With this second effort, Kerr has established the Children of the Lamp series as a masterful saga that deserves consideration alongside the classics of fantasy fiction. Narrator Ron Keith brings Kerr's wondrous world to full and glorious life with his dynamic performance.
©2006 Philip B. Kerr; (P)2006 Recorded Books
My children (12 and 8) and I listened to this as well as the other two books on a long road trip. Plenty of humor even for adults, but even my 8 year old could follow the story. He missed some of the more subtle humor, but it didn't affect his love of the story. This book was a little more intense than the first, but still not too scary. Very enjoyable listen and Ron Keith as narrator of all three installments is wonderful. The voices are distinct and the pronunciations succinct. The exotic names and places really make you feel as though you are there.
easy listening, good narrator ( same as first book ). fun story that the entire family can enjoy without it being overly child centered.
Among the top, pretty hard to top Tim Curry's narration of Journey to the Center of the Earth but Ron Keith does a great job enticing you to the story.
Definitely the scenes where John must go through the seven annoying obstacles to traverse to Iravotem to save Phillipa. They were quite vivid and provides a good segue to the Cobra King of Katmandu's more graphic imagery and "violence."
No, but its quite good.
The most moving part of this story was the realization that ... oh man i can't say that (no spoilers).
i really love these books. make me feel like a kid adventuring and pretending to be magical. (though these kids are ACTUALLY magical..) :)
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