Disappointing story. My 8 year old didn't want to continue to listen after the 3rd chapter. Too much of the story is about curses and prison. Neither sci-fi nor believable. Dark and nonsensical book.
This is a fairy tale complete with a family curse, buried treasure and evil villains. And like all good fairy tales it has something true to say about courage, friendship, and love.
I loved this book.I love the twist at the end of the story,where the great-great-grandson of Elya Yelnats carried the great-great-grandson of madam Zeroni. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with expression.