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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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Amazing

Such a talented writer and really thought out book! Definitely need to read more of them!

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fairytale joy!

Oh wow, thank you Chris colfer for such a wonderful story. Would highly recommend, loved by my 9 year old and me, his mum. A great adventure for kids and lots of nuanced references to the fairy stories that the adults will get. already bought the 2nd book.

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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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Robotic narration

A wonderfully creative and gripping story read with all the flair of a train announcement - see it, say it, read it. I really can’t believe this has been allowed to be released...

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what a brilliant book!

Me and my son have enjoyed listening and reading this book together thank you

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brilliant for kids in long car journeys. Mum

as above. mum even enjoyed it. great narrating too. my kids are 6 to 10

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Amazing BOOK

Alex and Conner are Two twins who one falls asleep In class but what happens when they fall into a book The twins have to collect the wishing spell items to go back home

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  • 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

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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