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The Prince and the Princess in the Forest

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Narrated by: Clive Johnson
Length: 33 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Summary

A prince and princess from distant lands are destined to marry but must face many dangers and overcome trickery before they can finally be wed. 

Robbers, trolls, wild beasts, and more all feature in this delightful retelling of the classic Danish fairy tale. 

The tale is made for children and is especially suitable for bedtime!

©2019 Labyrinthe Press (P)2019 Labyrinthe Press

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a brand new insight into a traditional tale

firstly i would like to say that before listening to this book I had never heard of this particular fairy tale. I grew up with all the classic childhood stories bring read to me night after night until I knew them off by heart and word for word to this day.
It was so refreshing to hear something completely new to me and it was a breath of fresh air from the other overtold tales.
The book is wonderfully narrated and is completely engaging to listeners of any age. In my opinion it is just the right length to tell a good story but not lose the interest of younger listeners with shorter attention spans. It is the sort of traditional and whimsical story that takes you back to your carefree childhood and I loved every minute . In this day and age I think there is a need to keep retelling stories like this to keep the magic alive. Highly recommended
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.



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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 26-02-19

Nothing is so strange as the unfamiliar

I enjoy getting fairy tales on audible and podcasts to share with my kids. These stories are almost always best when spoken aloud rather than in print or turned into movies. It's just in their DNA. I was unfamiliar with The Prince and the Princess in the Forest so I decided to hear it myself before introducing it to them.

Holy cow.

I knew intellectually that all of the familiar fairy tales were pretty wacky but they don't FEEL odd because they're all so well worn and familiar. Even though primarily composed of common fairy tale tropes, The Prince and the Princess in the Forest feels so much more bizarre due to lack of familiarity. I wonder if this is what all of the tales sound like to my kids.

It's been a very long time since I've experienced a new fairy tale and this one will have me looking at them in a new light now.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 18-05-19

The Prince and the Princess in the Forest

This is a fairy tale I was unfamiliar with, so I do not know if it deviates from the classic tale. Clive Johnson did a nice job with the story and narration. At just over a half hour, it’s a great length for a bedtime story.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-04-19

Cute tale

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I’ve never listened to this story before and I’m curious how much he added to make this more politically correct and women empowering. There are parts that would need a discussion by parents and other parts I feel present a good lesson.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator/author ( Clive Johnson ) and I would listen to another. He reads with a lilting style that makes this obviously sound like a fairy tale. I don’t think I’d like it in a regular novel.
He had different voices for the various characters.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 01-04-19

PRETTY DARN COOL

I admit, I hadn't heard this tale anytime before listening here, and found it really good!

Great story, wonderfully narrated, and definitely had a lot of complexity to it for a kids' book - really enjoyed it, and kids who have listened have enjoyed it too :)

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  • Catherine
  • 18-03-19

Narration very sing song.

Story not charming, didn't finish because of distractingly bad narration. Seemed pointless. I plan to return it.

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  • CNBA
  • 06-03-19

kids enjoyed this a lot

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wonderfully delightful.

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  • Alex Martinez
  • 03-03-19

An adventure that makes a great bedtime story!

Another great tale by Clive Johnson. I liked the way Clive personified good and evil in The Prince and the Princess in the Forest. This story is a great way to reinforce in the little ones the importance of bravery, generosity, forgiveness and kindness. Clive Johnson’s soothing voice also makes this tale a wonderful bedtime story.

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  • HeatherY
  • 03-03-19

Fresh New Fairy Tale

The Prince and the Princess in the Forest is a new fairy tale for me. It tells the story of a young prince and his mother who meet a robber and a princess in the woods. There is a lot to unpack in this little story! It has so many twists and turns, familiar themes and new adventures. Unlike many fairy tales, it doesn't have a moral at the end, although I'm sure parents can supply their own as they listen with their kids.

The narration was well done as usual, soothing and easy to listen to. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 02-03-19

Good but Just Different

I listened with my three kids (13,11 &9) and we all enjoyed this one but, it was so different and a story that felt and was very unfamiliar. My daughter (11) said it had more plot twists then the normal fairy tales and felt that little kids wouldn't understand it so it was geared for a slightly older child. Clive did a great job with the narration and telling of the story making it a fun listen.

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  • James Marsh
  • 01-03-19

Wonderful Fairy Tale Adventure

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Clive Johnson adapt a fairy tale I was not familiar with. Its a fun adventure with tragedy, magical objects, monsters, riddles, romance, betrayals and more. I was surprised how much was packed into a half hour story! They should adapt this tale into a full length movie.

Clive does a great job on the narration as well. His accent and delivery make this the perfect bedtime story for all ages. He even does additional voices in this one. You won't be disappointed!