This is a wonderfull story, easy to listen to and full of humour. I could easily listen to the wonderful tones of Edward Endield every day, his pronounciation and accent are delightful.
To be honest I had no idea what this story was about when I downloaded it, in the begining I didn't know if I was reading about an alien invasion or a defence force experiment. Then I realised that the story was inane and sensless. It appears to try to take a philisophical slant on a 15 year old boy trying to find his identity but all too often vears towards his pubesent fantisies. The story is bizzare, weird and freakish. I did enjoy the old simple guy Nakata, but a big white worm coming out of his mouth when he died and Johnny Walker taking hearts out of live cats to eat just became a bit directionless. The narrators did an excellent job of making the story sound interesting and deserve to be commended on seeing the story through to the end. I think 15 year old boys would enjoy this story. If you are truly interested in philosphy try Jostein Gaarder.
The story is well written but the story itself loses some momentum towards the predictable end. I usually feel a satisfaction at the end of a story but this time I just felt that it was a waste of my time. The narrator was excellant.
The narrators voice is exceedingly irritating. I enjoyed the movie so thought to listen to the book, I much preferred the movie.
Extremely odd, can't reccomend it I'm afraid
I don't think Bernard Cornwell could write anything that wouldn't keep me enthralled so completley. I've purchased every unabridged Sharpe story available from Audio and am now working on his other series. William Gaminara is my favourite narrator I've heard on any of the Audible books, he even manages a convincing female voice and yet our hero Sharpe is as strong and as masculine as can be.
Initially I was extremely critical with Brian Jacques narration as he is stuttery and coughs in the first 10 mins. He quickly warms up and delivers a wonderful rendition of an excellant story that kept me spellbound and not wanting to remove my earplugs. His characters are easily discernable and full of colour. I love this story and the excellant narration.
would rather not receive this type of advertising as I am super fussy about what I listen to
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