Thursday, September 15, 2011

in addition

i also forgot to mention that for years we have been buying unabridged books on cd & we listen to them in the car. we also enjoy a lot of the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre dramatized books.

Here is a list of just some (not all) of the unabridged books or dramatized book versions we listen to & love from my memory:

Unabridged books:
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Of Mice & Men, John Steinbeck
Tbe Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns
Culture Warrior, Bill O'Reilley
Godless, The Book of Liberlism, Ann Coulter
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Series (all 9)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Secret Garden, Frances Burnett
Anne of Green Gables, L. Montgomery
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
Cheaper By The Dozen, Gilbreth
The Cantebury Tales, Chaucer
Bringing Up Boys, James Dobson
Shepherding A Child's Heart, Ted Tripp
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre:
The Secret Garden (also unabridged book verson on CD)
The Chronicles of Narnia Series (all 7)
The Life of Jesus
Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Freedom
Amazing Grace (about William Wilberforce, John Newton, & Olaudah Equiano)
The Legend of Squanto
The Hiding Place
The Screwtape Letters
Anne of Green Gables (unabridged book version also)
Les Miserables
Billy Budd, Sailor
At The Back of the North Wind
A Christmas Carol
At Home in Mitford
Ben Hur
Silas Marner
A Christmas in Two Acts (Stories from O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi)
Little Women (unabridged book version also)
(all of the Radio Theatre books are the full books, they are just dramatized. I dont recall them leaving anything out of the stories at all. The kids love them  & quite frankly so do I.)
We also have the Left Behind books up to book #9 that we have listened to. They all enjoy listening to the stories, unabridged & straight read to them or dramatized on the Radio Theatre. I would encourage anyone to either get books on CD from the library or start their own collection. We have downloaded them to our girls Ipods & they listen to them. Having a child hear the story uses a different skill in the child than actually reading the story & they are both a good skill to practice.

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