Both my 10 y.o. child and I tried to listen to this, having enjoyed the first 3 books in the quintet and it was sort of dull and meandering like the 4th book.
It's an extremely dull plot, would be better to read than to listen to as an audiobook so you could skip around more readily.
No, her voice was really irritating
These are great old readings of classic horror stories, we had a lot of fun listening to them leading up to Halloween.
The production though leaves something to be desired--I guess they're taken from radio and one even has part of an old radio ad in the middle. Also you have to consult the details section of the audiobook to know which story is coming up, no one could be bothered to have an announcer state the title and author within the flow of the recording.
Robbins gives a remarkably acute reading of this book, we especially loved his characterization of the different roles.
My 10 year old son really enjoyed the prior 2 Hawking books in the series, but this one seemed to be a much weaker story and narration.
No, it was awful
no, tried listening to it with my 10 year old--both of us thought it was dull
semi-sentimental depiction of rural life 100 years ago
We've probably listened to about a dozen children's and young adult audio books (including the preceding Narnia ones, which were also great), and this is our favorite. The book is a children's classic no doubt, but the narrator Jeremy Northam does an extraordinary job of bringing all of the characters to life in a way that's interesting to both the children and adults listening to it.
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