Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Otherworld Chronicles: The Invisible Tower: By Nils Johnson-Shelton

Reading level: Ages 10 and up
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 3, 2012)
Buy The Book: Amazon
Listening Length: 7 hours and 43 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Harper Audio
Buy The Audio: Audible

In Artie Kingfisher's world, wizards named Merlin, fire-breathing dragons, and swords called Excalibur exist only in legends and lore - until the day his video game Otherworld springs to life.
You are special, Arthur, Says the mysterious message in his game. In one week's time you will come to me at the it.
Cryptic clues lead Artie to a strange place called the Invisible Tower, where he discovers that nothing in his life is as it seems. Artie is none other than King Arthur, brought to life in the twenty-first century. Artie has won the battle in the virtual Otherworld - now the key to saving the real Otherworld lies in his hands as well.
Green dragons, hungry wolves, powerful sorcerers - suddenly Artie must battle them all as he wields Excalibur and embarks on a quest worthy of the Knights of the Round Table. With his sister, Kay, by his side, Artie steps into the Otherworld - straight toward his destiny.
I listened to this book, but I'll talk about both

The Book:

It was pretty funny. Like if you read a book like this it's bound to be funny right! Well that's just the case for me at least. So I think that it was also very creative using the sword and the stone story and twisting it to be something funny, AWESOME, cool, and amazing. Okay it's also epic in a fighting and dragon and creative way. My mom always says I say epic and no one knows what it means. Ahh well. So I think that this epic is a creative, dragon powers awesome kind of epic. It's easier to explain in typing then in speaking. So I think my favorite character is Kay Kingfisher. Because she it not afraid to fight people, she's a video game freak, Kay is also epic in a fighting and great at video game type of way. My second favorite character is Tom Thumb. He's the size of a thumb in our world and he's epic in an, even though I'm small I can whip your butt in three seconds. He's also a bit funny. Has anyone else noticed that my favorite character is normally a boy?? If you have please say so in the comments below!!

The Audio:

I thought that the reader, Patrick Lawer, was really good. He also sounded a lot like a boy, not like an adult.... Isn't that weird how they do that??? I think it is!! So he didn't do many different voices. Like the boys voices and the girls voices where pretty similar, so you can't recognize people by their voices except Tom Thumb, and Merlin(don't know his last name...:D) really. So he was good reader but over all I wish he had done voices. But his actual voice was good so it wasn't bad :D. I think that the best voice he does is Merlin's voice. Not how I'd have done it but it was really good all the same.... :D.
:D, :), :(, >:[, O.O ;) That's it!



Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a fun fantasy. I love listening to audio books so I'll have to check this out.

Rea with readingtween said...

Yes you should!