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The Fairy-Tale Detectives Audiobook

The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

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.
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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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    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12
    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute story"
    What did you love best about The Fairy-Tale Detectives?

    The characters and the story were fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sisters Grimm didn't know that their grandmother was a live and that the fairy tale characters were real.


    Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

    Love Elvis; I'm a dog lover, but pretty much I like all the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, not really. It's just a cute story.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen the other books. I should have get the second book of this series instead of wasting my credit on Fifty Shades of Grey, lol.

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    Alex 05-29-12
    Alex 05-29-12
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    "Love It"
    If you could sum up The Fairy-Tale Detectives in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Suspenseful, Funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daphne, because she is just a ball of joy.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed it immensely

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    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-12-12
    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Cute Twist on a Cast of Classic Characters"

    I'm a fan of fairy tales --- whether the Disney 'happily ever after' versions or the more gruesome classics of the brothers Grimm. From Hans Christian Anderson & Lewis Carroll to Colladi & Perrault, I love them all.

    If you're a fan of fairy tales, too, this might be worth a listen. The story was cute --- a light, fun romp --- in which you see some of your favorite fairy-tale characters in a new light.

    The narration is excellent. This is the first book I've listened to narrated by L. J. Ganser; He does a marvelous job. The accents and different voices he uses bring the characters to life and will hold the interest of kids as well as adults.

    I'd definitely pack this on a road trip to pass the time and occupy the little ones. They will have fun figuring out who the towns people really are. The story isn't too complex that it would be hard for them to follow and none of the characters are too scary.

    I'll definitely pick up more books in the series to spend more time with the characters/ Grimm Family, if nothing else.



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    Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 05-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Im Seven and I loved this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fairy-Tale Detectives the most enjoyable?

    Well Im about to be eight but still this is a good book and part of a great series. Get it for your daughters!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Daphne. She was always ready to get into every situation.


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

    no


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

    Oh yes


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    Marla Balla South Gulf Cove, Florida 05-09-12
    Marla Balla South Gulf Cove, Florida 05-09-12 Member Since 2010

    I grew up with books....not television.

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    "Wonderfully entertaining for all ages!"

    Using a modern take on old fairy tales/nursery rhymes, Mr. Buckley creates a fantastic world with interesting characters and sends them on their way into an engrossing story. From beginning to end, this book was marvelously entertaining! Even if you are not a fan of Fairy Tales, the characters are well developed and can easily stand on their own.

    It's a light, comforting, and enjoyable tale that you can listen to and enjoy with the whole family.

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    Stephanie United States 05-07-12
    Stephanie United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Fun Twist on Old Fairy Tales"

    This book is fun from start to finish. This is the first book in the series and I look forward to reading/listening to more. The characters are fun and the story is fast paced.

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    Rebecca Baltimore, MD, United States 05-01-12
    Rebecca Baltimore, MD, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Even for adults!"

    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.

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    Sexy2BT 04-14-12
    Sexy2BT 04-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable Story"
    Would you listen to The Fairy-Tale Detectives again? Why?

    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.


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    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 04-06-12
    Jennie Kissimmee, FL, United States 04-06-12
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    "Nice Book for Kids"

    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.

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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    What did you like best about The Fairy-Tale Detectives? What did you like least?

    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.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story is great. Can???t say I???d change anything in the plot. I???d just like to see more character development.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Ganser???s voices were entertaining. I???m glad I did this one audible.


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