I bought all 3 books in the series on sale because I am a fan of Jim Dale. The Harry Potter books and Jim Dale are what got me into audiobooks. I read a few reviews and the synopsis for all of the books and went for it. So far so good. The story is pre-teen friendly, but I enjoyed it- and I'm way not a kid anymore. The idea of statues coming to life is very Harry Potter and Dr. Who rolled together. The story is great. The narration is great. Looking forward to the next one.
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!
It would seem that everything Jim Dale touches, it turns to gold. Great narration of a great book. I was hooked in the first 5 minutes of starting this story.
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)