Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother, Will, to the shape-shifting vixen Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together, and why is he always a step ahead?
This new force isn't limiting its influence to just Jacob's efforts - it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will, and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all too well.
©2015 Cornelia Funke (P)2015 Listening Library
I was really looking forward to this book and I was very disappointed that Elliot Hill did not narrator this book. The story is great but Elliot Hill gave the other two books and their characters so much life that this narrator was just not able to do. 😒
I tried to like the Storyteller despite the previous reviews just so I could be different however I must agree it's kind of hard to enjoy the story with a new reader. the story seems a little cramped for information and was a lot to take in at once. it ended abruptly. there was no closing or even something to draw you to the next suspense if there is another book I don't know
Loved the first two books and the narration. Was not happy to have a new narrator but was willing to give it a fair shot. She uses inconsistent and strange "accents". Can't even understand what she is saying at times. Makes great story hard to listen to. Very, very disappointed
This was a great edition to the Mirror-world novels... not my most favorite of Mrs. Funke's books (or series... I reserve that place for the Ink trilogy. ;) ) but still an exciting tale. one of the things I love most about her books is that when things get dark... they get REALLY dark... and even when you think things have GOT to be getting lighter, they get darker still. buy she mixes in just enough hope and love and wonder to balance the dark and keep readers wanting more. (and, I have to say, I LOVE the tiny nods she made to the Ink books in this story... made me so happy!)
Audio Mystery & SciFi addict
having enjoyed Funke's books when my son was younger, I began this series. The 1st 2 were entertaining, as was this 3rd. However, I found it a little difficult to follow, perhaps because of the new narrator.
I haven't read the print version, though I think I will.
Honestly, I love all the characters, so I can't choose a favourite. They all have so many facets to them, parts of their personalities that are revealed only as the Reckless stories continue. Certainly Fox ranks among the top.
The accents; when I read a good book, I see a movie in my mind and I hear different voices, but I could never have done the accents.
Another world as you've never seen.
When I first learned that Eliot Hill would not be reading the third Reckless book, I was very disappointed. I had loved his reading, and didn't see how a women could do as well. Was I wrong -- Jane Entwistle was excellent, brought so much to the story, and I will definitely be looking for other audible books read by her.
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