©2005 Michael Buckley; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books
I enjoyed this book but it's a one-liner carried a bit too far. I did, however, enjoy it enough that I might listen to the next in the series. My library has it for me to borrow. Would I buy it? Maybe not.
probably not...it was a bit dull
very little plot suspense
he did the best he could with the material
Exciting, complex, entertaining
My kids love Puck because he adds humor
He adds different voices for the characters. Usually I read to my kids but we listened to one of the books on a road trip and after hearing the professional narration my kids wouldn't let me read any of the other books in the series. He is great!
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic.I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan.I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
I bought this thinking it would be childish but became pleasantly surprised as I listened.
It sort of reminded me of "A series of Unfortunate Events" but a bit less ridiculous. The narrator is perfect and the characters are fun to get to know I will enjoy more of these tales.
This is one of the most creative retelling of childhood fairy tales I've read to date. It is a delight to discover the new twist to old tales.
The personality that is not only found in each character but the deph that lies behind them as well.
The magic carpet ride.
Take the old fairy tails, let time pass and allow them to move to the USA, let generations pass, and that is the setting for this story, the first in a series. Intersting and fun. Snow White teaching school? Prince Charming as mayor? The three little pigs as the police force? You get the idea.
This is a cute idea and parts of the story were rather fun. But on the whole I got bored with it. I am sure this would appeal to younger children but unlike the Harry Potter or Bartimaeus books I did not find this appealing to adults. I had a hard time making myself listen to all of it.
Of the two children in the book, I found Sabrina rude and irritating and truly an unappealing character unlike her sister Daphne.
The reader was excellent and makes up for the sagging, lagging bits of the story. He really gave voice to the characters in the book.
Since these are based on popular fairy tales I am sure they will appeal to children. If you have children I would definitely give them a try.
Story was absolutely written for children no older than ten or so. Fairy tale theme may interest some, but very ho-hum story.
This book is high on my list of good listening material for parents and kids.
It reminds me a bit of the Magyk series.
It was my first experience w this reader and I was delighted!
I bought this book for a road trip and we never got tired of listening.
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