3.5 stars. This was my least favorite of the lot so far. This isn't to say that I didn't enjoy it. On the contrary, I enjoyed it very much, just a bit less than the previous two. It was very engrossing - until the last few chapters. There was a whole "tell" chapter that was a real snooze. It was just a bunch of characters standing around a room "telling" major events. I could have done without that. Despite this, the book was still very entertaining and Jim Dale continuously delivers. He really brings the story to life and makes listening to these audiobooks a real pleasure.