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The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

Written by: Chris Colfer
Narrated by: Chris Colfer
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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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.

©2013 Chris Colfer (P)2013 Hachette

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Fabulous

Listened to this with my boys, 9 and 6. We all loved every chapter. Such a treat to hear it in the authors own voice!

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Great story for boys or girls

Our whole family enjoyed this tale. There were a couple of sappy parts, but not too overdone, once you get past all the sadness of the first chapter, the rest is great. The story really draws you in and the reader did a fabulous job.

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Great story. Narration was just OK.

I thought the story was compelling and I enjoyed listening to it with my preteen. The author did a great job with the story by keeping it literal and entertaining, but listening to her felt like listening to a teacher read in a classroom: somewhat interesting, but droning on at times. Would love to hear this book with a more talented narrator.

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love it.

we really loved it. Chris Colfer does an amazing job reading. we read the first book and loved it but after listening to the audio book we were hooked. I guess im not as great at doing character voices! my son is listening to the whole series a second time

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  • kimpea
  • 2017-07-02

Perfect for my seven year old son and I!!

We finished this book in a week, with my son asking to listen at every opportunity. It was engaging and exciting. On to book three!!

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  • new york ruth
  • 2017-07-17

Excellent book

This book was so good! My grandchildren and I listen to it and we both were mesmerized by the whole story! Can't wait to listen to book 3!

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  • GlendaSue
  • 2017-06-29

Can't get enough!

I seriously cannot get enough of these stories! They are wonderful for children and even more wonderful for adults to step into the fairytale world. Dreams have never been sweeter.

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  • Libby Braun
  • 2017-04-28

Great. Book

It is the most entrees ting series I ha
Ave read in my whole entire life

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  • BJB
  • 2017-02-16

My Favorite

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

Best Series ever! Both my 13yr old, 9yr old and nieces etc... love this series! heard that the movie is coming out in summer of 2017. Great job Chris- super talented author and narrator! Recommended for boys and girls of all ages!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Conner- because he is cool, funny nice and he has the power to travel into different worlds!

What does Chris Colfer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

My 9 yr old read book 1 and 2 and listen to 3 and 4 on audible. He said it made the characters some to lose, so he re-listened to book 1 and 2 on audible to get more out of the series. Their dying to hear another!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"twisted adventure"

Any additional comments?

Love love love

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  • Patty
  • 2017-02-04

Perfect

I love this book! But it has parts to advanced for kids 6 and under

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  • EmilyK
  • 2014-01-19

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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  • Iryna Dolan
  • 2018-09-24

Outstanding

Best book on earth inspired me to read more I have read and reread this book over a 100 times

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  • V Hudson
  • 2018-08-27

Wonderful to listen to in the car!

I love this series so far! I have to say that my favorite thing about them is the way Chris Colfer brings every character to life with his many different voices. I know I would still love them if I were reading instead of listening. There's never a dull moment. As soon as the book is over you're ready to start the next!

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  • Andi
  • 2017-04-27

love this series

I'm 26 and SERIOUSLY enjoy listening to these books, what's better, I cam listen to it with my 5 and 3yr old :)

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