This is a cute idea and parts of the story were rather fun. But on the whole I got bored with it. I am sure this would appeal to younger children but unlike the Harry Potter or Bartimaeus books I did not find this appealing to adults. I had a hard time making myself listen to all of it.
Of the two children in the book, I found Sabrina rude and irritating and truly an unappealing character unlike her sister Daphne.
The reader was excellent and makes up for the sagging, lagging bits of the story. He really gave voice to the characters in the book.
Since these are based on popular fairy tales I am sure they will appeal to children. If you have children I would definitely give them a try.
Story was absolutely written for children no older than ten or so. Fairy tale theme may interest some, but very ho-hum story.
This is a book for children, and adults do not have to like it. The concept is funny and quirky. A nice and easy going book accessible to most children. And if they like it, there are more in the series which is a great gift idea.
This book is high on my list of good listening material for parents and kids.
It reminds me a bit of the Magyk series.
It was my first experience w this reader and I was delighted!
I bought this book for a road trip and we never got tired of listening.
Even though this is a kid's book. I really enjoyed the book, so much so that I bought the second book in the series. These are good for a light listen, with a bit of mystery and the fairy tales that we all grew up with mixed into a cute story. Worth the credit or money to me.
The characters and the story were fun.
The sisters Grimm didn't know that their grandmother was a live and that the fairy tale characters were real.
Love Elvis; I'm a dog lover, but pretty much I like all the characters.
No, not really. It's just a cute story.
Can't wait to listen the other books. I should have get the second book of this series instead of wasting my credit on Fifty Shades of Grey, lol.
Captivating, Suspenseful, Funny
Daphne, because she is just a ball of joy.
I enjoyed it immensely
I'm a fan of fairy tales --- whether the Disney 'happily ever after' versions or the more gruesome classics of the brothers Grimm. From Hans Christian Anderson & Lewis Carroll to Colladi & Perrault, I love them all.
If you're a fan of fairy tales, too, this might be worth a listen. The story was cute --- a light, fun romp --- in which you see some of your favorite fairy-tale characters in a new light.
The narration is excellent. This is the first book I've listened to narrated by L. J. Ganser; He does a marvelous job. The accents and different voices he uses bring the characters to life and will hold the interest of kids as well as adults.
I'd definitely pack this on a road trip to pass the time and occupy the little ones. They will have fun figuring out who the towns people really are. The story isn't too complex that it would be hard for them to follow and none of the characters are too scary.
I'll definitely pick up more books in the series to spend more time with the characters/ Grimm Family, if nothing else.
Well Im about to be eight but still this is a good book and part of a great series. Get it for your daughters!
I loved Daphne. She was always ready to get into every situation.
I grew up with books....not television.
Using a modern take on old fairy tales/nursery rhymes, Mr. Buckley creates a fantastic world with interesting characters and sends them on their way into an engrossing story. From beginning to end, this book was marvelously entertaining! Even if you are not a fan of Fairy Tales, the characters are well developed and can easily stand on their own.
It's a light, comforting, and enjoyable tale that you can listen to and enjoy with the whole family.