After HUNGER GAMES, I needed more. Sometimes the book after such a phenomenal and original story lacks a little of the surprise and excitement. Not so with this book. It lives up to HUNGER GAMES and more. The only bad part, I have to wait another year for the next book!!!!
I didn't know what to really expect. This was a great mix of history and fantasy. Lots of detail, but worth the entire read.
I gave this 5 listens before I just could take it no more. 30 minute segments should be a full 60. He has a dull voice that gets worse with time. The "music" at the beginning and end is beyond cheesy. The worst is to hear him say "sickly sweet and fattening foods." Who talks like that?
The genius of Crichton is not as evident in this book as all his others (all of which I've read). Did he really write all of this? Parts are suspect. But a fun story.
Who knew a story about a boy being raised in a graveyard would be such a wonderful read? Neil Gaiman proves beyond our imagination in storytelling. He also does a fabulous job as a reader. Nobody "Bod" Owens and his very unusual adopted family of ghosts and other supernatural creatures are actually very ordinary, which makes the story accessible to all ages. Love it.
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