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A wonderful new audiobook for children aged 5-11.6 delightful, original stories to send your children slowly off to sleep. Written by Christian Edwards - West End performer - making his debut as a children's writer. Narrated by Graham Seed (Nigel Pargetter in "The Archers", Britannicus in "I, Claudius") and featuring original music by Bruno Langley (Coronation Street, Doctor Who).

Contents: Introduction; Seigfried The Sailor; Milton The Lonely Kitten; Smelly Belly The Hedgehog; Tabatha The Witch; Bea The Bouncing Baby; Toby And His Amazing Football Gloves. Short stories perfect for adults and children alike, from a trio of highly regarded performers. Let your imagination be inspired.

©2014 Bruno Langley, Christian Edwards & Graham Seed (P)2014 Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

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not beautiful or gentle or suitable for bedtime.

chose as bedtime stories for my 4 year old. first story is gentle, magical, delightful. the others are sad (a bullied kitten), ominous (a child-eating witch) and so forth. they end happily but i felt disappointed that they are not the sleepy, gentle, "beautiful bedtime stories" i expected. older children will enjoy the humour and the performances from the reader are full of energy and expression. but again, too much for bedtime!

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loved to listen myself as also children enjoyed.

interesting stories not the "regular ones. Interesting even for a grown-ups to listen. Can recommend. And performed/read very well.

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  • Sasha & Mel
  • 30-09-16

My little one adores this collection

These stories get played frequently at our house. Engaging stories, narration that captures the imagination, and music to complement each story make this audiobook a favorite.

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  • Inyaa Kimanzi
  • 08-02-15

A charming, involving listen

Would you listen to Beautiful Bedtime Stories again? Why?

My son who is nearly six, and gets bored quite quickly, listens to these stories night after night. The narrations are brilliant and there are many cute/appropriate sound effects. Great fun.

Who was your favorite character and why?

We both enjoy the story of 'Tabatha the witch' and Toby and his amazing football gloves'. Tabatha's story is charming and teaches a lesson in kindness/understanding. Toby's is very encouraging to a young boy or girl who needs the confidence to know that they can do well in whatever field they choose.

What about Graham Seed’s performance did you like?

Love everything so far about Graham Seed's performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud in Siegfried the Sailor; there's a fairy in there with a spectacular name and the way he says it is funny. No tears, but absolute relief that all the stories have a good moral without being preachy about it.

Any additional comments?

Please let us have more productions like this. It is absolutely lovely.