Quite Contrary

  • by Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by Amy Rubinate
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The secret of having an adventure is getting lost. Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first? Well, Mary is lost. Mary is lost in the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and that is a cruel and murderous story. She's put on the red hood and met the wolf. When she gives in to her wolf's temptations, she will die. That's how the story goes, after all. Unfortunately for the story and unfortunately for the wolf, this Little Red Riding Hood is Mary Stuart, and she is the most stubborn and contrary 12-year-old the world has ever known. Forget the wolf's temptations, forget the advice of the talking rat trying to save her - Mary will kick her way through every myth and fairy tale ever told until she finds a way to get out of this alive. Her own way and no one else's.

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Quite contary

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucksss. I was only going to write suuuuucks but my review won't post without the 14 words minimum. I feel I already wasted enough of my time trying to get through this stupid drawn out plot. I am upset that I had to give it a one star rating.
This book is awful.
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- kristina lovins

Best story I've ever read or heard

This is the oldest story I can think of. Told so many different ways, it's like a living thing. The way Roberts told it... No words. Experience it yourself.

For people wanting to know why I say that, I'll give a few reasons. The characters are deep, real, and believable, they bring the story to life. The MC is perfect in every way for a modern telling of this story. The villain... The main villain of this story is at the same time the most horrible, terrifying, and awe inspiring thing I've read about. The villain made this story, and always has, but his time you get every note. You will hate him, fear him, feel utter disgust, but you can't dismiss him or his memory. Last, the world... Or Worlds. Every story and all their Worlds. Mythology, fairytales, horror, mystery, history, fantasy, and steam punk... I think the only world that didn't really appear was a solid sci-fi... Though it got close a couple times.

Just read or listen to this book. It is the best book I have ever read or listened to.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio