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The Land of Stories Audiobook

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

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Publisher's Summary

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

©2012 Chris Colfer (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Glutenfreegirl 09-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good plot line but bad writing ruins it."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator. Chris Colfer should not be reading his own story. As a matter of fact, he should not be writing this story. The Land of Stories is overrun with simple statements, cliches, and similes to the point that I had to stop listening to it.


    What was most disappointing about Chris Colfer’s story?

    The action does not even begin until Chapter 5. I was continually rolling my eyes as I listened along to this terribly written story. There are much better children's book authors out there to listen to than waste time on this.


    What didn’t you like about Chris Colfer’s performance?

    He read the book as if it was the first time he had ever seen the words. I was stunned to learn that he was an actor.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The plot idea was a good one. This audio book needed an author with talent and a background in writing. Simple sentences and similes do not a good book make.


    Any additional comments?

    The longer I listened to the story, the more I disliked it and the author. Stopped at Chapter 13. I just could not tolerate a minute more of Chris Colfer reading in a See Jane Run style of sentences.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    aaron 08-23-16
    aaron 08-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So awsome"

    My favourite thing ever was the imagination in this story it's the best out of all of them

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    italiansrock22 08-17-16
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    "Great!"

    I loved the twist on the fairy tale stories. I will definitely be buying the next book in this series! The author does a great job of switching his voice for the different characters and I have to say this book was amazing at lighting my imagination on fire and taking me away from the stress of everyday life!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cristian 08-05-16
    Cristian 08-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "jesus christ man !!"

    it was super great i want to keep reading. the narrator voice knows how to narrate each and different character. i was moved

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenn Gloucester, MA United States 07-23-16
    Jenn Gloucester, MA United States 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Such a silly story but my kids loved it"

    I rolled my eyes more than once at the cheesiness of the story, but my kids (boy, 7, girl 9, boy 10) loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Bartee 07-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    I love this so much. really enjoyed listening to the story. the performance was on point in my opinion. I could see everything that was happening. I give this book a 5 stars out of five stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Brinkmeier 07-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great concept, terrible delivery"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The plot is compelling, which is why my kids seem to love it. However, as a more discerning adult listener, I feel that some of the writing is quite contrived and the narration detracts from the story rather than enhancing it. (And yes, I recognize tongue-in-cheek and this is not it.) We just finished listening to another VERY popular series with an exquisite narrator and moving from that one to this leaves me feeling ill during certain parts. I would guardedly recommend this for family listening only because my kids are completely enamored. However, any adults listening in - be prepared...


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Land of Stories?

    "Can I call you butter boy?"


    Would you be willing to try another one of Chris Colfer’s performances?

    No


    Could you see The Land of Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, it would probably make a great movie/series. One of the Hemsworth brothers would be great (Jack or a Charming brother). I don't know younger actors/actresses now so probably a new discovery would be best for the lead characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Crissy 06-21-16
    Crissy 06-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I. LOVED. IT!!"

    I truly loved this, it was outstanding. I had only intended to read the physical copy, but I decided to start it as an audio book, and I'm glad I did. I bought the physical copy anyway, and followed along. The way Chris read the story was pure magic. He brought the story to life in a way that just reading a physical copy can't. I eagerly look forward to listening to the others in this series while following along in the physical copies as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie M Slater 05-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic"

    it was great I found the rest and finished them all great series will reread

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    dreamsgirl 04-17-16
    dreamsgirl 04-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Poorly written story, good narrator "

    Characters were one dimensional and the author was repetitive with descriptions. Better options exist. I would find better fairy tale stories to share with my daughter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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