I canna give her any-more cap'n, she'll blow!
This is just right for the kids (and Adults) for entertainment on a car journey.
Even unabridged, at a couple of hours long, it lasts long enough to fill time, but not so long that interest starts to wane.
The kids love Hiccup and Toothless, and the adults appreciate the finesse of David Tennant's reading.
The story starts with an 'apparent kidnapping' and transport of the main characters to a Hi-Tech secret school where evey 'pupil' has shown some criminal skill or apptitude that qualifies them to be there, although a few are following family tradition, and once enrolled no-one leaves until they graduate...
This story runs through making new friends (and enemies) a daring escape leading to an almost catastrophic event affecting the whole school, and in the back ground sets up a plot that will run through the series of sequel books.
The main characters are like-able and Jack Davenport's reading/performance is brilliant.
Comment of my 9 year-old-son. It's very very good.
My kids love Jeremy Strong's storys of fun and may-hem, and there usually a few gags for Mum & Dad to chuckle at too.
Martin Clunes does a great job of 'telling' (not just reading) the story.
This is wonderful!! I'll be honest I bought this purely based upon the fact that the audio version is read by the delectable Tom Hiddleston and boy does he make it entertaining! His wonderful and varied accents breathe such life into the characters.
The story itself is beautifully written, not knowing a great deal about the French revolution myself, Sally Gardner lets you almost taste history with her wonderful descriptions and colourful cast of characters.
I have such fondness for Yann and Sido and their respective path in and out of each other’s lives. Tetu is the kind of guardian you could almost wish for and both the marquis and dastardly Kalliovski are interesting and scary in different ways.