Words aloud: Lili Taylor is absolutely fantastic. Seriously. An instant fav that in my mind puts her on par with Neil Gaiman. There is something so thoughtful about her voice that lends it self perfectly to this precocious little girl who speaks to trees and brooks. There is a line from the book that I will never forget because it's just soooo true about good narrators and just so true about Lili Taylor. Here is Ida B reflecting on reading aloud.
..."That magic that happens when you tell a story right and everybody who hears it not only loves the story, but they love you a little bit too for telling it so well."Word to the wise: So if you must read it, please by all means do. I'm sure it's delightful. BUT I reallly can not recommend the audio version enough.
Wrinkle: The ending is good and has closure but I would have loved an epilogue.
Wooed: I'm a list maker so I loved that about Ida B.
Wind-up: Ida B ...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World by Katherine Hannigan (published by Listening Library) is read by Lili Taylor and consists of 3 discs (3 hours and 14 minutes). Audiobook rating: 5 stars. Narrator rating: 5 stars.
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