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.
Super cute story that is beautifully read. I feel like if I would've just read the book it would've been a solid three but hearing it on audible give it a solid four.
The action unfolded too quickly, with too many voice changes.. I would have liked more narration in between scene changes. By the time I figured out who was who, the narrator was on to the next scene or adventure or character or something.
Though it was confusing some, it kept my 8 yo entertained during much of our 8 hour trip. Not sure it he was actually following, but he asked for it each time we got going again after a stop.
The performance of all the characters was excellent!
The concept is really great. I think kids would enjoy a follow up book at maybe a slower pace.
Cute and entertaining. My little liked it. It was just too many character changes and too much action to deal with while driving 8 hr. However, it did help take my mind off the long, boring drive.
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.