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The Fairy-Tale Detectives Audiobook
The Fairy-Tale Detectives
Written by: 
Michael Buckley
Narrated by: 
L. J. Ganser
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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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    Henriette 06-19-12
    Henriette 06-19-12
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    "Funny childrens book"

    This is a book for children, and adults do not have to like it. The concept is funny and quirky. A nice and easy going book accessible to most children. And if they like it, there are more in the series which is a great gift idea.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

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

    Faulkner, zombies, pandemics, Hillary Mantel, Linda Barry, Atwood, time travel, and Karr, I'm all over the map.

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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.

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    Marisaurus Louisville, Ky 04-04-16
    Marisaurus Louisville, Ky 04-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Clever and creatice"

    So fun! Loved it, cant wait to read the rest :) Buckley is a fairytale genius

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    Keziah 03-09-16
    Keziah 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this story from the beginning."

    this was a fantastic story. easy to listen to, easy to follow. I'm 27 years old, and I didn't feel like it was too child-like for me. I feel like this is a book that anyone could love

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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