Ron Knowles obviously doesn't ever read to children because he reads as though he were reading the telephone book
Frank L Baum is a genius - no matter what. So, all the stories are marvelous.
He never takes his time over a scene or a character. Everything is spoken in the same rigid voice that would be better suited to reading an insurance policy. He manages to kill this book.
Too Much Fun!
The character of Jake Sullivan
Mr. Pinchot is an amazing reader - he's got all the right inflections and his pace is brilliant. I only wish he could read every book I listen to - his voice is wonderful and his ability to give us the story is really nothing short of miraculous.
absolutely I would listen to this book again. Will Patton gives a flavor of the deep Louisiana south that is rich with texture and sense impressions. He is a great reader. He takes his time and lingers on the images so they really come to life.
The two main characters, Dave and Cleet, are just fantastic. Damaged, broken, funny, loving, richly drawn. Real characters of the South. Again, Will Patton gives each an identity with the sound of his voice and he doesn't hold back.
The author in partnership with this reader, gives a visceral sense of the air, the fog ogg the bayou, the pecan trees, the rain, the heat - and the ambience of New Orleans.
I have no idea who would enjoy this book especially if one likes the vampire/werewolf/witch kind of story - it's not very intelligent. Even the cliches are boring.
The performance is terrible. The reader has no sense that she's being listened to by an audience. Very little animation in the voice and that makes it difficult to pay attention. In a word, monotonous.
I would absolutely recommend this audio book to anyone, young and old! It is a delight to hear Anne Hathaway's voice - she makes the classic story so much fun to listen to.
It is a great story - better than the movie in a lot of ways.
Anny Hathaway really does a great job. She reads as if you were right there with her. She is animated and energized. Yes her pacing is perfect.
this book took forever to step off the starting line. And, when it finally did, it was so predictable and trite that it had no appeal. Extremely predictable and, frankly, dumb.
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