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.
Young Adult and Brit Lit aficionado.
I already have. Because it's understated, but still really moves.
Watching the characters grow without them realizing how they were changing.
Howl. He was hilarious--he never said anything nice, but was one of the kindest, wisest characters.
The happily ever after she was never looking for.
I can't even remember why I bought this. I had never heard of it or the author before. But I love, love, love it. The characters, in a magical and unrealistic setting, are very real and accessible and likable. The plot is unexpected and exciting.
Howl is Welsh
You can't not love Howl. He is so ridiculous. And Sophie is great. She tries so hard. That's all that really matters. OTP :P
Oh definitely. She has amazing accents and delivers it all so well.
I laughed and laughed. It's my second favorite Ghibli movie and I loved that the story kept going.
I've listened to this twice. It's so magical and lovely and ughhh excellent.
I adore Miyazaki's anime for this book. The anime is a bit more lighthearted but the book is still a fabulous read. I found Howl to be a bit more whiny and narcissistic and Sophie has a lot more spunk. It's still a very sweet story. I liked how the book leaned more towards fairy tale and had to do a little less with the horrors of war, which is a clear theme in the anime. The difference between the two kept the book interesting. I look forward to listening to more in the series.