I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
I had previously read Ben Franklin's Autobiography which was very good, but I really had wanted to hear his part in the founding of the nation. I highly recommend the autobiography as well, because it gives his personal style, flair and philosophy which helped him become who he was. It is very good, but I really wanted more and this book gave it to me. I so enjoyed listening to how much of a part he played not only in the shaping of the antecedents to the Revolution, but the part he played during the war. The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitutional Convention are either glossed over or left out of his autobiography. I had no idea he created batteries, discovered the gulf stream currents in the Atlantic, or that he conducted his own end of the war in Euroope as an envoy to France. I'm amazed at how much a visionary he was and how much he shaped our current society, by creating public libraries, and hospitals as well as the US Postal service and currency. His ability to motivate the public and move them in his direction without taking credit is a model to any modern day politician. This doesn't say anything about his scientific discoveries. The man is an amazing study and well worth any time and credits. I really loved this book. I don't think I can recommend it highly enough.
Our family has listened to this on our vacation to California this week. I had listened to it previously and enjoyed it immensely. I'm so happy to share it with my family. I've listened to all the books in the series now, all that Audible has. There is a new one out that they don't have. They only get better from here. I like the 2nd and third of the series even better than this one and I like it a lot. It does get a little scary for the youngest readers, but my boy is 7 and it is okay with him and he scares pretty easily. I really enjoy the characters, even more in the other books. The plot although quite transparent in some ways to an adult, doesn't always unfold the way you think it will. It is a lot of fun along the way. A fantasy must. If you enjoyed the HP series, Fablehaven, The Percy Jackson-- Lightning Thief books you'll love this one too.
I don't know that this fairytale is based on any other. I didn't recognize it. It was really a great story and I was up late listening, even though I know I should have gone to bed. I just couldn't quite tell how they would be able to pull off their task in the end. I enjoyed the characters and way the characters changed and grew. What a sweet love story!! This is a perfectly lovely escape. Well worth my credit. I'll listen to this again. The narrator was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another she narrates. Just loved it all the way around.