Pam can often be found singing many of The Wiggles songs while simultaneously reading a book in rhyme and drinking coffee.
One of the top 3.
I liked hearing the same story from different viewpoints.
No. I would certainly be open to any of the performers.
Wow. What a powerful little book. A must read for everyone about tolerance, belief in oneself, kindness, friendship, and something else. I got teary at the ending, difficult to do on a plane.
I loved the characters and different points of view. My kids absolutely loved this and couldn't wait to get in the car to listen. It was funny and sweet and teaches so many life lessons. I think every child should hear this...I had so many talks with my children about compassion and friendship because of this book.
How could you not love August? We all love him but I have to say that Summer stole my heart. Summer is everything I hope my kids to be....what an amazing girl and friend.
There were so many! The ending was perfect, but my kids got a big kick out of the parents and Auggie talking about Mr. Tushman. :)
I loved the scene at the camp when the boys came to Auggie's rescue.
You won't regret listening to this. Of course, you need to follow it up with Julian's Chapter...another great listen!!!!
A little "younger" than I expected but well done.
Most interesting : Augie's growth throughout the book
Least: The bullies
This book was recommended to me by a few different people, so I figured it would be worth a listen. It's a very nice, yet predictable read. Keeping in mind that it is really a YA book, I wouldn't really expect much different. I do plan to encourage my two middle school children to read it, because the message the book imparts is truly a good one. The narration was fine, with the exception of the voice of the main character, who sounded so much like Marge Simpson that I couldn't wait to get past those parts of the story.
Loved the story
The narration almost made me stop listening! The whispery raspy voice the narrator used was VERY annoying!
Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.
I bought this book because of the great reviews. And it lived up to all of them.
Actually yes... That answer actually shocks me more than anything. I'm an avid reader and I am just now getting into audiobooks. I purchased this book on a bogo sale and I was definitely not disappointed. The narrators were amazing and I felt the characters truly come alive.
They all were amazing.
This book made me laugh, made me tear up and it made me angry. I was invested in the characters and I definitely loved the emotions in this book.
A must read for children and adults. A well-told story of a boy who looks very different and how he copes in a regular, public school… and how those around him cope as well. It will make you cry and fill your heart.
This is a novel about Auggie's first year in school - in 5th grade. He had always been home-schooled because of a disease at birth that resulted in a face that horrified many. Auggie gets into a private school, and his parents hope that this will be a safe environment, knowing how cruel children can be to someone who looks so different. Most of the novel is a first person narrative from Auggie's point of view, but some chapters were from the first person perspective of other characters. This novel is moving, funny, and above all else, believable. The adults and children are all portrayed so well - some likeable, some not, and many in that true-to-life gray area. In the years since my own children have grown up, I occasionally listen to juvenile fiction, searching for ones like those I so loved reading to my own kids. I have been invariably disappointed, wondering how books could receive such accolades. This novel was everything I expected, and more. This is so good, it could be read by a child, to a child, or just by an adult (like me). It avoids so many of the predictable plot twists seen so often in youth fiction. I can't say enough about this book.
inspired needed improvement
Augie's sister's friend who always loved him as a brother, and did one of the most selfless and influential things in the book, and something that spoke to me, when she gave up her leading roll on opening night to Vi.
I enjoyed having different performers for the different characters. I thought the performances were wonderful, and each added another layer of understanding to all the characters combined. I don't think I would have imagined Augie's voice the way it was performed, and it really helped me immediately think of him as different and be able to picture him better from the beginning.
Definitely, I laughed out loud a lot, gasped in shock, worry or suspense, and definitely cried! A lot!!
I think this book should be read by everyone, young and old. It reminds us of things we knew as little children but forgot, or perhaps never learned. I love how it teaches us to be kinder than is necessary. What a beautiful admonition.