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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Narrated by: Angele Masters
Length: 41 hrs and 27 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)
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Summary

A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Excellent narration poor formatting

Angele Masters reads the various stories beautifully. The problem with this huge collection is the difficulty in finding a particular individual tale. Other large collections provide a pdf which enables one to locate the specific chapter in which a story is narrated. This edition gives no such help. On the other hand, the free LibriVox recording lists the title and length of each separate story.
I was tempted to return the Audible version but the narration is so consistently excellent that I decided to make notes of the positions of my favourites but Audible should supply that material.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Awesome for my niece and nephew when they need to go to sleep.. Excellent narration :-)

Fantastic collection - complete set :-D - helps me get to sleep, too! I love this author

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  • Corrina
  • BRAMPTON, United Kingdom
  • 14-04-13

childhood favorites

so great for my son to listen to all my childhood favorites plus hearing some even i hadn't heard.

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  • freedom2fly
  • 01-07-18

first time ever reading the classics!

Definitely interesting! I don't agree with everything he wrote doctrinally but he was so creative he captures and hold your mind and heart story after story. Definitely a reread and want to purchase a classic edition.

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  • Nishant
  • 08-03-14

Nice tales but a terrible reading

What didn’t you like about Angele Masters’s performance?

Her voice is so childish. And it seems she's making a wretched mockery of the characters.

Any additional comments?

Really, really bad reading.

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  • Silly Napkin
  • 28-02-14

Horrible Translation of Hans Christian Anderson

Audible, can you list the translator as well as the year of translation of translated works? This old translation is quite bad but I did not know it was such an old translation when I got the book.

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  • Sherrie Johnson
  • 04-12-18

Would be a great addition to my audio library, but

The stories are listed as Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, etc. with never a title of a story. Good luck at finding your favorite story buried in the forty something chapters. This makes what could be a very fun book to share with children or grandchildren absolutely useless. Wish I hadn't purchased it. I don't have time to listen to 41 and 1/2 hours to find The Little Match Girl or The Ugly Duckling.