I like fantasy, some sci-fi, quantum physics, psychology, neurology, some horror/thriller books.
A different author with a different narrator.
I didn't like and didn't get what the author was trying to covey. I was bored.
Charming Captivating language
The writing and language.
Narration by the author can be over done especially for a book that depends so much on the language but she does not over do the reading. She remains playful in her reading making the word play and stylized language part of the story and part of the fun.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
2009 Nebula Award. A marvelously original, lyrical fairy tale that captivates and awes. September’s adventures through Fairyland with Ell the Wyvern and Saturday the boy marid. It all starts with the Green Wind and ends with a missing shadow. Shoes and laws, choices and love are main characters in this magical erudite journey sure to delight and wonder.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
Nothing would have made this a great listening experience for me. I think this might be a book that is better to read than hear particularly if there are good illustrations. I had hoped from reading the reviews that this would be a children's story that is also pleasant for adults in the vein of Harry Potter. Instead, although the language was pretty and some of the imagery was interesting, it was dull listen. I listened to the book to see if it would be good for my budding avid reader 8-year old niece, but I think the story is just not interesting enough. It does sound much like a traditional fairy tale but it is far too long for that so I think it would be difficult to keep a younger child really interested also.
Maybe - she has a pleasant voice for this type of story, but she is clearly not a professional.
I would cut the dream scene - boring and confusing. I would cut much of the narrative. Fairy tales should rely on imagination and imagination does not require so much detail. The detailed descriptions often slow the plot down too much.
This might be an OK experience to read to a young child over several days, but older children and adults will find it rather slow and not terribly engaging.
I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work.
Unless they're Neil Gaiman.
I eventually got use to the narrator. However, almost ever character sounded the same. Also the reader/narrator has a lilting reading voice that made me feel sleepy.
I bought this audiobook on the recommendation of my niece, who has excellent taste. She read the hard copy. If I had read the hard copy I would have probably liked this book more.
I really enjoyed this tale. How fun that the author narrated. Would have enjoyed this when I was young. The references to the books I read when I was twelve just heightened my enjoyment.
Valente successfully captures the length and breadth of Fairyland in this clever, arresting story. It is both dark and delightful, cruel and kind—just like Fairyland itself. I appreciate that the tale is not afraid to engage children with deep and sometimes scary themes, while still spinning bits of beauty and love throughout. In addition, Valente narrates the tale with calm empathy, drawing us into the world with her subtle voice. Like any good children's story, adults with find much here to enjoy and think on.