©2006 Michael Buckley; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
I really enjoyed these books but the books end as real cliff hangers and it can be really tough to know you need 9 credits to go through this series.
Maddie and I, are a dad-daughter combo who love audible books. She has recently started to write reviews also. I hope you can differentiate.
My 5 year old daughter is almost obsessed with this series. In this tale, we discover who has Henry and Veronica, more is revealed about the scarlet hand, and oh...I won't spoil it for you. These tales are excellently written and wonderfully performed by Mr. Ganser. There are a great little listen for those longer trips with you kids in the car. I highly recommend them.
This is book three of the series. Start with The Fairy-Tale Detectives. These are very funny stories and have many moral notes to teach kids and adults. Such as every action (magic) has a cost. We have enjoyed listening as a family. I've now got to get book 4 ready!
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.
This series was second only to the Percy Jackson books in how eagerly my son awaited the next installment. If you have a child in the 8 to 12 year old range these books will be a big hit. The narration was quite good as well.
As the series continues the characters have become vivid in the listener's ears. When I think of this story I think of Clint Eastwood's movie The Good The Bad and The Ugly !! without the cowboys.
We are listening as a family, our kids are 7 and 11. We love that the story characters are familiar but with a twist. The author doesn't give everything away.
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