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The first book in a new young adult line that asks listeners: What if classic Disney fairy tales had happened a little bit differently?

When Jafar steals the genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.

What happens next? A "street rat" becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And listeners will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

©2015 Disney Press (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Loved this!!!

I have to start out by saying Aladdin is my favorite Disney movie of all time. When my friend bought me this book for my birthday, I was suspicious. Would I like a retelling? Or is the magic I love so much in the Disney story be lost among a new storyline?

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED it!!! This book was fantastic! The first bit was basically word for word of the movie but once Aladdin hits the Cave of Wonders, that's when the new storyline begins. The author does an incredible job at bringing a whole new magic to the story of Aladdin. I loved the new characters and the backstory she gave Aladdin & Genie, and the new character development she added to characters. Jasmine is a total badass. Aladdin is no longer a guilty liar. Readers get to see the madness of Jafar.

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves Aladdin or readers who enjoy novels of impoverished rebellion. This was so much better than I ever expected it to be. I don't usually reread books (because there are so many I want to read) but his book I will probably reread in a few years.

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uninspired

great narrator
not much of a "twisted" tale. the first half seemed like an exact copy of the Disney movie. the last half wasn't very exciting or intriguing. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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An overly logical retelling

I’ve now read 2 of Liz Braswell’s books, and I’ve gotta say this one let me down a bit. Once Upon a Dream maintained the groundwork of Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty while keeping the fantasy intact. A Whole New World barely does either of those things. Other than the characters and setting, barely any of the original Disney plot exists here, plus a lot of parts of the story are drawn out annoyingly. We get that there’s going to be an all out war against Jafar, sure, but having several chapters dedicated to war games and planning is boring no matter who you are. The main issue here is the ending. It’s gotta be the most anti climatic ending Liz could’ve possibly thought of. Maybe she was running out of time on her deadline so she hastily wrote the last three chapters in one tired, groggy evening.

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Good story

Love the story hate the reader. To the point of won't get rest of series here but in actual book form and read it.

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And then I was 50% through

I was cool with being read a play by play of the movie and then suddenly there was a bunch of people dying and then I don't know what happened but it was amazing.

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It so twisted

It was kinda lame, dis not enjoy this new version at all. Not sure what I expected.

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Superb, absolutely superb.

Loved every minute of this book. Hated that it ended so soon. But as they say, all good things come to an end.

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good right up until the end

it was great until the ending should of kept disney ending.but other then that it was good.

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Interesting Twist on a Classic Story

This was a very interesting twist on one of my favorite Disney stories. I highly recommend it!

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Amazing audiobook!

Loved this new out take on Aladdin! It was such a refreshing version of this amazing story. Aladdin and Jasmine forever! Performance was on point too.