I enjoyed the movie so much that I bought the audiobook. The movie had a few holes that left me puzzled about some details (like who was the little fireball?), and I figured the book would help clear all that up, and it did. I enjoyed listening to this very much, and Ms. Sterlin did a really good job reading it. I recommend it for the child in you that still enjoys a fairytale now and then!
Not remotely. For starters, she wavers in her voice acting for the characters, so it gets confusing. Howl is supposed to be Welsh, if I remember correctly, and her voice for him sounds like a bizarre mix of a salty Scotsman and distinguished Indian-British accent. Sophie's voice acting is all over the place. I haven't decided whether this ruined the audiobook for me.
I have and will continue to do. I loved this book. Magical and fastastical, I was completely transported and want more, more, more! I finished this book months ago and still think fondly back to the days when I had this magical story in my life!
None that I had read, but I would love to find one.
Most definitely. Especially if they like children's fantasy. This would be right up there alley.
It was so quirky and fun.
Probably when Howl throws a tantrum. It's hilarious to envision a grown man going slack because he's mad.
It would have been good to have read it that way, but it was too long to have had time to do that. Not that it was a long book. I just don't have a few hours in a row to listen to an audiobook.
Wonderful story, and even a great movie. Check out both.
I am a book junkie that can't read in moving vehicles with an hour long commute (public transit). Audiobooks save my life!
Jenny Sterlin you are a rockstar! I loved her performance! I was worried at first because I was worried a woman trying to sound like a man would detract from the performance. It did not.
Howl's Moving Castle is very unique I don't really think I could compare it to anything else.
Sophie is definitely my favorite character. She is such a great example of someone who rises above her circumstances. She could have given up and she did not.
I am fairly certain some of my fellow commuters thought I was a little off because of how much I laughed and smiled at Howl and Sophie's antics.
This was wonderful! The reading was excellent; I loved Jenny Sterlin's voicing for all the different characters, especially Sofie and Calcifer. This book was really well written, and there is so much more to the story than what was turned into the movie. There are twists and turns that caught me totally by surprise, and whole characters that no one ever got a chance to meet. If you liked the movie, even just a little bit, you will love this book and this reading. Stop reading the review and download it now!!
I really enjoyed this book, even though I read it for the first time as an adult. The story was original and compelling. It was a genuinely enjoyable and the reader did an amazing job! I may even purchase the hard copy for my book shelf.
Absolutely! I adore the book and this one is preformed so very well
ahahhaha been there. The movie is beautiful, so long as you accept it as being "inspired" by the book, not a direct translation.
I listened to another novel which Ms. Sterlin narrated and was very much put off, as her voice did not at all fit the characters.
In Howl's Moving Castle, she SHINES. She truly brings Sophie, Howl, Calcifer, and the Witch to life exactly as I imagined when reading. This is not to be missed, regardless of age.