Regular price: $20.97

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    81
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    82
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    73
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    24
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

It so twisted

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

Huge Aladdin fan so not surprising that I found it. Great narrator and the plit definitely was an intriguing way of spinning the story. Loved how real the characters came across. Jasmine was writen as she was meant to be, strong and fierce. Aladdin was happy go lucky and clever as always. Loved the addition of characters, just sad about Genie's part.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I wanted to like this but it was just boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Just a boring, unimaginative "re-telling" that borrowed certain exact passages from the Disney film version but with a totally different plot line. I guess they figured that the characters is Aladdin are already so well known that they didn't have to do any character development on them?!!?!? Well, when you are telling a different version of the story where they are not actually the same charters, you do. Flat, boring characters. I was so bored I barely listened to this book. I really thought I would like it as I am a massive Disney fan and love Fairy tales and fantasy books. But nope. Don't waste your time or money.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Can you just kill Jafar already?!

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

Since I was in the car with nothing else to do, yes it was time well spent.

What was most disappointing about Liz Braswell and Disney Press ’s story?

It was way too long and too detailed. The last few chapters had me rooting against the good guys just so the book would end.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The book was too long.

Could you see A Whole New World being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No please don't