It had promise, but unfortunately this book was bad nearly from the beginning. The lead character spends the entire book in self pity and there is no closure for 90% of the story. It's nothing like Wicked.
I found myself not really liking the character at times and wishing he'd make some decisions... but that's kinda the point. He's lost, in the same way that many of the main characters in this series ...are. And, this is his, the Son Of A Witch's, story.
I liked it.
I really liked the story of it. When I am caught up in a story, the narration takes a backseat for me. I loved Wicked, and although not as good, this book continues the story well. I still have an unanswered question though. hmm, on to book 3.
I agree that the narration could have been better, but at no point was I ripping out my earphones. This is a story that should be listened to while you are not doing anything else. I found if I was engaged in an activity, I would lose track because the story is quite involved and intricate. If you have read Wicked, this book is a must.
I can't for the life of me understand what Gregory Maguire was thinking narrating his own book. His style is terrible--slow and painfully exaggerated. As far as I could get past him, I enjoyed the story, but I finally had to quit when I couldn't take Maguire's voice-work anymore.
What a shame, considering how great the narrator for Wicked was. Why didn't they bring him back? A waste of 20 bucks since I'll have to finish this book with the dead tree version!
If you LOVE the wizard of Oz & Wicked then you will love this book. I do not know why people do not like the narration, he reads & adds personality to the characters words. I LOVED it & so will you!
The main character was not as easy to love as the Wicked Witch- who was only wicked in a certain perspective. Even so, it is a very human story about a young man seeking his purpose and seeking answers about his past.
It felt like the author was just tying up loose ends from the last book but still left many ends hanging. In this, it was a bit unsatisfying, like watching a soap opera that may never end.
The writing was excellent, as always with the author, and it left me wanting more- in a good way. Waiting for another book in this series!
I bought overall, it was very enjoyable.this book because I was dying to klnow what could possibly happen next with all of the characters were left behind after the witch died. I wish his other books were available through audile ("Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister", specifically).
I thought this was a wonderfully written book. It was full of suprises and twist and turns. I thought the plot was well written. The story did not drag at all. The ending was nice as well.