I have got to rave about another book. More specifically, an audio book.
I read "Dragon Rider" by Cornelia Funke several years ago, and loved it. I also talked a little about the book in this post. Just minutes ago (literally) I finished listening to it as read by Brendan Fraser.
The story is wonderful. It's about a young dragon who sets out to find a new home for his people, because humans are trying to tear up the valley they live in. But he's not looking for just any place -- he's looking for the mythical Rim of Heaven, which so many say doesn't exist.
The book is absolutely hilarious. My family was probably wondering why I kept bursting out laughing seemingly at nothing, since they couldn't hear what I was listening to on my iPod. It also looks at the issue of racism (such as not all humans are bad even though it's humans who are causing the dragons to need a new home) without making it seem out of place in a funny book.
Oh, and I'm also now a fan of Brendan Fraser.
Fraser has so many different voices for the characters in his book, and each one is fantastic. He even does sound effects, which are really really neat. I look forward to listening to more audio books he narrates in the future.
This is really, really, cool. :D