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The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.

Public Domain (P)2018 Flaneur Media

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  • Mandymay💄👠👛
  • 01-10-18

Surperb acting by Sri Gordon!!

Han's Christian Anderson's version is not the Disney version. Hans books are sometimes a bittersweet pill to swallow and therefore geared more towards adults than children. The little mermaid is no exception. After leaving her beautifully, scenic home for a prince she realizes the grass isn't always greener. This melancholy version is certainly not the happy ending Disney put out, but nevertheless still a beautiful classic. I was given a free copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily decided to leave this review.

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  • Son of Odin
  • 01-10-18

Not your Disney version of the Little Mermaid

If you're looking for a cute quick listen for your little ones, this is not it. However, if you are looking for a more grown up version of the Little Mermaid, you've hit the jack pot. I really enjoyed this listen of the Little Mermaid. It deals with everyday life and death events. The narrator is did a superb job in narrating. I received this review copy free of charge at my request. I have voluntarily chosen to leave a review.

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  • Kingsley
  • 26-09-18

Forget Disney - this get's dark

While Disney probably have the most well known version of 'The Little Mermaid' it diverges significantly from the original Hans Christian Andersen tale. Disney and HCA start similar enough - a mermaid falls in love with a human and trades her singing voice for legs. It's from this point the stories diverge with Disney taking a much more upbeat approach, while the original tale descents into a fairly dark morality tale (with a last add on paragraph that redeems the character's choices and lightens the story, slightly). So even if you know the Disney version really well, it's worth visiting the original and seeing where it came from. Sri Gordon does some good voice acting for the short story, providing voices, emotion and interest to the characters. She is well paces, easy to listen to and overall enjoyable. A good reading of the quick tale. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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  • cosmitron
  • 27-09-18

Wonderful book for all ages

With a great performance by the Narrator this Audio Book can be enjoyed by every listener. It is short and will be entertaining for all who download this book. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Sara Landon
  • 22-10-19

The Real Mermaid tale!

I never realized that there was an original Little Mermaid and I certainly didn't realize how dark it was. I truly enjoyed hearing the original and knowing how the author intended for the story to end. Sri Gordon did a fabulous job bringing this story to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Adam
  • 27-11-18

Great story. There should be a movie!

Disney has never done these old stories justice. This one ends a little bit more moralistically than it needed to, but it is a ripping good story. The narrator did a fantastic job. What are you waiting for? I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shannon G
  • 05-11-18

Not Disney's Version!!

I hadn't ever heard the original story of The Little Mermaid. I must say, it was much darker than what I thought it would be. I figured it would have it's dark moments, even Disney showed that but oh my! This is really a sad story. I enjoyed listening to it and Sri Gordon did an excellent job with the narration. She has a lovely voice and really brought the story to life. If you're looking for Disney's version of The Little Mermaid, you won't find that here. This story is much darker and without the happy ending. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 18-10-18

Wonderful Narration of a Classic

This is not the Disney happy ending but the original darker classic one. Probably not content for the really little kids but I think 3rd grade and up would be fine. I thought the narration was really well done and fun to listen to! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 04-10-18

The Little Mermaid

Sri Gordon gave a wonderful performance of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale. Be warned that this classic is darker than the happily ever after Disney version. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Susan C-K
  • 03-10-18

Nice Children's Book!

As other reviewers said, Hans Christian Anderson's story is darker than the Disney version. It also has a very different and not so happy ending. It is still a charming tale and you and your family will enjoy the original. It is nicely read by Sri Gordon. I was gifted a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.