Sunday, November 15, 2015

Walking and Listening to "The Nest"

Oppel, Kenneth. The Nest. 3 hours 25 minutes. Simon and Schuster Audio. 2015, $8.99, ISBN 978-1442391260

Ten days after Steve's baby brother was born, "she" arrived.  "She" came to him in his dreams and told him that she was there to help Steve's newborn brother who is very sick. Steve soon realizes that this is not an angel that he is talking to, as he originally thought, but rather the wasp queen. She tells Steve that she and her workers can help the baby, replace the sick one, as long as Steve agrees to help them. Wanting to protect his family and help his brother, Steve agrees but soon thinks he's made a big mistake.

I wish I had read this book rather than listened to it. If I had read it, I would have been able to enjoy all of Jon Klaassen's amazing illustrations that accompany this book.

Gibson Frazier kept his voice at an even keel the entire reading of this book. His voice remained flat and calm which I think was important for this story and increased the creepiness factor.

One morning while I was out walking the sky was full of the most amazing colors, unfortunately, this picture doesn't do it justice.

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