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The Adventures of Tintin
The Chapter Book
Stephanie Peters
Read by Nick Sullivan

Hachette Audio
Listening Time: 43 minutes
October 2010 / ASIN: B0061YX03S
Fiction/young children / Audiobook / 43 minutes

Reviewed by Willie Elliott

Tintin, a reporter, and his Terrier dog Snowy get involved in international intrigue after Tintin buys a model of a ship named The Unicorn. The listener meets a host of characters as Tintin and Snowy solve the riddle of The Unicorn.

Even though the book involves the serious business of solving a crime, there are moments of humor especially when Haddock the link to the whole mystery forgets key details about The Unicorn and his family.

This audio version is obviously intended for very young readers and the fact the story is done in chapter format helps these young people follow the story more easily.

But more than the chapter approach, the narrator Nick Sullivan makes the action really come alive. At all points he seems to be saying by his voice inflection, “Now listen carefully. Some important action is coming up.”

With individual chapters averaging four to five minutes and the total listening time of 43 minutes, we have a CD that is an excellent choice to introduce young listeners to literature in the audio format.

Even though the book is targeted for very young listeners, adults can enjoy it also—I did. A movie version opened in theaters on December 23, 2011.

Reviewed 2012