WHO THE HECK DECIDED THAT A DRAGONS MENTAL VOICE SHOULD SOUND LIKE COOKIE MONSTER.... would be 3 stars but cookie monster is a -1
AMAZING BOOK, I REALLY DIDN'T THINK I WAS INTO DRAGONS BUT THIS BOOK IS ONE THAT IS SO EXCITING, IT IS HARD TO PUT DOWN
This is a very slow moving book. But the narrated part is bad. This man can not get the feeling of women across to you it sounds pain full. Will not be getting the rest of the books.
I liked portions of this book, but I felt like it ran out of steam near the end, like the author had run out of ideas (I might not have felt this way if I've never read Lord of the Rings or other somewhat similar books). The narration was decent, but not great. If the dragon is communicating telepathically, why does it need to be read with such a gravelly voice? Overall I enjoyed the book, and I thought it was fun, so I've given it 4 stars.
I was first introduced to this story when my son read it voraciously. He couldn't wait for new books to come out and bought them when they were hardback. This made me wonder if it was just a Kid book or would I enjoy it.
If you enjoy the classic adventure with heroic deeds, you will enjoy this book.
I love the nariation of the book and the way Gerard made every work interesting, but the only thing i did not like was the way he portrayed the dragons voice i found it did not suite her very well. Over all it was really good :)
For such a young author his imagination is very impressive. He keeps the story flowing at a constant even pace and never found myself wandering from lack of interest in the story. The author is very descriptive when introducing characters and the environment around them. I had little difficulty getting a picture in my head of what the characters or the world around them would have looked like.
If you like sword play mixed together with magic, dragons and other creatures, this is definetly a book for you.
I actually own all of the books of this series on CD, wanted them downloaded to my IPOD so purchased them again, and downloaded the books. I have listened to this book over 10 times. It is a great book. I am amazed that the author is so young. My young children have listened to whole series several times. I really place this series right up there with the Harry Potter series. Buy the book, and prepare for many hours of enjoyment. Plots only get better as the series progresses.