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.
If you actually LIKE overacting in movies and television programs, you will love this performance. I read these books as they came out in print and en..Show More »joyed all of them with the exception of the last book in the series. My problem with the audiobook lies with its voice actor. I would rather him read it in his normal voice than the whiny, overly sensitive voices that he gives every character. The guys normal voice is good enough.
Another stunning overacting performance by William dufris. It still ruins the story for me. This book is probably my second least favorite anyway. Whe..Show More »n I fist started listening to this series, I was hoping the performance would get better, but it hasn'tyet... here's hoping...
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.