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  • "fantastic audio books!"

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    This Audio book(Aesop's Fables) is really fabulous especially at times when you are on long drives and need to listen to old favourites with your children.

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    Aesop: The Complete Collection

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    • By Aesop
    • Narrated By Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, and others
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    40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.

    farah says: "fantastic audio books!"
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  • Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths Volume 1

    "Enjoyed this so much that I bought the "real" book"

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    There is a great deal of criticism about this book - the myths aren't in the "right" order, they're too "sanitised" and so on, but for children and adults who don't have a thorough grounding in classical Greek mythology, this is a lovely introduction to the myths.

    The myths are "linked together" by the story of a storyteller and his donkey, on their way to a marvellous storytelling festival, and along the way, the storyteller tells stories to his donkey and people they meet along the way, each of which is a short myth.

    To be honest, the story of the storyteller isn't of much interest to me, but it does bring the individual myths together.

    I think these would be delightful as bedtime treats, and now that I have the printed book too, I think it's a lovely book to have in a children's library. If you enjoy these, then you can always upgrade to the "bloodier" versions later on!

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Valerie United Kingdom 27/04/2010
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  • "Nostalgia"

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    What a delight it is to find a true rendition of our favourite classic tales.The Three Billy Goats Gruff is read with a humour that will appeal to any child. It was lovely to see the delight on my friends young sons face when he heard the \"sound effects\" in the story.He was kept enthralled throughout and cant wait to hear more.
    I would definitely recommend these to anyone that wants to entertain a child possibly use them as a treat on a journey. The sound quality is exceptional and the story well read. I will definitely be purchasing the set and only hope they quickly release new material.

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    The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stories: The Story Mouse, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Alan Smith, Charles Perrault, Robert Southey, and others
    • Narrated By Alan Smith
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    The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stories is a fun, colourful collection of traditional tales that's a must for younger listeners. From the curiosity of Goldilocks to the resourcefulness of the Three Little Pigs, these stories have been told for generations and are perfect for any young child's audio library.

    John says: "A good bed time read"

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    The Little Prince (






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

    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 (47 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

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    • 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

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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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  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 32 mins)
    • 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"
  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Dragons at Crumbling Castle

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    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
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    "Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store.

  • English Fairy Tales (






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

    English Fairy Tales

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    • 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 Folk of the Faraway Tree (






UNABRIDGED) by Enid Blyton Narrated by Kate Winslet

    The Folk of the Faraway Tree

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    • 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!"
  • Peter Pan (






UNABRIDGED) by J. M. Barrie Narrated by Judy Dick

    Peter Pan

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    • By J. M. Barrie
    • Narrated By Judy Dick
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    The wispy Peter Pan and Tinkerbell fly into the lives of Wendy Darling and her two brothers, telling them about their home, Neverland - a faraway land filled with magic and wonder. He leads the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles...

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  • Jack and the Beanstalk (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Jacobs Narrated by Blair Mellow

    Jack and the Beanstalk

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    • By Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated By Blair Mellow
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    "Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell an exciting story!" When young Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, his mother is so angry that she tosses them out of the window. The next morning Jack finds they have grown into a vine that reaches all the way up to the sky. Jack climbs the vine up, up, up into a thrilling series of adventures!

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears (






ABRIDGED) by Joseph Jacobs Narrated by Jenny Day

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    • ABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated By Jenny Day
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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.

  • Hansel and Gretel and Other Children's Favorites (






ABRIDGED) by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, L. Frank Baum Narrated by James Mio, Shawn Ryskamp, David DuChene, Jenny Day

    Hansel and Gretel and Other Children's Favorites

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By James Mio, Shawn Ryskamp, David DuChene, and others
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    A charming collection of classic children's stories hosted by a hilarious wicked witch and narrated with charm and excitement. The delightful favorites include the tale of "Hansel and Gretel", the giant-sized adventures of "Tom Thumb", the hilarious story of "The Brave Little Tailor", and the real story behind the classic nursery rhyme "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe".

