The story is entertaining and fast-paced. I'm listening to it while working because my 13 yo son is reading the series and loves it. I like to know what he reads, so I gave it a go.
The narrator, however, made me hate the main character. The whiny, nasal tone that he used for all children (who are the main characters) grated on my every last nerve. I'm seriously thinking about whether or not I can stand to listen to any more books in the series. It was almost demeaning to all 14 year-olds out there. The whining was more like a young child, not like a teenager.
Good story, terrible listening.
This has easily become one of my favorite series! I listened to this book on a whim and I quickly became engrossed in the plot. Having recently finished Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series I found it hard not to draw comparisons between the characters, but that only made me love this book more. The characters were believable, relatable, and the narrator did a wonderful job of bringing them to life. Like many protagonists these days, Bobby Pendragon finds there is more to him than meets the eye, but I liked the author's fresh spin on things. The descriptions were detailed, but didn't bog things down to technobabble. A real mix of sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure; had me hanging on every word till the conclusion and I quickly devoured the other nine books in the series. Has quickly become a favorite of mine, on par with my favorite series Percy Jackson and I can't recommend this book enough!
Corny, with annoying and stupid characters, had to struggle to finish it. The narrator was whiney (is that a word?) and annoying as well. Sorry, just my opinion, but I could have spent 15 bucks on a better book. Read some Jim Butcher instead...
I really enjoyed William Dufris's preformance. He is an excellant narrator.
Very good book! Very fun read. fun to listen to as well!