I rolled my eyes more than once at the cheesiness of the story, but my kids (boy, 7, girl 9, boy 10) loved it.
I love this so much. really enjoyed listening to the story. the performance was on point in my opinion. I could see everything that was happening. I give this book a 5 stars out of five stars.
The plot is compelling, which is why my kids seem to love it. However, as a more discerning adult listener, I feel that some of the writing is quite contrived and the narration detracts from the story rather than enhancing it. (And yes, I recognize tongue-in-cheek and this is not it.) We just finished listening to another VERY popular series with an exquisite narrator and moving from that one to this leaves me feeling ill during certain parts. I would guardedly recommend this for family listening only because my kids are completely enamored. However, any adults listening in - be prepared...
"Can I call you butter boy?"
Yes, it would probably make a great movie/series. One of the Hemsworth brothers would be great (Jack or a Charming brother). I don't know younger actors/actresses now so probably a new discovery would be best for the lead characters.
I truly loved this, it was outstanding. I had only intended to read the physical copy, but I decided to start it as an audio book, and I'm glad I did. I bought the physical copy anyway, and followed along. The way Chris read the story was pure magic. He brought the story to life in a way that just reading a physical copy can't. I eagerly look forward to listening to the others in this series while following along in the physical copies as well!
Characters were one dimensional and the author was repetitive with descriptions. Better options exist. I would find better fairy tale stories to share with my daughter.
Love The land of stories and Chris Colfer . It means a lot when you hear the story as it was playing out in his head. Such a talented young man.