Audiobook Reviews

Teddy Bear Town Children's Bundle
pic A musical introduction played on a toy piano sets the tone for these three children\'s stories about flags, big noises, and creativity. Narrator Bill Russell is especially articulate, slowing his pace when explaining flag terminology in the story about Elizabeth, who decides to take over flag duties in her father\'s absence. Russell\'s modulated tones capture Elizabeth\'s mortification when she flies the flag upside down. Russell also provides lively impressions of a noisy lawn mower and a blender in the second story--though his tones hit an all-time high as Rosie, whose vociferous complaint about the big noises is a little ear piercing. Finally, an unrushed pacing captures Jenny\'s creative problem solving in using her stickers to make new shoes. M.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]

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Teddy Bear Town Bundle
pic The Flag Keeper is the first book in this set. Elizabeth is excited to help her Dad with his daily flag duties and she wants to learn all about flag etiquette. The second book is Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise. Young Victoria is scared and confused by all the noisy appliances around the house. Lastly, is Sticker Shoes a cute story about Jenny accidentally creating a cool new style of shoes! This bundle pack is a delightful set of three Children’s Books. The Flag Keeper is an excellent story that will teach children how to properly handle the American flag. At the end there are facts and discussion questions to go over with kids. This is a wonderful story for both parents and teachers. The next two books are cute and would make nice naptime stories. The narrator for this bundle set is fabulous and changes his tone with each character. A superb book for both children and adults. This is an adorable set of Children’s books. I absolutely loved the books and the narration was perfect. I found myself laughing and smiling a lot while listening to these books. I think children, parents and teachers will enjoy this set. I think children of all ages will enjoy this audiobook bundle.

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Black Water Bayou
pic I know I enjoy a lot of narrators and I make it a point to tell of them in my reviews. I loved Bill Russell's narration of this story. I was told that he normally does children's audio books but this was his first time doing any type of audio book like this. I wouldn't have ever known this because it was pure perfection. Bill makes you feel everything that is going on and everything that they're all going through. You feel their emotions from his performance. When Bill uses the possessed voices you can feel the creepiness crawl up your spine. His performance grabbed me and the demon voices are perfect. I felt as if he was reaching out and grabbing me at times. This was much more than any narration could ever be. This by far is one of the best performances that I've ever listened to. I've listened to plenty, trust and believe what I'm writing is true. He mesmerized and intrigued me with his skills and he had me hooked within five minutes of the story beginning. Honestly, Jim Frangione has been my favorite narrator to date. Some know him of being the narrator for J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Yes, he's been my favorite narrator until I listened to this audio book. Bill Russell exceeded my expectations and I'm sure you'll be surprised if you listen.

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