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Summary

Four classic fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, read by Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne-Marie Duff, David Tennant, and Penelope Wilton. 

Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors. 

The Emperor’s New Clothes read by Sir Derek Jacobi: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors. 

The Little Mermaid read by Anne-Marie Duff: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince. 

The Fir Tree read by David Tennant: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest. 

The Wild Swans read by Penelope Wilton: A princess must rescue her brothers from a spell cast by a wicked queen.

Public Domain (P)2011 Audible Ltd.

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very good!!!

I loved all the stories. Each naration was clear and enjoyable. Music was also splendit.

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Traditional stories shortened but not altered

Beautifully read but beware of original endings if allowing young children to listen. No Disney romance here

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Disappointing...

Keep on getting a 'Playback failed. Please try again" error message. So could not listen to these stories which is a real shame. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling Audible, but problem persisted. Sent a report through, do let's see...

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I love these stories and thought I could download them to a cd to play in the car when I have my grandchildren. But I can't, also seem unable to return them. The whole process has been frustrating, annoying and I will not be using audible books again.

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