100 Cupboards is the first book of a new fantasy adventure, written in the best world-hopping tradition and reinvented in N. D. Wilson's inimitable style.
©2007 N. D. Wilson; (P)2007 Random House, Inc.
Imagine It Believe It Make It Real
The narrator does an incredible job delineating between the different characters: bratty younger sister, headstrong middle sister and poor Henry, thrown quite unexpectedly into the mix but Frank, well, Mr. Wilson gives Frank such innate wisdom in being a father and quite a few memorable quotes. I laughed out loud at the children's squabbles and my heart sighed whenever Frank dispensed his fatherly wisdom.
What a great book for children AND adults!
fantasy, spectacular, a masterpiece
EVERYTHING! it was so magical and whimsical, wasn't very satisfied with the ending. but book 2 and 3 made up for it
Russel Horton did an amazing job reading this book, can't wait to hear him reading other books
i laughed and cried in almost every page
i'll read it over and over until i grow white hair
From the first time I read 100 Cupboards, I loved it. ND Wilson weaves part fantasy and part reality to create this enchanting tale. Once you begin listening or reading, you won't be able to stop!
Excellent job on the narration, very well read.
I was hooked from the start. I love the author's descriptive style; it is very visual.
Good story, great character. The ending was a bit weak? or maybe (having by then went and bought the book) I was reading too fast. Besides, obviously a sequel coming here. Maybe I thought the ending weak because it is not the end... Overall, don't miss this one.
Yes! It has appealed to my boys sense of adventure.
It is very reminiscent of C.S. Lewis' The Magicians Nephew which is a pleasant surprise. It opened up the problem of what happens when evil is unleashed into a world even for the best of reasons.
I loved the scene where when someone is in the cupboard they can see a ballroom full of people and the explanation is that the wood remembers.
Definitely one to be relistened to over and over to glean the nuances missed during the first run through.
I honestly couldn't put the phone down this was such an amazing story and the narrator has an amazing voice amazing character development all around one of the best books I've read.
N.D. Wilson follows in the tradition of C.S Lewis. This story had excellent driving mysteries and highly like able characters. The writing style is vivid and energetic. It is the kind of fantasy literature that leaves you with a greater appreciation for reality.
The performance is excellent, and musical transitions are well deployed.
There are some scary scenes. My seven year old enjoyed listening to select (non-scary) parts of the story, but my guess is that she won't be ready for the full story for a few years yet. I definitely recommend this to adults who are looking for an good story and want to avoid the escapism (especially sexual escapism and preoccupation) common in adult fantasy.
The story was really good. I wish we would have paid a bit better attention to it. We usually listen in the car so we didn't just sit and listen all the way through. It is the kind of book that you would open and read all the way through.
The theme was inventive.
I found the story a little tedious, so I didn't have a favorite.
The theme was inventive but I think my review of the first book was shaded by having read the others as well. The story decline with successive books. The children drove me crazy for their poor decisions.
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