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Summary

Timeless Tales for Kids is an enchanting compilation of children's classic stories read by an all-star cast.

Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children, a masterpiece in children's fiction wonderfully evoking a bygone age, packed with fun, excitement and adventure.

Bill Nighy reads a much-loved children's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which continues to delight young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and magical shoes.

Dominic Cooper reads Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist. Dickens' timeless novel transports readers to a Victorian England filled with frightened orphans, grim workhouses and gangs of thieving children.

Gemma Arterton reads Lewis Carroll's all-time classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice meets characters like the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat in a story that has delighted and entranced readers for more than a hundred years.

Full story listing:

  • Alistair McGowan reads The Jungle Book
  • Olivia Colman reads The Railway Children
  • Bill Nighy reads The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Luke Evans reads Treasure Island
  • Russell Tovey reads Black Beauty
  • Elizabeth McGovern reads Little Women
  • Dominic Cooper reads Oliver Twist
  • Jenna-Louise Coleman reads The Secret Garden
  • Gemma Arterton reads Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Gemma Arterton reads Alice Through the Looking-Glass.

Public Domain (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Needs Chapter names

Lazy publishers who don’t name audible chapters deserve one star reviews. I’m sure the stories are great but I hate having to guess which chapter is which book. Sort it out. This is not rocket science!

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You don't know which book you're on as no headings

Great performers but we can't really use this book. My daughter only likes certain books (is scared by others at night) but there is no way of knowing when one book ends and another begins - let alone chapter starts and endings! Given this is what Audible does - makes audio books - you'd have thought they could sort this one out! Same problem with many of their kids collections.

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Irritating lack of chapter titles!

The narrator's are great, stories are great but the into and not being able to see which story you want is seriously irritating!

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Fab

My son listens to stories to go to bed and he really enjoyed listening to these stories

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Brilliant for bedtime but not much else!

Saw this as I was browsing the Audible Plus collection. These timeless tales for kids young and old have delighted and enchanted me over the years. I was delighted with the performances and usually choose one of these to fall asleep to if I'm struggling to drift off. These tales however are very and I do mean very heavily abridged. You can find these as solo downloads elsewhere, so if there's a tale you particularly want to read then please feel free to get the unabridged version and read them as the author intended.

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terrible chapter naming

The stories titles are not listed in the contents to allow you to choose the tale to play!!!

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Mixed stories

Some stories were really good quality but others weren’t. The Railway Children was my favourite.

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Children’s stories great for adults too

Great performances though I never realised children’s stories were so dark until I listening to this collection as an adult. I would recommend this and the choice of narrators were perfect.

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this book is so good

I just want to say how good this book is it is amazing to listen to

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Great book

Fabulous narrators and my child loved the stories in the books. Highly recommended for an 8 yo