©2000 Daniel Pinkwater; (P)2009 Phoenix
Like the cassette version, this is an extract, containing only the first 59 pages of a 170-page book. Well performed and a lot of fun, but incomplete. Listen to this bit, buy the book if you can find it, read the rest. I agree with the other reviewers that the word "unabridged" is imprecise in this case. Not abridged, but truncated.
A warning to anyone looking to buy this: The file is incomplete and, as other reviews point out, cuts off midway through--the actual book (available as a podcast on pinkwater for free) is more than twice as long as this. Audible should not be offering this as the full "unabridged" book!
yes! I am a HUGE fan of his from NPR, but this download just ended! Where is the rest of my book???
all of it...I just want the rest of it!!!
I want to know what happened to Borgel and the little boy!! lemme have it!
An ending... the story felt very unfinished like it just stopped.
This was an interesting story but it seemed to just end in what seemed like the middle. I even checked back to make sure the entire file had downloaded. I would love to hear the rest of the story.
Borgel of course!
I wouldn't have cut - I would have added... the rest of it?? if there is any more.
Daniel Pinkwater wrote this great novel so many years ago. I was lucky when a friend loaned me a copy of this audio book and I went out and bought it right after laughing myself through the whole thing. It is simply so fun and funny that I felt like a kid again as I listened to it.
Daniel Pinkwater's voice is flexible and really lends itself to all the characters portrayed in this mini comedy. In fact having heard this you may be tempted to go out and buy the book to read as this is only the first few chapters of the entire novel. I tell you right now, go and buy this book! It is simply wonderful.
Whenever Borgel is telling his stories they are so charming and funny even when they don't make sense that you laugh, smile and "do-a-doubletake."
He brings each voice alive. You can see the characters in your head just by the way he gives voice to their identities.
I laugh and laugh no matter how many times I hear this book. It is simply so charming and wonderful that I love it to the end of the world. I also became a major Daniel Pinkwater fan as a result of this one novel and I've been reading his work ever since.
Look to the few other works Daniel Pinkwater has available through Audible. The Avocado of Doom is so fun and funny. The Baconburg Horror is a little less funny but still so enjoyable it's worth the listen. The Neddiad is a long story that is very engaging and tends to make you want to forget everything till you get to the end. It's very worth owning.
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