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

Most Helpful

The kids loved it- and so did we!

I downloaded this book for a car trip with our 9 and 6 year olds. The story was very engaging- they even put down their Nintendo DS's in favor of listening to the book! The review I read indicated it was for 6-11 year olds; not happy about the word 'bastardized' in the first few chapters (luckily it went over their heads). My only other negative is that the narrator did not always annunciate well, so although it was a usual speech pattern that we hear, it was sometimes hard to understand.
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- B. Wohlers "mom2cng"

Good plot line but bad writing ruins it.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator. Chris Colfer should not be reading his own story. As a matter of fact, he should not be writing this story. The Land of Stories is overrun with simple statements, cliches, and similes to the point that I had to stop listening to it.

What was most disappointing about Chris Colfer’s story?

The action does not even begin until Chapter 5. I was continually rolling my eyes as I listened along to this terribly written story. There are much better children's book authors out there to listen to than waste time on this.

What didn’t you like about Chris Colfer’s performance?

He read the book as if it was the first time he had ever seen the words. I was stunned to learn that he was an actor.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The plot idea was a good one. This audio book needed an author with talent and a background in writing. Simple sentences and similes do not a good book make.

Any additional comments?

The longer I listened to the story, the more I disliked it and the author. Stopped at Chapter 13. I just could not tolerate a minute more of Chris Colfer reading in a See Jane Run style of sentences.

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- ButterflyRose

Book Details

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