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English Fairy Tales

Narrated by: Joanna Daniell
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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Here is a compilation of famous English fairy tales. Although they employed fantasy and often showcased young protagonists, fairy tales were originally meant for adults. Over time the stories grew familiar, moving from strange to charming, and becoming escapist morality plays for all. Some beloved fairy tales originated in England. Narrator Joanna Daniell does justice to each story here. Her voice has a warm, mature timbre. She performs the stories at a leisurely pace so that young listeners can follow along, and older ones can relish the wonderful quirkiness of each piece. And Daniell very convincingly manifests an assortment of quaint characters, many of whom have thick colloquial accents. Her flexible voice slips back and forth between dialogue and narrative with ease.

Summary

While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.
Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Boring

I nearly fell asleep I was so bored 😐 don’t read this book good reader though

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  • TracyT
  • 16-07-17

Awsome

I loved this book sooooo much.
It was nice,funny and a good learning experience. I would recommend this book if you are bored and want something to listen to. It is also a good book for kids 12 to 5 or older!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-17

English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales.Very interesting and fun reading of old time fairy tales for children and adults alike.