I have to listen to this again, because my 10 year old son was mad at me for finishing it without him! It was really good, I enjoyed the mystery, the little twists, the characters, all of it! As soon as I can, I plan to buy the next audio book in the series.
As for the narration: I don't know if it's because I was used to her after the prequel, or what, but I very much enjoyed it more than I did with said prequel. Clear enunciation and a pleasant voice made this all work just right with the story! Very well done.
Bob says: 4.5 Platypires!
Great except for Tod. His voice is specifically described as "smooth," yet the narrator gives him a croaky, just-woke- up voice. He's my favorite character, but he has the worst voice.
One of my favorites by far!
This is one of my new favorite series to listen to. Amanda Ronconi is an excellent narrator and I love listening to her. The books are well written and come alive with her narration. While listening to this I forget that I'm in awful traffic commuting to and from work and just enjoy the story!
It is a good listen for the age the group. Easy and simple to follow.
I like that it is from a perspective that we don't normally hear about.
The Forbidden Game series (by L.J. Smith) comes to mind. It is a bit dark, fantastical world that we get to explore and very intriguing.
Every gasp, moan, whimper, yell, scream, exclamation, pregnant pause, etc. etc. She brings emotion to the story that I would have to imagine if I read it on my own, which i could do, but listening to her makes it so much more enjoyable. She is able to draw me in with her own interpretation. I feel like I'm watching a movie instead of listening to a story.
Yes, definitely. It was hard to go to sleep because I wanted to keep listening. It was hard to get my work done because I wanted to keep listening. It was hard to get out of the car because I wanted to keep listening.
Great book and series so far. I wish I had more credits because I want to buy and listen to the rest of the series. So far I can't get enough.