Particularly in the beginning, the story jumped to a new character every chapter, which might be easier to follow if you were reading the book in print, but was difficult to catch on to in the audio version.
The narration was tolerable but one or two of the voices were like sandpaper, especially the voice of
Boredom in many parts, faint interest in others
Will be fun for natives of the Bay Area - lots of local spots referenced which brings back the fun into the book in spite of the flawed narration.
Yes, I'm not sure I caught all the details the first time through.
So creative! Ideas and images that left you thinking about what else might be possible in a world filled with magic.
Yes, the narration could be a bit dark or slow at times, but otherwise, the characters, tone and mood were performed well.
The story felt like a beautiful dance - you get to know each dancer individually, and then watch them as they come together.
It's very fun to follow the character of Tiffany Aching as she grows and discovers the complexity of the world around her. That, and the bee scene at the end.
Tiffany Aching dancing with a swarm of bees.
The Nac Mac Feegles.
Stephen Briggs' narration helps to bring all the characters to life, each with their own personality and voice.
Yes, we downloaded this for my two year old son, who is now very curious about owls. He listens to this over and over, and it can buy his tired parents an extra half-hour of sleep while he listens.
Yes, the characters are interesting, and the story is engaging.
A good book to help little ones learn about new things - like flying in the dark.
Not really - the chapters are not divided in the same way throughout the book. This makes it difficult if you are listening to follow the threads between parts 1 and parts 7. I also have the print version and it is easier to follow when you can skim back through the lead sentences on each part. However, in audio the overall structure of the book holds together nicely, even though the structure within each chapter gets confusing.
Nudge - a thoughtful approach to inspiring change among consumers, employees, or individuals.
I was neutral about the performance -the book was well read but nothing particularly memorable about the reader, which is what you want for a strategic book like this.
No - definitely worth splitting up over the course of several listens so that you have time to digest the main points of each chapter.
Amanda Ronconi reads the character of
Lovely, entertaining, sweet
Preston - an unexpected hero with a marvelous wit
He distinguishes well between so many different characters. Each character has his or her own unique voice, personality, song and way of being. Plus love his wonderful British accent.
The perfect ending to an intriguing story!
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