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!
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.