©2003 Peg Kehret; (P)2009 Audiobookshelf
We've got him outnumbered; hope he can learn to like girly books.
This was, for the most part a nice little kid's story; though much of the middle portion of the narrative was pretty tedious. However the middle aged male narrating this tale from the perspective of a thirteen year old just didn't work. Indeed it was just so jarring, that at times it completely distracted from the story. I know that it's probably impossible to find a thirteen year old male capable of reading an audiobook but I find it hard to believe that a better reader couldn't have been located.
I recommend the book, but not this particular audiobook. It was very disconcerting to hear a grown man read the voice of the 13 year old narrator. It's a great story, though. Perfect for readers ages 9-12.
I wouldn't rent this particular book again, since it was for my daughter to read for her book club. She really enjoyed the experience and loved being able to relax and lay on her couch, while listening. Great time, great book.
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