The Sisters Grimm: A Novel Audiobook, by Menna van Praag Play Audiobook Sample

The Sisters Grimm: A Novel Audiobook

The Sisters Grimm: A Novel Audiobook, by Menna van Praag Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Sisters Grimm Series Release Date: March 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062999252

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Longest Chapter Length:

79:45 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

16:07 minutes

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The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman. Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .

As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.

To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming.

So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.

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“Thank goodness Menna van Praag and Adjoa Andoh are dropping The Sisters Grimm before the month wraps up. Following the story of four elementally-powered half-sisters thrust from their magical home and flung to different corners of Earth, The Sisters Grimm promises to bring listeners a sweeping fantasy experience. With Paste favorite Andoh in the narrator’s booth, we’re confident the sisters’ story will be rendered even more compelling in audio form.”

— Paste 


  • “Van Praag’s character-driven, lush novel…is a story determined to exalt the powers of the feminine and of sisterhood.”

    — Library Journal
  • “Braids mystery, magic, and a vicious hunt for power into a dark, delicious story of four estranged, supernatural sisters.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Vividly drawn, evocative, and complex, The Sisters Grimm is both absorbing and beautiful—a great achievement.”

    — Bridget Collins, author of The Binding


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About Menna van Praag

Menna van Praag was born in Cambridge, England, and studied modern history at Oxford University. Her first novella, Men, Money, and Chocolate—an autobiographical tale about a waitress who aspires to be a writer—has been translated into twenty-six languages. Her first work of fiction, The House at the End of Hope Street, was inspired by an idea van Praag had to set up a house for female artists and give them a year to fulfill their artistic ambitions.

About Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. In 2022, she was awarded the AudioFile Golden Voice Award. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.