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Summary

This Audiobook contains the following works:

  • Tom Tit Tot,
  • Three Sillies,
  • The Rose-Tree,
  • The Old Woman and her Pig,
  • How Jack went to Seek his Fortune,
  • Mr. Vinegar,
  • Nix Nought Nothing,
  • Jack Hannaford,
  • Binnorie,
  • Mouse and Mouser,
  • Cap o' Rushes,
  • Teeny-Tiny,
  • Jack and the Beanstalk,
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs,
  • The Master and his Pupil,
  • Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse,
  • Jack and his Golden Snuff-Box,
  • The Story of the Three Bears,
  • Jack the Giant-Killer,
  • Henny-Penny,
  • Childe Rowland,
  • Molly Whuppie,
  • The Red Ettin,
  • The Golden Arm,
  • The History of Tom Thumb,
  • Mr. Fox,
  • Lazy Jack,
  • Johnny-Cake,
  • Earl Mar's Daughter,
  • Mr. Miacca,
  • The Adventures of Aladdin by The Brothers Grimm,
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper by Aesop,
  • Cinderella by The Brothers Grimm,
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker,
  • The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen,
  • Five Little Pigs by Joseph Martin Kronheim,
  • Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm,
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen,
  • The Little Red Hen,
  • Little Red Riding Hood,
  • Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm,
  • Snow White,
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter,
  • The Three Little Pigs,
  • Thumbelina,
  • The Tortoise and the Hare by Aesop,
  • The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen,
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams,
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame (Part 1),
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame (Part 2),
  • The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (Part 1),
  • The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen (Part 2).
©2019 Joseph jacobs (P)2019 NTMC

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Awful

I have no idea how anyone could release this with any belief it’s suitable. The narration is awful, almost like there is an attempt to make every story a single sentence, with the only pauses (I am being serious) for the narrator to cough!! The clarity is poor, the stories poor and my kids just couldn’t follow any of them. If it’s free please still avoid!!

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What's going on?

Awful. Awful. Awfully awful. So awful. Awful. Awfully awfully awful. So so atrocious. Awful. Atrocious.

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  • AJ
  • 16-08-20

Unlistenable

Truly horrible. I saw the bad reviews but I thought I couldn't go wrong for 38p. Alas, this is actually painful to listen to. Every single time the letter S is read, it comes with an awful, grating whistle. I can't take this even for five minutes. Very poor.

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Not impressed

Narrator coughing through the stories, repeating several lines. Not happy with this purchase at all.

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Coughing narrator and harsh stories

I had forgotten how nasty the Classic fairy tales are. They are in my opinion unsuitable for children, certainly when you can listen to lovely kind books now.

The narrator also periodically coughs throughout the narration and it hasn't been edited out.

Not my favourite audio book.

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Horribly read! Very inappropriate for kids!

I was shocked at the themes such as mother chopping her daughter's head off as she was jealous! My kids who listen to audiobooks on a regular basis were mortified and demanded I turned it off. Also, language is outdated-making it difficult for kids to understand.
Extremely disapointing!

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narration awful

Narration very monotone definitely not a voice for narration could not listen to more than 2 stories

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Wish I'd read the reviews!

Horrible stories, hard to follow and the narrator actually coughs! Only buy if you want to give your children nightmares.

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  • D
  • 29-05-21

Homely stories

Cheerful reader, colourful, like an auntie reading you when you are wrapped up in bed.

The stories are old fashioned in a good way

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Not great

Read too fast for children to understand. Read in a rush too with bits of the stories missing so hard for children to understand.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-20

Very violent.

Violent stories read in a soft voice. For example, a mother tells daughter she will part her hair using an axe. Then she kills her daughter, cuts out her heart and liver and turns them into a stew that she gives to the girls father. No lesson or morals, just terrible stories. Not comfortable having my child listen to these.

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  • ccapman670
  • 10-08-19

Under a dollar for a bunch of classic stories

Great classic stories! Three little pigs, Jack and his beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and many more. All easy to understand and perfect for my little cousins. They love listening to them before bed. Not sure why the negative review, these are all classics and the few that might be scary you don't have to listen to with your kids until they are older.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-01-20

Sick to my stomach

I downloaded this to listen on my car ride to work with my son. He’s 4 months old. And they are stories about chopping off children’s heads and such. Not happy. I must have missed the part where it explained what these books talked about.

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  • Angelo
  • 10-08-19

Great Buy - Great Stories!

What a bargain! So many great stories for a low price. The cover is quite nice too!

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  • Sheryl
  • 14-01-20

Disappointed.

So sad. The narrator was coughing in the middle of the story. but it was only .66cent so not complaining about the price. just because this is for kids doesn't mean it should be pour quality.

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  • Jeff Ashcraft
  • 08-01-20

Disappointed

I should have been wary because of the price. Some of these stories don’t seem appropriate for children and the narrator repeats herself & even coughs while reading one story.

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  • David Squire
  • 12-12-19

short adult storys?

nice violent childrens storys. gave my kid nightmares should have screened this but didnt because it said "childrens storys" fml thanks

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  • E.S.
  • 23-08-19

Terrible on so many levels. Please don't buy this

Wow. I paid 66 cents - you get what you pay for. Inappropriate themes for kids. Colloquialism/phrases being used but strangely without the accent you would expect. Grammar is beyond poor... stuff I would not want my kid repeating. How no one went back to the drawing board with this one is beyond me.

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  • E. Clemmer
  • 29-08-19

Was this even edited?

Good old fairytales from my childhood, but wow! The narrator coughs in a few stories. There are whole parts repeated in a number of stories. Guess I got my $.66 worth!

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  • Barry Ashford
  • 20-09-19

Not for children

Stories often include death dismemberment and other implications some might find inappropriate for children stories.

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