This is a silly ,fun series that keeps my interest because it is well written.
Eileen's performance is excellent. She creates personalities with her voices and you always know who's talking.
The character "Gilly" is still too whiney-Queen for me and I would have dropped him off the castle into the moat 4 stories back. He's an important friend to the main character so he shouldn't be so completely annoying all the time! It takes away from the flow of the stories to have him behaving like an 8 year old every step of the way!
This one was different because the author brought in a stronger connection between real life events and murderous hauntings. This made for a creepy-scarey story that I actually had to turn off sometimes!
I'm glad that the author and the narrator took a lot of the whine out of Gilly.I still wouldn't miss his character if he moved away,but at least he's not quite as obnoxious in this book. He has been written to sound like a 12 year old,self centered child with an eating disorder. He's supposed to be a tech wiz- kid who happens to be Gay. I'm missing the link between those 2 character types.
The performance is great as usual. She does the voices very well(even if I hate Gilly's whine)
Keep going...it's lots of fun,especially with Gilly on ritalin,he's much easier to deal with!
Perhaps the writer ,NEVER the reader.
The story had some merit, but couldn't finish because her voices were like listening to sesame street puppets(only worse)!
I have never given a negative review before ,but this was really awful!
This book had challenging moments for me as I have spent hours with Harry Potter audio books and this one is also read by the VERY talented Jim Dale. Once I quit hearing Hermione and Dumbledore's voice,I got into the dark but completely mesmerizing story. The author's visual descriptions are so vivid that you are soon a visitor at the "Night Circus" I hope there's a sequell as I want to visit again!
I have now read all of the series but the last and have really enjoyed them. The reader does a great job with all the voices;especially Dr Delicious's slang mix-ups! The only thing that I don't like is how MJ's partner Gilly is so whiny,self absorbed , and obviously in the wrong business. That's the writer though not the reader. If you can get past wanting to slap Gilly to make him shut up...it's a really fun series!
VERY imaginative and fun series! To those who think he's milking a "cash cow" I say DON"T BUY IT! I personally am glad it's not over yet.It's not about getting to the end,it's the journey! So if you're not enjoying the ride get off the bus! For the rest who get immersed in the characters and creepy monsters,you will like this one too!
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