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Louise

Louise CaerphillyUnited Kingdom Member Since 2010
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  • "Stories You never Outgrow"

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    I came across these stories as a child, when I was really too young to understand them properly. I just loved the language and the imagery of them. Now, in adulthood, revisiting them has been such a joy! Beautifully narated by some of our greatest theatrical luminaries, these are stories everyone should read; stories you'll never outgrow!

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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
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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!"
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  • Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

    "Very good with lots of original stories"

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    At first the narrator's voice sounds a little monotone. Stick with it though and you soon get used to this and really start to enjoy the great stories, of which there are so many. Best of all many of them are quite unusual, and not the sort of thing that turns up time and again in children's books. Recommended listening.

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  • "A modern twist"

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    What made the experience of listening to A Matter-of-Fact Fairy Tale the most enjoyable?

    I was really curious what pieces of fairy tales where going to come up later :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The prince seeing as he is really not appreciated by his family.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It is a short book so that is a difficult one.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really wondering whether this story was actually by the A.A. Milne of the Winnie The Pooh books, seeing as on audible it looks like it (it says by the same author...).
    But seeing as I cant find this book in his bibliography and it is from 2006 so my guess is this is by someone else (it's also very different) but definitly worth a listen, also for children.

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    A Matter-of-Fact Fairy Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (20 mins)
    • By A. A. Milne
    • Narrated By James Mio
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    Once there was a handsome prince who was loved by everyone (except his family). Armed with a magic ring that will bring help whenever he needs it, this charming prince rides forth to seek his fortune. This is a hilarious look at how fairy tales would turn out in the real world!

    Family says: "A modern twist"

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    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 (






UNABRIDGED) by Lucy Coats Narrated by Simon Russell Beale

    Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 1

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    • By Lucy Coats
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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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 (46 ratings)
    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund (






UNABRIDGED) by Oscar Wilde Narrated by Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, Derek Jacobi, Sinead Cusack, Robert Harris, Samantha Bond, Geoffrey Palmer, Donald Sinden, Elaine Stritch

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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
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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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • 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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  • 3.5 (18 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
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
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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 (






UNABRIDGED) by Brothers Grimm Narrated by Robin Field

    Grimm's Fairy Tales

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    • By Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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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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    • By Adapted by Rosemary Kingston
    • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
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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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Enid Blyton
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
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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!"
  • English Fairy Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Flora Annie Steele (adaptation) Narrated by Joanna Daniell

    English Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Flora Annie Steele (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Joanna Daniell
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    While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.

  • The Little Prince (






UNABRIDGED) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Narrated by Humphrey Bower

    The Little Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • 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"
  • Favorite Poems for Children (






UNABRIDGED) by Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame, Hilaire Belloc, William Blake, Thomas Hardy Narrated by Katinka Wolf

    Favorite Poems for Children

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    • By Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
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    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    judith says: "Poetry Revisited"
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  • Household Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by The Brothers Grimm Narrated by Kelly Lintz

    Household Tales

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    • By The Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Kelly Lintz
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    A collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous Brothers Grimm. Their most famous tales are instantly recognizeable: "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Frog Prince." The collection is often known today as "Grimms' Fairy Tales".

  • Grimm's Fairy Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by The Brothers Grimm, Margaret Hunt (translator) Narrated by Joanna Daniel

    Grimm's Fairy Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Brothers Grimm, Margaret Hunt (translator)
    • Narrated By Joanna Daniel
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    A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.

  • Grimm's Fairy Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Brothers Grimm Narrated by Robin Field

    Grimm's Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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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"
  • Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Hamilton Wright Mabie Narrated by Samantha Worthen

    Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Hamilton Wright Mabie
    • Narrated By Samantha Worthen
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    This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".

    R. Reed says: "Too American for me"
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  • Incy Wincy Spider  by BBC Audiobooks Narrated by Sophie Aldred, Richard Mitchley

    Incy Wincy Spider

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred, Richard Mitchley
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    A collection of songs to amuse your child, including "The Zoo Theme", "The Animal Fair", "The Bear Went Over the Mountain", "Who Cares if the Bear?", "The Animal Song", "How Doth the Little Crocodile", "The Pelican's Beak", "The Day the Animals Lost their Voices","Five Little Monkeys", "The Animals Went In Two by Two".

  • Popular Tales from the Norse (






UNABRIDGED) by George Webbe Dasent Narrated by Daniel Thomas May

    Popular Tales from the Norse

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    • By George Webbe Dasent
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., you will have to look elsewhere. Rather, this is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers', or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands. All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals.

