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The Fairy-Tale Detectives Audiobook

The Fairy-Tale Detectives: The Sisters Grimm

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Publisher's Summary

The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

©2005 Michael Buckley; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Alana Middletown, CA, United States 03-08-14
    Alana Middletown, CA, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Young adult book?"

    As my title suggests, this novel (?) may be intended for a younger audience than myself. I do wish Audible would clarify classifications, although overall it is becoming difficult to tell what type of book I'm going to get: romance, fiction, young adult, fantasy?

    As for this particular book, I disliked the narration quite a bit as it was rather overblown in an attempt, I guess, to sound like a prince or bear or giant. The storyline was lacking and lackluster.

    Why did I purchase it, you ask? The concept was intriguing, while the execution was not.
    Harsh, I know, but it seems like publishers aren't very discriminating these days.

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    AvidReader91 WA, United States 08-30-13
    AvidReader91 WA, United States 08-30-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Quickly holds your attention!"

    I listened to this nearly all in one sitting. I frequently enjoy YA books and tend to read them / listen to them with my own two children in mind. I was not very far into this book before I noticed myself thinking "the boys would love this!"

    I had to set a bookmark for myself and re-start the story with my 11-year old, and he was hooked nearly as quickly as I was. I don't find very many books with female protagonists that he is willing to read (especially when there really are no boys at all as main characters). However, he was very intrigued and was laughing right along side me as we listened to the Sabrina & Daphne's first meeting with their grandmother, the ancient (& very loud) car, the crazy house with all its locks & keys, and the myriad colorful characters that are introduced in this book. I'm ready to head out & grab the second one already. Highly recommended!

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    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13
    elza annapolis MD, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2017
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    "great for kids"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fairy-Tale Detectives the most enjoyable?

    We listened to this on a road trip and my kids age 9 & 6 were equally caught up in it. That's all I need. It is cute and not too scary. Now we are getting the next one.


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    C. 07-14-13
    C. 07-14-13

    In the dictionary, next to the word "bibliophile" there is a picture of me... Ok... it's my dictionary... and I put the picture there.

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    "Charming story"

    Loved this story. Sabrina is a little snot, but a tough cookie and Daphne is just adorable. Puck is a wonderful anti-hero! Highly recommend this book and this series.

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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-01-13
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2016

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "A bit too cute"

    I enjoyed this book but it's a one-liner carried a bit too far. I did, however, enjoy it enough that I might listen to the next in the series. My library has it for me to borrow. Would I buy it? Maybe not.

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    Ladylaw Matthews, NC, United States 04-11-13
    Ladylaw Matthews, NC, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for the kids and I"

    This is a great story that the whole family would enjoy. Six hours is not enough for the money though.

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    carolb watsonville, ca, United States 01-05-13
    carolb watsonville, ca, United States 01-05-13
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    "not the best, but not the worst"
    Would you try another book from Michael Buckley and/or L. J. Ganser?

    probably not...it was a bit dull


    What was most disappointing about Michael Buckley’s story?

    very little plot suspense


    What didn’t you like about L. J. Ganser’s performance?

    he did the best he could with the material


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom


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    Claire Clifton Park, NY, United States 11-12-12
    Claire Clifton Park, NY, United States 11-12-12
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    "My kids are addicted to the Sisters Grimm Series"
    If you could sum up The Fairy-Tale Detectives in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, complex, entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My kids love Puck because he adds humor


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He adds different voices for the characters. Usually I read to my kids but we listened to one of the books on a road trip and after hearing the professional narration my kids wouldn't let me read any of the other books in the series. He is great!


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    Amanda Greeley Colorado 09-05-12
    Amanda Greeley Colorado 09-05-12 Member Since 2017

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic.I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan.I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "Glad I bought it."

    I bought this thinking it would be childish but became pleasantly surprised as I listened.
    It sort of reminded me of "A series of Unfortunate Events" but a bit less ridiculous. The narrator is perfect and the characters are fun to get to know I will enjoy more of these tales.

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    Michele North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-31-12
    Michele North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "fairytales revisited!"
    Where does The Fairy-Tale Detectives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most creative retelling of childhood fairy tales I've read to date. It is a delight to discover the new twist to old tales.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personality that is not only found in each character but the deph that lies behind them as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The magic carpet ride.


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