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In 1905 Hamilton Wright Mabie published Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know, as distinguished from the author's similar works, Famous Stories Every Child Should Know and Myths Every Child Should Know. What does Mabie require children to know in this audiobook? Actress Samantha Worthen tells listeners the familiar fairy tales of Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and Sleeping Beauty as well as lesser known tales from The Arabian Nights, the Brothers Grimm, Aesop's Fables, Charles Perault, Hans Christian Andersen, and others. Worthen's warm, amiable, child-friendly voice brings a light to sometimes dark material. In classic children's narratives she has clearly found a genre where she can shine.
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This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".
Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By R. Reed on 05-07-14

Too American for me

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Don't get me wrong, I love most things American - great writers, actors, TV dramas, movies - cultural beacon of the western world, etc. But the narrator was just too saccharine-sweet, monotonously ploddingly cutesy for my taste - and, I suspect, for any Brit's taste. To be fair, the stories are good and my children seem to like it (I bought this for long car journeys), but it would be sooo much better with a different narrator.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Delana Ro on 31-12-17

Not for children

Too many high level words are used for children. Language (but not stories) suit teenagers.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris Stringer on 26-06-15

I love it

It's the best my favorite in the light princess I am 10 years old and I feel when listening to It I feel like someone is reading me a book all night

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth Wilson on 26-02-15


I think it was a great narrator but the story's seemed too short so
4 stars overall I liked it

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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