I loved the first book in the sequence, but this second book is a completely different genre. Frankly, I wouldn’t have guessed that it was written by the same author. It has far too many just-so scenarios, and too much lying by the main character. I have no idea why this book won the Newbery Honor.
No, I don't think I will.
As with the first book, Alex Jennings does an excellent job. Too bad the story itself wasn’t worth his talents.
Disappointment. Not disgust, but almost.
It was a reasonably realistic children’s adventure with some unpredictable events.
No, but Alex Jennings does an excellent job.
No, it’s a bit too long for a single sitting.
I did not like the instance or two of the kids lying. This is the first book of a sequence, but this book is far better than the second book.
Jordan has a fixation on unclothed or immodestly dressed women. In every case, that aspect of the situation was completely gratuitous. I really think he's warped. He does it so often in this book, that I'm done with this series.
This is an extremely long book to listen to. Hugo takes many rabbit trails and explains things in detail that make the story drag out, but the story is excellent. For some reason it is an "Audible Kids" edition, but this is not a kid's story. Frederick Davidson does an excellent job at using different voices for different characters consistently. He comes across at first as being haughty and arrogant in his reading, but either I got used to it, or he improved as he read it.
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