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"When you tire of stories about the places and people you know, try the witty word play and over-the-top adventure of Cairo Jim for an outrageous tonic." (The Age)
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By Kristi on 02-26-07
Not one of our favorites...
I listened to this with my two children, ages 10 and 7. It held their attention, but was not one of our favorites.
I think the biggest problem was the vocabulary. Our family enjoys words, and my children have a pretty good vocabulary, but the book seemed to go out of its way to choose the most obscure possible word for any given meaning. There were also some British/Aussie slang that made things difficult.
We had not read any of the previous stories, and so it took a while to become familiar with the characters. The story was so-so. There were some interesting mythological references, but not a lot of action, and there were some unecessary crudities (toes bitten off, randy satyrs).
In short, we won't be buying any more in the series.
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