I have to admit I bought the second book in the series before the first book because there was a discount on it. I figured that at least I wouldn't waste a lot of money... (admit it, you have said that too)
Well, this was the surprise of the year for me. Katherine Kellgren really brought the characters to life, with not only different voices well-suited for the characters, but with energy and pacing that suited the text. AND she can sing a nice song!
This was my first contact with any L. A. Meyer novel. I was looking for an easy listen to help get through the four 12-hour drives that faced me in the last 2 months. I got my money's worth, and the Wife and I were sad to get to the end of the book. There is some violence, and the encounters with some of the "women of ill repute" are a bit creepy. Might be some good discussion opportunities with your daughters.
Personally, I'm looking for more books from both this author and this reader! Five stars for each!
Typee is one of the books that I loved as a young lad. It sparked my imagination and captivated me. Unfortunately, Mr. Chatty's breathing pace and reading pace did not match the sentences, sometimes leading to split sentences and even run-together paragraphs. Several times there were mispronunciations. "Tumult" with a schwa rather than long u might be put to regional diction, but the King of Hawaii, Kamehameha was also pronounced "kammie hammie ha" instead of "kuh-may-ha-may-ha" (ref: US Library of Congress page on Kamehameha I). If you can get past the nearly-monotone reading style, it's a good listen.
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