In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood 11-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course - everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies!
In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!
It was so AWESOME!!! I love all of the characters! I really want to listen to it again!
Would you listen to ParaNorman again? Why?
Very much like the movie. This film was cute and just a couple of hours of entertainment without having to think much.
The book is nearly identical to the movie. Nearly. The movie has visual to keep you drawn in and connected. The book varies a bit from the movie but it would be something most will need to compare side by side. I thought the characters were cute and described completely. I think I would have rather listened to the book instead of seeing the film. However, both are cute. This is mostly a 'check your brain at the door and relax for some silliness' type of entertainment. Don't expect to learn anything. :-)
What does Robert Petkoff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narration was very good. I can't think of another reader that would have been better.
Any additional comments?
This book ended and I felt sorry for Norman because he no longer had 'alone' time. I don't remember this feeling from the film.
The total value in this book is just to relax and giggle for a few hours.