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I admit, I'm caught up in the new TV servies Once Upon a Time and perhaps that was what first intreguied me about this book series, and rightfully so! I can't help but enjoy the parallels between the fairy tale characters and their real world facade (similar to the TV show I mentioned). The girls are endearing and the characters are interesting and amusing. The narrator does a wonderful job performing the voices and carrying the story. I wish I had a little one to enjoy this series with me! It is a nice, light read.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who listens with their kids. My kids really loved how the fairy tale stories and characters are woven into the story. I will be downloading more from the series.
I am an adult but bought this book because it looked interesting. It is set in our present day and follows two sisters who are the decendants of the Brothers Grimm. They are thrown in the middle of a mystery involving fairy tale characters. It was an easy listen and helped pass the time while I did my cleaning. Although this is really for kids, it can be enjoyed by adults too. There are some unresolved questions at the end of the story so I am thinking that this book may have a sequel.
This was an imaginative story that would best appeal to younger readers. I liked it but it doesn???t have the wide appeal of books like Harry Potter that have characters that will also appeal to an adult audience.
The story is great. Can???t say I???d change anything in the plot. I???d just like to see more character development.
Ganser???s voices were entertaining. I???m glad I did this one audible.
I didn't realize that this was a book that would be more entertaining to children than adults.
Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.
The Fairy-Tale Detectives breathes hysterically funny new life into all the old favorites. In the world of Sabrina, Daphne, and Relda Grimm the folk of fairy tales are alive and living as neighbors, friends, and even enemies. Watching a favorite character cope with the modern world, display unexpected foibles, or interact with characters well outside their own stories is intoxicating and fun. The sisters and their friend Puck display all the affection, friendship, and spirited rivalry one would expect in siblings, all the while making parents thank the heavens their children can't get up to magical hijinks. I've rarely read a series of books so creative, engaging, and full of laughs. Reading them never fails to lift my spirits. The only downside the books have is the stitch you'll get in your side.
I thought I'd try this because audible had on sale. I was not disappointed. Cute, funny, charming, in more ways than one. The fairy-tale detectives starts out really well in this first book in series. I will most likely get the next because it was so amusing.
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