Ottawa, ON, Canada | Member Since 2002
I read a lot of this genre, having a seven year old son who loves mystical, fantastical tales (Harry Potter, Dragon Rider, Eragorn) and I have to say that I enjoyed book better then most. It has the right amount of suspense and magic for the age group but also has one thing that I am partial to; hope.
I have been yearning to find a children's novel of this calibre that provides it's readers with something to look forward to in the next book, not dark forbodings but enthusiastic hope for the future.
Charlie also has the support of a family unit which also seems to be missing from other books. This helps my son associate with the character in a more substantial way.
All in all one of the best finds on Audible, the narration is superb and easily followed by children.
As always, the interaction between the characters is what draws us all back, time and again, to this series. Who isn't secretly wondering what Lula will be wearing or if Stephanie will make the
The ending to the novel was logical but not inspired or as hilarious as past Jersey adventures, frankly I missed the fireworks.
I love this actress, Lorelei King does wonderful renditions of all the characters (prompting me to buy other titles read by her which I had never heard of!) but I love the way she inflects Lula's mannerisms; the dejected
What Happens in Hawaii Gets to Jersey Eventually!
I really wondered about Janet Evanovich releasing two books in a year, a strange occurrence for this series...then I realized that One For the Money hits theaters soon and my confusion evaporated. Good marketing :)
I had wondered just how Artemis, Butler and Holly (not to mention Folly and Mulch) could be engaged once again in planet saving mayhem. Book four seemed a fitting book end, but it seems that the glut of fan mail Eoin Colfer received changed his mind.
So Artemis is at it again, and this dimension is not big enough to hold all of the action. Imagine Demons, time travel, life and death action! This installment is a thrill ride, and more mature then previous endevours. Colfer is allowing for his readers aging along with his characters, as a parent, I appreciate that.
I loved this book, listened to it in three days, and can't wait for my son to finish it so we can discuss it in great detail.
Caution: Some of the scene depicted may be too graphic for younger sibs to hear/read.
Report Inappropriate Content