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Publisher's Summary

It's anything but Grimm when the Tell 'Em Steve Dave crew gives their hilarious takes on some of the best and least known fairy tales.

Join Bryan Johnson, Brian Quinn and Walt Flanagan with special guest Sunday Jeff as they create a magical world of fantasy and wonder, trolls, living plants, and sinful dwarves. It doesn't get any better than this...or funnier.

Not for children but definitely for those who are a child at heart.

©2013 Makin Hay Books (P)2013 Makin Hay Books

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  • John
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 08-16-13

"Was Rumplestiltskin Satan?" - Walt Flanagan.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would. It's hardly a book, per se, but it's a book for the 21st century that embraces the technology of the audible format, and does for prose novels what free form verse did for poetry.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater?

Walts casual dismissal of Snow White as a gold digger because the dwarves worked in a diamond mine. That was pretty funny. But top marks have to go to the way they tore apart the miller who bragged about his daughter to the King. And the many many unspoken rapes that must have happened in Rumplestiltskin. That King did surely get around.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The voices of the characters were pretty funny.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Brothers Grimm were never this Grim.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to it about 6 times so far, and I will listen to it again. It makes me laugh, what I can say?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Charlie
  • Monticello, MN, United States
  • 08-10-13

Hilarious

In the true spirit of TESD, these guys do an incredible job adding their own part of the story to these legendary tales. You will be listening more for the commentary than for the story!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jose
  • La Puente, CA, United States
  • 08-05-13

Money grab, indeed.

Would you listen to Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater again? Why?

Time and again. I can't wait to hear what I missed the first time around.

What other book might you compare Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater to and why?

Nothing compares.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The gusto! Oh!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"BETTER THAN MAKIN' HAY!"

Any additional comments?

Tell 'em, Steve-Dave!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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FANTASTIC!!!

What made the experience of listening to Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater the most enjoyable?

Enjoyed the hell out of this! Kinda like Overkill and some older TESD pods. Good shit, can't wait to get more!

What did you like best about this story?

The reactions to the stories, just how messed up those fairy tales are.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't think one could ever read it.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed alongside it.

Any additional comments?

Keep it comin'!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Joey
  • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States
  • 08-02-13

Re Re listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater to be better than the print version?

The audio is a must with telling a of these fairy tales read buy the team of TESD.

What other book might you compare Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater to and why?

There's is no other. These guys are PIONNERs!

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

What don't they bring. The audio has it it all.

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

This is the perfect book to listen to on the drive home, at work, or those long restroom breaks.

Any additional comments?

Rere Theatre is the perfect addition and must have for any TESD listener. Keep Em coming guys. Next book put some Ming in it. Thanks guys.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Niklas
  • Nora, Sweden
  • 08-02-13

Excellent

Bry, Walt, Q and Sunday Jeff has really outdone themselves with this retelling of some classic fairy tales! Keep 'em coming!

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  • Joey
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 08-02-13

Fantastic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sunday Jeff is the funniest man in America. He's a no nonsense mofo

Which scene was your favorite?

Sunday Jeff talking about how he never wore shoes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud consistently and even on repeat listening.

Any additional comments?

TELL EM' STEVE DAVE

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jon
  • Jefferson City, MO, United States
  • 08-01-13

The Lame Goat Will Hop...

Would you consider the audio edition of Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater to be better than the print version?

Indeed

What did you like best about this story?

The timeless wisdom that was dispensed throughout.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

The Unfrozen Caveman - Sunday Jeff.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

So glad this wasn't just a money grab.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ted
  • Santa maria, Ca, United States
  • 08-01-13

TESD at their best

Who was your favorite character and why?

Walt as Rumpelstiltskin. His voice was nothing short of an oscar worthy performance

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed until it hurt. Each story breakdown was described and broken down with such comedic accuracy. These readings of fairy tales by the TESD guys is nothing short of hilarious.

Any additional comments?

This is a must have for any TESD fan. It is also a great gateway for any TESD beginner. Or if you simply want to laugh until you pee your pants for two hours, buy this audiobook.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Claude
  • Gatineau, QC, Canada
  • 08-01-13

TESD Magic

Bry, Walt and Q hit it out of the park once again. Hoping for more of these.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Tony
  • 09-07-13

TESD re-tells the tales of yore

If you could sum up Tell Em Steve Dave Fair-re-re Tale Theater in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Sweary, Hilarious

Who was your favorite character and why?

Walt Flanagan

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Anything that featured Walt Flanagan's creepy voicing :)

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

Yes, and then listened to again straight after

Any additional comments?

This is a TESD production. That's all you need to know, really. The guys examine some of the old fairy tales in depth, and give the usual TESD spin on those tales, and just make you smile for the duration of the book. This isn't a one listen and done book. You'll come back to this one again and again and again.<br/><br/>More, please!

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  • Alex
  • 08-21-13

Incredible!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it made me laugh start to end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Walt really stole the show for me, he puts the best voices on and picks perfect timing to make comments.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

His chocolatey voice (shout out Bry - good luck for Talking Bad)

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh a lot, and I was moved to tears when the Goat did that thing with the stop... or whatever that part was.

Any additional comments?

Download it, Listen to it, it's hysterical - I promise (also listen to Tell 'em Steve Dave)

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  • Philip
  • 08-04-13

Disappointed

I love the podcast and I've bought all the other bonus stuff they've ever done. The last Christmas one is fantastic. This is not. From the description it sounds like maybe they're going to read a fairy tail they've rewritten but that doesn't happen. They seem to just halfheartedly joke about fairy tales for ages then get defensive about what they've done. The only review you need is the last 10 minutes of the book. Spend your free credit on something you might actually enjoy.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful