The gentle, sad voice of the narrator added to the lovely prose. I did not like every moment of the story, mostly because it is such a stark view of getting older and having regrets--I am at an age where I felt some empathy. With that in mind, probably not a book for a young person; or, at least, if you are young and you have explored this book, be sure you revisit it in twenty or thirty years.
Like the other 2 books in this series, I purchased this audio book for my son, along with a copy of the book so that he could listen and read. I ended up listening to all three books. It's great to have the same voices narrate all through the series. I love the exploration of the Egyptian pantheon in this breezy, fast-paced prose. Really great for kids, and pretty fun for grownups too.
I've never been able to really enter into A Clockwork Orange. Until I listened to it! Then it came alive, and the progress of the plot made sense. The accents and the flow of the slang made so much sense in an audio format. The narration is great. This is the British version of the story--21 chapters instead of the American 20 chapter version. The preface is worth listening to also, though you may want to skip it and come back to it after you've listened to the story.
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