Jenny Sterlin has such a vocal range at times it sounds like multiple narrators. Love Diana Wynne Jones's kids books, they're so fun to listen to. I also use these books to fall asleep and because they are all about 8hrs long, I can judge if I got enough sleep by if it is still playing when I wake up.
So much love!
What a wonderful tale of adventure and magic. Loved the tale and narrator. The author weaves an incredible enchanting work.
I think the best thing about this story is that though it serves as a continuation of Howls Moving Castle, which in its own right is awesome, it also introduces some fun new characters and some awesomely evil new characters as well. Now why this wasn't made into a movie is appaling
I think it was when Charmain realizes that she is in a room full of lubbockins
Here is the thing about Jenny Sterling, though her voices may not vary much, it is the patient and calm way that she reads a story that makes you want to listen again and again and again. I LOVE Jenny Sterlings readings
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This charming book is a happy romp through the unusual imagination of Diana Wynne Jones. From purple bugs to giant dogs, you never know what you'll find next. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend this book for young and old, who want a bit of lighthearted fun.
One for the anglophiles out there. I really felt i should be drinking tea and eating crumpets the whole time. This is the 3rd in the Howl series and its not as good as the first two but still quite charming on it's own.
I loved Howl's Moving Castle and expected more of the same--and got it. I was somewhat disappointed that Sophie and Howl were not the main characters, but I fell in love with Charmain and Peter too.
It is fun to see how Ms. Jones twisted cultural assumptions about what is appropriate for girls and the traditional (in fairy tales) differences between royalty, peasants and merchants. I was entertained with the nontraditional roles of Charmain going off to work each day while Peter stays home doing chores.
I wish for a follow up novel on what becomes of Charmain and Peter as the come into adulthood.
Overal fun listen and well performed by Ms. Sterlin.
Enchanting, amusing and imaginative!
That it was a book written for, and appropriate for, young readers but equally to be enjoyed by adults, like the Harry Potter books.
Any scene with Twinkle.
No, this book is for lighthearted entertainment.
You should read or listen to the first book in the series, Howl's Moving Castle, and the second, Castle in the Air, before this one. This series is appropriate for preteen readers (except those unfortunate readers whose parents object to witches and wizards).
Yes, the narrator is perfect for the role, and she just gives the book polish, and fun.