This series is amazing. My whole family enjoys listening to these, and we got them after our enjoyment of Brandon Mull's The Candy Shop War. I have two boys, one 8 and one 10. They love these books and it gives our whole family something to talk about and share. We now have jokes that are based off of this series that no one else gets. It is truly a wonderful and creative series that delights the whole family.
This was the first book by David Williams my family listened to. This book is very heartwarming, a little sad, and ends on a great note. I really enjoyed how the author brought together so many aspects into one book. My kids were entranced, and we had a great time listening to this book. I would highly recommend this book for grade school kids. Be prepared to explain what some words mean though. "Tramp" for example. My kids loved it despite the language difference.
Ok, so I was torn on getting this book because of the mixed reviews I had read on it. I did though, and do not regret it. My children love this neurotic kid. We have been listening to this story every night and they adore it. We joke about our own PDK's (if you read the book you'll understand), and how his decisions affect him. This series has been a great hit. Not one of our favorites, but definitely worth the time.
David Williams books are one of my family's mainstays. We started with Mr. Stink, and the kids loved it, so they were excited to hear more. This was not one of our favorites though. Although the book had the same formula as the others, with a great deal of emotional struggles, and dismissive parenting, the book just did not add up. It just seemed to miss the magic of the others. If this is the first book of his you read, give another one a try. His others are definitely better. If you are a seasoned reader of David Williams, this book will be a slight disappointment.
This book was very good. My kids and I enjoy David Williams books, and have since we read Mr. Stink. He has a way of making the books very relatable, even when they are outlandish. This book though, was very sad. It should have definitely had a warning on it. I caught myself and the kids tearing up and various parts. In the end, the book had a very good story with an upbeat ending. I would definitely recommend this book, but be forewarned that there might be some tears popping up.
Lol. Not my first round with this collection, but I still cannot get enough of Lunch at the Gothem Cafe. It always gets me rolling. Definately creepy, but totally enjoyable.
This book was not as good as most of the Koontz I read. I felt often like he was insulting my intelligence and adding information that was both irrelevant and inaccurate. We are not talking historically accurate either. He contradicted himself frequently, and the story seemed unnecessarily long. There were points that I thought I got lost. Overall, I made it through the book, and do not feel terrible about spending my time listening to it, but would not read it again.
What an I say, I have always loved this book, and now I get to share it with my kids. Granted, they did not see what I saw in this book, but the narator did a great job and the story is just as I remember.
I really enjoyed the story. It was dark, but had a way of drawing you into othe imagery of the story. The only issue I had, was that the narrator was hard to listen to. I found myself missing parts of the book because of the way the narrator...kinda droned on. It was a little tedious. The story is a keeper though, and the narrator didn't distract me so much that I did not enjoy the book.
I was sceptical, but curious about this book. After I started it, it just drew me in. I laughed, and had a fair share of eww moments. Very enjoyable, and the narrator did great. Now I want to read more.
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