The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns : The Land of Stories

  • by Chris Colfer
  • Narrated by Chris Colfer
  • Series: The Land of Stories
  • 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance. Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

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Second in the series continues the adventure

Would you consider the audio edition of The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but this is a great book on audio. Fairy tale fantasy type stories seem to translate really well to the audio format.


What did you like best about this story?

The fresh take on fairy tale stories we all know. Enjoyable for all ages.


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

My 11 year old and I listened to his first book as well (the prior book in this series). They were very similar so if you liked the last one, you will likely enjoy this as well.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were several funny moments.


Any additional comments?

Colder isn't my favorite narrator which surprised me since he's an actor. He has a flat quality to his voice which I didn't really like. I preferred other narrators in this genre like Bronson Pinchot and Johnny Heller.

That said, my 11 year old liked the narration. He also found the story engrossing.

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- Emily "Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then."

An adventure to revisit

If you could sum up The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns in three words, what would they be?

Awesome awesome awesome!


What other book might you compare The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns to and why?

None and yet so many at the same time. Chris Colfer really wrote a great adventure and made it his own. While this story recalls many of the fairy tale classics, Colfer keeps the integrity of each character without commercializing them. But they aren't who the story is about anyway. Alex and Connor Bailey are awesome and lovable and new characters who are a fresh breath of air.


Which character – as performed by Chris Colfer – was your favorite?

What? I have to pick just one? That's not going to happen! I caught myself a few times wondering how in the world he gave each characters voice such a different range, I had no problem telling which character was from the other.


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

If I could have I would have! But I just didn't have that much free time in one sitting. But I did finish it in a week and a half.


Any additional comments?

Thank you Chirs Colfer! After listening to The Land of Stories, the wishing spell and finding out soon after that he had already had The Enchantress Returns in the works, I was so delighted! I hope he isn't done with Alex and Connor Bailey just yet, please don't be! I have more to say but can't without spoiling something awesome for those who haven't read yet.

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- Shannon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio