A Whole New World : Twisted Tales

  • by Liz Braswell, Disney Press
  • Narrated by James Patrick Cronin
  • Series: Twisted Tales
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first book in a new young adult line that asks listeners: What if classic Disney fairy tales had happened a little bit differently?
When Jafar steals the genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.
What happens next? A "street rat" becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And listeners will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

it was good

the narration left a little to be desired but the story was amazing. its true ill never look at aladdin the same again.
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- Kelly

Clever but Unpolished

With 1/4 the book a nearly word for word retelling of the story, minus musical numbers, it left you twiddling your thumbs. When the Point of Divergence hits the Butterfly Effect is quick and effective.

The writer totally blows off one character giving no real reason, than claiming oh, I killed it off... It was pointless and lazy. The other character that makes a brief appearance and is killed off gave us nothing... You gave me no reason to care when it got injured, when it was tortured, and used to just be a add-on to some minions... You can't play on the feelings I have for it from the movie writer... This book gave me no reason to care.

The story needed a lot of Original Characters to keep the plot rolling which is fine, but some were good, some were unimaginative. A rule in alternate story writing should be, Original Characters should not be the ones making story altering decision, and actions. The writer broke this rule big time at the end and made me simply scratch my head saying, wait I thought this story was about Aladdin.

For a Young Adult book it was fine. Disney played it safe really when they picked the writer and story style. The second book in the Twisted Tales Series, Once Upon a Dream, does take a character Aurora one who really doesn't have a part in her own movie and really tackles her life Inception Style... It is better then this book, but has plenty of its own issues.
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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2015
  • Publisher: Disney