I enjoyed the narration and the twists on an Old Testament story I have hear a hundred times. Knowing the outcome didn't hinder the storyline for me. It was interesting to get Card's take on the motives and thoughts of the people in the story.
At times is made my heart hurt to hear the thoughts of people who were so hurt or and others who were so ignorant.
I have not read the print version. We enjoy audio books because we can enjoy them together as a family.
Hillary's first sword fight as a pirate. She used all of her pirate training as well as a few tricks picked up at finishing school.
I read to my children with voices, but I could never keep up with all of the passion of Kellgren. Every person was unique, but no one was so over the top that they were annoying. She had great energy that drove the story. I didn't want to stop the van and miss a minutes. I hope she narrates the rest of the series.
When you are finished with finishing school, try piracy.
We loved this book. It is one of the best listens we have ever had. I thought it was an old plot, 'Girl forgoes high society for adventure." However, this story was very original and had more than enough plot twists to keep even parents engaged.
We will be listening to Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle. This series has been something everyone in our family of seven can agree on. Everyone laughs.
We have two boys and three girls in the back seats, and with this book everyone was appeased. It was never deemed "Boy-y or Girly."
When Briar Rose uses the Sword to win a battle of wills.
Briar Rose. She is such a horrible person, yet Bronson makes her sound so unbelievable sarcastic you can't help but smile.
Storming a Castle?
You and what army?
We definitely appreciated more of feminine leads. My girls are excited to be brave like the Princess Ella, Snow White, and Lila. Yet rough and tumble boys are totally engaged as well.
Sugar, Teamwork, and Intrigue
When we discovered someone was a spy.
We loved that we got to hear the story from everyone's point of view.
Yes, Stefan Rudnicki, has an amazing voice and Card has a wonderfully creative story.
The Oversoul. I like the logic and compassion that the computer has as it watches over humanity.
My father never read to me as a child, if he had, I would have wanted him to sound just like Stefan! It is almost melodic, but he never makes you sleepy just relaxed enough that the story can take hold of you.
entertaining, encouraging, educational?
The Hero's Guild to Saving your Kingdom.
Yes, the narration was excellent for the greater majority of the story, but it was agreed that Toothless was annoying rather than endearing.
When the manual doesn't help you, it is time to write one of your own.
It was much better to listen to the book in the car on a road trip than hearing the movie replay three or four times. It had a similar underdog story, so my kids could listen with out being boarded. Yet they knew the characters.
Hero's Guild to Saving your Kingdom was a book that my children LOVED, and my husband tolerated well as we travelled. I even caught him smiling and chuckling more often than he would dare to admit. There was plenty of clean humour that keeps parents entertained.
The characters all had such great personalities.
Our favorite scene was when the princes were imprisoned by the trolls.
The princes are not always so charming.
We have now nicknamed our children with the names of the princes. I think every family has a Gustav.
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