©2008 Patricia C. Wrede; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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"Wonderfully funny title"
Patricia C. Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles are an incredibly fun series. I love her wit, and the way she throws so many references to canonical fairytales into her writing in such an off-hand way. The characters that she has created with Mendanbar, Cimorene, and Kazul, not to mention Telemain, Morwen, and the cats, are some of the funniest and pleasantest that I have encountered in children's literautre.
I'm not a huge fan of full cast narrations as quite often they can be rather cheesy. In this case, however, the cast was wonderful. My only complaint is that not all of the character’s voices are the same from book to book. In some cases, this may not be a huge change, but in others (Cimorene and Kazul, for instance) it is very noticeable. Still, they all do an excellent job. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a light, humorous read - especially if you like fantasy or fairytales.
"a story for all fantasy lovers"
good for eveyone. Fun, light, and intriguing definitely suitable fantasy fans of all ages and the multiple voices really brings the story to life need to find more stories narrated by this group. 2nd to none.
"This is the best book in the series!!!!"
I loved this book! It's daring adventures and well written twists and turns are most engaging you won't want to put it down or stop listening to it :) I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read and to become enchanted!
"really grate story and the narrating was awesome"
pretty short so easy to finish really interesting plot line and the narrating was awesome
"Wonderful for all ages!"
Cast kept this going in a fantastic manner. my daughter was interested every step of the way!
"These are great stories but...."
I love this series and the audiobooks are fun to listen to. The only little problem with the audiobooks was that after the first one, they changed many of the actors and it was a very distinctive change at that.
The other little problem was with the magician Telemain. Sometimes you can understand half of what he says, but most of the time, the technical babble that comes out of his mouth is very hard to follow. King Medebar will sometimes translate for Cimmorine and us, but not as much as I needed.
The story itself is wonderfully written and the dramatization was well done.
"Terrifyingly bad supporting cast"
The main actors are mediocre, but the supporting voice cast is God-awful. Telemain sounds like a drunken clown. It is one of the worst voice renditions I have ever heard. It is impossible to listen to. Avoid.
This is a story I have loved it since childhood! Everything was fantastic, and I loved that there was a full cast. Telemanns voice was a little doofy though, and I couldn't get over the comical nature of it. Besides that; I would absolutely recommend this book and narration!!
"One bad voice"
The voice of the character Telemane nearly ruined the audiobook. Unlike most odd voices I found this one got more annoying the longer I listened, rather than becoming used to it. Other than that the performance and story were just as good as the first book.
"Great for the 7 to 12 age!!!"
Bought this and the first in the group for my nieces and nephew they ate it up!!! kept them happy on the drive and I enjoyed it too. They were very happy to listen to this on the way home, after listening to the first one !!!
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