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Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of quirky fairytales for both children and adults. These plots are much more in the style of Grimm than Disney. A different audio artist performs each of the five stories. A warm woman's voice lovingly tells the sad story of the nightingale who must kill herself to get one red rose for a young boy who is in love. A lighthearted male voice integrates the voices of many animals, from water rat to linnet, in the story of "The Devoted Friend". Overall, listeners of all ages will certainly enjoy these funny and dark fables with their kooky animal characters and strong moralistic nature.

Summary

Oscar Wilde was one of the most versatile writers who ever lived. He wrote classic plays, including The Importance of Being Ernest; one wildly popular and influential novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; and a number of inventive and moving stories in The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

Stories included in this volume are: "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Devoted Friend", "The Happy Prince", "The Remarkable Rocket", and "The Selfish Giant".

Public Domain (P)2010 Jimcin Recordings

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prefer the first performer.......

I don’t like the ‘Happy Prince ‘part, because there is a noise of the recording equipment so I cannot really enjoy the story.....sad