll always remained an intensely private and introspective man, never revealing much of himself as a person or as a coach, not even to the players and fans who revered him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must for any Steelers fan

  • By David on 07-03-18

A must for any Steelers fan

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-18

An in depth insight into the life of Chuck Noll that goes so much further than football. Having supported the Steelers since childhood, I enjoyed the coverage of the games and players that I grew up with. But it was Chuck Noll the man that really shines through. Very well read by Sam Runnette.