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Publisher's Summary

The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess - a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the mistress of all evil.

©2017 Serena Valentino (P)2017 Disney

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Awful narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was passable. I would not but it again. It had the most awful screechy narrator

Would you recommend Mistress of All Evil to your friends? Why or why not?

No, annoying narrator only passable story

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lucy Rayner?

Don’t know any

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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The last book is the best

There were times where words had been overused, characteristics seemed to not match with the prior books and the story was unraveling too slow but it in the end the four books in this series told a great story regarding Maleficent and some other characters not known to us.

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One of the best

This book is one of the best yet in the series!!!! Go read it now!

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Sequels and Prequels

This is a great story masterfully performed. I loved the prequel villains collection and can't wait for "Mother Knows Best" to come out. I hope Lucy Rayner will reprise her vocal talent when the following 2 sequels are released.