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
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.
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.
The fresh take on fairy tale stories we all know. Enjoyable for all ages.
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.
There were several funny moments.
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.
The best word to describe it. I loved this book. The narrator was great, and the story was the bomb. The twins are as lovable as ever. Alex is the smart, well balanced one, while Conner is a lot more like a modern teenager. Though a bit sarcastic at times, I loved this book and would very much recommend it, for anyone.
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