Reviews by beeniepie
This was another great book on CD for my preschooler. We were happy that the voice cast was either the same or sounded similar. Whenever we've listened to audiobooks based on a movie, it's distracting to my son who wants to know what's wrong with the character ("why do they sound like that?"). Another treat is this audiobook contains the original song, "Healing Incantation," from the movie, something missing from most of the Disney audiobooks.
My preschooler and I really enjoyed this book on CD. The voice cast was either the original voice cast from the movie or incredible mimics. Because the voices sounds like the ones in the movie version, my preschooler wasn't distracted by any of the characters sounding different.
I'm not thrilled with some of the stereotype reinforcement, like pink is a girl's color, but my son loves this book. The different concerns and qualities that each crayon voiced were topics my preschooler enjoyed discussing as we read this book together.
I love reading David Sedaris books almost as much as I enjoy listening to David Sedaris tell his stories. He's narcissistic, but so self-aware of it, that he's still able to find the connective heart of each of his stories. One minute I'm laughing out loud, and the next I'm about to cry. I love listening to Sedaris audiobooks, but nothing compares to a live David Sedaris performance. Repeat after me and Six to eight black men are by far the funniest of the setlist.
This was a great character-developed version of Spiderman. I loved that they allowed for more of a backstory to unfold, along with more time between Peter and his Uncle Ben. The chemistry between Peter and Gwen Stacey was crackling, which was a big improvement over the Maguire/Dunst pairing.