Wild Magic: The Immortals series are one of my favorite Tamora Pierce books and audiobooks. I've read many reviews that criticise Daine. "She's t..Show More »oo whiny ..." Well, I love fourteen year old kids and that's exactly Daine's character. Imagine you have been an outcast because of your never knowing your father, living in a village where everyone looks down on you because you are "illegitimate" even while your mother selflessly heals the sick. Then when murdering bandits attack your family and the village people ignores your family. The village hunts you down to kill you. all this happens to a fourteen year old kid before she begins the story.
Daine becomes a more heroic character once she has the support of caring people. It's unrealistic to compare her to Alanna, another heroic character. I love Alanna but she is almost to perfect. Daine is a more realistic teen. I love her character because she shows the possibility of every child who is loved and supported having a chance to grow up sane. This book should appeal to many middle school kids who feel abused. (and how many middle scholers do you know who don't feel a little unloved.) It really is a favorite of mine because I love middle school kids, even the challenging ones. With kind nurturing they can grow into some pretty fine people.
I eagerly await the fourth book performed as an audiobok for this series.
I have read this book (and the other three books in the series) about once a year since it came out; one of my absolute favorite series, The I..Show More »mmortals. Full Cast Audio has made it even better since now I can enjoy it at work! The narration can be a little stilted but still enjoyable. I think they did an amazing job with the casting as well. I highly recommend any Full Cast Audio books, as well as any of Tamora Pierce's other books.
The reader for Full Cast has kind of a stilted delivery that I find dumbs the book down. The character actors are all really great, and this series sh..Show More »ows a lot of development for Pierce since the Lioness books.
Hey, Audible, there's a fourth book in this series. What's up with leaving me hanging?
My children and I listened to this story together, and the kids didn't want to leave the car! This book is a continuation of the Immortals series by ..Show More »Tamora Pierce, and really should be listened to after the other 3 if you wish to completely understand it. It is performed by full cast audio, who's performances I really enjoy . If you haven't listened to a full cast audio performance, it is a different listening experience and takes a bit to get used to, but you will grow to really enjoy them.