The Land of Stories : The Land of Stories

  • by Chris Colfer
  • Narrated by Chris Colfer
  • Series: The Land of Stories
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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Customer Reviews

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so much potential!

I really, REALLY want to love this book ... but, I just can't ... yet!

The creative story line is fabulous! The repetitive use of words, isn't.

On occasion, a passage with repeated words adds to a scene. Over use of such passages simply irritates. (This isn't from the book, but something akin to the kind of thing I mention: "he sat up and found himself in complete darkness. she also found herself in darkness. they couldn't see anything in the darkness. how would they find the path in this darkness? they couldn't see each other in the darkness. all around them was darkness. even shadows went unseen, blending fully into the darkness."

I generally LOVE when an author reads their own book. And this author does a great job at character voices. However, I found it feels like speed reading at times; almost tripping over words.

I could not wish more that this was a pre-screen of the book before editing ... so I could look forward to hearing the "final version."

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- Tamara

Delightful! Entertaining! And beautifully written!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I Seriously LOVE this book! It was well written, it brought back to life the fairy tale characters I grew up with. I loved the back stories to many of the characters, as well as the new characters added. I wish this were a book when I was younger. I am 22 and still appreciated this book. It was a treat to read, I was sucked right in. I had it on my iphone so I listened to it where ever I went.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Land of Stories?

There are so many, where to begin? Well for once it made me laugh. I loved the part where Conner thought that Alex was going insane. I also liked Goldilocks's character.

Have you listened to any of Chris Colfer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is his first, and it was done spectacularly! His vocal range is amazing allowing him to voice the male and female characters quite well. His "classic" accent was just adorable.

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

YES! Absolutely! I couldn't because it was 9hours. But that didn't stop me from trying.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! It brought back memories of fairytales I've listened to when I was a little girl. I'd recommend this to anyone. All ages.

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- Naomi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-17-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio