©2004 L.G. Bass; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"The action scenes are compellingly wild and woolly." (School Library Journal)
I had problems in the beginning at keeping just who was who clear in my head. It's a book that you need to concentrate on which means that it's not ideal listening when driving. The narrator does a good job except for one voice that sounds like a woman trying to speak like a man - which obviously is the case here. But as she manages so well with the other voices it's irritating that she doesn't do so well with this one. I found myself listening to her vooice and not the story.
All in all, a book for enjoying when half your mind isn't doing something else.
A spectacular book that drags you in and doesn’t let you go. Characters and settings seem to jump out at you like a familiar kung fu movie while the plot and depth keep your brain busy. If you are interested in Chinese mythical tales and such you will eat this book up. The narrator does a great job with the voices and doesn’t over play the rolls. I still hear Monkeys voice in my head whenever I contemplate mischief.
This story had great potential, but is so long winded and uneventful it struggled to hold my interest. It seems like someone read the original novel and told the other to break it up into a series just to make more money. I found myself dozing off several times while listening to this. The story plods along at a snail's pace, and the narrator sounds as bored as I was.
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