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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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    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "interesting and fun take fairy tail characters"

    Take the old fairy tails, let time pass and allow them to move to the USA, let generations pass, and that is the setting for this story, the first in a series. Intersting and fun. Snow White teaching school? Prince Charming as mayor? The three little pigs as the police force? You get the idea.

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    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 07-18-12
    Judith A. Weller LaVale, MD United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Cute Idea but Not my Cup of Team"

    This is a cute idea and parts of the story were rather fun. But on the whole I got bored with it. I am sure this would appeal to younger children but unlike the Harry Potter or Bartimaeus books I did not find this appealing to adults. I had a hard time making myself listen to all of it.

    Of the two children in the book, I found Sabrina rude and irritating and truly an unappealing character unlike her sister Daphne.

    The reader was excellent and makes up for the sagging, lagging bits of the story. He really gave voice to the characters in the book.

    Since these are based on popular fairy tales I am sure they will appeal to children. If you have children I would definitely give them a try.

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    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 07-17-12
    Victoria Warrenton, VA, United States 07-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "For kids only!!!"

    Story was absolutely written for children no older than ten or so. Fairy tale theme may interest some, but very ho-hum story.

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    nicole 06-07-12
    nicole 06-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT FOR A FAMILY LISTEN!!"
    Where does The Fairy-Tale Detectives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is high on my list of good listening material for parents and kids.


    What other book might you compare The Fairy-Tale Detectives to and why?

    It reminds me a bit of the Magyk series.


    Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was my first experience w this reader and I was delighted!


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

    I bought this book for a road trip and we never got tired of listening.


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    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 06-06-12
    Laura Dearing, GA, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Very Cute"

    Even though this is a kid's book. I really enjoyed the book, so much so that I bought the second book in the series. These are good for a light listen, with a bit of mystery and the fairy tales that we all grew up with mixed into a cute story. Worth the credit or money to me.

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    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12
    Mirna Woodburn, OR, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about The Fairy-Tale Detectives?

    The characters and the story were fun.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sisters Grimm didn't know that their grandmother was a live and that the fairy tale characters were real.


    Which character – as performed by L. J. Ganser – was your favorite?

    Love Elvis; I'm a dog lover, but pretty much I like all the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, not really. It's just a cute story.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen the other books. I should have get the second book of this series instead of wasting my credit on Fifty Shades of Grey, lol.

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    Alex 05-29-12
    Alex 05-29-12
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    "Love It"
    If you could sum up The Fairy-Tale Detectives in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Suspenseful, Funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daphne, because she is just a ball of joy.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed it immensely

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    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-12-12
    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Cute Twist on a Cast of Classic Characters"

    I'm a fan of fairy tales --- whether the Disney 'happily ever after' versions or the more gruesome classics of the brothers Grimm. From Hans Christian Anderson & Lewis Carroll to Colladi & Perrault, I love them all.

    If you're a fan of fairy tales, too, this might be worth a listen. The story was cute --- a light, fun romp --- in which you see some of your favorite fairy-tale characters in a new light.

    The narration is excellent. This is the first book I've listened to narrated by L. J. Ganser; He does a marvelous job. The accents and different voices he uses bring the characters to life and will hold the interest of kids as well as adults.

    I'd definitely pack this on a road trip to pass the time and occupy the little ones. They will have fun figuring out who the towns people really are. The story isn't too complex that it would be hard for them to follow and none of the characters are too scary.

    I'll definitely pick up more books in the series to spend more time with the characters/ Grimm Family, if nothing else.



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    April T 05-10-12
    April T 05-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Im Seven and I loved this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fairy-Tale Detectives the most enjoyable?

    Well Im about to be eight but still this is a good book and part of a great series. Get it for your daughters!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Daphne. She was always ready to get into every situation.


    Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    Oh yes


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    Marla Balla South Gulf Cove, Florida 05-09-12
    Marla Balla South Gulf Cove, Florida 05-09-12 Member Since 2010

    I grew up with books....not television.

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    "Wonderfully entertaining for all ages!"

    Using a modern take on old fairy tales/nursery rhymes, Mr. Buckley creates a fantastic world with interesting characters and sends them on their way into an engrossing story. From beginning to end, this book was marvelously entertaining! Even if you are not a fan of Fairy Tales, the characters are well developed and can easily stand on their own.

    It's a light, comforting, and enjoyable tale that you can listen to and enjoy with the whole family.

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