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The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns | [Chris Colfer]

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
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Publisher's Summary

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

©2013 Chris Colfer (P)2013 Hachette

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    Emily Portland, OR, United States 01-19-14
    Emily Portland, OR, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2014

    Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.

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    "Second in the series continues the adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but this is a great book on audio. Fairy tale fantasy type stories seem to translate really well to the audio format.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fresh take on fairy tale stories we all know. Enjoyable for all ages.


    Have you listened to any of Chris Colfer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    My 11 year old and I listened to his first book as well (the prior book in this series). They were very similar so if you liked the last one, you will likely enjoy this as well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were several funny moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Colder isn't my favorite narrator which surprised me since he's an actor. He has a flat quality to his voice which I didn't really like. I preferred other narrators in this genre like Bronson Pinchot and Johnny Heller.

    That said, my 11 year old liked the narration. He also found the story engrossing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee Roberts 08-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Even better than first book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, my daughter (6 when we first listened) and I both love this series.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A lot of laughing and great vocabulary to launch discussions with my child.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story and great narration : )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline. 06-15-15
    Jacqueline. 06-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    I loved the story, and the characters. An amazing adventure. lifelike characters, humorous and emotional

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    David A. Heckman 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    Once again Chris Colfer takes us into the world a fairy tales making what was one old new. I love his intertwining of the fairy tales that we grew up on and giving a new twist to them as well as insight of his thoughts of their back stories. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to the Grimm Warning which is next.

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    Mike Y. 05-15-15
    Mike Y. 05-15-15 Member Since 2014

    Mike Y.

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    This is another amazing book! I really wished that u could be the next person to go to the fairy tale world!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David San Diego, CA, United States 05-11-15
    David San Diego, CA, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "On Par with the Original"
    What did you like best about The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns? What did you like least?

    Colfer took more risks in this book with some of the themes, but stuck to the quest narrative.I don't know if I got a sense of the twins having aged, but the fairy tale characters are just enjoyable as they were in the first installment.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I think it made sense, and I think he could have ended the series here.


    Have you listened to any of Chris Colfer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Colfer continues to bring a full life to all of his characters and paces himself well in the audio-version.


    Do you think The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Personally, no. I think the first two books told a complete story, and as such they didn't need a sequel.


    Any additional comments?

    As an adult listener, I don't know if I am the intended audience. I tried this book and its predecessor based on the recommendations of a friend. I think Colfer's stories are well told and would be great for younger listeners. I did like his vision of the fairytale world, but I don't know if I would recommend either book for an adult unless they were interested in children's or YA lit. Not trying to demean either of those styles, not just what I spend a lot of time listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Avi 04-17-15
    Avi 04-17-15
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    awesome book I love Conner and Alex. Conner is so . I wish we had magic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon High Point, NC, United States 08-18-13
    Shannon High Point, NC, United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "An adventure to revisit"
    If you could sum up The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome awesome awesome!


    What other book might you compare The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns to and why?

    None and yet so many at the same time. Chris Colfer really wrote a great adventure and made it his own. While this story recalls many of the fairy tale classics, Colfer keeps the integrity of each character without commercializing them. But they aren't who the story is about anyway. Alex and Connor Bailey are awesome and lovable and new characters who are a fresh breath of air.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Colfer – was your favorite?

    What? I have to pick just one? That's not going to happen! I caught myself a few times wondering how in the world he gave each characters voice such a different range, I had no problem telling which character was from the other.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have I would have! But I just didn't have that much free time in one sitting. But I did finish it in a week and a half.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Chirs Colfer! After listening to The Land of Stories, the wishing spell and finding out soon after that he had already had The Enchantress Returns in the works, I was so delighted! I hope he isn't done with Alex and Connor Bailey just yet, please don't be! I have more to say but can't without spoiling something awesome for those who haven't read yet.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • "Best book ever !!!!"

    I love this book it's the best 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖I love the sons of the others boae the carictera are Aksum luv it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nathaniel a sabol 02-16-15
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    "We love it"

    This was a great story that my whole family enjoyed. I noticed lots of new things listening as opposed to reading it. In the words of my crazy sister, "awsomenss"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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