David Tennant is an excellent narrator. The voices and the sound effects he makes are cool and allow me to build images as he reads. The book itself is entertaining and funny.
Fishlegs is my favorite character because he is always saying what needs to be said.
They are all awesome!
That the boy tried to write stories about his experiences.
The boy in the striped pajamas
It was more sad I think listening to it. If I'd been reading it I'd not have finished it.
Cry cry. Laugh a little then cry some more.
The stuffed animals.
we Randy died, so that would be difficult to do.
Live every day as if it were your last and make sure you have plans for your family before you die. It's not about you when you are dying, it's about the people you are leaving behind.
It was a very creative story, it just ended too soon.
Not unless they are bundled into groups.
He is a great narrator, I search for books he has narrated As one of my search parameters when looking for the next great book.
You would have to make a tv show, or combine the books. They are really short, not like the Harry Potter books which are hours of listening.
It's not a lite listen, but the speaker is slow. I prefer when the narrator speaks more quickly, but that only takes. Little from the book itself. You can always speed up he speech on an I device.
The story, no, not a story, the book is about the way people think. If you have an unusual thinking style and you think no one else does. Or worse you think everyone around you is slow, read this, it may help you understand how others think.
Reviewing books like this are hard in that it's not a story as much as someone's thesis. The narrator does a really good job keeping you focused on the book. Some narrators read with such disinterest that the listener has no choice but to become disinterested.
Again,it's Not a story. It's a lecture. And it did make
Me laugh. Maybe because I agreed with some if what he said, and sometimes because he was so wrong( with respect to me.)
Listen to it, it may help you understand that odd ball down the hall.
There is not just one story, there are many short stories that all intertwine with each other. Some characters are obvious, others you figure out their role the second or third time you have a listen.
It's a great listen, but my son says it's a better read. With the book it's easy to go back and find where important things happen.
The end of the first short story. At hat point you are wondering what about he next 5 hours?
I actually prefer to listen to my books read by males, but it was easy to understand and not too slow, more to say it was just the right spleen and characterization to not have to rewind to find the voice com the past.
Oh gosh, I have no idea.
It's a book that if you like I you find yourself listening to it again and again. If you get lost after the second chapter, it's not a book for you.
Unexpected entertaining beautiful
The black cat named Ocean. She was there to make the worst days better.
His ability to change voices in mid sentence. Also, he reads at a good speed, some readers read to slowly, but Neil reads just about right.
The narrator. I can't remember if anyone ever used his name in the book, nick names and slang names. He was the 7 year old book nerd that I see often in my work with kids. They are very bright and have vivid imaginations from the reality they invent in their minds from the books they have read.
The Ocean at the end of the lane is an adult novel for adults who remember being kids, or are still kids. Its a fantasy of remembering the magical things that happen as a kid and some of the pain also. The birthday party no one comes to, the wonderful friends that you meet for a very short time before they disappear and the pets that make bad things better.
I think the book is just right. If you are expecting American Gods with super deep, detailed characters that are built up over hundreds of pages, this is not for you. Its a fun book about remembering, if only for a brief time, what life was like some time ago when you were a kid.
This book is equal to the other books in the Dragon series. They are all awesome and really fun to listen to, The narration is wonderful with great voices so you really can believe the whole cast is there. This was the 4th book in the series I listened to and have the other 4 on my ipod now waiting for the chance to escape into my head.
I Highly recommend this series to anyone young at heart.
This book is so well written that it is easy for the listener to imagine all the characters as if it were a long episode of the TV show. David Tennant reads it perfectly. I would not change a thing.
So far all of the books I have listened to narrated by David Tennant have been great.
I laughed and gasped at all the right places, that being said, the book was full of surprises.
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