Cute. Kid-Friendly, Clean
There were so many fairy tale characters interspersed with the Grimm family, it's hard to pick just one character! Mayor Charming was one of my least faves, but then again, I think he's written that way on purpose. :-)
Going into the mirror.
no, no one moment moved me, but it was refreshing to hear a story with no cursing, no vile behaviour and yet still be entertained thouroughly.
Nerdgirl who loves to read and listen during a nasty 2 hour daily commute. Mostly listen to intelligent stories to escape road rage - love s
The story was just okay for me. It didn't surprise me at all, the older child was pretty bratty and it was short. I got it during a 4.95 sale so for that amount it wasn't too bad. I was disappointed with most of it. I did like hearing about the food served by their grandmother and the magic mirror's storage area was interesting. Otherwise it was just meh.
This book really deserves a higher rating but not for an adult Si-Fi or Fantasy novel. It is a children's book and should be listed/sold in that category. The author did a fair job of writing (maybe 3 or 4 stars) for kids ages 7-12 perhaps. The narration was also fair (probably would also rate 3 or 4 stars) for the type of material being read. It is unfortunate that this book was listed and sold as an adult book, because it really deserves a better rating if directed to the right audience!
Yes, from a different author.
Very disappointed… annoying waste of time for a "senior listener".
A wannabe riot.
A fun take on classic fairy-tale characters stuck in modern times. I would say that this is a children's book, though as an adult, even I didn't recognize some of the original fairy tales referenced. Also the narrator's performance was great with all the different characters. I overall enjoyed it, though I don't think I'd read/listen to the others unless I was reading them to/with kids.
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.