  • The Three Little Pigs (






ABRIDGED) by Joseph Jacobs Narrated by David DuChene

    The Three Little Pigs

    • ABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated By David DuChene
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    The classic tale of three little pigs who venture out into the big, wide world and build themselves houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But when the big bad wolf comes to call, will these little porkers let him in? Not by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins!

  • Collins Nursery Rhymes (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonathan Langley

    Collins Nursery Rhymes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Jonathan Langley
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    A revised edition of the jazzy, upbeat classic collection - traditional rhymes with a non-traditional approach! Sixty minutes of relentlessly jolly tunes to keep the babies bouncing, toddlers tripping and pre-schoolers popping! Includes more than 50 rhymes. Great for party games, playgroups and car journeys.

  • Tales from Witchway Wood: Crash 'N' Bang (






UNABRIDGED) by Kaye Unmansky Narrated by Veronika Hyks

    Tales from Witchway Wood: Crash 'N' Bang

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kaye Unmansky
    • Narrated By Veronika Hyks
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    Filth is Witch Sludgegooey's Fiend; Arthur the Dragon is precise, meticulous, and lives with his mum; and O'Brian is a Leprechaun who is often mistaken for a Pixie. These three very different characters have two things in common - the band they play in (The Witchway Rhythm Boys) and the music they play - Crash 'n' Bang - which nobody likes very much. But then The Thing in the Moonmad T-shirt becomes their manager and sets their sights higher - on the forthcoming music competition The Battle of the Bands.

  • The Dreadful Dragon (






UNABRIDGED) by Kaye Unmasky Narrated by Thomas Eyre

    The Dreadful Dragon

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    • By Kaye Unmasky
    • Narrated By Thomas Eyre
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    Ronald the Magnificent is the youngest wizard in the Wizards' Club. The trouble is, he is not a very good wizard and all the others tease him terribly. They don't even let him have his own chair. What Ronald needs is a pet so at least somebody is on his side. But pets are not allowed, so Ronald has to magic his pet up in secret. And when he does get his pet, it is not as easily controlled as Ronald would have liked. A very funny new book featuring wizards, fire-breathing, some misplaced magic and a lot of sausages!

  • Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale (






UNABRIDGED) by Darcy Pattison Narrated by Monica Clark-Robinson

    Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Darcy Pattison
    • Narrated By Monica Clark-Robinson
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    In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. One freezing cold night, Krissy locks Saucy out of the house, and Saucy must sleep in the barn. In a desperate move, Saucy and Bubba run away to their aunt's house - except Aunt Vivian isn't home. Trying to take care of Bubba for several days forces Saucy to take charge of her own life and accept a terrible sacrifice in order to find safety for herself.

  • The Fire Chronicle: The Book of Beginning 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Stephens Narrated by Jim Dale

    The Fire Chronicle: The Book of Beginning 2

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    • By John Stephens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
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    It's been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-lost family remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find the man who was the last person to see them. He knows about a secret map of a distant, mysterious land - maybe this is the clue that will lead them to their parents...Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time grows ever stronger, and when a dangerous trick traps her in the past, she must find new friends to help her return home.

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  • Libertania: A Country Called Prohibition (






UNABRIDGED) by Brian Lobb Narrated by Jane Bell

    Libertania: A Country Called Prohibition

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    • By Brian Lobb
    • Narrated By Jane Bell
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    This is the second story of the Libertania series where a woman named Mary Jane, who is a farmer and healer, grows a versatile plant named Maribis. This plant has healing properties and can also be used to create textiles, food, clothes, paper, oil, and many other wonderful things. She travels from the free land of Libertania, where it is allowed to be grown to the country bordering named Prohibition, to help the people there purchase the many products produced by this wonderful plant.

  • Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Crane Narrated by Phil Chenevert

    Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp

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    • By Walter Crane
    • Narrated By Phil Chenevert
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    The well-known tale of the adventurous boy and what happens when he finds a magical lamp.

  • The Good Son: A Thicket of Tales, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by A.D. Hasselbring Narrated by A.D. Hasselbring

    The Good Son: A Thicket of Tales, Book 1

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    • By A.D. Hasselbring
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    When young Jack leaves home looking for adventure and to seek his fortune, his father reminds him that "the good you do for others is the good that will come back to you". As he helps those along his path, the young man experiences adventure that he had never dreamed of and finds strength within himself that he never imagined.