I was looking for some light fare, something I wouldn't have to think too hard about. And that's just what i got. Kid's stuff,I know but Jim Dale is a great narrator, and if you like the Harry Potter books, this one is worth a listen. Make no mistake, Harry Potter is tough to beat. And while this was a good book, it was not Harry Potter.
I preview all the childrens books before letting my little ones listen to the stories. I love the stories myself most of the time. This book started out alright, but I got lost. Not sure if its the story, or the reader.?? I did quit almost 1/2 way through and haven't been able to talk myself into getting back into it again. :(
I love listening to Jim Dale read and his preformance of this book was fabulous!
I loved meeting the time keeper!
I loved the dynamic drama of the closing scene.
Yes, i carried it with me and listened as often as I could!
I highly recommend Stoneheart!
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this series is. People who like the Harry Potter type books with magical happenings and a clear division of dark and light should enjoy these books. They are very well writen with a glorious use of vocabulary and are narrated by the splendid and most talneted Jim Dale (who also reads the US version of Harry Potter).
The premis of the books is around a London most of us cannot see and how two human children can. They are hurled together in this otehr dimension of London where all the statues are animated and divided into very clear sides. The main Villan is quite comparable in the evil stakes to Voldemort and the the evoluation of the main protagonist is most enjoyable. The back up the children receive from the Gunner, a war veteran still speaking and acting from is time frame is the biggest lightening rod conducting the reader to anchor to these set of books.
It does seem to have an super long, never ending, chase going on. But it is peppered with so many characters and different twists and turns it keeps you interested and invested.
I will never feel the same when I walk around London or any big City with statues again.
Similar to Harry Potter in its approach to a series.
JIm Dale is awesome and I picked this trilogy because of his performance on the Harry Potter books. He just does an amazing job and I will search him out again.
There was no story. The same scenario kept happening the entire story. One story, repeated over and over agin.
Jim Dale is amazing. He just had horrible material this time.
Don't wast your time.
I really liked his sound effects and accents!
I liked how all the statues come to life and the how Fletcher ties London, an actual city, into his story! I like that Fletcher makes Edie a tough girl, or so she likes to think, but she is actually fragile. George is described as someone fragile but is truly brave. It ends a cliff hanger though!
I have love Jim Dale (I was hooked after hearing HP)! He is truly amazing! The narration was excellent. I will hear anything this man narrates!
My favorite character was The Gunner and how he stays calm cool and collected (like a statue) even after he saves the George.
Just simply a good listen!
well told story
the concept of statues coming to life
all of it
I'm 53 and my helper is in his mid 20s. This series kept us both glued.
I wish I could get my money back
Get to the point
Jim Dale is the only good thing about this audible.
My whole family listened to this audible on a rather long roadtrip, and after a few hours of listening, I started to wonder if I had read the wrong reviews or perhaps purchased the wrong audible. With the exception of Jim Dale, who is brilliant as usual, I have never been so mislead by reviews as with this one. My Kids (11 and 12 years old) as well as my wife and I, all agreed to call it quits after about 3 hours of a nothingness.
Audiobooks are great!
the Frost Fair.
The characters come to life, what can be said about Jim Dale that hasn't already been said.
Not at first, but then I did and was glad I did it!
Don't know if I can wait for next months credit to get the second book!