  • The Princess and the Pea and Other Children's Favorites (






ABRIDGED) by Hans Christian Andersen Narrated by Catherine Lutz, Jenny Day, Blair Mellow

    The Princess and the Pea and Other Children's Favorites

    • ABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Catherine Lutz, Jenny Day, Blair Mellow
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    A wonderful assortment of classic children's stories written by the beloved author Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring the charming story of "The Princess and the Pea", the delightful adventures of Thumbelina, and the tender, uplifting tale of Little Tuk.

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  • 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"
  • Celtic Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph Jacobs Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Celtic Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer.

  • Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (






UNABRIDGED) by Hans Christian Andersen Narrated by Angele Masters

    Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 32 mins)
    • 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"
  • 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!

  • Little Red Riding Hood: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 9 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Sommer Narrated by Carl Sommer

    Little Red Riding Hood: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 9

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    • By Carl Sommer
    • Narrated By Carl Sommer
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    Sometimes there is danger in being too friendly as is the case with kind-hearted Little Red Riding Hood in this loveable rendition of a Brothers Grimm classic. Distracted by the Big Bad Wolf with a bouquet of lovely flowers, the kind-hearted little girl forgets her mother's instructions and strays from the path on the way to Grandmother's house. Little does she know, the crafty wolf has devised a wicked plan to arrive at her house first. Will Grandmother meet an unfortunate end?

  • The Emperor's New Clothes: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Sommer Narrated by Carl Sommer

    The Emperor's New Clothes: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 5

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    • By Carl Sommer
    • Narrated By Carl Sommer
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    Excessive fondness for elaborate and expensive clothing allows a pair of dodgy tailors to hoodwink the emperor. Weaving a grandiose tale instead of actual clothing, the tailors tell the emperor that their exquisite garments, woven with the finest of materials, are invisible to less worthy individuals. Reluctant to admit possible imperfections, no one in the town is willing to be honest, with the exception of one small boy.

  • Stone Soup: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 11 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Sommer Narrated by Carl Sommer

    Stone Soup: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 11

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    • By Carl Sommer
    • Narrated By Carl Sommer
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    In a village full of selfish inhabitants, the idea that making stone soup would bring them all together might be hard to swallow...literally! With a few stones as the initial ingredients, three famished soldiers cleverly convince the villagers to contribute all of the items needed for a delicious pot of soup. In this spirited adaptation of the beloved folktale, preparing a simple pot of soup teaches the villagers that sharing brings happiness and celebration.

  • The Little Red Hen: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 8 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carl Sommer Narrated by Carl Sommer

    The Little Red Hen: Sommer-Time Story Classic, Book 8

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    While Little Red Hen works to grow her wheat, the dog, the cat, and the duck are full of excuses not to help. With each step, Little Red Hen offers to share the wheat in exchange for assistance, but the fair-weather friends always have more pleasant things to do. Will this affect their chances for a delicious slice of bread?

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  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Dragons at Crumbling Castle

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    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
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    "Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur's knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It's a disaster! Luckily, there's a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who's willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store.

  • Die Weihnachtsgans Auguste und andere Märchen (






UNABRIDGED) by Friedrich Wolf Narrated by Stefan Kaminski, Robert Missler, Walter Kreye

    Die Weihnachtsgans Auguste und andere Märchen

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Friedrich Wolf
    • Narrated By Stefan Kaminski, Robert Missler, Walter Kreye
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    Die Gans Auguste ist von Vater Löwenhaupt als Weihnachtsbraten vorgesehen. Seine drei Kinder versorgen sie mit Futter, taufen sie Gustje - und schließen sie ins Herz. Doch gegen alle barmherzigen Einwände bleibt der Vater dabei: Gustje soll in den Ofen. Die Gans schreit Zeter und Mordio, Mutter weint, Vater erfindet eine üble List. Und wer triumphiert? Natürlich die Gans - sonst wäre dies keine vergnügliche Weihnachtsgeschichte.