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N. Bowring

N. Bowring Sussex Member Since 2006
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    Delightful tales well narrated by various actors. I would have given it a 5 star rating if some of the actors had bothered to learn the pronunciations of African nouns. And it would have been interesting if we'd been told who was reading what.

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    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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    • By Nelson Mandela (editor)
    • Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, and others
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    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, and Alan Rickman.

    N. Bowring says: "Pleasing"
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Katja

Katja H?meenlinnaFinland 17/01/2011
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  • "Alan Rickman's voice (*****)"

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    I bought the stories because of Alan Rickman's voice. He really should make more audio books!
    The stories are lovely too and I will be gifting these to my niece who is a big Severus Snape fan. :)

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    The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena: A Story from Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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    • By Nelson Mandela (editor), Phyllis Savory, Gwido Mariko
    • Narrated By Alan Rickman
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    In this story from Kenya, retold to Phyllis Savory by Gwido Mariko, the hare and the hyena again try, as they so often do, to outwit each other. Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

    Katja says: "Alan Rickman's voice (*****)"

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  • 4.3 (43 ratings)
    The Little Prince (






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    The Little Prince

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    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"
  • 4.3 (19 ratings)
    Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 1 (






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    Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen.

    Margaret says: "Delightful introduction to Greek Mythology!"
  • 4.2 (45 ratings)
    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund (






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    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

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    • By Oscar Wilde
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    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Frank says: "What a cast!"
  • 4.1 (30 ratings)
    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (






UNABRIDGED) by Nelson Mandela (editor) Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, Alan Rickman

    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

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    • By Nelson Mandela (editor)
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    Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales is an audiobook benefiting children orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, featuring Gillian Anderson, Benjamin Bratt, LeVar Burton, Ricardo Chavira, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, Helen Mirren, Parminder Nagra, Sophie Okonedo, CCH Pounder, and Alan Rickman.

    N. Bowring says: "Pleasing"
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  • 3.4 (17 ratings)
    Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (






UNABRIDGED) by Hans Christian Andersen Narrated by Angele Masters

    Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

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    • By Hans Christian Andersen
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    A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".

    Corrina says: "childhood favorites"
  • 3.6 (13 ratings)
    Grimm's Fairy Tales (






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    Grimm's Fairy Tales

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    First published by brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm in 1812 as a collection of retold Germanic folk stories, this collection of such well-known fairytales as Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty transports listeners to a realm where "Once upon a time" often ends up "happily ever after"...and where giants, princesses, kings and fairies pursue power, find true love, have all sorts of magical adventures - and in the process reveal multi-faceted truths about human nature.

    Jane says: "Good Narrating"
  • 3.5 (11 ratings)
    Fifty Famous Fairy Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Adapted by Rosemary Kingston Narrated by Marguerite Gavin

    Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

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    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Here is a timeless and wonderful collection from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland.

    Keith says: "Very good with lots of original stories"
  • 3.5 (10 ratings)
    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Hans Christian Andersen Narrated by Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, Juliet Stevenson

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

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    • By Hans Christian Andersen
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    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

    James says: "Buy the CD Instead"
  • The Folk of the Faraway Tree (






UNABRIDGED) by Enid Blyton Narrated by Kate Winslet

    The Folk of the Faraway Tree

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    Enid Blyton's much loved The Faraway Tree stories read by Kate Winslet are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time. The Folk of the Faraway Tree is the third enchanting story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, they discover an Enchanted Wood just outside their doorstep. Soon they find the Faraway Tree, which is the beginning of many magical adventures...

    CherryB says: "Painless long car journeys with two young boys!"
  • The Little Prince (






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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"
  • Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 1 (






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    Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen.

    Margaret says: "Delightful introduction to Greek Mythology!"
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    In this story, a farmer and his wife match wits with a large, mean-spirited ogre. If they can't outwit him, they will end up with no crops of their own to eat or sell. This whimsically drawn story, illustrated by A. B. Hoffmire, is based on an old Swedish folktale.

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  • Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths, Volume 3 (






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    Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths, Volume 3

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    Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen. The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur.

  • The Blue Fairy Book (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Lang Narrated by Angele Masters

    The Blue Fairy Book

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    • By Andrew Lang
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    Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.

  • Nursery Tales: Six favourites read by Victoria Wood (






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    Nursery Tales: Six favourites read by Victoria Wood

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    • By Jonathan Langley
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    • By Aesop
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    farah says: "fantastic audio books!"
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  • Short Stories for Children (






UNABRIDGED) by Washington Irving, Joseph Jacobs, Kenneth Graham Narrated by Bart Wolffe

    Short Stories for Children

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    • By Washington Irving, Joseph Jacobs, Kenneth Graham
    • Narrated By Bart Wolffe
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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears (






ABRIDGED) by Joseph Jacobs Narrated by Jenny Day

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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    • By Joseph Jacobs
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    The three bears learn a valuable lesson about locking their door. They take a stroll while their breakfast cools, and return to find an intruder has been there - an intruder with little golden curls and very bad manners.

