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Summary

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

©2012 Christopher Colfer (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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  • JK
  • 08-02-16

Magical

This book was the embodiment of a good kids/young adult book. Wait,scrap that. Is a book for all ages and I certainly enjoyed the land of stories and Alex and Conner's journies! A must read. 👍👍👍

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Wow! I wasn't expecting that!

I downloaded this book as a last minute "MUST use my credit" choice thinking by the title that it was a bunch of short fairytales that I could play for the kids, only to one night not having anything new to read began to listen and was shocked how much I, a fully grown professional adult was gripped by the story and couldn't put it down. The Narration brought the story to life and what a story it's like someone took Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and mashed them altogether with all the fairytales ever told. Found out there is a a series of adventures and Just purchased the whole box set as I cant wait to see what' hapoens next , oh n for my kids as well.

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Best book I've come across!

I've been quite a big fan of Chris for a while now.
I've always had trouble sleeping but I started listening to this last night and oh my did it help!
A great book for everyone! I'm a 16 year old boy and I don't really like books, but Chris' are something different!
A must have!

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  • gi
  • 14-06-20

A very nice background story and twist to classic fairytales

Enjoyed it overall and Colfer’s narration is not bad at all.
The story became a tad bit disjointed when the twins went over the journal trying to guess the items which were described in form of rhymes, practically wracking their brains to crack the codes only to have them spilled out blatantly (including ways of getting them) in two chapters after.
Very odd detailing.
And this is why I gave it a 4 star on the story line.
It was entertaining but not in J.K. Rowling’s league.
Not sure if it is exciting enough for a second time listen time.

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Escapism for any age!

I am a 32 yo male and have just finished the listening to the land of stories. I came to it out of curiosity, I wanted to experience Chris Colfers writing. This did not disappoint. After quite a difficult being an adult has sucked, this book was a great escape.
It is filled with characters we all grew up with but adds new context.
You can tell the book is aimed at a younger audience but I was pleasantly surprised with developments and outcomes of the story.
I have already downloaded the next in the series and look forward to starting it.
Highly recommend for children and the child inside all of us.

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Love

loved every minute really enjoyed listening to this book, entertaining, funny, surprising. So much adventure, so many nail biting moments. Loved it loved it loved it. On to his next book. P. S. Thank you so much Chris Colfer for taking the time to write and read your own book so people like me who don't read actual books can listen to them instead, you made it sound so real especially when you changed your voice to fit each character. Thank you

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Land of stories is the best

This book is the best and don’t even get me started on the whole series The land off stories is the best series in the world and I also recommend the tale of magic series by Chris Colfer the second best book series

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Great story!

Great story that kept my children (7&9) entranced. Unfortunately, they found the narrator’s manner of reading to be difficult to listen to at times. That being said, the audiobook is still worth it because the story itself was superb.

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Amazing 👏 What incredible voice acting

Story was great but made better by the soothing, entertaining voice acting by Chris Colfer!

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LOVE THIS!!!

I read this book and then decided to listen to it on an audible and it’s AMAZING!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-16

Some of the book reminds me of my book

What did you love best about The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell?

I liked it, the voices were interesting at times and the ideas well thought out especially the finish of snow white a really interesting outlook

What did you like best about this story?

Goldilocks on the run

What does Chris Colfer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The voices not like the voices in my head but ok still i guess

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

No. Fuck drm

Any additional comments?

No

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  • Anjum
  • 07-03-16

So so good.. must read!

Loved the story! Very inspiring and charming. All the characters are beautifully tied together... Great narration by Chris Colfer! Can't wait to hear the next book!

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  • Alice
  • 11-03-15

Love it!

What made the experience of listening to The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell the most enjoyable?

The way in which he reads and changes his voice for each character is really amusing to hear :D

What other book might you compare The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell to and why?

I guess the other books in the series? XD If not those, then I am unsure...

What about Chris Colfer’s performance did you like?

I liked his voice changing for each character, and that he clearly pronounces his words.

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

I haven't finished it all yet, so not yet, I'm part way through chapter two

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to finish reading!! :D