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Disney Songs The Satchmo Way <a href="">Louis Armstrong</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!, 8 May 2012
Originally released in 1968, "Disney Songs the Satchmo Way" brings together several Disney songs covered by none other than Louis Armstrong. Aside from two songs from a '60s live-action musical called "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band", all the songs on the album are from well-known favourites like "Snow White", "The Jungle Book" and "Mary Poppins". Armstrong's renditions may not be particularly different, but they are completely rousing and charming. Particular stand-outs include an aptly jazzy "Bare Necessities", a rollicking "Bibbidi Bibbidi Boo" and a haunting take on "When You Wish Upon a Star". A must from jazz and Disney fans.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicl&hellip by C. S. Lewis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A classic, but..., 13 Aug 2011
In my opinion, a good children's book is one that, while still retaining a required simplicity and age-appropriateness, can be read with as much pleasure by an adult as a child, even if they do get something different out of it. I would agree to some extent or another that any children's classic can fit the bill, being passed on from generation to generation to generation. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is one such book, and it is the story's sheer imagination that makes it so enduring. There is something very pleasing about the world of Narnia. The premise of stepping through a small door into a whimsical, pastoral countryside full of talking animals and mythological creatures is… Read more
The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye by J. Salinger
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What I'm about to write may seem clichéd, bold or repetitive of other reviews. But I don't care. Holden Caulfield is easily one of the richest characters in literature, and it is his perfectly rounded characterisation that makes "The Catcher in the Rye" so engaging. The novel is very episodic, basically chronicling events that take place across a few days through the eyes of the protagonist, and Caulfield appears as alive as any human being to really make the book irresistible.

I'm sure that most of us have felt to some extent or another like the protagonist of Salinger's book - alienated, lonely, depressed, misunderstood, manipulated, scared. Caulfield may come across as… Read more

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