  • The Brave Tin Soldier and Other Fairy Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Hans Christian Andersen Narrated by David Tennant, Anne-Marie Duff, Sir Derek Jacobi, Penelope Wilton

    The Brave Tin Soldier and Other Fairy Tales

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    • By Hans Christian Andersen
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    Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The Brave Tin Soldier: A one-legged toy soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina. Thumbelina: A tiny but beautiful girl grows from a barleycorn which has been enchanted by a witch. The Nightingale: An emperor prefers a sparkling mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. The Ugly Duckling: A little bird is called ugly by others until he matures into a swan.

  • Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Lucy Coats Narrated by Simon Russell Beale

    Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 2

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    • By Lucy Coats
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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    The perfect way to discover your favourite Greek myths Atticus the Storyteller leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa, to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. Wherever he goes he tells stories to anyone who will listen - sailors, shepherds, actors, athletes, children and grannies.

  • The Gingerbread Man and Other Stories: Ladybird First Favourite Tales: Ladybird Audio Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Ladybird Narrated by Wayne Forester

    The Gingerbread Man and Other Stories: Ladybird First Favourite Tales: Ladybird Audio Collection

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    • By Ladybird
    • Narrated By Wayne Forester
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    Ladybird presents First Favourite Tales Audio, a fabulous collection of classic stories for toddlers, brought to life through the magic of audio. Produced with enchanting sound effects and lively music that will delight children, and introduce them to the world's most famous stories.This collection of six classic tales contains:The Gingerbread Man,The Three Little Pigs, Chicken Licken, The Enormous Turnip, Sly Fox and Red HenHansel and Gretel.

  • Skazki I Rasskazyi Dlya Detey (






UNABRIDGED) by V. M. Garshin Narrated by Vyacheslav Gerasimov

    Skazki I Rasskazyi Dlya Detey

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    • By V. M. Garshin
    • Narrated By Vyacheslav Gerasimov
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    V sbornik voshli allegoricheskiy rasskaz «Krasnyiy tsvetok», «Skazka o zhabe i roze», basni-pritchi «To, chego ne byilo» i «Attalea princeps», v kotoryih zhivotnyie i rasteniya vedut sebya podobno lyudyam, i «narodnyiy» rasskaz «Signal».Nesmotrya na zhanrovoe raznoobrazie, vse eti proizvedeniya zatragivayut vechnyie, filosofskie temyi: borba dobra i zla, geroizm i sposobnost k samootdache, zhalost i sostradanie, krasota i stremlenie k schastyu.

  • Ladybird Tales: Princess Stories: Ladybird Audio Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Ladybird Narrated by Wayne Forester

    Ladybird Tales: Princess Stories: Ladybird Audio Collection

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    • By Ladybird
    • Narrated By Wayne Forester
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    Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio story-telling experience. Re-imagining classic fairy tales in a magical audiobook collection. Perfect for entertaining the little ones aged 5 and up. Featuring immersive sound design and beautifully composed music to whisk the whole family away on a magical adventure.

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    Detyam Ot 3 Do 7 Let. Skazki

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    Trista let nazad frantsuzskiy pisatel Sharl Perro opublikoval sbornik «Skazki matushki Gusyini». S teh por chudesnyie istorii o feyah i lyudoedah, govoryaschih zveryah i prekrasnyih printsessah puteshestvuyut po svetu, smeshat i pouchayut malyishey i vzroslyih i vdohnovlyayut pisateley, hudozhnikov, kompozitorov, rezhisserov na sozdanie zamechatelnyih proizvedeniy iskusstva.

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  • The Fairy Bell Sisters: Rosie and the Secret Friend (






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    The Fairy Bell Sisters: Rosie and the Secret Friend

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    • By Margaret McNamara
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    Before Tinker Bell flew to Never Land and met Peter Pan she lived on Sheepskerry Island with her fairy sisters - Clara, Lily, Rosie, Silver, and Squeak the baby. The young fairies go to fairy school and love tea parties, dressing up, and exciting adventures. It's summer time on Sheepskerry Island, which means the Summer People will arrive for their holidays. That's when the fairies must take great care not to be discovered by humans. But when Rosie the fairy meets a little girl called Louisa it's hard to stay hidden.

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UNABRIDGED) by The Brothers Grimm Narrated by Sharon Stone

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Classics Read by Celebrities

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    • By The Brothers Grimm
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    When the stepmother queen, who thinks much of her own beauty, hears the magic mirror proclaim that not she but Snow White is the fairest in the land, she jealously plots to destroy the young girl. But beautiful Snow White finds protection in the woods living happily with the seven dwarfs - and ultimately living happily ever after with the handsome Prince.

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    Aladdin's Lamp: The Classics Read by Celebrities

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    Sensing that the sorcerer means to harm him, Aladdin keeps the lamp and discovers its magic when rubbed. A genie appears and makes Aladdin rich and powerful. Through trickery, the sorcerer gets the lamp back and robs Aladdin of all that he possesses, but with the help of a magic ring and its genie, Aladdin recovers all that is his and defeats the sorcerer.