I felt this story was a little weaker than Lois Lowry's previous books, but it was wonderful to be reunited with some old friends, while meeting new ones.
An original plot, with interesting characters and an enticing new world to step into... I love the mathematics and the whole concept of the Rithmatist. Brilliant!
I became a fan of Michele Sagara by listening to the Chronicles of Elantra Series. Imagine my delight when I discovered another series written by her!
This book is just as descriptive and magical.
Michelle has a special talent for creating worlds that come alive, peopled with characters that wend their way into your life.
Eva's reading of the book is also excellent. Her voice is perfect for 10-year old Jay. My only criticism would be the voice of Aaron, which sounded a bit too forced or fake. But overall, what great job she does with a wide cast of characters.
I'm off to download Book 2!
This is a fantastic book. Once you've read Neil Gaiman, there's no going back. He is a master at his craft and you will want to read all his books!
Mr. Gaiman's voice is classic - and having the author read his story to you is always a bonus. The narration is effortless and the story flows smoothly from one nuance to the next.
Loved the use of contemporary slang. Listened to this book with my 13-year-old son and we both enjoyed it very much. It started a little slowly, but once we got into it, we were hooked!
This is a GREAT book. Although the beginning is a bit scary for younger kids, the story is captivating, well-written and makes you wish it would never end... thank you Neil Gaiman for the hours of enjoyment I spent with my son, listening to your imagination run wild in perfectly crafted prose.
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