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Do you let your kids walk home from school? It's just a few blocks, right? What lurks in the shadows? In the bushes? Or scarier yet, under the bushes?
Or is it all just happy-go-lucky Huckleberry Finn and exploring and adventuring in your own neighborhood? When do you know the difference? Maybe your kids know. Maybe they don't. How will you learn?
It began as a simple walk home, the same one we did every day after school. But our dog's ball went into something of a hole, or was it a cave? Maybe a tunnel. But are there tunnels in the city? The ball was pretty close to the entrance, but just far enough to be a little spooky. Should we just forget it?
Warning to parents: There are some questionable parenting decisions in this audiobook. It is not intended as a parenting handbook. There's a fine line between making the right decision and making the fun decision. When to choose which? How much do you involve your children in daily decisions? What if they involve danger? But what if your kids think it might be fun? You get the idea. Maybe I need a disclaimer....
You know in scary movies when you yell, "Don't go in there!" We went in. Yeah, I know. Ask your eight-year old why.
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By BuildItLikeBeal on 04-23-18
It's a family affair
This is a short story written by a father and his two sons ages 10 and 8 years old. It is also narrated by the three of them. I think this is a fine example of a an activity parents can do with their children to foster a love of story and writing. And this is the reason one should purchase it. It could serve as a great example for children as they come to grasp such a project.
The story in it'self is not compelling for any reason that would make a story compelling on it's own merits. It does speak of adventure found at a local park and builds as to the reasons of what they are experiencing, but does not deliver any satisfying explanation to the elements that were built up.
The narration is really not a narration but a reading, with some misread words just started over instead of editing them out in post production. It also contains a clear enough recording that at times mouth and throat noises became a distraction.The Author/Father has written and narrates all but two chapters, one of each of the other two being written and then narrated by the 8 year old, and then the 10 year old. Again, fantastic for it's potential to serve as an example to others wanting to take this journey with their own children, but not what one would expect from a purchase on audible.
I was given this audio book for free in exchange for this unbiased and honest review.
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By Catrina P on 06-08-18
The Secret of Kite Hill
I applaud the author for including his children in this production. That being said, it didn’t seem like the story was really complete. There was no real resolution/explanation of their adventure but it wasn’t like a cliffhanger. I guess maybe it just wasn’t for me.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.