I loved Emerald Atlas. Jim Dale ALWAYS does such a wonderful job bringing each character to life. I was instantly drawn to this well written fantasy.
It's a fun listen and the narration is quite good, but it's not as exciting as the Harry Potter books or as complex and interesting as Tolkien.
But, overall it's a safe bet for an enjoyable, if not all that memorable, listen.
Enjoyable listen, not the best ever written but well done and worth the credit. I am a big Jim Dale fan since the Harry Potter books and the only thing I found unusual was that some of the character voices were very similar to the Potter voices:
Dr Pym = Dumbledor, Cavendish = Peeves, Gabriel = Madeye Moody, The Countess = Belatrix and a few more.
I look forward to the next books in the series.
This is definitely for older children, if for kids at all. Why would anyone want stories of death and mayhem and terror to be read to children at all? We had to stop because y 8 year old son was so scared of the content.
The narrator spoke way too fast and the accent made it very difficult for even the adults to follow.
The concept of the books was cool, but the ideas and the murder and word choices was not appropriate for children.
Terrible recommendation and total waste of my money.
I can't wait for book 2! And I always love to hear anything Jim Dale reads. He performs the different characters so well!! Each with a distinctive voice!!!
John Stephens -No
Jim Dale - Yes
I did like Jim Dale's performance
Extremely confusing and difficult to follow