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Mitchell

New York, NY, USA
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-07

Did we all hear the same book?

I'm shocked that this book gets good reviews. I bought it thinking at worst it would just be some nice brain candy to pass the time. But it's not even that. Even the main characters are just stock characters. The relationships are shallow and not believable. The "twists" are completely predictable. I like spy novels and thrillers, but this book was far from a "thriller." This book was simply long winded and boring. I think the narrator does a great job with the material at hand, but the book is just dull. Clancy books are much much better.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-07

Great Reading of a really charming story

My 5 and 7 year old sons LOVE this book. The story touches on so many things near and dear to children that you don't even notice that it was set during the WWII era. My wife and I found our selves chuckling and rooting for Rufus right along with our kids. Perfect for long rides in the car!

For a frame of reference- we also loved the Stuart Little reading narrated Julie Harris.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-07

Great narration of a classic!

Julie Harris does a fantastic narration. This is a favorite for our whole family on long car trips. Our kids like listening to this story better than watching DVDs! Highly recommended.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful