The Fairy-Tale Detectives

The Sisters Grimm
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Series: Sisters Grimm, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1,319 ratings)

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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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Funny twists

I liked this story. It is not a re-telling of fairy tales with different endings, but a story of how the fairy tale creatures are alive and living in a modern day time. Of course fairy tale creatures would have to deal with many things, and we certainly see the other side of their personalities. Not a deep drama, but a light hearted mystery with a different perspective.

If you like Roald Dahl books then you should like this one as well.

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Somewhat disappointed

Reminiscent of Once Upon A Time. Similar storyline and characters. Not bad if you hadn’t watched the show.
#sweepstakes #tagsgiving

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Well Written, for ALL ages!

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book with its richly detailed characters and engaging prose! We would highly recommend it to all families.

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Perfect Modern Take on Fairy Tales

We listened to the recording on a family trip. Everyone (spanning three generations) loved it from the oldest to the youngest. Ganser had a great delivery style and makes Buckley’s delightful characters come alive.

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I’m in my twenties

I started reading these in when I was in 5th grade and absolutely fell in love. I read them to students now, and STILL enjoy them as an adult. Also L. J. Ganser is a phenomenal narrator!!

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Worked well for the family on a long car ride

Entertaining story with a nice premise. All the Everafter creatures and people live in a US city under the guardianship of successive generations of the Grimm family. Nicely written and narrated but our family voted not to continue the series. 'Your mileage may vary.'

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Funny childrens book

This is a book for children, and adults do not have to like it. The concept is funny and quirky. A nice and easy going book accessible to most children. And if they like it, there are more in the series which is a great gift idea.

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Mildly Entertaining

Listening to this was not the best use of 6+ hours, but I was moderately interested most of the way through. Even though transplanting fairty-tale characters into a remote corner of modern America sounds like a recipe for great creativity, it seemed, instead, to be immensely predictable. There was nothing offered to enrich any of the characters, they just seemed to robotocically perform for a modern adventure of sorts. I like few things better than really beautiful and/or creative children's literature, and I felt this offered neither quality. At the same time, the adventure moved along at a nice pace and kept me somewhat involved.

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Not My Cup of Tea, but the KIDS Dig it.

This isn't a book, I'd normally download and listen to, but the kids were growing troubled by listening to Dante's Inferno on the way to school. 9 and 11-year olds can be so damn fickle. Once we got to the 7th circle of Hell my kids (both OK with heresy but not OK with violence) were ready to bail on me, Virgil and Dante.

So, finding myself now lost with my kids (and without an audiobook to distract me from their constant questions about truth and beauty) while driving through the woods, I decided to download the Sisters Grimm. Definitely more my kids' speed.

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Fantastic

This is my second time with this book but first time hearing it. Love it as much as Harry Potter.Love both

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