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  • Grimm Tales for Young and Old

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 229

In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By Margy Otter on 06-10-12

very entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-13

Would you listen to Grimm Tales for Young and Old again? Why?

Written in an updated style of Pullman while keeping the essence of the stories from their original form. They have the darkness the folk stories captured before the sanitized versions that were written for children. No unnecessary modernisation or unfamiliar contexts. Very entertaining and capture the adult imagination in a long forgotten manner.

What other book might you compare Grimm Tales for Young and Old to, and why?

Can only really be compared to the originals. They feel familiar but with the beautiful Pullman style.

Have you listened to any of Samuel West’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Have not heard West read before so can't comment. Very enjoyable though.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listened in many sittings. A couple of stories at a time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Reginald D Hunter Live - In The Midst of Crackers

  • By: Reginald D. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Reginald D. Hunter
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Recorded live at The Lowry, the spectacular waterfront theatre in Salford Quays, Reginald D. Hunter. In the Midst of Crackers showcases his unique, unpredictable and bound-pushing stand-up, making it clear that he has firmly cemented himself as one of the UK comedy industry’s best. As frank, honest and cutting-edge as ever, Reginald D. Hunter tackles subjects only the bravest of comedians will touch, so prepare yourself for a feast of shockingly controversial, yet searingly honest and brilliantly intelligent stand-up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny but not as good as last time

  • By Amy on 01-12-13

Funny but not as good as last time

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Reginald D Hunter Live - In The Midst of Crackers the most enjoyable?

Hunter has a style and charm about his delivery. His interactions with the audience are at times uncomfortable but Hunter manages to do this in a non offensive Manner.

What did you like best about this story?

Hunter makes some good observations and delivers these with wit and a good pinch of irony.

What does Reginald D. Hunter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Hunter has a charm that shines through a live performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this in one sitting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful