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  • "Lovely stories, beautifully read"

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    This is a lovely collection of stories and the readers deliver them beautifully too. There's no distracting sound effects or music and this is a good thing - my little one gets completely absorbed (she does a wonderful impression of the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella!). I know there are other albums from the same author and will be checking those out too. All in all, a lovely, well-read collection of favourites.

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    Cinderella and Other Stories: The Story Mouse, Volume 1

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    • By Alan Smith, Joanna Pinnock, Moy McGowan, and others
    • Narrated By Alan Smith, Joanna Pinnock, Kathy Clugston
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    In Cinderella and Other Stories, you'll find four of the world's most popular children's stories and fairytales. Full of character, wit and fun, these stories have everything from a glass slipper to an invisible suit of clothes!

    Helen says: "Lovely stories, beautifully read"
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  • Myths of the Norsemen

    "Great, reminds me of my childhood."

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    This is a fantastic audiobook, brilliant narration and equally great stories.

    I used to have this audiobook on tape when I was younger and this brings back all the memories of long car journeys listening to the mischief of Loki and the other gods all trying to make things better.



    Highly recommended, especially as an introduction to norse myths for young children.

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  • "The best out there"

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    I'm a bit of a fan of fairy tales, and pride myself on having read or heard most, but this translation of Comtesse de Segur's Old French Fairy Tales gave me something entirely new in so many ways. Firstly, these are very rare and largely forgotten tales; you won't find them in most fairy tales books. Secondly, she writes these tales with a depth and emotional resonance often missing in the shorter, traditional method of fairy-tale telling; as a consequence they are more like novellas than short stories, and give the reader a true, full-immersion experience that I didn't want to end, and made me engage with the characters completely. Lastly they are read beautifully by Cathy Dobson, whose audiobooks I have purchased before and thoroughly enjoyed for her soothing voice and cool, clear accent. Just wonderful all round. My personal favourite was the last tale, "Ourson", but all deserve five stars!

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    Old French Fairy Tales

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    • By Comtesse de Ségur
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Sophie, Countess of Segur was a Russian-born French writer who lived from 1799 to 1874. This collection of stories draws on the rich heritage of French medieval literature, courtly love, magic charms and gallant deeds. In each story, the hero or heroine must undertake a quest or overcome a series of impossible challenges in order to reach their goal - often with the aid of magic. The stories are remarkably vibrant and well written, containing many elements of surprise and humour as well as chivalry and courtly romance.

    Melissa says: "The best out there"

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