I won't add to what other reviewers have said except to say the book was very nice.
I mainly wanted to add that my only real complaint was the readers voice for the dragon. I would have wanted something noble, resonant, commanding. What comes out is a very annoying whiny voice.
Excepting this, I recommend the book.
This is an excellent audiobook. The story is easy to listen to and well paced. The narration is excellent... very animated and captures characters well. Can't wait for the next!
I started this book knowing nothing about the author or the target audience. It didn't take long to determine that this is intended for children. The author's style was overly simplistic. His verbiage bordered on cliche and many times I found myself rolling my eyes. Nevertheless it was a compelling and fun story. Just wish it was written better. Additionally, (and the reason for a 2 rather than 3) the narrator was a bit bland with odd inflections at times.
Wonderful book for anyone with a mind young enough to dream. Reaches into the life of a teenager as well as Potter and gives us a world as fascinating as LOTR.
I love this book. It has so much fantasy and action i cannot pull my eyes away from it's pages. Same with the audiobook. (Although with my ears, not my eyes...) This book is inspiring for me to write my own books and to draw the illustrations. I cannot wait for the next volume!!!
This is a nice book - if you put away your critiques and simply decide to listen away a story (may I call it a folk tale). Don't expect any scholarly stuff here, just the enjoyment of a fun tale (a bit twisted and elongated). It was a fun reading.
It was very disheartening to realize that this book is not the complete story. It is left half dangling in between. It would be very nice of Audible.com to indicated by naming it Book 1 or something. At the end you are left without a completed story and just a minor closure. That was very bad. How am I supposed to know that this book does not conclude the story.
But nevertheless, I did enjoy the listening. It wasn't bad. I wish they have the second book (or what ever completes the story) out too. Not a masterpiece. A trifle rather.