A story of true love, perfidy, light and dark, and the best reasons for bravery. The performance is perfect, and all the feelings, good and bad, are experienced fully through the narrator's tone and cadence. Story-telling doesn't get much better than this.
I would because it was such a good book
Roscuro because he made me laugh
It brings more adventure and excitment
When lester saw his son again
This is the best book I have ever read and listened too
I had no expectations of the author only of the fact that it is a Newberry Award Book. I did like the idea of the narrator addressing the "listener" as it did seem to bring me in a little closer. Personally, I wasn't thrilled with the story and its magic, but I do think my elementary students will love the 'rats, dungeon, and the ugly peasant girl Meg'.
The narration was lovely; an easy voice to listen to.
"Not all stories are of sweetness and light" the narrator says. As such, this story is a reflection of life, and the delicate balance of light and darkness that is part of the human experience. Graeme Malcome is a captivating story teller, drawing you in as he speaks directly to you "the listener ".
The vocabulary and heartwarming characters, and its beautiful narrations.
It made me want to laugh at every word and cry at every sentence. Every single word this author used was ingenious and captivated me to the point where I believed entirely that I would weep at even the happiest ending.
There are those books and movies that make you want to cry and laugh and makes your insides twist and flutter at the same time. This is one of those books. Trust me.
This story becomes cumbersome when listened to. I believe it would be better to read in a traditional book. I became very tired of hearing the expression 'gaw' (or 'caw') from one of the main characters. It became extremely distracting. The story line is difficult to follow in the four books when listening instead of reading traditionally.
I would rather read her books in the traditional fashion.
He did a good job of using different voices for the characters, but some of them sounded a bit odd or stilted at times.
It inspired me to write more.
I always think that books are better than the movies that are made of them, but in this case, I found the movie story line much more compelling and intriguing. This story, experienced as an audiobook, was slow and cumbersome in many points. It felt disjointed and difficult to follow.
I do love the character of Despereaux and find him intriguing and inspiring.