I love audio books because I can hear them while I drive endlessly or sew. They cannot take the place of reading but they supplement books in a wonderful way. So no, it is not better than the printed version just different. Having said that, however, I found Wanda McCaddon's reading irritating in the extreme. She has an unfortunate habit of ending each sentence with a strange intonation and lost her accents at times. So I think that I would have preferred to read this particular novel.
This is not an edge of your seat kind of book. But it certainly kept my attention. By the end of both the books in the series I was sad to say goodbye to new friends.
Irritating, inconsistent and distracting.
No exteme reaction - just a comfortable familiarity. The plot is not riveting.
I have not read the print version but the use of different voices by the reader enhanced the book for me.
This is a book that celebrated friendship and courage. It demonstrates constantly that self worth is not dependent on outward appearance or social status. A wonderful object lesson for our time. The story twists and turns and is revealed in stages captivating the listener' attention till you become wholly involved in the book and cannot stop listening. I loved it and it well deserves it's place on the BBC top 100 book list.
Wonderful. This book is completely dependent on the physical voice of the main character. It must have been very difficult to achieve and he did it marvelously.
Owen Meany of cause.
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