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The Hollow Kingdom: THe Hollow Kingdom, Book 1 | [Clare Dunkle]

The Hollow Kingdom: THe Hollow Kingdom, Book 1

In 19th-century England, Kate and her sister Emily return to the family estate after their father dies. There, under the guardianship of a distant uncle, they live in a small lodge with two great-aunts. One evening while out late and unable to find their way home, they encounter a nest of goblins. Clare Dunkle unites the human realm and the underworld of the goblin in a fascinating and exciting tale.
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In 19th-century England, Kate and her sister Emily return to the family estate after their father dies. There, under the guardianship of a distant uncle, they live in a small lodge with two great-aunts. One evening while out late and unable to find their way home, they encounter a nest of goblins. Clare Dunkle unites the human realm and the underworld of the goblin in a fascinating and exciting tale.

©2003 Clare B. Dunkle (P)2003 Recorded Books

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    "Decent, but narrator leaves much to be desired."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was one of my favorites while I was younger. I gave my preferred chapters a listen and found that the narrator really lacks emotion and originality. Her voice is dry and boarding on monotone in some places. It was a real disappointment. That and the characters as she portrayed them were flat, aloof, and uninteresting. I'll just continue to read my copy of Hollow Kingdom on my own time. Honestly, I'm glad that I didn't pay money for this.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jenny Sterlin?

    Katherine Kellgren. She did a fantastic job on the Bloody Jack series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY, United States 03-25-14
    Deborah SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Unexpected Classic"
    What did you love best about The Hollow Kingdom?

    First the narrator was perfect in her diction, her inflections, she really, really made me feel as if I were actually in the story. And as for the author, she definitely has not only a way with words but her humorous side definitely shows through her characters. I can't say that there was anything about this book that I did not like.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kate's struggle to overcome Marek in the manor


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Kate rushes back to Marek


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT BUNCHESSSSSSSSSSSS

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    Mari 06-28-13
    Mari 06-28-13 Member Since 2010

    I don't have too much time to read because of work and college. My solution is audiobooks and plenty of them! Looking forward to fantasy!

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    "Fantastic"
    If you could sum up The Hollow Kingdom in three words, what would they be?

    Fantasy come true.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Basically everything down from the plot, characters, and reader.


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to plenty of Sterlin's performances, but seeing as this is where my love of her narration started way back in 2004, I'd have to lean towards this one being the best!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book has shaped a lot of what I wanted to do with my life. Finding it here on audible.com made my day, week, and year.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great, whimsical listen. It is a blend of what goes behind the fairy tale into something darker and a bit more thrilling. The Hollow Kingdom is worth a listen.

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    Marie 06-10-14
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    "Charming and Inventive"

    Life changes when you have to go underground.

    I loved this book. I can't wait for the next volume. It is well written, the characters are well developed. The dialogue is great. There are funny moments and awful moments. It is a perfect YA book.

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