This is a fast paced book. It is well narrated. We listen to these in the car and it kept the whole family entertained and wanting more. The only bad ..Show More »part was when it finished and we did not have the next book to go on with. Fantastic for all ages.
This book was definitely the longest book so far. Just when you thought the puzzle was solved, you would see that there is another seven hours...four ..Show More »hours…2.5 hours left. And then when you think it's time to puzzle it out again, there's only 30 minutes left. It was really unique on its own. The author clearly you some new techniques that were quite different from the previous formulas.
This entire series is pretty good. It's nice to find a decent series and not have to spend a lot of time searching out the next book to read. This ser..Show More »ies is quite long and so is good for months of entertainment. I recommend the entire series and this book is every bit as good as the others I've read in this series.
I hate Spiders, I hate being confused about the travelers, but I love the story and thanks to my nephews who got me into D.J. MacHale, I Love this ser..Show More »ies and will finish it! Oh Nice evil twist in this book..
Great series of books, I love them! I feel like some of the plot can be weak at times but overall I like it a lot. The reader of this audio book was k..Show More »ind of corny, but I got used to it. Over all a great audio book!
Bobby Pendragon is now a family institution. I have re-read this entire series four or five times now. This last instalment is definately more emoti..Show More »onally mature than book one, but then Bobby and crew are much older, and they've been through lots of refining fire.
Mr. MacHale's writing in such a way that I, as the reader, know only what the point of view characters know has been brilliant throughout the series and the pay off in this book is huge. Book 9, Raven Rise, left me hanging. The Soldiers of Halla opens with explenation of who Bobby really is.
By the end of the book, I cry happy tears in the last chapter every time.
The battle for Halla, and between Bobby and Saint Dane is classic good verses evil. Freedom of choice verses totalitarianism. I am greatful that my kids can read this and see brave kids making hard but good decisions, even when it hurts them to do so.
I have two daughters who also love these books. My 11 year old first started this series when she was 9 and has re-read the series twice. She always wants these books to be on her kindle and her mp3. Thanks to Mr. MacHale she is becoming an avid reader.
Mr. Dufris has taken lots of abuse in reviews. I completely disagree. His reading is magical. The voice he uses has always been apropriate to the book he is narating. He brings the stories to life and is consistant across the series. There are far worse narrators in the audible panthion.