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It's Time to Sleep, My Love/On the Night You Were Born: The You Are Loved Collection Audio CD – Audiobook, 11 Nov 2008


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As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas' lullaby comes to life on this wonderful new audiobook combining two fabulous stories: On the Night You Were Born (a New York Times bestseller) and Its Time to Sleep, My Love. The program features original music composed and performed by Sally Taylor, daughter of music legends James Taylor and Carly Simon and mother of new son, Bodhi. "It's Time to Sleep, My Love" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worked as a lullaby, as a story it was lacking 18 Dec. 2008
By S. Montgomery - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The CD is nice however, I wish that it came with the read along books that the CD talks about.
I had to listen to it several times because it did not leave a
lasting impression on me. The narration seemed very forced and
unnatural. It was also pretty repatitive, which is common in children's books, but this was repeptative even between the two books.
My infant son did fall asleep during the CD so I will say that as a lullaby CD it did work. It is nice to have something with words rather than just soft lullaby music. The original music was nice and soothing.
I would probably rate this product higher if it came with the books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lose the bell and add a book to accompany the CD 18 Dec. 2008
By Wendy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I really like the concept of this CD. Two poems are read and are followed by a lullaby sung by Sally Taylor (the daughter of Carly Simon and James Taylor). The lullaby by Sally was the best part of the CD. It's an excellent and relaxing song very suitable for children.

The poems were nice in content, but the delivery left a little to be desired. This CD did not come along with a book but yet there were "ding" cues in the audio for when you are supposed to turn the page. It was annoying to listen to the constant "dings" without having a book to refer to. I think the CD should have come with a booklet that had the words and some pictures. And the dings were super loud and harsh -- disturbing the calming atmosphere created by the story, the narrator's voice, and the light piano music in the background.

I expect this CD would be very relaxing to children if there were no "ding" cues in the book. I think the bell rings mess up the entire atmosphere and I can't imagine a young one being able to ignore those harsh rings.

My advice is for the publisher to get rid of the bell rings and supply a book with the CD. Then this would be a really great set.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely annoying CD 26 Nov. 2008
By Titanium Lily - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The concept is nice, helping a child understand that it was a marvelous thing that s/he came into the world, but the execution is somewhat grating. On the Night You Were Born is read in a sing-song voice with generic sounding, repetitive piano in the background. Then the reader goes through the book AGAIN at a painfully slow pace without the piano, assuming the listener has a copy of the book on hand to flip through. Annoying little bell tones like you might find at a front desk somewhere accompany each turn of the page. Some of the references are also following a Christian viewpoint about heaven that other faiths may not share, so it does narrow the audience somewhat.

It's Time to Sleep, My Love follows with the same dull piano music, but the story is sweet if you can get past the syrupy narrator's voice. I actually enjoyed the sung version of this one, however. Unfortunately, it's the ONLY part of the CD I liked without reservation. The lovely song is followed by more reading with the book they assume you have and more grating bell ringing. The incessant bell-ringing is NOT conducive to sleeping, to which the story theoretically is leading the reader.

Let me just say that I was VERY glad when it was over and have no plans to listen to it again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soft Prelude to Sweet Dreams 17 Dec. 2008
By Groovin' guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Sally Taylor soothingly brings sleep to little children with a light, gentle voice.

Geese, lions, bears and other animals come to life with Sally's clear depiction on "The night you Were born". Good night kisses and listening to this cd will have children in a happy, sleepy mood, just the thing to get children drifting off into sleep in comfort.

The poetry is perfect and simple for little ones.

"It's Time to Sleep, My Love" cooes the sleepy turtle dove. The little animal images Sally introduces to the children wind down children's minds, even agitated, hurried minds.

Just enough time, not too long nor short for a lullaby.

I recommend this highly for small children.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, Comforting and Affirming 22 Dec. 2008
By Michael L. Stallard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The beautiful music and lovely lyrics of this CD work well in conjunction with the text and illustrations in the book (that's sold separately). The piano and cello were heavenly. Sally Taylor is superb. I noticed some of the reviews were critical of the narrator but I think her voice is likely to be comforting to young children. My only quibble is with the sequence. Children are more likely to settle down to sleep if the read-a-long is first followed by the more passive sections. All in all, I thought the primary elements worked together to produce a truly wonderful CD for young children.
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