This was great. It kept my two girls (7 & 9) on the edge of their seat! It was quite sad in parts, so although we really liked it, we were not willing to listen to it again, since we would have to relive the sad parts too.
Absolutely wonderful story and as the prior reviewer indicated it is not juvenile reading. The story is captivating, inspiring and kept me on the edge of my seat. I adore the reader, his timing is impeccable and he was fantastic with his ability to portray various persona. Great book for everyone.
I can't understand why the publishers call this "Young Fiction". It's brilliant, and will appeal to children of ALL ages.
The story has pace, humour, and a good story line. It has swashbuckling fights, narrow escapes, rescue, and more. I listened intently as the narrator did a fine job.
This is not sci-fi like Artemis Fowl. But don't let that put you off. It's a great story, brilliantly told, and thoroughly enjoyable.