I always suspected that the real world of fairy tales would be a lot more Grimm than Disney. This story sucked me right in and kept my interest to the..Show More » end. The little behind-the-storybook scenes, such as what really happened to Sleeping Beauty, added texture to the story rather than distracting from it. Not a sweet story, and everybody doesn't live happily forever after, but I highly recommend it. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Cornelia Funke is a master of the written word and Elliot Hill is a master of the spoken word. Both author and narrator draw you into the mirror worl..Show More »d stories so completely you feel as if you are there with the characters! Adventure, love, greed, honor, suspense, and wonder are just some of the ways to describe this book. The mirror world books are classics that I will keep forever and do not tire of listening to over and over. I am listening to the first two books again before moving on to the third and I cannot wait to dive into the next adventure! Will Jacob finally find his father? Will he be called upon to return the favor he owes? I am very excited to find out the answers to these questions and more.
Loved the first two books and the narration. Was not happy to have a new narrator but was willing to give it a fair shot. She uses inconsistent and st..Show More »range "accents". Can't even understand what she is saying at times. Makes great story hard to listen to. Very, very disappointed