I had this on tape as a child and managed to track it down on audible years later, and it truly is magical. Not only is it beautifully read by Meryl Streep, but the addition of George Winston's breathtaking music makes this one of my favorite audio books! This is a fantastic listen for children and adults alike.
I bought this book because Steve Spielberg's production company sold it to the CW describing it as "being in the vein of Buffy and The Vampire Diaries." It's not. It's really boring, the character is unlikable and the world is uninteresting. It's been a long time since I've struggled to finish listening to a book, but I just couldn't bring myself to care about what happened. Definitely won't be reading the next installment.
This story is very predictable but it is proficiently written - although far too long for a middle grade novel. Chris Colfer's fake british accents are incredibly annoying. This book doesn't really feel fresh but Colfer (or his ghost writer) is a capable writer who is able to bring these cliches to life.
Another great teen novel. Interesting to see a flawed character trying to become a better person. Sarah Drew does a good job bringing the words alive.
This is a very moving book and well worth the listen. Kate Rudd is a good narrator who really helps bring the story to life.
A Bookstore employee recommended this to me and I was very pleasantly surprised. It's a great book. A perfect read for Hunger Games fans.
But having a British narrator for a book set in the US is really, really weird. Felt like they were a little too desperate to try and capture some of the magic of the Harry Potter books.
I really wanted to enjoy this book but it ended up disintegrating into a film school students ridiculous fantasy. Completely absurd.
This is a fun book with Lisi Harrison's signature wit. Liz Morton is a good reader - EXCEPT when she has to do an australian accent, at which point she becomes unbearable. Hands down the worst australian accent I've ever heard. That aside though this is an entertaining 'read'.
This is a great English classic. Unfortunately it is not performed by English people, but rather Americans attempting to speak with English accents. This is especially painful when they try to do colloquial dialects. Not a single one of the readers does this book justice. While I would encourage you to read this book, this audio book rendition will merely ruin it for you.
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