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Gretchen

burlington, VT, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Buckley
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (550)
    Story
    (562)

    The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

    Tina says: "Funny twists"
    "both girls loved it"
    Overall

    I'm always trying to find something that my 7 and 10 year old can listen to together and this one fit the bill. It was easy enough for the 7 year old to follow (and not too scary) and had enough to keep the 10 year old engaged (she liked trying to figure out which Fairy Tale character the characters in this story were).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Song

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Pepper Binkley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (286)

    Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

    Brittina says: "Um... WOW!"
    "just ok"
    Overall

    I found the young narrator incredibly annoying to listen to, I get that it's supposed to be a young woman but the intonation in her voice was a little over the top. The story was OK but very predictable and a little sappy, although it did make me cry.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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