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What made the experience of listening to The Sasquatch Escape the most enjoyable?
I enjoyed listening to this novel with my children on the way to and from school. It was easy to follow along with even for my kindergartner. With an age and gender gap from 4th grade to k it can be challenging to find novels that appeal to all. This novel though was just the right mix. It had adventure and suspense without being scary. It mixed magical creatures with realistic fictional elements. It was easy to follow along with and remember what was going on as we listened over several days.
What other book might you compare The Sasquatch Escape to and why?
This novel is similar to Rescue on the Oregon trail in that it has elements of fantasy involving animals. It has missions meant to rescue others who are in trouble. Both are series revolving around these two elements. It could also be compared to All the wrong Questions. Both of these novels involve children who are bored because of where the are. They are out on secret missions and trying to solve mysteries.
Which scene was your favorite?
The first visit to the worm hospital.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
No, I felt the story to be very entertaining but not a deep and moving novel.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The narration takes away so much from the story and presentation. I have purchased the Kindle ebook and the Audible recording and have chosen to avoid listening to the recording entirely in favor of reading it aloud to my daughter instead. I would request a refund on the recording, but I don't think that's really an option.
What did you like best about this story?
The story is fantastic, imaginative, and memorable. Some of the interplay between the characters is negative and therefore we simply omit/change a few lines here and there, but otherwise, my 6 year old and I are both thoroughly enjoying it!
What didn’t you like about Bryan Kennedy’s performance?
The voices he's given the characters are strained and disjointed, and they infuse a sarcasm and negativity, as well as diminishing (from adult to child and between the child characters) that just doesn't seem to be present when simply reading the text. It's annoying and if we only had this performance to judge the entire story upon, we'd have stopped listening a few paragraphs in. Thankfully, we also purchased the ebook and have the option of simply reading it aloud with our own interpretation of the characters voices and attitudes.