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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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    Lisa Matthews, NC, United States 04-11-13
    Lisa Matthews, NC, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for the kids and I"

    This is a great story that the whole family would enjoy. Six hours is not enough for the money though.

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    carolb watsonville, ca, United States 01-05-13
    carolb watsonville, ca, United States 01-05-13
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    "not the best, but not the worst"
    Would you try another book from Michael Buckley and/or L. J. Ganser?

    probably not...it was a bit dull


    What was most disappointing about Michael Buckley’s story?

    very little plot suspense


    What didn’t you like about L. J. Ganser’s performance?

    he did the best he could with the material


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom


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    Claire Clifton Park, NY, United States 11-12-12
    Claire Clifton Park, NY, United States 11-12-12
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    "My kids are addicted to the Sisters Grimm Series"
    If you could sum up The Fairy-Tale Detectives in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, complex, entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My kids love Puck because he adds humor


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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!


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    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 09-05-12
    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2016

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "Glad I bought it."

    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.

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    Michele North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Michele North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "fairytales revisited!"
    Where does The Fairy-Tale Detectives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personality that is not only found in each character but the deph that lies behind them as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The magic carpet ride.


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    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "interesting and fun take fairy tail characters"

    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.

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    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 07-18-12
    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Cute Idea but Not my Cup of Team"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 07-17-12
    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "For kids only!!!"

    Story was absolutely written for children no older than ten or so. Fairy tale theme may interest some, but very ho-hum story.

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    nicole 06-07-12
    nicole 06-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT FOR A FAMILY LISTEN!!"
    Where does The Fairy-Tale Detectives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is high on my list of good listening material for parents and kids.


    What other book might you compare The Fairy-Tale Detectives to and why?

    It reminds me a bit of the Magyk series.


    Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was my first experience w this reader and I was delighted!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I bought this book for a road trip and we never got tired of listening.


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    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 06-06-12
    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2010

    Yardtigress

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    "Very Cute"

    Even though this is a kid's book. I really enjoyed the book, so much so that I bought the second book in the series. These are good for a light listen, with a bit of mystery and the fairy tales that we all grew up with mixed into a cute story. Worth the credit or money to me.

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