Let me first state that I am a huge fan of John Irving. His books can be quirky and they are not for everyone. Hence maybe the few 1 star reviews. Joe Barrett does a wonderful job at the voices of Owen and the other characters in the book.
Owen is a special boy - and John Irving gives him the role of being very deep and meaningful while being a simple - very literal - honest little boy.
It was a very long book - but I hated to see it end!
One of my favorites...
Beginning was slow
He is an OK reader - not someone I would seek out for other books.
One could be written - but I would not seek it out.
It was an OK book - nothing to send chills up my spine and it was VERY slow in the beginning. The middle to end part was the best part of the book. Glad I stuck with it - but would never make my MUST READ list for others.
Bryce has become one of my favorite authors and have listened to many of his books. I still feel that The Power of One is his best - but this one is close. Great story line with some laugh out loud moments - especially with Mole's mother Nancy. And of course the narrator is marvelous - his flawless performance of the accents of the different characters really makes the performance an A+.
It starts a bit slowly - but like a race car it quickly steps up the pace chapter by chapter. By the end you are racing with emotion. You almost feel like Enzo - you want to SCREAM at the "twins" but can't.
A Dog's Purpose - as it is told from the dogs perspective
The way he expresses his (Enzo's) emotions is phenomenal. One of the better narrations I have experienced.
While this book was very slow in the first part - it picked up with the telling of the "fairy tale" . I liked the narrator and her accent - it kept even the slow parts bearable.. I think if I were reading this I would have quit in the first 1/2 of the book.
The Fairy Tale
Susan Erickson did a great job
I was not sure what this was about when I purchased it - but so glad I did... It is a little Harry Potterish - with the Magical Circus - and the characters are very well developed. I was hooked from early on never wanted to shut down the recording. Can't wait for her next book..
This was a book I purchased because I liked his first book NIGHT. This is nothing like NIGHT - has a different character - the story line is OK - but not what NIGHT was.... It's a short read - and George Guidall is spectacular as always..
I bought this book because I enjoyed his first book NIGHT so much. This is not an extension of it. It is another character and has a fictional twist to it. It was OK - but would not listen to it again - as I would NIGHT.
This was a cute - fun read - Zippy is a very unique girl and comes from a unique family. The short stories that tell her life are funny and you can imagine them happening to you. Can't wait to hear the other book from Haven.
I liked this story because it was fast pace -no slow spots in the middle. Deals with a subject that is very harsh and unimaginable.
The narrator was very good - She brought out the right emotions - anger, humor and sadness.
I would agree with the other reviewers - if you liked the Harry Potter series you will like these books - yes at times predictable - but so are a lot of other books I have read. It moves at a fast pace and very imaginative - like the Potter series - which keeps it very interesting..
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