It just didn't capture my kids' attention. I thought it was funny, but every time I suggested we put it on, there were collective groans from the kids. Not sure why. I enjoyed it so far, but I bought it for them, so had to return it and try again.
My mom and I just listened to this adorable and well-written book. I'll be looking out for more books by this author, but the reading is phenomenal. This wasn't reading, this was a performance. The way he read the narrative and the voices, and the production with the music and sound effects were great.
We chuckled quite a bit. And there were a few times when we were practically rolling on the floor laughing.
This is a belly full of laughs and no mistake. I swear one of the princes is a Texan! The reader is also a prince of a guy, and elevates a delightful story into a howl.
"The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom" is a funny, light-hearted middle-grade story that delights in twisting the fairy tales it draws on. The characters are interesting and easy to enjoy, and the plot, though slightly meandering, comes together well (though readers should be warned that the last chapter is open-ended enough to allow for sequels).
What might just be a very fun and unapologetically silly children's story, however, has been enhanced by very good narration. Bronson Pinchot has developed distinct and appropriate voices for each character and the narrator, and his characterizations add depth to the characters.
This is a bit like Into the Woods, showing you what happens behind or after the "happily ever after" of fairy tales. Bronson Pinchot's narration is what really makes it special and adds to the humor.
I found this book quite comical . It had a great storyline. The narrator did a great job ! This is a book you could listen to in the car with people of all ages !!
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No. Bronson Pinchot brings life to the characters that only he can!
I am horrible with names, but the Prince of Stermhagen, not sure on the spelling. The small man syndrome, show no emotion, never give up guy that eventually showed his soft side, briefly.
I think the plot of the book is quite charming, if a little too fond of self-referential humor and puns, in a very "Piers Anthony" way. The major difficulty I have is that I find the narrator's choice of voice for Duncan exceptionally grating. Having not read the source, I'm not quite sure who is to blame for that, but as Duncan is one of the five princes and thus a primary character, his god-awful voice gets way too much airtime.
Narrator did a great job to bring this book to life!
No matter you like the classic fairy-tale or not, this book is entertaining. It breaks some stereo types we have about princes and princesses. I feel the story can be trimmed a bit shorter but overall I would recommend it.