THe narration was exceptionally impressable. The kids were and I had a great time listening to it. It was absolutely enticing.
His ability to keep us wanting to listen to more.
Oh, it played on all of our emotions. It was heart pounding down right magical.
Yes, keep em coming like that.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic.I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan.I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
This story is fun, amusing and fresh. I was put in mind of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. I found the story full of whimsy and mayhem. ALL of the characters are confused there is no "Great and mighty know it all" in this story. Even the rat has a point of view.
Your children will be entranced and you will appreciate the mild language and clean humor.
It's not as predictable as I thought it was going to be.
If you enjoy Harry Potter, this should appeal to you
Wait for it... (you'll get it if you listen)
Plan to listen to the whole series.
I loved this whole series, and was sad that there were no more books in it. The charming, eccentric, humorous characters as seen from the kids' point of view were great. Plenty of suspense and scary stuff broken up by the fun and funny. Lots of magical goings on in a world dreamed up by a very imaginative author. I recommend it highly.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
This is definitely a children's book, as the language is very simple, and there's some repitition of more complicated storyline. Unlike the Harry Potter series, this is not as appealing to adults. But like Harry Potter, it involves magic, both good and bad, and would probably be enjoyable on a family car trip.
I found the narration enjoyable, even though the vocalizations of characters didn't differ much, one from another. It was more like a straight reading, rather than a more dramatic one.
My ratings are based on this being a children's book.
On one hand a wizard can make someone dive in cold water, freeze, make them forget who are and replace their memories, while on the other hand some assassin is able to shoot the queen and a wizard while all the surviving wizard does is perform a 'shield spell'. Doesn't make sense.
The arch villain is supposed to be all powerful but while the boy is rescuing the wizard in front of him, all he can do is yell at the deck hands to find them. At the end he comes begging for the amulet (which hasn't been shown to have any powers in the whole book) disguised as a boy.
Harry Potter/Artemis Fowl this is not.
It's a book unlike any other, the story is full of twists and turns, I keep wondering what will happen next.
I love the characters and the way Angie Sage tells the story.
Allan Corduner has an amazing voice, makes the story come to life.
This book makes me dream of wondrous lands far away to reach on the wings of imagination.
This series was recommended to me a few years ago by another librarian, so I purchased it for my high school. I am now finally getting around to reading the books, thanks to Audible! One word kept coming up and I wondered if the reader could be pronouncing it incorrectly, which seemed strange since he was so good. I thought he was mispronouncing moat but I looked it up in the library's book and it was Mott.
As a teacher-librarian, I encourage students to get involved and predict what they think will happen. I enjoyed doing that with this book and was pleasantly surprised with twists and turns and enjoyed saying, "YES!" when my predictions came true.
Although the story was very interesting and enjoyable, I think it was listening to Corduner read was my favorite part! He, like so many readers for children/youth literature, was FABULOUS! He had so many different and interesting voices and accents.
Very high - I enjoyed the narration and the story.
The characters especially the ExtraOrdinary Wizard - she was cranky but endearing. The characters are mostly well drawn out, the story was well done - exciting but well-balanced with humor.