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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Buckley Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sisters Grimm Series Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781436156127
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In book one of this bestselling series, the recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they’re descendants 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anis | 2/12/2014

    " It was a great book, at most time it seemed sort of childish because its mostly about folktale and fairytale but it actually has a great plot in my opinion when you read it, its like the twist of fairy tales into another dimension. For one reading strategy that I used to help me finish this book was to Inferring. By inferring I could tell how each scene, or how each character would have been like just through little description it gave me, enough information that I needed to know. I would recommend this book to people who like fiction and to easy read :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 2/9/2014

    " This had a lot of similarities to the Fables graphic novel series, which I guess shouldn't be surprising considering the fairy-tale/fable/legend background material. There are only so many ways to put Snow White, Shere Khan, and the Big Bad Wolf together into one community and still sound original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Gunn | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, a great wee opening to the series getting to know the characters and the drive of the series :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pbaker | 2/2/2014

    " This series appears to be one where you need to read the books in order...there's a 'to be continued' at the end of the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nona | 1/28/2014

    " really fun!!! i liked all the ever-afters!!! and Daphne! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/26/2014

    " Cute quick read. Don't know if I'll pick up anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/16/2014

    " Reading this on the advice of my daughter, Clare (9). She's so excited I'm reading a book she likes.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/27/2013

    " I really likes the fairy tale meets crime novel plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/24/2013

    " I quite liked this first book in the series. The premise is cute - (view spoiler)[the Grimm family keeps magical characters from getting out (hide spoiler)] - and reminds me quite a lot of the Fables series by Bill Willingham. I'm looking forward to reading the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 12/22/2013

    " It's a clever premise....that all the fairy tales of the world are actually true and that all the characters live in the New England. The voices were well done and it was entertaining, but a bit on the young side for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/9/2013

    " o my word these books are VERY good! couldnt put them down! mystery, comedy, and fantasy, all in one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 7/25/2013

    " I thought I would enjoy this book more, but I guess it just wasn't my thing. I certainly liked the idea behind it, but I wasn't enamored with the characters and the humor seemed too forced to me. Kind of disappointing because I enjoy fantasy and I like fairy tale re-interpretations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikel | 7/11/2013

    " I thought this book was cute. It will be a great series to read with my daughter when she gets older. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 6/2/2013

    " This was a fun story to read. This version of fairy tale life was true imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 4/30/2013

    " This is such a good series! It us so cute and I love the characters. I think It interprets fairy tale characters into modern day characters really well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Savannah Weaver | 4/24/2013

    " This book was kind of slow-going for me, but I couldn't put it down once I got to the last 100 pages! Now I can't wait to pick up the second one. The author really left the story open up for so many more interesting retellings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Lindberg | 4/12/2013

    " I feel a little silly admitting that I love this series...but I do! These books are delightful and fun to read with your children. The way fairy tale characters everyone is familiar with are woven into the story line is pure entertainment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/8/2013

    " I LOVE ANYTHING ABOUT THE GRIMMS!!!!!!! LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabella | 5/18/2012

    " teh book was great. I just love it. The book was very mysterious and the sisters reminded me of my brother and me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/15/2011

    " The Grimm family. Snow white. Jack. Prince Charming and many more are all found in this cute little book about two young girls who discover who they are and begin a quest to find their granny and Mr. Canis. Who can they trust? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 12/5/2011

    " This book was really cute, but I feel with the awesome concept that the author came up with wasn't fully executed and I think he could have done MUCH more with it. I'll continue reading the series though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 10/23/2011

    " Great read aloud. I do it with 5th grade. Need to build background for the students by reading some fairy tales first to introduce them to some of the characters that they are going to meet. Many students go on to read the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/15/2011

    " Maybe being and 'orphan' isn't such a bad thing after all;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/26/2011

    " I wanted to love this book, but I just thought it was okay. I will read the second book, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Kahn | 6/17/2011

    " Finally got around to this series, which is very popular at my school. What a hoot. While it can be enjoyed without knowledge of the original fairy tales, kids who are up on their Grimm, will get a kick out of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 5/24/2011

    " I love how it's fantasy reality-a way fun read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. George | 5/23/2011

    " I recomend this for Harry Potter fans and those who like the Shrek Books and movies. Imaginative and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 5/7/2011

    " I love this one its not my favorie but I still like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/30/2011

    " A fun read for fantasy lovers. I'm excited to read the others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pbaker | 4/25/2011

    " This series appears to be one where you need to read the books in order...there's a 'to be continued' at the end of the first two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yesenia | 4/25/2011

    " These books are totally meant for a younger audience than I am, but I love them! My favorite character is Puck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nimazayu | 4/22/2011

    " saya beli buku ini karena melihat covernya, saya benar2 pernah menggambar persis sperti ini, bedanya saya gambar dua gadis cilik menggunakan rok panjang ala dongeng2...
    ceritanya menghibur, cenderung biasa... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 tami | 4/17/2011

    " I enjoyed this book so much! Another "orphan" book, which is popular with the 7-10 year-olds I know. Such adventure, with very clear pictures in my mind...highly recommend for a 'down-time' read. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is the New York Times bestselling author of the popular children’s book series the Sisters Grimm. His other series, N.E.R.D.S., is being developed into an animated feature developed by Elton John’s film company, Rocket Pictures. Buckley is also the cocreator of an animated series for Cartoon Network called Robotomy. Previously, Buckley worked as a programming developer for Discovery, MTV, and Klasky Csupo. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Alison and their son Finn.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has recorded over 450 titles recorded to date. Prized for versatility, he has narrated projects ranging from preschool picture books to crime noir thrillers, from astronomical adventures in both science and science fiction, to Arctic Circle high-school basketball stories.