I'm not sure how such an amazing story could end up being told so terribly. The characterization of Meg's voice kept her in a constant state of distress. Her words were tremulous, faltering, and annoying. It was hard to listen to the constant warbling and shaking. By the end my daughter and I were mocking and laughing at how over done the whole thing was. Give this telling a pass. I'll certainly be asking for a refund.
While I don't want to offend anyone who enjoys this book, bad reviews are just as important as good ones for other potential customers and I feel that I should warn anyone like me out there to steer clear. I was suggested this book because I liked fantasy and I'd seen it on some book suggestions lists so I thought it was at least worth the 6 hours. I was disappointed.
1. Its a neat little idea
1. I honestly don't know who this book is for. It's a little too advanced to be a children's book (for instance, the vocabulary was too difficult for a child to appreciate, mentioning of atoms and folding of spacetime), and WAY too simple and repetitious to be an adult novel. It was mentally exhausting to sit through
2. The descriptions seemed lacking, and at times uncreative. There are only so many times that you can use the phrase "It was like nothing she had ever seen before." until it sounds stale and lazy.
3. The characters are hyperboles of their role in the story. Their actions are either not believable or act in unfounded plot points necessary to propagate the story to the next scene.
I have heard about this story for quite sometime now, as a college student I have to read a lot of textbooks that are heavy with dronal information. This story was an excellent tale, a must read for any age and a welcome change to a textbook. Great narration, and wonderful story line.
Grateful for a book that includes God story. Love. that there was a family that loved one another. Love that there was honesty in the weaknesses of the characters.
I found the religious overtones to be off-putting in a science fiction book. I just wish I'd been aware of its presence so I could have passed on this book. Also, I *REALLY* disliked the voice of Mrs Witch/Which. That alone almost caused me to stop listening. You might love this book. I did not.
This book was well written and thought out. It's a mind bender and it would be hard for some people to understand. A lot of fun to think about. I would recommend it to the adventurous and open minded.
I've heard Ms. Davis on podcasts, hosting or reading but I've never heard her perform a book. Many times, while listening I felt a twinge of gratitude that my first(albeit overdue) exposure to this classic story was being brought to life by such a rich performance. Thanks to all who made this audio production.