Good Story as always Jim Dale is an excellent story teller.
It was suspensful - Kept my interest
I am a travel listener to and from work. I go through 100-125 books a year
I thought the story could of been a bit stronger. The book made you want more so I hope they add more details in the next one. Could of done without the first 2 or 3 chapters.
The christmas party was the most interesting part. The very beginning of the book was least
Yes I can listen to anything Jim Dale I believe. But his performance with Harry Potter is the best.
I hadn't heard of this book but the sample got me interested enough to buy it. There's an unexpected twist to this story of young people -- subjected to adult decisions without reason or explanation -- that I found endearing. I hope Stephens will continue this series.
that it was such a fun kids book for the whole family to listen to
not realy because it's a fantasy novel
It wasn't bad it's just that since he narrorated Harry Potter I can't imagine him doig anythig else.
please excuse any spelling/grammer errors im kinda in a rush
This isn't the kind of book I normally read, but somehow it caught my eye, and I'm glad it did. I enjoyed the humor of the childrens' relationships with each other, knowing that they loved each other deeply. I thought th narrator was perfect for this book.
It's the kind of book you listen to over and over again, just because it's so well done.
But having a British narrator for a book set in the US is really, really weird. Felt like they were a little too desperate to try and capture some of the magic of the Harry Potter books.
Great story for anyone (8 years old and up) who like an adventure. Bought it for my 8 year old grandson and we listened to it every day on the way to and home from school. He loved it. The story comes alive with Jim Dale as narrator.
I loved this book. I'd say the best in it's genre since Harry Potter. The story moved quickly and was never dull. Some parts were very intense so I wouldn't recommend it for younger children. Very good book.
I enjoyed the audio version better only because of Jim Dale. He has a way of pulling you into the story so you are no longer a listener, but right there with Kate, Michael and Emma.
There were many memorable moments to the story. One of my favorites was the scene where the children escaped from the Countesses dungeon and slipped through the forest, only to be tracked by the Countesses wolves. You'll have to listen to find out if they escaped!
He switches voices for each character, remains true to that character's voice throughout and adds the proper infliction to the voice when called for. If the story reads, Emma shouted, Dale shouts the words Emma speaks. If the story reads, Michael whispered, barely audible, Dale delivers. He is the master of performers.
Grab your photographs and prepare to embark on a magical journey through the Emerald Atlas.
Well worth the listen. You won't be disappointed!
The narrator/JIm Dale.
Who cares about the donuts etc./ to much extraneous filler. I thought maybe Jim didn't get to choose whether he read this one or not. Maybe he did it as a favor to the author. Definitely not in the Harry Potter, Twilight genre.
Probably not! Just another book with kids saving the day.
His reputation! All of the different character voices. He's so good!
I guess that it has to have one now since the parents are alive but not rescued yet.