Midnight Oil

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-24-14

At Sea with Kat and Rune

What made the experience of listening to Midnight Oil the most enjoyable?

Hearing the characters I had come to like while reading the book brought to life by the narrator

What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Oil?

There were three: the memorial service for Kat's father; her meeting with Grrk, the disemvowelled (you'll have to listen to the book to figure that one out) castaway, and Rune's introduction to the ultralight.

What does Lisa Baarns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms Baarns has a very pleasing voice, and she uses it expertly to give each character a distinctive personality.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The memorial service for Kat's father early in the book was particularly well done.

Any additional comments?

I particularly enjoy the artful and mostly humorous blending of ancient tradition and folklore with aspects of the modern world such as the witches riding both broomsticks and ultralights and the trolls and their snowmobiles. The fact that the snowmobiles are sold by the fat elf up north who runs a dealership in the off season makes it that much better. Also, it is refreshing to meet a heroine who uses her head to get herself out of mishaps rather than waiting for someone to do it for her.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cellophane Queen on 10-23-14

Excellent Narration Makes the Story Come Alive

Where does Midnight Oil rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2nd or 3rd

What did you like best about this story?

Originality.

What about Lisa Baarns’s performance did you like?

Everything. Lisa does a wonderful job presenting multiple characters consistently and in an entertaining way.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I'm writing this review to comment on the narrative style.

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