Audiobook Junkie... Love all types of Science Fiction
I haven't listened to a novel like this one so it was really enjoyable. The story follows the life of a child named Bod who grows up in a graveyard full of ghosts. I wouldn't say this book is action packed but there are enough adventures along the way to keep one entertained. Neil creates a fun look into what the after life may contain and adds all the fun creatures of the night you would find in most horror stories like vampires and ghouls. The reader is great and there is some spooky music that accompanies this audiobook. I really want to see a sequel but I don't think writing series is Gaiman's style. However, I believe he has commented on having a future installment which would take us away from the graveyard. There certainly is a lot of this world that Gaiman hints upon along the way leaving much to be explored and explained. Till then, I suggest if you haven't read/listened to this story to do so now.
After the Ranger Apprentice series Flanagan has created a well oiled world full of rich characters. Brotherband continues with a story about the Scandian's where we follow a young boy named Hal who is very smart and inventive young man unlike his fellow country men. This is definitely a fun listen and you don't need to have read the Ranger Apprentice to understand what is going on. The story leads you into a sequel so be prepared to wait for that to come out soon.
As a mother of very young children, I'm always on the hunt for books that interest me, yet are kid friendly. (no cussing, vulgarity, etc) With the Harry Potter series over, I was desperate to find something else. The Septimus Heap books are fun. I really enjoyed the entire series and enjoyed this narrator- and I'm extremely picky.