I listen during a riding in a car, so the time was well spent.
I thought that there were some rather long winded sections where brevity would have been appreciated. The story is unique, though.
The narration, but mostly the interesting story and the characters.
Harry Potter, it has a school for gifted children, magic "even if the children aren't wizards" and plenty of the sort of evil characters you'd get from a Potter book.
His brilliant voices for each character. His Grandma Bone voice makes me cringe every time.
Poor Charlie Bone! Forced to live with a creepy old Grandmother... with "the sisters" and attend an equally creepy school. Good read.
My nine year old nephew suggested I read Charlie Bone's adventures. After finding them here at audible.com I couldn't pass on the opportunity- and I'm glad I did. It's such an interesting story! The writing is quite excellent. It brings the textures of Charlie Bone's world clearly into the minds-eye. And Simon Russell Beale's naration is the perfect complement. So why is it not fair? Because it was so enthralling I finished the recording much too quickly! Oh well, on to Book 2...
I bought this hoping that itl tide me over waiting for the 6th book of Herry Potter. It did that and more....