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I bought this because the cover drew me in---but I wasn't immediately hooked into the story. About 25% of the way through---I was engaged. This is an offbeat fairytale. The formula is there---Prince turned frog falls in love with a girl---convinces her to kiss him which turns him back into a Prince. This is why I was bored... but once the kiss came---I was hooked because Alethena Kontis kept me off balance as a reader. As soon as I recognized the fairtale---she switched things up...
Give this one a chance if you are a fan of a quirky family... I really enjoyed it and was sad to hear it end.
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What made the experience of listening to Enchanted the most enjoyable?
The narrator was a delight to listen to, and the story was full of fantastic imagry. The humor was shockingly good too. Highly recommended for pre-teens, teens, and adults that have a love of the classic fairy tales.
What did you like best about this story?
The author used well known fairy tales as a stepping off/jumping off point, and then she ran with those tales to make this into a fascinating story of its own.
I've read other books that mix tales like this, but this one worked on a higher scale than most of those. To be honest, I did roll my eyes at the "reveal" of a couple of them, and I was glad when the new references stopped for a large section of the book. It almost felt like the author was relying too much on them at first, but I got over that quickly.
Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Katherine Kellgren's reading of this tale is similar to the way she read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"... and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There were about 10 points where I dirupted my co-workers with my uproarious and uncontrollable laughter. The author puts some great snarky lines into this book that will make your eyes bug out in surprise, and then you won't be able to control the titters.
Any additional comments?
This isn't the most serious book in the world. It was obvoiusly a fun write for the author. There are moments where I was reminded of Grim... moments of Monty Python...moments of Anne Shirley ("Anne of Green Gables")... and there were moments where I was reminded of Bulgakov's "The Master and Margarita". Have fun reading this one. I know I did.
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