The book is better than the audiobook. I wish the publisher would stop allowing the author to narrate this series. Colfer's accents are atrocious. I'd rather he just use his own voice and enunciate more. Note to Colfer: Dorothy is from Kansas. Kansas is in the Midwest, not the South. Her accent should be Midwestern, not Southern. Note to reader: skip the audiobook, but do pick up the book, which is a fun, funny homage to fairy tales. Book = 3 1/2 stars. Audiobook = 2 1/2 stars.