I got this book because of the VERY mixed reviews.
First I believe that no book should be banned for any reason.
That said some books are not appropriate for all readers.
To the people that got hung up about the "sex" scene.
The characters in this book are ADULTS. And Katsa is an assassin!!!! She has the emotion of what she is. Death on two legs.
Poe is the First person to show her any feelings at all.
To those again that went on and on about the sex scene YOU ruined a very good book for me, I kept saying "so when is this going to happen?" And it must be graphic and I really was afraid it would be, the way some had it sound, it would be pornographic. It was not. When it did happen it was in very good taste and wright for the time.
The book is PREFORMED like a play with many actors. Some may not like this, I do. It was well written and well preformed, and the story is very good.
It should not be shocking to have a strong female lead as most of the rubbish on TV is so poorly done.
I recommend Garth Nix"'s Sabriel for more of the same.
I have listened to 4 hours of this just to find the same gross, STUPID MI6 People pulling Alex around and Alex taking it. I Had hoped that Mr. Horowitz would give us something new. But no. We get a rewarmed plot full of train wrecks.
How is it possible for British Intelligence NOT to know that a MAJOR criminal ecapes from prison?? Dose Mr Horowitz think WE are that dumb?? Lost interest after this. I am sure that Mr. Horowitz will pull something out of this, but for me I am tired of this same thing. And Killing Jack to get the story going was in poor taste.
I am sure that this review will not be well received, but for the last book, that Audible had us wait for, I just expected better.
Suzanne Collins does not wright nice books. She wrights books that make you think about then for a long, long time after. Admit it all you that put bad reviews. Read the Greagor books and you will be in no doubt the Ms Collins WANTS her reader to learn from the story she tells. The ending is well done and perfect for the story. Enjoy a well done series.
This READER IS TERRIBLE. I know that a lot of people did not like Jesse Bernstein but this guy has NO range at all. All of the people sound the same. IF he puts a voice on it is a lazy Canadian. I knew we we have a new reader but this guy is just plain BAD.
Enn Ritell completely destroyed this book!!!! I am listening to Mr. Parker and have to say that this is a completely different book. WHY DID AUDIBLE have such a hard time giving us the correct book. Why are they NOT giving us the books we want?? I tried to buy the from the UK site and could not.
The book is wonderful and Nathaniel Parker is a Gem.
I Love Terry Pratchett and the diskworld. But this is just BAD. NO humor, NO plot, NO STORY!!!!! I am 4 hours into this and am bored to tears. Stepen Briggs is doing his best but good grief there is not a lot to work with here. I hope that when I finish this I can edit my review to say it got at least ok.
This series is for young children.....But Katherine Kellgren makes this book so much fun I listen to it all the time. She makes the characters especially Araminta Spookie so much fun. She lives in a house that is haunted (sort of), with a vampire (Sort of) with and family of wizards (sort of) and ghosts (sort of), and her AUNT really. GOOD fun Love BIG BAT
John Keating's reading brings this book to life. He has been the narrator for the rest of the series and has all of the characters seem like people you may know in life.
I was glad that Audible has this to offer. I am just sorry that I had to buy the book again to get the correct reader.
This is a great book ruined by bad reading. I am sure he is good at other books but he just is not as good as John Keating. Buy the Other one; you will not regret it and you will not have to spend money twice on the same book. I gave this 3 stars for the book only.
I have saved this review for a good reason.
Congratulations Neil Gaiman for winning HANDS DOWN the Audible book of the year!!!!!
What A shame that audible did not comment on this remarkable achievement. Winning this event with out any real competition should tell you all you need to know about this book. Mr. Gaiman dose not write "cookie" cutter books.
His type of writing has not been seen in a long time. Concise, to the point, and riddled with humor.
The Graveyard Book is about a murder and a small boy that is raised in a graveyard, by ghoasts. Mr. Gaiman tells a storey that is so believable that at the end you do believe that this is not only possible but plausible.
Thanks for this great book.
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