Friday, 19 September 2008

Kids' Read

Finished September 17
Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson read by Charlie McWade
Alcatraz Smedry has been bumped from foster home to foster home up until now, his thirteenth birthday. In the mail today, he received a bag of sand from his absent parents, and his life will never be the same. Alcatraz is taken under the wing of his grandfather Leavenworth, and they are on the trail of the sands which have been stolen by the librarians. As Alcatraz learns about his family from his grandfather, he discovers that what he has always assumed to be klutziness is really a talent for breaking things. Everyone in the family has some sort of talent, and none of them are what look like talents initially, but they do prove to be useful.
I borrowed this audiobook for the title, and liked the story. There is a lot of imagination here and a sense of fun. What I didn't like were the constant interruptions by the narrator. To me they lost the flow of the story, and that made it a lesser book.

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