Tag: Humphrey Bower

The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (Walker, 2008); audiobook read by Humphrey Bower (Bolinda, 2011) A young adult quest with genuine moments of high emotion but also a relentless, dour futility that cries out for—yet in this first book of the trilogy, doesn’t afford—resolution. Bower’s audiobook reading is grist to the grimly dystopian first-person narrative.    

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus (Egmont, 2009); audiobook read by Humphrey Bower (Bolinda, 2009) Benedictus recaptures much of the charm — and certainly the narrative style — of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. He also hasn’t been afraid to introduce a new character (Lottie the Otter). All that might be considered lacking is the original’s almost…