©2005 Michael Buckley; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
We listened to this on a road trip and my kids age 9 & 6 were equally caught up in it. That's all I need. It is cute and not too scary. Now we are getting the next one.
In the dictionary, next to the word "bibliophile" there is a picture of me... Ok... it's my dictionary... and I put the picture there.
Loved this story. Sabrina is a little snot, but a tough cookie and Daphne is just adorable. Puck is a wonderful anti-hero! Highly recommend this book and this series.
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.
This is a great story that the whole family would enjoy. Six hours is not enough for the money though.
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.
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