a World without Heroes is fantastic! Brandon Mull goes to the same trouble as JK Rowling in creating this special world. It is well thought out and delivered. The idea of
The narrator is fairly average. It isn't difficult to listen to him but it isn't a joy either. He didn't take very much trouble to give different characters their own voice which is something I value.
oh yes! And I can't wait until the others are published. I've heard he's got the series written already--- waiting is a torture!
I would recommend this book to young adult and adult readers.
I didn't love or hate this book. It was sufficient- a worthy first book but nothing to write home about.
No. Her taste runs a bit dark for me. Too graphic for my over-imagination and weak stomach.
The power of one.
The narrator was good and her writing style was very descriptive
I didn't make it far into this book. Only about 20 minutes. It was fun and witty and I was enjoying myself until she began describing the chopped cadaver heads in roasting pans
Okay, so I purchased this book based soley upon the high rating from other readers and Audible's Best of 2010 rating. All I can say is, "you're kidding, RIGHT?"
How can I convey all of the ways this book falls short of a "best of 2010"? Well, I would say that if you have ever heard a story about a woman kidnapped or imprisoned and allowed yourself even 2 minutes of reflection of what she must have been through, you don't need to read this book. The story is predictable, the child narration is horrible (repeated musings about breast feeding and his male anatomy), and I would say NO research went into this beyond watching Television reports of police and medical proceedure. Honestly with very little imagination at all, a person could imagine all of the things this woman went through in 2 minutes where it took the author hours to belabor the point.
Save yourself the credit and the time.
I wish I had a dozen kids I could share this book with! It is such a fun little read. My only sadness is that Random House has not yet recorded or released the second Nim's Island book. You'll have to read that one yourself (I plan to!).
I believe the summary for this book indicates the author did a lot of research for this book and I would heartily disagree. There were tidbits here and there about jewish customs and practices, but also glaring inaccuracies that really frustrated me. The fictionalized portions were very tender and sweet about how Joseph took care of Mary. So if you are simply looking for a sweet Nativity narration, this book is for you. However, if you are looking to learn about cultures and customs this book falls tragically short.
Okay, I can't say that I've ever been a 'vampire' book reader. I don't even read fantasy books (except Harry Potter), but this is such a fantastically fun book! I'm addicted!!! Please write write write, Stephenie and get us book 4 soon!
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