Reviews by camelsamba
narrators make it engaging
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A couple years ago, I downloaded a free (Project Gutenberg) version of this to read electronically - but either my aging eyes or the quaint/classical nature of the writing made it hard for me to finish. This book on CD is the perfect remedy! I was a bit concerned upon listening to the first couple of tracks (prologues), but once he launched into the actual story I was hooked. The story really comes alive with these readers (different readers for the different narrators). Try it, you'll like it!
just okay
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The chapters in this book alternate between the point of view of various main characters - mostly Wallace Wallace (football player) and Rachel (drama club president), but also a few more. Wallace is know for never telling a lie, which doesn't always endear him to others (especially those who don't know about his penchant for complete truth, such as the new-to-the-school teacher). Most of the conflicts are tied up neatly in the end, but you're not always sure who to like. None of the characters are entirely likable, but it really bothered me how everyone was so quick to blame Wallace for things going wrong without even examining the evidence. It also bothered me that the teacher was unwilling to entertain Wallace's alternatie views on the book Old Shep, My Pal.
Arthur is all wet.
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In this third installment of the Keys to the Kingdom, Arthur has once again been called (dragged?) back to the house -- this time accompanied by his friend Leaf. As you might guess from the title or the cover, Wednesday's world is wet. Really wet. Wednesday is a giant gluttonous whale and our adventurers have been dropped in the border seas. What perils will they face in the quest to find the key and the 3rd piece of the will?

By the time the story ends, Arthur has resigned himself to the inevitable return to face Thursday - but the very last line of the story is way more of a creepy cliffhanger than I remember from the first two.
great story, great narrator
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Once again, Arthur has been called (dragged?) back to the house, this time accompanied by his friend Leaf. As you might guess from the title or the cover, Wednesday's world is wet. Really wet. Wednesday is a giant whale and our adventurers have been dropped in the border seas. What perils will they face in the quest to find the key and the 3rd piece of the will? By the time the story ends, Arthur has resigned himself to the inevitable return to face Thursday - but the very last line of the story is way more of a creepy cliffhanger than I remember from the first two.

The narrator for this series is great - almost as good as Jim Dale (of Harry Potter BOCD fame). He has distinct voices for the different characters. Even now I find myself saying "Have faith, Arthur" in the voice of the carp/will.
evocative art
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One of the best aspects of the art in this book is the interplay between the black and 'lighted' areas.