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Pipyr

Waldoboro, ME, United States
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Really fun for any age

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-19

I got this book as a free download and didn’t expect much, especially since I am 35! Much to my surprise, I was completely enchanted by this story and the fantastic performance. If you want something light and fun to listen to, grab this one. I’m sure I’ll listen to it again at some point.

Exceptional

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

One of my two favorite books on audible so far! (The other is The Night Circus). This book is so unique and special. The story is rich, the characters are layered and flawed (but likable), the writing is wonderful, and the details are well researched. The narrator is absolutely perfect. I have nothing negative to say about it. I've listened to it probably a dozen times now. I still catch things that I missed before (although I also know some of it by heart now!). I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't appreciate this listen!

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-17

I read some complaints about the narrator in other reviews, but honestly I thought she was wonderful! It's a beautiful, creative story and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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I am only a few hours in, but wanted to share!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

I have only listened to a few of the stories so far, but I wanted to share my enthusiasm! So far, the stories have been delightful, interesting, and haunting and both of the narrators are nice to listen to. I will update my review when I have finished all of it, but there are no other audible reviews for this book and I don't think it's getting the credit or interest it deserves!

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Gets better every time I listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-13

Would you listen to The Night Circus again? Why?

Yes! I have listened to this story countless times now. It gets better every time. The writing is lyrical, the characters are engaging, the story is unique, and the narration is, of course, exquisite.

What did you like best about this story?

The whole book is filled with magic and wonder. It really takes you to another, much more enchanting place.

What about Jim Dale’s performance did you like?

He is one of my favorite narrators. If there is anyone who can truly make a story and its characters come to life, it is Jim Dale. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't adore this narration.

If you could take any character from The Night Circus out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Poppet. She was my favorite character. Everything about her and her brother made me smile. Such vibrant characters!

Any additional comments?

If you are considering getting this audiobook, just do it. Really. It is a very unique book and is something you will likely listen to more than once, as I have.

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Charming and enjoyable!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Where does Howl's Moving Castle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

While this may not be at the very top of my list, it is certainly up there. It was fun, different, and the kind of story I could listen to again if I didn't have anything new. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job with the characters and the story moved along at a nice pace. It wasn't the kind of book that I couldn't turn off, but I did truly enjoy it.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it was different from anything else I have listened to or read, and that is quite an achievement! The characters, though flawed, were utterly likable and well-developed. It was a light, easy listen.

Which scene was your favorite?

Well, gee, I can't really tell without giving a spoiler! There were some excellent scenes scattered throughout, though!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I was able to turn this book off when it was time to stop, but I looked forward to it each evening when I normally listen.

Any additional comments?

This is a really fun book, and if you want something on the lighter side with lots of quirky characters and an unusual, whimsical plot, this one is for you!

So, so disappointed.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-12

What would have made Mechanique better?

If it had more flow to it, and if the characters were more developed.

What was most disappointing about Genevieve Valentine’s story?

I am nuts about circus stuff, and I am interested by the steampunk genre, but this really didn't satisfy either for me. I only liked a couple of the characters and found the story very hard to focus on. I kept thinking I must have missed something and went back to listen, but I hadn't.

What didn’t you like about Scott Aiello’s performance?

I think some of the fault may be given to the book here, but it seemed that he was inconsistent in which voices he was using for which part, and to be honest, I wasn't quite sure why he used particular voices much of the time. I wouldn't avoid another book that I wanted to listen to if he narrated it, though. I would give him another chance.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It had potential. It seemed unique and some of the characters were interesting. Maybe a more agressive editor could have helped the author collect this story into something better to read/listen to.

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