I saw the movie way before finding out there was a book the movie was based on. The movie does a great job keeping the characters and their personalities and the book gives so much more detail and story. It throughly enjoyed the book and want to watch the movie again to get a new perspective
The voice actress seperates the characters quite well. The story is a fun fantasy with strong characters and held my interest very well. It follows the Myozaki animation quite well also.
This was my first audible book, and it's one of my favorite stories of all time. I've seen Jenny Sterlin perform in New York and have absolutely been blown away by her ability to disappear into a character. That talent shines in her narrations of the Howl series, as she gives each of the many characters his or her own unique voice. Her ability to switch from English to Welsh accents in quick succession is flawless. I love to read this book, myself--but I love to hear her read it even more.
A great light fantasy novel with something for everyone. No need to worry about inappropriate content when listening with children, yet a storyline and characters rich enough to please adults. Far better than the movie that bears its name, this is a classic to treasure and enjoy frequently!
The narrator also does a fantastic job, giving each character a unique voice and filling the book with gentle humor. She is a pleasure to listen to!
I enjoyed the book but it was made very hard by the reader who didn't get the characters. she really missed the mark with Howl. She was good with his accent, but failed to add any nuance or comic timing.
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.