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.
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.
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!
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.
This is one of the best books we have gotten. My 14 and 11 year olds and I listened to it on a long trip and wen we got home we wanted to keep driving! We aren't finished with it yet, but it has been great!
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.
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