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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 (44 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.

14 of 14 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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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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Gentle to listen to, poor navigation for such a mammoth book.

This appears to be an exhaustive collection of every Hans Christian Anderson fairytale ever published with over 41 hours of material. In such a mammoth collection of stories, it would have made sense to have chapter by chapter navigation, but each chapter appears to be an hour long so not easy to find individual tales in this collection. Also, there is no information on what is contained in each chapter so it’s difficult to identify where individual tales are located in the collection. Narration is good, if a little flat, however she is easy to listen to. All in all, I would have given this a higher rating if we could’ve had a better navigation experience.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Heath
  • 28-02-19

hard to get through

not sure if it was the narrator or the stories but I honestly just could not wait till this book ended and when it finally did I was happy to be done with it. some stories were so interesting but came across as boring if that makes sense.

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  • mj
  • 22-02-19

Run on fairytales

I was excited to have a full collection of Hans Christian Andersen’s writings however, a pause and an introduction between stories would have been nice.

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