I can remember this book from late grade school, and wanted to revisit the past, This book and the other two in the series were entertaining then and somewhat now. Mr. Christopher had a good introduction as to how and why the series came about. I think he achieved his goal.
Some readers appeared to have not liked the last three or four book. i I dont agree. I found the entire series great fun. I do admit that I bought the first one as a sale book but I was hooked then. I thoroughly enjoy Ms Harris's books and Ms Parker brings Sookie to life! Thank you both for many hours of mystery and romance.
Mark Tufo is a master of sarcasm and dry wit. How he comes up with his statements are beyond me, but they are so funny, people look at me at the gym when I laugh out loud at his comments. Sean Runnette is a great reader, I can actually picture the characters by their "voices". His range and ability is fantastic.
I love books that run in series, ie. Sookie Stackhouse, Nice Girls Don's,.., etc, but this author writes books that are read in 5 hours and charges more than any other series. This is the reason I stopped listening to her books. She hasn't got near the talent of Charlaine Harris or Molly Harper. I rated the performance high because I like the narrator, and I gae the story and overall 2 because, the story line is good escapism, but, I don't like being taken advantage of or having the characters held hostage by the author.
Many times series books get weaker as the story goes on, if the author hasn't thought it all out and figured out where its going, not so with this series. Once again, the author and narrator team takes the stories to another level. There is nothing worse than having a good story ruined by having it read by a sub-par narrator.
This book is ok, not as good as Molly Harper or Charlaine Harris's books, but a good book.
This series is fun to listen to, not as fun for me as Molly Harper where wolves or vampires or Charlaine Harris's Sookie series, but fun. I just really like the characters name Abby Normal, it reminds me of Young Frankenstein. The other characters have more normal names and the authors other characters interact well. The narrator does a good job, whic for audio books if very important.
These stories are great when you dont want to spend hours listening to one of his epics, which are also enjoyable. You can listen for a short time and still get the whole story and you get more King variety
I so enjoy this duo, Molly Harper has an humorous style and a flair for one liners I have yet to read from any one else and Amanda Ronconi's delivery is fantastic.
Mr. Christopher introduces science fiction to preteens with out trauma, lust or harsh violence. He accomplishes it in a well written style that draws children in and allows them to enjoy reading.
As with City of Gold and Lead and Pool of Fire, John Christopher explains in the intro, how and why this series came about. He accomplished his goal, I think, in making a book that preteens would like and actually turned it into a trilogy that was entertaining and introduced adult themes such as freedom, politics, and others to young people so they can understand and form their own opinions.
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