Oh absolutely... the narrator is fabulous. He does an incredible job creating different sounds for countless magical characters. I also really liked that he found a way to unify the sounds... so that the dragons sounded related, and the rabbits and the mermaids etc... it helped you really identify all of the characters when they interact. The youngsters loved how animated and colorful the voices were.
The lead character Charlie... he's a great underdog kind of role model for kids. He has real doubts about his ability and his being worthy and special... he really has to learn to believe in himself. It was a lovely story, charming, quirky with lots of heart and a lot of adventure. I think young boys in particular will eat this up.
So much. It was really delightful.... He's an awesome storyteller and his characters were wild and funny and specific and even menacing.
It's segmented nicely - so if you want to listen to it in the car with kids, it's great!! It almost has the structure of an old serial... the book is all about a quest for various magical objects and they are laid out in nice sized sections.