Ten-year-old Jackson Rockwell loves to sail, and dreams of living on an island just for kids off of the coast of Maine. With the help of some friends his dream comes true, but running Kid Island is harder than he had thought. Follow his adventures as he tries to keep the island out the hands of the nasty Samuel Snarly. Will the children of Kid Island prevail? Only those who listen will find out!
This was a neat and short children's title with a cute adventure story. It's short, simple, and perfect for a long drive with kids. Adults will enjoy it as well.
The short story centers around the main character, a young boy, who decides he is going to live on an island with no adults. It's the classic children's story with a good plotline and characters.
The narrator was very good and perfect for young listeners. I'd like to hear him do an adult book as well.
I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
Kid Island was a good listen. I waited until my grandchildren visited to listen with them and it was unanimously good. The ages were all above the 5-7 range. I fast-forwarded through the part of the beginning where the will and the loss of a grandparent was talked about. It's basically dependent on what someone is comfortable with their kids hearing. Aside from that the story was super cute and fun.
David Kresser did a fine job narrating. He had good voice inflection that were entertaining and fun. He was also easy to understand and follow. Great job.
"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."
Would you listen to Kid Island again? Why?
I have already listened to it twice!
I think we all want to escape to our own tropical island. Jackson's family owns an island and he invites other children to stay with him. "Kids only". Of course, Cause it would be boring to stay alone .... Or only with one or two people.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't have a favorite character. The characters and story was fun, but too light and brief for connections.
What about David Kresser’s performance did you like?
David read whimsically, as though he was reading to a child. I liked that.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This was a very short listen, with simple chapters; easy to listen at one time.
Any additional comments?
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author. This in no way influenced my rating - I rate all books I listen to or read.