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The Fairy-Tale Detectives Audiobook

The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

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Publisher's Summary

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

©2005 Michael Buckley; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    E. Pearson Idaho 04-23-12
    E. Pearson Idaho 04-23-12 Member Since 2008

    Occasional Thinker

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    "Mildly Entertaining"

    Listening to this was not the best use of 6+ hours, but I was moderately interested most of the way through. Even though transplanting fairty-tale characters into a remote corner of modern America sounds like a recipe for great creativity, it seemed, instead, to be immensely predictable. There was nothing offered to enrich any of the characters, they just seemed to robotocically perform for a modern adventure of sorts. I like few things better than really beautiful and/or creative children's literature, and I felt this offered neither quality. At the same time, the adventure moved along at a nice pace and kept me somewhat involved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 04-13-11
    Emily 04-13-11
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    "FINALLY!"

    I have enjoyed all of The Sister Grimm books. I am so excited for this audio series because we have FINALLY found a series my 8 year old son wants to listen to! We have tried many books including Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, and The Spiderwick Chronicles and while I have enjoyed reading and listening to each one of them, my son has complained every time we start an audiobook. I am so happy that we found a series that an uninterested reader/listener is ASKING for. This series is wonderfully written and beautifully narrated. It is a must have for our family road trips!

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Blounts Creek, NC, United States 10-19-10
    Michelle Blounts Creek, NC, United States 10-19-10
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    "Kids enjoyed this."

    All three of my kids listen during our commute to school. Ages 9, 11 and 13. They all loved the book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Ramona, CA, United States 02-06-09
    Patrick Ramona, CA, United States 02-06-09
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    "A great read"

    The use of Fairy tales to inspire mystery will not only get you wanting to read the rest of Buckley's tales, but inspires (if not re-inpires) you to read the classic tales.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Woodinville, WA, United States 04-03-12
    Christopher Woodinville, WA, United States 04-03-12 Member Since 2008

    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.

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    "A delightful, family freindly listen"

    I purchased this book on a whim, and as I listened to the first hour I realized that I thought my daughter might like it as well. SO I started over with her in the car, and wow was I correct. My daughter (5y) LOVED this book. Every time we got in the car she demanded that we listen to it. I myself found it very enjoyable as well. The plot/storyline is light and innocent and the "monsters" (for lack of a better term) are not too scary or loathsome, in fact they tend more to the comical than anything else. The world of Fairyport Landing (or is it Ferryport Landing?) is interesting. It is kind of a like a lighter, less gruesome version of ABC's "Once Upon a Time???s" Town of Storybrooke. It is fun to hear how some of our favorite fairy tale characters cope with life in Modern America, I actually laughed at Jack's (from Jack in the Beanstalk) day job.
    Overall I would highly recommend this novel to those of you who are looking for something to listen to with young children, especially daughters.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Martinsville, VA, USA 05-21-09
    Steven Martinsville, VA, USA 05-21-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Share it with Your Kids!"

    Okay, it's not Harry Potter, but it's enchanting in it's own way. The characters are well done, and the story is clever.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 03-20-13
    Kate Dedham, MA, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "OK for kids"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is for kids but not so much for adults who enjoy the YA for straightforward storytelling, fun and sense of wonder.


    Has The Fairy-Tale Detectives turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

    The narration was fine but no one character wowed me.


    Any additional comments?

    There are a number of YA books I enjoy relaxing with (most recently Allen Steele's Apollo's Outcasts which is not currently at Audible but worth reading). Alas, The Fairy-Tale Detectives cute but not the sort of YA that worked for me but I think kids may like it.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lara Green Folsom, CA, USA 09-26-16
    Lara Green Folsom, CA, USA 09-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing narrator"

    The narrator did good with tall of the voices and the general story of the book. I really liked how the narrator added a little bit of different voices in all the characters but not a lot that you'll notice instantly. The story is also good and fun in the setting. It has a good mix of action sometimes chatting and a little bit of comedy.

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    ScoutlyJ 08-07-16
    ScoutlyJ 08-07-16
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    "Worked well for the family on a long car ride"

    Entertaining story with a nice premise. All the Everafter creatures and people live in a US city under the guardianship of successive generations of the Grimm family. Nicely written and narrated but our family voted not to continue the series. 'Your mileage may vary.'

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    KMNNY 05-23-16
    KMNNY 05-23-16 Member Since 2015

    Love "You" Caroline Kepnes & "The Nix" Nathan Hill--they r my new favorite contemporary books. Love "Wolf Hall." Like smart Zombie ie Zone1

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    "Clever. Sweet. Fun"

    Great listen with my 11 year old daughter. The narrator does excellent voices. The author has woven beloved old fairy tales into a clever modern-day detective story. Most enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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