I watched the movie with my kids and was struck that some movie events did not relate to each other. A sure clue that the book has been selectively abridged for the screenplay. The book's story and movie actually are two entirely different stories that cover the same characters and some events. This book is great! The movie now disappoints, even though it was an Academy Award nom. Ghibli films are always well done, but Ms. Jones wrote a much better book!
I have read/listened to the entire Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series via Audible. This last book performed by Davina Porter is the most complex and beautifully read. The characters come vividly alive under Davina Porters truly talented reading. The complexity of the plot still brought surprises at the end. As a note for readers going forward in the series the next nine books are MIA's and when you rejoin the series it will be read by Micheal Page. Mr. Page may be talented, but not nearly as effective as Ms. Porter in bringing the characters alive and does not do justice to Ms. Perry's skill in character creation.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.