I downloaded this book as a travel book. Everytime I'm out and about with my two kids, ages 8 and 13, we listen to more and more of this book. I've never seen my kids so enthusiastic about listening to a book. Short trips to the grocery store or longer trips running 8 errands my kids glammor for this book. Brandon Frasier is an absolute delight. He makes every voice diferrent and alive. Oh I'll be ruined after this because I doubt anyone elses narration will come close to this wonderful adventure he creates.
This is a very enjoyable dragon story, I love these type of books, but the real treat in this case is the reader, Brendan Frasier is amazing, he just brings the story to life. It is easy to forget that it's just one man reading this book, at one point he is doing a young boy, a male dragon,a female dragon,2 different scottish brownies,an English professor, his wife and daughter, a hindu woman , an Humuncilias,ravens,a serpent and a dwarf.......This is why these people are called Professional actors, unbelievable job, I loved it!, I hope that I can find another book that I enjoy this much.
Excellent book for family listening. This book not only enchanted my 6 & 8 year olds, but kept my husband and I hooked. The reader did a great job of giving each character a distinct personality. I would definatly recommend this book to anyone.
I have a hearing problem and this is the first time I have tried audio books with earphones I was transported to another world.It is good to hear a voice and not music.The story is magic and I only had to replay a few parts over.I enjoyed it so much I will listen to it again and again.
Between the words written by Cornelia Funke and their performance through Brendan Fraser, the story became so engaging I laughed out loud (sometimes at inopportune moments) while listening. My only complaint would be the sound quality overall, which was a bit fuzzy and thick.
Listening to this book was such a joy. Brendon Frasier does such an excellent job bringing the characters to life. I would recommend this book to any fantasy book lover.
I wish I could give this audio experience 100 stars. Brendan Fraser knows what the audio experience should be and he is superb at it. I don't like to sound like an echo but he has some real talent at making the characters come alive. Cornelia Funke created them, each according to thier kind, then Brendan Fraser breathed life into them, one and all!! Please, people, do not pass this one up. My 17 year old son and myself were equally pleased and entertained with this one.