As my title suggests, this novel (?) may be intended for a younger audience than myself. I do wish Audible would clarify classifications, although overall it is becoming difficult to tell what type of book I'm going to get: romance, fiction, young adult, fantasy?
As for this particular book, I disliked the narration quite a bit as it was rather overblown in an attempt, I guess, to sound like a prince or bear or giant. The storyline was lacking and lackluster.
Why did I purchase it, you ask? The concept was intriguing, while the execution was not.
Harsh, I know, but it seems like publishers aren't very discriminating these days.
I listened to this nearly all in one sitting. I frequently enjoy YA books and tend to read them / listen to them with my own two children in mind. I was not very far into this book before I noticed myself thinking "the boys would love this!"
I had to set a bookmark for myself and re-start the story with my 11-year old, and he was hooked nearly as quickly as I was. I don't find very many books with female protagonists that he is willing to read (especially when there really are no boys at all as main characters). However, he was very intrigued and was laughing right along side me as we listened to the Sabrina & Daphne's first meeting with their grandmother, the ancient (& very loud) car, the crazy house with all its locks & keys, and the myriad colorful characters that are introduced in this book. I'm ready to head out & grab the second one already. Highly recommended!
We listened to this on a road trip and my kids age 9 & 6 were equally caught up in it. That's all I need. It is cute and not too scary. Now we are getting the next one.
In the dictionary, next to the word "bibliophile" there is a picture of me... Ok... it's my dictionary... and I put the picture there.
Loved this story. Sabrina is a little snot, but a tough cookie and Daphne is just adorable. Puck is a wonderful anti-hero! Highly recommend this book and this series.
74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books
I enjoyed this book but it's a one-liner carried a bit too far. I did, however, enjoy it enough that I might listen to the next in the series. My library has it for me to borrow. Would I buy it? Maybe not.
probably not...it was a bit dull
very little plot suspense
he did the best he could with the material
Exciting, complex, entertaining
My kids love Puck because he adds humor
He adds different voices for the characters. Usually I read to my kids but we listened to one of the books on a road trip and after hearing the professional narration my kids wouldn't let me read any of the other books in the series. He is great!
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I bought this thinking it would be childish but became pleasantly surprised as I listened.
It sort of reminded me of "A series of Unfortunate Events" but a bit less ridiculous. The narrator is perfect and the characters are fun to get to know I will enjoy more of these tales.
***Not going to be very clear to prevent spoilers***Yes I would this is a fun story. Some of the mystery in the story I picked up right away while other mysteries I missed when I should not have. The characters are well written even the existing characters which large roles are very well written. The bad guys are not the bad guys in this story. but those who are suppose to be good guys are not. The mysteries I missed I understood during the unfolding. I had a lot of fun listening to this book that is not just for kids.I do apologize for the vague description, but I do not want to give anything away from this book or any of the others because they are all great, (all the ones I have read).
I am a huge fan of Brother's Grimm and the characters and stories. I still read the Grimm fairy tales. I like how the characters are created even those we know. We see them from many sides and think of them differently. This is very creative and great.
No, but he made the book even more fun
Yes! I did too.
I love the books I have read of the series and I hope there are many more.