What a beautiful heartwarming magical tale. Alethea Kontis manages to weaves some of the most beloved fairytales of all time into her characters in such way that not only adds to the charm of this wonderful story, it also reach down inside to the child in all of us and makes us believe once again in magic, true love and destiny.
I am always looking for stories that my girls - ages 7 and 13 - can both enjoy, which is so much harder than one realizes. This not only keep them, but me as well so enthralled we listened to it EVERY spare moment we had.
A true treasure. This is a series that I will keep on my book shelf and reread to my children and someday to my grandchildren. Thank you so much for such a beautiful tale that brought me back to those memories of believing in magic, faraway lands, fairies, prince and princesses and true love.
Yes! The story is just plain fun and the narrator is outstanding. I sincerely hope those who make the decisions for who's to narrate Ms. Kontis books will stay with Katherine Kellgren, as she really makes the book come alive.
When Sunday realizes how powerful her mother actually is, why she keeps it under wraps, why Aunt Joy feels Seven is just lazy, not scared of her own power and why Sunday may be facing her own powers as she gets older.
Oh, Sunday, of course, but Katherine makes all the characters come alive. I'll probably feel the same way about Friday and Saturday when Dearest and Hero come out, as long as Katherine is the narrator!
A delightful side of Mother Goose, Grimm's and other Fairy Tales!
An actual plot. Believable characters. A narrator with a pleasant voice.
There are mature undertones in this book along with a hint of cannibalism that do not need to be in this type of story. It makes the story stupid and and the writer seem immature.
Nasally, shrill and long-winded.
The first part was ok.
Reviewers have written positive reviews that this audiobook contained hints and twists on numerous fairy tales. I did not find that to be true. There is talk of Jack and the Beanstalk and the frog prince, the rest is all over the road. Really, this book was a waste of both my time and a credit.
This book in a way reminds me of an infomercial with all the "but wait there’s more". The mix of ingredients make this story full, complex and really enjoyable for those who know some of the stories that surround Enchanted it enriches the story itself. From the retelling of "The frog prince", mixed with the nursery rhyme "Monday's Child", godmothers and enchantments you can't wait to see what new story will jump into the mix.
The audio book is one of those that I fell in love fast and it’s all thanks to the combination of a great story with a great narrator. Katherin Kelgren gives this story a homey fee; and the way she gives each character a unique voice helps the listener stay on track with the story.
I would recommend this book for people that like retellings, this one makes a really complex world where several of the stories we all know are interconnected in interested ways, that left me wondering what story she would add into the mix next and how it will change the story for all of us.
I need Katherine Kellgren to do the other books!!!! Please audio gods make it happen!
This was a charming and interesting take on the frog prince story. I really liked the main characters of Sunday and Rumbold, and the secondary characters - who apparently take centre stage in later novels in the series (I wish they were available on Audible!) - were also great. I did find myself confused in a couple of places, where I thought the backstory of exactly what was going on could have been explained better,. Overall it was a lovely book, with excellent narration by Katherine Kellgren.
Mom of 3 and a book lover.
WOW I'm truly enchanted by the story. At first I had low expectation, but thanks to the narrator that performs so well keep me listening, and sigh at the end with broad smile on my face. The storyline and the dialogue are so brilliant and funny, and over all turn out very different from what I expected. TWO thumbs UP!
Enchanted is a charming and, yes, enchanting story. The story itself is its own though it weaves elements of multiple fairy tales within it. It is a progressive modern fairy tale. Narration was very good. An engaging, enjoyable and delightful listen suitable for teenagers and up. A good choice as a teen read for the themes and topics addressed within it. I do not have children but am glad to see a book such as this one available for teens as an alternative to the current dystopian trends in teen fiction. Not a Pollyanna story but one with a more positive message than some other teen/YA books. A recommended read for any teen or adult who enjoys fantasy and/or revisiting beloved childhood fairy tales blended together with a modern spin.
This book is full of twists and turns. It is one surprise after another, woven into a rich tapestry. I have listened to this book several times and enjoy it every time. I usually don't write reviews but feel I can extend myself for this jewel. It is well worth the price and then some.
I am a book junkie that can't read in moving vehicles with an hour long commute (public transit). Audiobooks save my life!
I would definitely recommend this audio book. It is a feel good story about silly girls that make you laugh. It is such an easy listen.
Sunday was definitely my favorite. She is not one of those helpless whiney females. She is brave, kind and loyal.
Katherine Kellgren did an amazing job of providing a unique voice for each character. I really could not choose a favorite. She is a very talented performer.
*Minor spoiler alert: Avert your eyes if you want to be completely surprised. I cannot lie when Sunday's Prince has to say good bye to his mom I cried. So sad, so good.
If you are looking for a fun fairytale to help you de-stress or unwind (if you are a grown woman like me) then this is definitely a great choice for you.