Friday, April 21, 2017

Walking and Listening to The Crooked Sixpence

The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell
Listening Library
9 hours 19 minutes
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle

Returning home from the hospital after their grandmother has taken a fall, Ivy and Seb are shocked to find that their home has been broken into and turned upside down. It gets even crazier when a feather begins to write on the wall, "We can see you know." Before they can even wrap their heads around what is going on, a strange carriage parks outside of their home and the men in it (The Underguards) try to capture them. Not knowing what is going on and with no parents insight, Ivy and Seb make a run for it and end up in Lundinor. Things don't get any easier for them there. They are navigating a whole new world full of uncommon objects all while trying to stay out of sight of the Underguards and encountering people they never knew existed before. The greatest challenge they are facing though is a race against time. Ivy and Seb have less two days to find the great uncommon good, which people believe their grandmother has, or else their parents will be killed. 

I always enjoy listening to Jayne Entwistle narration. Her voice is always very calm and peaceful, keeping a very steady pacing throughout the book. While her character vocalizations are just slightly different, it is easy to follow along and I was never confused as to who was speaking. I look forward to sharing this book with the fantasy loving children in my library.

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