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.
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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.
I didn't get much of the morale as I think this is better for reading or listening at a slower pace.Otherwise the production and effects was excellent..
Lovely narration, it brings the story alive. Also, the way each story has been recreated is lovely. The classic story's are wonderful to prune more about and find out about.
"This is a Children's Book"
I purchased this audiobook expecting to enjoy a mature re-telling of these timeless tales. What I got was a goofy rendition that would be better suited for kids than adults. Furthermore, these fables are not unabridged, but have been made subject to dramatic license. Most important of all, the philosophical lesson or morale of the story is too ambiguous.
It was puerile.
I would do it completely different. I would change everything.
This audiobook should be clearly marked as a Children's book.
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