Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Cabinet of Wonders

Title: The Cabinet of Wonders

Author: Marie Rutkoski; Read by Lorelei King

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Series: Kronos Chronicles, Bk 1

ISBN: 9781427205483

Length: 7 hours; 6 Discs

Obtained: Library audiobook copy


This was a strange and yet intriguing story.  I haven't tried children's books in audio before, and I found myself fascinated.  It's like listening to a story being told or read to.  (That sounds stupid, but it felt different than adult books on audio to me.)  Anyway, I was caught in the story and deeply disappointed to find out I couldn't get the second book in the series, The Celestial Globe, in audio.  I'll still read it in print, but I would have preferred to stay in the same format.  In any case I look forward to seeing what happens with Petra and her family and friends.

Forgot to mention: This is a kids book, right?  So throughout concepts like... oh, the "wing" of a building are defined and/or explained in detail.  I found this to be amusing when I was in a good mood and a little annoying when I wasn't.


  1. I'm trying to think back to audio books of the past. I've listened to lots of YA, but only a few for middle-graders. "Virals" by Kathy Reichs was probably my last one. Can't remember any before that.

    1. I haven't listened to any YA yet. I'm not sure I'd want to... I can't imagine listening to all the angst. Reading it is fine. Listening just might drive me mad.


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