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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victoria Parsons Narrator: Victoria Parsons Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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It's Tale Time. Welcome to Tale Time Audio Stories - bringing stories to people.

This collection of three fantastic stories includes:

  • 'The Truth Tellers': Lord Tellingforth's daughter is up to something and he's determined to get the truth out of her.
  • 'Princess Marjorie Moore': Marjorie Moore makes a wish to become a princess, but with a snooty butler and a miserable jester, the reality is not quite as perfect as she imagined.
  • 'Handle With Care': Ruby's first day at school does not go well!

Mixing traditional storytelling with radio drama techniques Tale Time is committed to producing top quality audio stories for children and adults to enjoy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/17/2014

    " This book goes back and forth between a diary of a Japanese girl that washes ashore in Canada and the woman who found it and her search to find out if this girl and the parents and grandmother are real. In the story, Nao grows up in Sunnyvale Ca., but at the age of 14 has to move back to Japan and go to a local public middle school, when her father loses his job and their money in the dotcom bubble. She is bullied mercilessly by her classmates while her father slowly unravels mentally. Her parents offer no support or even seem to acknowledge what she is going through. In Canada, when Ruth, a half Japanese American writer finds the diary and other papers, she begins her search to find out what happened to Nao and her Buddhist monk grandmother. If you have any negative, preconceived stereo types about Japanese people, this book certainly doesn't do anything to dispell them. I found it very difficult to read about Nao and her experiences. Overall, it was an intense read. I will say that I think the parts with Ruth could have used some editing. While I couldn't put it down when reading Nao's diary, the parts with Ruth were a bit too detailed and frankly a little boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Henrich | 2/10/2014

    " My goodness. I am in awe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saraht | 2/7/2014

    " Started out loving this book. It was in turns to sad and so inviting. I wanted to be in the Pacific NOrthwest with Ruth, not in Tokyo with Nao, but I loved learning about the 104-year-old Buddhist nun. But as the novel moved forward I grew less interested in the meta story, the lessons in quantum physics, and even, I'm sad to admit, the history of kamikaze pilots. I think this book could have been pared down a lot--but then it wouldn't have been the philosophical investigation that the author intended. So, I recommend with caution. Read it without wondering how it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Kershaw | 2/2/2014

    " I picked this up in the bookshop, having never heard of the author. I read the first page and was enthralled by the narrative voice of Nao. I continued to be entranced even as the book ploughed dark furrows of human existence. Zen Buddhism, quantum mechanics and suicide somehow came together into a book I'm not sure I understand but to which I completely relate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kissiah | 1/30/2014

    " I do not even know where to begin here, so I'll start by saying, I am not a fiction reader. I am a non-fiction person; however, I discovered Ozeki's novel while reading an article by her in the Shambhala Sun magazine. That was already a plus. I tore through this book like a mad woman! The layers, DYNAMIC! The concept of humans as 'time beings,' profound! The interplay between then and now while both being the same, yet different, genius! I found myself caught in the worlds of Ruth and Nao, in wanting to journey into further discovery. To say the book is intriguing would be an understatement. It is beyond that, beyond captivating. A Tale for the Time Being is a message in life, in the nowness of living, and in the layers of life's comings and goings. Hats off to Ruth Ozeki. Best novel I've ever read, hands down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Gair | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book it had everything quantum physics and Buddhism both of which are things of great interest to me and a wonderful story also. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 12/24/2013

    " Just couldn't get into it at all. I tried. Got page 50 and just quit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsa | 10/30/2012

    " I love the whole quantum time aspect of this tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 7/21/2012

    " 3.75. Close to 4 but not quite there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/16/2012

    " A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki is a rare look at exceptional modern literary writing. Quite honestly I lack the eloquence to praise this beautiful work of art, I merely plan to reread A Tale for the Time Being and advise everyone to pick up a copy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/8/2011

    " Made me certainly think about time, life, prayer and our earth. An enjoyable read that begs some education about physics and certainly discussion about values and life. Looking forward to our book club discussion in May. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ming | 1/23/2011

    " very entertaining and emotional story...i actually re-read this book after i read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 11/25/2010

    " This incredibly written novel of ideas about time and place is compelling and thought provoking. Well researched and atmospheric with interesting characters, but slow in places. 4+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Moore | 11/24/2010

    " Brilliant! I was swept away by the amazing writing, amazing characters and amazing story. I will say it again, brilliant! "

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