Be honest, anybody who has read this book, did anything actually happen. Did we learn anything about the characters. Did the characters grow in strength, power or ability? Did the plot ever become evident??? No! All we got was a timeline but no true story!
A kid gets bullied. After which he breaks a stone carving. He then gets chased all over London by every sort of statue and carved figure (Without ever getting a straight answer as to why they're trying to find and kill him). He eventually finds out that he has some form of power, we're not sure what his powers are exactly, but he has...something. He then gets out of trouble or something and the book is over. We have a very very limited background story on the main. Our other characters include a girl who can see into the past. A good guy statue, and a villain who seems eveil enough but is really just a whiny ass who apparently did something to get in trouble with the statues.
All in all this was a very poor book
I'm so surprised that Jim Dale signed up for this book. He was my main reason for purchasing this book, but he really didn't even do anything to save this book for me either. The entire time I was wondering why Harry Potter was running around London with a bronze statue.
Don't waste your time or money (credit)
Even the great Jim Dale can't save this story . Plot holes , wandering dialogue , and just plain trying to be a Harry Potter style junior novel . None of it works . I'm surprised there are other books in this series .
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 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 have not read the print version, but I imagine the audio is better only because Jim Dale narrates in such a way that brings stories to life.
I have greatly enjoyed Jim Dale's performance of the Peter and the Starcatcher Series. This narration is just as good. He is excellent at differentiating between characters and when the children talk and eat, I have to laugh out loud at his performance. Dictionary is an especially interesting character that Jim Dale portrays.
When George remembered his last interaction with his father, I was brought to tears. It reminds me of my mother and really touched my heart.
This is a wonderful story! The detail and interactions of the characters and their surroundings really amaze me. I enjoyed the author's metaphors and descriptive prose. The phrase "No you don't!", was used quite often and that did bug me a little bit. Otherwise, I am very happy that I purchased this book and plan to get the rest of the series.
If you liked Harry Potter, you'll love this book, story is great, concept is interesting and opens the world to things unseen, and the narration is fantastic.
the statues being real is cool if it was a small part of the world, but it's the whole thing. I just wanted more. I am an adult and would say this would be excellent for young, young readers.
I know this is for a younger audience but like the Harry Potter books, it keeps your interest and you find the characters endearing. Truly enjoyed it and of course Jim Dale did a masterful job of giving each character it's own personality.