FAIRY TALE TWISTS

A fresh take on happily ever after
Fairy Tale re-tellings are not new, but they are certainly in a resurgence. It’s no surprise that these familiar stories have tremendous staying power, given how versatile they can be. These tales offer a unique combination of the familiar and the strange; it’s fascinating to see how an author can transform something so old and well-known into something new and unusual.
    • Cinder

    • Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
    • By: Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,198

    Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets. A plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surpised by how much I enjoyed it

    • By Staaj on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Ella Enchanted

    • By: Gail Carson Levine
    • Narrated by: Eden Riegel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    Ella of Frell wants nothing more than to be free of Lucinda's gift of obedience and feel that she belongs to herself...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully read!

    • By C on 06-19-09

    Regular price: $21.27

    • UnEnchanted

    • An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series #
    • By: Chanda Hahn
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 561

    Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her high school status from loser to hero overnight....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eh.....it was ok

    • By Missy on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $27.29

    • Fairest

    • The Lunar Chronicles - Levana's Story
    • By: Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807

    Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as sexual as other reviews imply

    • By Claudia H on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Goose Girl

    • Book One of the Books of Bayern
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 761
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762

    Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fairy tale for the older kids in all of us

    • By McFitz on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Scarlet

    • The Lunar Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,236

    Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the best-selling Lunar Chronicles....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure if fault lies in performance or story

    • By Jennie on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • My Name Is Rapunzel

    • By: K.C. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Kelly McNair
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 28

    My tale has been told again and again, and I've heard each one....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unoriginal and Obvious

    • By Catherine A. Lewis on 06-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this version

    • By Tina_t on 05-09-15

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Beastly

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    "A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chris Patton did a wonderful job

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 03-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Fairy-Tale Detectives

    • The Sisters Grimm
    • By: Michael Buckley
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,224
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 964
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 986

    The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny twists

    • By THoward on 09-30-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Cress

    • The Lunar Chronicles
    • By: Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,851

    In this third audiobook in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Electrifying Continuation

    • By kathleen on 02-09-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rose Daughter

    • By: Robin McKinley
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    "It is the heart of this place, and it is dying," says the Beast....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Same story, different characters, new ending

    • By Anya C. on 12-30-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Enchanted

    • By: Alethea Kontis
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 491

    It isn’t easy being Sunday’s child, not when you’re the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming... Enchanting

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Book of Lost Things

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,825

    High in his attic bedroom, 12-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For Those Who Enjoy Playing with Fairytales

    • By alison on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Bitter Greens

    • By: Kate Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Charlotte-Rose has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, Dark and Fascinating

    • By Ilana on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Fairy Godmother

    • Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 1
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959

    In the land of Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent start to a new series

    • By Captain Skurvy on 01-16-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Sleeper and the Spindle

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    You may think you know this story. There's a young queen about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle shrouded in thorns; and a princess cursed by a witch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A suprising twist to the Sleeping Beauty

    • By Jacobus on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $14.82

    • The Frog Princess

    • By: E.D. Baker
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Princess Emma will do just about anything to get out of marrying the self-centered Prince Jorge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable for the whole family

    • By Queenoid on 11-08-06

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Winter

    • By: Marissa Meyer
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,334
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,903
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,907

    Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By JoAnne Smead on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • One Good Knight

    • Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 2
    • By: Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    Traditionally, marauding dragons are soothed only by a virgin sacrifice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not exactly what I expected

    • By Catherine Lattery on 04-25-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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