Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Male, 2014
Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.
©2012 Adam Gidwitz (P)2013 Recorded Books
Hilarious, Inventive, Engaging
Nothing, it's unique!
Johnny Heller's performance of A Tale Dark and Grimm brought this series alive for us. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job!
My kids (6 and 8) and I absolutely love this series of books and adore the narration. It is the first series of audio books my children have been engaged with and truly interested in hearing how the story ends. Highly recommended!
Yes, there are a few details im sure I missed the first to around. Though clearly more geared for children, the narrator is still someone I enjoyed.
Really, anytime he described something "awful" or "gross". Almost as though the narrator was a character as well...
Basically, a cute, decent listen when you don't have anything more pressing to tend to. I enjoyed the ending how it tied back to the beginning and gives rise to believe that the authors we know and love may not be as original as we thought.
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