I wasn't sure I would like this book at the beginning. However, Marc Thompson's narration using many FANTASTIC voices made the book most enjoyable. I give the narration 5 stars. A great pre/early teen book.
Yes!!! This is a fun crazy ride of a story, brought to life even more so because of Katherine Kellgren!Rhys Bowen and Katherine Kellgren - a wickedly grand combo!
Georgiana of course!
Katherine Kellgren is my weakness in audiobooks!!! I would adore listening to anything she narrates, be it book or instructions on how to build a toilet. She is a master with timing, voices and bringing enthusiasm into a story. I thoroughly enjoyed Her Royal Spyness when I first read the book. I LOVED the story after listening to the audiobook. Do yourself a favor and check out this or other books which have been narrated by Katherine Kellgren. A little bit of "royal" Nancy Drew mixed with a wee bit of female Sherlock Holmes tossed with a heaping amount of plucky naive innocence entering the cruel real world. Georgie faces each dilemma she encounters with a charm most endearing. A fun read and I can't wait to read more about Georgie and all her escapades!
It took me quite awhile to really get into the story. At first I was scratching my head and even began another audiobook, however, I came back to this because I HATE not completing a book once I have started reading/listening. Upon continuing I am glad I did. I warmed to the story and began enjoying the tale. I almost think this was one of those books I should have "read" first before listening to it. Bronson Pinchot does a grand job narrating.
So much has already been said about this book I cannot add much. Although Jake Sullivan is suppose to be the main character, I think more of the story is about Faye Vierra. She is an unknown factor, a bit simple, has a big heart and cares deeply. There is so much going on in this book, several tales coming together towards the end. It's big, it's supernatural, it's steampunk, it's alien and it is crime. Almost every genre is encompassed within. I will be returning to this some day and "reading" the book.
There's some foul language, not like every other sentence, paragraph or anything. But if that's a put off, then avoid.
I liked the story as narrated by E. B. Stevens. He did a very good job with the many different voices. However, as the narrator in-between the different characters his voice became almost hypnotically soft spoken. This caused me to drift off, think of other things, etc. I am happy I had "read" this book before listening to the audio version. I only wish it were Simon Vance who narrated this series.
The tale is still just as fun, adventurous and epic as before. Honor, friendship, camaraderie, choosing between right and wrong, seeking truth, endangering one's self to rescue another, taking responsibility, enjoying fellowship, learning to overcome fears and learning a good book is always a good friend!
The story continues from book 1 adding more magic, fun and mischief. Robert does a lot of growing up here and finds out many more secrets about Finkleton. Once again, Jonathan Evans does a grand job narrating.Magic, time travel, lightning, book of truths, redeeming ones careless actions, discovery and fun.
Evans narrates and does a great job delivering each character.
A joyful, wonderful, magical tale! I want to move to Finkleton!!! The story is about 3 siblings who move into a deceased uncles home and find a world of magic, wonder, responsibility and learn much about trust.
Magic, pies, weather, books, family, wonder, growing up, hour glasses, community, good and evil intentions, learning to take responsibility for your own actions.
Yes. It left me wanting to know more.
Eloise Oxer did a very good job with this story. I will be looking forward to the other books in this series.
A sad, and yet, hopeful story. Tallow lives with much angst, deception and loneliness. She learns she is of a race which has been hunted for the past several centuries and is the reason she must go about as unnoticed as is possible... as a boy.
Fear of self - being noticed - getting caught - loosing friendships. Dressing and living as the opposite sex, for safety. Learning to use magical abilities, learning self confidence. Selflessness, selfishness, greed, friendship, love, family, adventure, good vs. evil, a city much like Venice, imbuing emotion into wax - happiness - love - comfort - etc, merchants and guilds, mentor, secrets, a boy and a dog.
The tale is left with somewhat of a cliff hanger. If your one who despises this, then have the next book available to read.
Military - Fey - Acceptance.
Yes. Although, I became distracted on several occasions, in the end I did like the book. I am curious as to what come next.
I'm not really sure, I almost wonder if I would have been better off reading the book before listening.
At first, I had a difficult time actually getting into the story. There is a lot of detail about military might and execution, if your into that. I discovered it was rather easy to become distracted, allowing my thoughts to wander while listening and yet had no need to rewind. Normally, when I'm distracted from "listening" to an audiobook, I "must" rewind, because I can't bear to miss out on anything in the story. Not so here. About 2/3 of the way in, the story finally had my full attention, although that could have been the effect of a 5 hour road trip. It wasn't bad, but neither was it great. Maybe this is a book I should have read rather than heard.
Fey, humans, red caps, war, politics, faith and religion, ruthlessness, military, military tactics, island life, magic, visions, shape shifting, doppelganger, the preciousness of life, strife with self and others over choices made, holy water, family, friends and enemies.
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