Ranked with the best of Madeleine L'Engle and Diana Wynne Jones, Diane Duane's magical tale of wizardry and wisdom has become a modern fantasy classic. Christina Moore's delightful narration captures all the excitement and danger in this thrilling fantasy adventure.
You can listen to Diane Duane's entire Young Wizard series.
©1983 Diane Duane; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC
The story line of this book is really intriguing. It is a really interesting story, built well, but a little hard to follow. However, the voice actors or narrator is really bad, which makes the book seem worse than the story actually is.
Knowing it is a children/young adult book, I read the reviews before buying this. I do not agree that it can be read by adults. It is VERY childish. Perhaps good for children- but adults... beware! I can not even finish listening to it. And it has nothing on Harry Potter- the first books anyway.
1) it was boring. I finally gave up on it -- it kept putting me to sleep (so buy it if you have insomnia!!). I finally gave up on it - and I finish basically all books I buy.
2) it is NOT like Harry Potter books, other than its about a couple of kid wizards
3) its not funny. its not 'riveting'. its not interesting.
4) normally I don't comment on narrators, but this one didn't do it for me at all.
Please don't waste a credit!
Actually never finished
It started off great; then went into so much detail about nothing we got lost; I read a review that stated it was as good as Harry Potter, "not so", not even close.
My family and I tried to listen to this story on a long car drive. Despite being a captive audience, we just couldn't get into the story. The plot development seemed random and unbelievable, and odd terminology was presented without introduction.
I had high hopes for this series but after listening to them I was highly disappointed. I'm amazed that anyone could make magic this boring.
The author also uses this book to insert her own Darwinian views that neither add to, nor improve the slow moving storyline.
i love storys about magic with adult humor in the storys like Piers Anthony and Orson Scott Card i also like some sci-fi storys. The storys i like best is : On a Pale Horse, The Lost Gate, Ender's Game, Split Infinity. i do not like short storys.
i found it to be a enjoyable story.
its hard for me to find a good story i like and got lucky with this one.
try the simple and see if that will help you any.
everyone has there own likes and dislikes.
i always read the reviews and then try the simple to try and get a good ideal what its like.
hope this help you... enjoy.. :)
I forced myself to finish the book, hoping it would get better, but did not enjoy it.
I thought the terminology was not so much childish, but jibberish.
A previous review referred to HP books 1 to 3 being silly, but nowhere in HP does a star show up belching jets...
Very few books do I delete from my library... this is only the second one. Don't waste your credits.
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