When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother, Max, encounter ominous forces that will change them both irreparably.
Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music, and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern-day Fabletown.
Writer Bill Willingham deftly weaves a story of adventure and dark fantasy that will keep listeners riveted until the final, fateful last words.
Fans of the ongoing Fables series will uncover the secret histories of some of their favorite characters, including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep to name a few.
©2009 Bill Willingham; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Though it toys with notions of mythology and its origins, this work still keeps true to the spirit of the Brothers Grimm: dark, fast-paced, moving and entertaining, with a few surprises along the way." (Publishers Weekly)
A great book!
The comic Fables because it's in the same world of the comic Fables
Wil Wheaton always does a great job in reading his books I find it so funny that he's known mostly for his roll in Star Trek but his best performances come from his reading oh and The Guild that show is so awesome!!!!
I liked the ending it was so quick but yet so good i was nervous that it was gonna end bad because i could tell the book was about to end but couldn't see how it would in a good way at the end I was shocked and not disappointed at all.
The Guild is so awesome!!!!!!!
The poorly written dialogue. The simplistic characters. The over-acted narration. Basically, everything. The story has a lot of potential that was unrealized buy not the author and narrator.
Scott Brick, Simon Vance, George Guidall, ect. I am not a fan of actors doing narration of audiobooks. Most of them, like Will's performance here, overact their role and make the narration more about the performance rather than the story that they are reading.
Max. He was such a one dimensional, whinny, and boring bad guy. He was, in my opinion, far and away the worst character in the book. I might also get rid of Peter and Max's father. He was an awful father. He clearly played favorites and alienated his youngest son. If he would have been a halfway decent father this whole story wouldn't have ever happened.
Wil Wheaton does an excellent job reading Bill Willingham's first Fables Novel. This book gives you everything you'd expect from a Fables sorry with the added benefit of not knowing the outcome even if you've been reading the comics since issue one.
I love the Fables comics by Willingham, but I wasn't so fond of his novel style here.
As for Wil, his narration is pretty much guarantees I'll purchase it on sight.
I always, always love Wil performances.
Go and reread Fables Vol 1-3.
Its easy to see how this book originated from a comic form. The characters are cardboard cut outs and the dialogue is cartoonish.
The story itself is simplestic and the ending is abrupt and very underwhelming.
However, for all its faults the book wasn't that bad except for the fact that Wil Wheaton insisted in narrating the book as if he was reading to a 5 year old. Ok, I know this is based on a fable, but the book is definitely for adults and the narrators reading style was not suited at all. Added to that was his tendency to let his voice fade away at the end of sentences, making hearing what was saying quite difficult.
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I enjoyed Bill Willingham's story and Wil Wheaton was the best choice for a narrator. If there are more stories in the series, I will listen to them. My one complaint is that in an 8 hr listening experience, the climax was only 20 minutes from the end and this did not leave time for a satisfactory resolution for my ears. Willingham is a graphic novel writer as well, and this short resolution is appropriate in that setting, but in the novel setting, it felt to abrupt. I hope to hear more from this author and hope that he grows as he writes more.
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