Awesome awesome awesome!
None and yet so many at the same time. Chris Colfer really wrote a great adventure and made it his own. While this story recalls many of the fairy tale classics, Colfer keeps the integrity of each character without commercializing them. But they aren't who the story is about anyway. Alex and Connor Bailey are awesome and lovable and new characters who are a fresh breath of air.
What? I have to pick just one? That's not going to happen! I caught myself a few times wondering how in the world he gave each characters voice such a different range, I had no problem telling which character was from the other.
If I could have I would have! But I just didn't have that much free time in one sitting. But I did finish it in a week and a half.
Thank you Chirs Colfer! After listening to The Land of Stories, the wishing spell and finding out soon after that he had already had The Enchantress Returns in the works, I was so delighted! I hope he isn't done with Alex and Connor Bailey just yet, please don't be! I have more to say but can't without spoiling something awesome for those who haven't read yet.
Well... I must say I haven't read the print version to say. But I can say this the narrator made this story come to life. He performed each character excellently and gave them wonderful individual voices. The many pieces where he had to sing, although not my favorite parts... He sold me on it every time!
The emotion and almost physical battle against Gollom stands out to me the most. But there were so many moments. But the reason why that particular moment stands out to me is because I love the riddle game the two play.
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But of course! We are talking about the writings of Tolkien. There were several and it would be hard for me to select one.
I really appreciated the multiple narrators and loved that this story takes on Jacob's point of view. I particularly like the part where Jacob (without giving too much away) has his personal climax and that's all I can say without ruining a key part of this story.
Matt was perfect as Jacob... Absolutely perfect! IIyana had a great range of voices for each character and I look forward to hearing her again.
There are many moving moments, a lot happens in this book for our three main characters and honestly when the boom ended... I wasn't ready to leave them just yet. The end when Bella masters her powers and is able to surprise Edward once again is just the absolute sweetest thing!
I recommend this story to everyone whether young or old because all the characters and all that goes on in this splendid story, there is something somewhere that I believe anyone and everyone could identify themselves.
Oh what an unfair question! I love them all, except Capricorn but we aren't meant to like him and that is good and well. Eleanor brought forth a lot of humor to me and so I will have to choose her as my favorite.
My favorite scene had to been... I can't say with out giving a spoiler ... Oh maybe I can without giving up too much... I like the dungeon scene and that's all I wil say.
Many scenes, many moments... I absolutely LOVE this story.
Of course the audio version is better. The narrator did the most excellent job of bringing these characters to life. If I had been reading the book in print, the characters accents would have never been so well developed in my head and I just love how real she made this story for me.
Hugh Jr. - bless his heart! And his dear sweet mother Annabell Lendor. We don't get to spend too much time with Hugh Jr but he is a good man who loves his family and is doing the best he can. Annabell is a dear kind soul who wants what is best for everyone and takes on what others either cannot or choose not and this makes me love her.
I have not listened to Tavia before but I can tell you her voices and accents really pulled this story into a light that would've not been there on paper for me, at least. She turned the story into much more than a reading of a book aloud but a true and spectacular performance that honestly... I could listen to again.
This book isn't the shortest but I deffinitely got through it in good time and could not wait to return to it each time.
It is certain that Leo Tolstoy will be an author I look into in the near future after I get a bit further into my pile of books I already have set aside to listen to or to read. The narrator has an amazingly eloquent voice and I loved his ability to make distinct voices for the male characters but I felt as thought he fell short on the female characters. However this wouldn't stop me from putting him in my next pick.
The struggle that Levan has encountered throughout this book is very real and brought to the surface a struggle that I was able to make a connection. I liked Levan very much from the beginning and loved him even more so at the end of this grand story.
Eloquent, vivid and charming.
This book I don't feel is so much an inspirational book but a book for reflecting. Reflecting on ones choices in life and how best to move forward.
The title is a bit miss leading, if you know nothing of Anna Karenina and if reading this review you may be asking yourself why I haven't mentioned our dear Anna. She indeed is one of our main characters and we spend a great bit of time with her but not who the book is truly about. However her struggle in this book takes you on quite the ride and in the end I wasn't quite sure how to feel about her but I know that I felt dumb-founded and aggrevated with her decisions and her choice of how to deal with them.
The historical events that are tied to this story's essence and the evolution of our main character really kept me connected to this story but at the same time I despised the main character and almost quit listening because of him. But I had to know what was going to happen next and that was the second best thing about this story, the writer really kept you hanging on and wanting more.
I wanted more of these characters, I almost missed them with the way it ended and I really can't say more without ruining it for those who haven't read this story.
He turned it into a true dramatization without turning it corny although he could've done a but better with the women's voices, I was we'll pleased with him.
This story should be a very good reminder of how each moment and each action if your life impact others, it impacts tomorrow and it impacts more than you can ever imagine.
This author and narrator will be ones that I will look forward to again in the future. Shannon Hale's Austenland had a great tempo and I loved the balance of funny and sweet in this story. Katherine Kellgren brought each character to life with their very unique voices.
I can think of quite a few moments that made me smile and laugh, I am writing this review a few months after listening and I can still pull from memory most of this story, it was just that good.
The end scene is just awesome and unexpected.
I love the narrator for this story and how well he captures the voices of each one and makes them so unique and believable. His tempo as well added the perfect touch of drama where needed. The story alone is fascinating but this narrator nailed the characters and made it sooo much more worth wild.
I love Arthur Jelibee (sorry about the spelling). I get this guy; he doesn't want any trouble for anyone, mostly himself but, he is willing to push past that to do what is right. I love how he does not treat Barthy any differently. I hope for a sequel soon, this story left with a cliff hanger and I need more of these characters.
I have never listened to this narrator before but I will especially be searching for him in the near future. He is amazing!
I laughed, but no tears. I felt suspense when needed, it kept me on the edge of my seat at times. Absolutely worth diving into and not putting down!
Such a great story that I just did not want it to end. The tale of this sister and brother, their childhood up to this point and the great tragedy that lead them to the most amazing discovery and adventure of their life; it was truly captivating.
This one more the most part stands out on its own. If you read it your will see it reminds you of many other stories as it is meant to however the journey of these two main characters set this story apart from others.
Oh he did so wonderfully with all the accents, the vocal ranges and intensity it's hard to pick just one.
I laughed indeed just because the characters were so adorable and wonderful and cry? Well I reared up a few times for our poor twins who had to go through such hard times.
This is a great story for young and old a like. I will venture back to this book at sometime indeed.
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