A Grimm Warning: The Land of Stories, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In the third book in the New York Times best-selling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories.
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him - until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a 200-year-old code.
Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.
The third book in the best-selling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 34 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||July 08, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,328 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#12 in Action & Adventure Sci-Fi for Children
#41 in Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths for Children
#60 in Family Life Fiction for Children
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2022
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The Land Of Stories: A Grimm Warning, by Chris Colfer, takes place in two different worlds; a fairytale book and Europe. Conner, a 13 year old boy, is selected by his teacher to go on a trip to Berlin with a group of weirdo girls and one other mysterious girl who Connor has a huge crush on. The group goes there to uncover a time capsule which was planted by The Brothers’ Grimm. Conner discovers something crazy and knows he can’t stay any longer. He tries to leave, but is caught by the mysterious girl, Bree. She insists that she shall come along with Conner, and together they have an adventure of a lifetime. Alex, on the other hand, is having quite the opposite adventure from her twin. Since their father was from the fairytale world, the twins both had some fairy heritage in them, but Alex accepted it more. She decided to stay in the book and take lessons from her grandma, the fairy godmother. She has to do helpful tasks and learn to be patient if she wants to become a true fairy; a fairy on The Fairy Council. Throughout the book, Alex and Conner go through struggles and find love, all the while trying to communicate with each other. They have magic mirrors that they can communicate through, and in the end, the reunite to fight a war together in The Land Of Stories. Will they be able to live without each other’s support? Read to find out!
Since this book partially takes place in a fairytale world and also has runaway teenagers, it’s bound to have action. There were many moments in this book where I found my heart beating out of my chest because of it’s nail-biting action. One time is when Alex and Conner fall inside of a GINORMOUS tree. “‘Because I gotta tell you, most of the stuff you say to me goes in one ear and out the-AAAAH!’ CRACK! The twins had been jumping on a weak part of the branch and fell straight through it. To their surprise, the tree branch was hollow and they landed on a long wooden slide. The slide traveled through the branch and coiled down the giant tree trunk. The twins screamed and tried to grab ahold of anything they could but the slide was too slick, so they slid deeper and deeper into the bottom of the tree,”(page 358). Over the course of the book, I slowly started feeling what the characters felt, so at this part I was really excited and scared because it was so action-packed.
In all of his novels, Chris Colfer does an amazing job of keeping the reader hanging on the edge of their seats because of the many twists and turns. I would read this book for hours on end because I just couldn’t put it down. One example is when Conner and Bree hear a story that acts like a prophecy for The Land Of Stories. It leaves all the characters and the readers awestruck. “Conner felt light-headed and sick to his stomach. His mind was racing with so many questions he couldn't focus. [...] everything was white noise around him. [...] It wasn’t actually a story, it was a warning,”(page 108). This was in the beginning of the book and everything was going well, but then we realized something bad was coming so I couldn’t stop reading.
Last, there were many jaw-dropping cliffhangers. In a multi-book series, I feel it’s best to have the end of each book be a cliffhanger so that you will read the next book. The end of this book was most definitely a cliffhanger and I had to read the next book. Alex and Conner's dad is supposed to be dead, but Alex claims she saw him. “Alex was sitting on the steps of the platform in the back of the room. Her face was ghostly white and she panted as she stared off into space. Her wand was on the floor and a few feet away from her-something was very wrong. ‘Alex, are you alright?’ Conner asked, and ran to her side. ‘What the heck happened here?’[...] ‘I caught him and I made him take off his m-m-mask!’ [...] ‘Alex, you’re scaring me! Tell me what you saw!’ she turned to her brother and looked him directly in the eyes. ‘Conner,’ she gasped. ‘The Masked Man-it was dad!’(page 470). This was probably the biggest cliffhanger of the whole entire series because it was such a big topic and it was so important to the characters. So, as you can see, I was completely shocked when I read this part.
Throughout the book, Alex and Conner are constantly teaching me lessons about honesty, trust, loyalty, love, and friendship. We learn to put family and loved ones before others and our outside lives. Overall, I give The Land Of Stories: A Grimm Warning a 5 out of 5 stars; a must read!
This book takes place about a year after the ending of book two. Alex is living her life learning how to be a fairy. Conner is still going to school, and living a pretty normal life.
This book is about old secrets resurfacing. These secrets could just possibly get everyone in the Land of Stories killed. We learn about new characters, as well as, old and loved characters. This book has many surprises in store for you.
The book was well written and entertaining. There were a couple of spots that bored me. It took me a while to get through this book, because of it. I also felt like this book was quite a bit longer then the other two.
I did highly enjoy reading this book though, and highly recommend it. I'm still looking forward to reading the rest of this series. I'm giving this 4 out of 5 stars. Book on Goodreads.
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Colfer is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel in the TV show Glee and is due to play the title role in the new Noel Coward film.
The Land Of Stories tells the story of twins Alex and Conner Bailey who are pulled into their grandmother's book. It tracks their journey through the magical land of fairytale and children's story characters. The telling of stories with a twist will have you revisiting your childhood in a new light and make you wonder why you had not realised this earlier. Colfer has bought a fresh light to old stories that will entrance young and old alike.
This is a great book for all ages, however, the story truly comes alive in the audio books which are narrated by Chris Colfer using an array of colorful voices.