I listened to this book to help my niece with a character study for school. Really enjoyed it! Amazing the differences a 13 year old and a 42 year old pick up. A good book to read and discuss with a 13-16 year old.
Although I enjoyed the story itself, the narrator's voice acting for the young characters was awful. His exaggerated attempt at childlike voices was cringe-inducing, and I found myself struggling to get through the story because of it. It certainly made it harder to sympathize with the protagonist, who ends up sounding far younger than his age and whiny to boot. It would have come across better had he not used individualized voices at all.
I am only 12 years old and my friend recommended this book to me. The end was a little sudden but otherwise I loved this book. I recommend it for 10 and older to fully understand the concept.
Such a good book at the end I was crying.And I had left my book at school and we are reading it in class and so I just listened to it on here and now I am ahead of everyone in my 6th grade class.
The first time I read this book I was in grade school and now, years later at the age of 25 almost 26 I find that I love this book just as much now as I had then. I has changed my perception of life and value the freedoms and choices I have today.
I liked the book overall, and I thought the performance of the one telling the story was great, but I hated the music that was played randomly. It was very distracting and took away from what was going on in the story instead of enhancing it, which I'm sure was the point. I disliked it so much that I am hoping to find a different director for the next book.