The first Pendragon books at least were meant for younger readers. The protagonist is 14 (I think.) I was in my 50s when I read the first several, and they were enjoyable, and sort of addicting. I read them first four or five years ago and now that I am listening to books I thought I'd give them another try...maybe finish off the series.
You need to read them in order.
The narrator that some reviewers criticize I think is rather perfect for the series...he is so enthusiastic, so emotional, just like Bobby Pendragon.
These books are non-stop action.
When I was a teenager I read as many Tarzan books as I could get my hands on. Though absolutely nothing in common, these Pendragon books have similar excitement.
I would highly recommend them.
The protagonist is a boy but I certainly do not see any reason why girls would not like these books. There are strong women and girls in them (if that matters) but everyone likes a good, exciting escapism book.
The Pendragon series continues to be one of the most creative ones I've read. However, I can't stand Dufris' interpretation of the young adults in this novel. The nasally tones were so incredibly distracting. I have no idea why anyone would purposefully make a nasally voice for the main characters. Not impressed.
very good story and the narrator does his best to give each character a unique voice but some are a little whiny or boring but still I enjoyed everything about this book.
I downloaded this book for my 10 year old to help supplement his book reading. He was pretty upset with me for not letting him pick it out himself. But once he got past the first part (kissing, gross!) he was hooked. He was excited to hear that this was the first in a series, so we'll most likely be following up with more books in the series.
I read the print version years ago, and picked up the audio version just to help refresh myself on the story. I wouldn't say one is better than the other, but there is a difference in character tone that is unique to each format.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Both are coming of age books, and both deal with the main characters having to grow up quickly in an unconventional way in order to survive.
I read some previous reviews prior to purchasing this title and I noticed people complained about how "whiny" the performance was. The only thing I can say to this is, get over it. The book centers around a young teenager who just had his entire life upended. Of course he's going to be a bit whiny. As far as sticking to the tone of the book, the performance was spot on. If whiny kids going through a crisis isn't your cup of tea... get the print version and give it your own overtones.
When Bobby finally gets it.
oddly slow and non griping
didn't grab my interest
be a better voice actor or go to a full cast
I Love reading books, My Job makes that difficult, so Audio Books have re-opened the Universe to my Soaring Imagination!
My Nephews got me hooked in this series. Great Imagination, Great story. Great for 11 and up!