©2008 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
I'm an audiophile, what can I say? My favoriate narrators would be Frederick Davidson, Roy Dotrice, Jim Dale, Nadia May, and Scott Brick.
Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles are an incredibly fun series. I love her wit, and the way she throws so many references to canonical fairytales into her writing in such an off-hand way. The characters that she has created with Mendanbar, Cimorene, and Kazul, not to mention Telemain, Morwen, and the cats, are some of the funniest and pleasantest that I have encountered in children's literautre.
I'm not a huge fan of full cast narrations as quite often they can be rather cheesy. In this case, however, the cast was wonderful. My only complaint is that not all of the character’s voices are the same from book to book. In some cases, this may not be a huge change, but in others (Cimorene and Kazul, for instance) it is very noticeable. Still, they all do an excellent job. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a light, humorous read - especially if you like fantasy or fairytales.
Bought this and the first in the group for my nieces and nephew they ate it up!!! kept them happy on the drive and I enjoyed it too. They were very happy to listen to this on the way home, after listening to the first one !!!
This series is just plain fun. The characters are witty and exemplify good morals. The plot is fun and moves along a a good clip. It's full of little inside jokes and references to classic stories.
The narration is really very good, but some of the voices seemed a little off or forced to me, especially the dragons.
I found this full cast version in and finished listening during commute.
What fun! I liked the idea of enchanted forrest and the unique characters. I wish I could have read this when I was young but I still enjoyed it as an adult!
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