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The adventures of the Gilbreth family continue to be classic and enduring stories of family life at the turn of the twentieth century. Dana Ivey reads all narration and dialogue at a brisk, steady clip keeping the story line moving. Her vocal styles differ for males, females or children, adequately separating character types, but not individuals. Ivey dramatizes the episodes by adding appropriate emotional inflections, especially for the children. Sections of the tape offer bits of music enhancing the narrative with accompaniment appropriate for the turn-of-the-century era. Listeners will enjoy this entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable reading. P.A.J. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
The Chicago Sun-Times
Gay and lighthearted...One of the most amusing books.
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen. Translated into more than fifty-three languages and made into a classic film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy, Cheaper by the Dozen is a delightfully enduring story of family life at the turn of the 20th century.