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Max fears that his family will disapprove of his friendship with Darla, a common girl from the village outside his uncle's fortress walls. That's why they meet secretly to read together from an old book that Darla found in a dusty room near the fortress laundry where she works. They read about a lost lake and feel adventurous when they slip out of the fortress to go swimming there; but the trouble begins when they find that, in the meantime, the fortress has been sealed and they can't get back in. It's lucky that they have the book with them, to guide them through the many dangers that await them on their way back home...or perhaps it is the book that is the source of their troubles. In the end, it is the power of the friendship that Darla and Max have forged and their courage that see them through a series of breathtaking adventures. Written by an award-winning author and his teenage son, this book is a light-hearted book for listeners of any age.

©2012 Kfir Luzzatto (P)2015 Kfir Luzzatto

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A Thrilling Adventure through Alternate Universes!

Would you consider the audio edition of Have Book - Will Travel to be better than the print version?


What about Barbara Benjamin-Creel’s performance did you like?

Barbara Benjamin-Creel did a fine job and gave every character a different voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This is a story written for teens, but I think it could be enjoyable for adults and younger kids too. Max is the over-protected son of royalty and Darla is the daughter of an uneducated working class family living in a medieval world. Their forbidden friendship takes them to strange new places where they meet many dangers and even stranger people.

The book is well done, but I'd have liked more detail in some places and maybe an epilogue as well. It's great that it was written by a father and son.

Any additional comments?

When's the sequel?

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A Grand Adventure

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, especially my friends with children/teens. This was great storytelling by both the author and chosen narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'd have to say both Max and Darla. They were wonderful in spirit throughout the piece each holding the other up when situations seemed lost.

Have you listened to any of Barbara Benjamin-Creel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I've added her to my favorites list. Her performance was fabulous. Really great storytelling.

Any additional comments?

I received a copy of this from the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you!

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the most lovely teen book

oh I enjoyed this book so very much
the book is absolutely great every teenager should listen to this book I know I will give this book to my sister so she could listen to it a great great book

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Engaging & Exciting Quest Style Fantasy Adventure

Where does Have Book - Will Travel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank it as middle of the ranks. The story itself is a unique choice for me since I don't read much middle grade or fantasy, but I thought it was very well done. The fact that it isn't ranked as some of my highest doesn't reflect poorly on this story since I have nothing bad to say about characters, plot, settings, development. It got exciting and I loved that.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved all the creative twists to the story settings where Max and Darla ended up in many places and encountering interesting characters. They encounter villains, friendly folk, people that could go either way. Diverse lands and ways of thinking. I loved not knowing what was coming next for them and knowing that there was, indeed, something coming next.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator had many voices, accents, and other factors to deal with which I thought she did well. Her heroine's voice did pinch so it was a little distracting. But her pacing was good and I was overall satisfied.

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

I listened to it in two settings. It took a while to get going, but once they were out on the adventure, I didn't want to turn off the story.

Any additional comments?

Because this felt like middle grade, just a warning that it's moderate on violence and language.

I think it's a flexible story that people of all ages will enjoy including adults.