Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

  • by Rosemary Kingston - editor
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is a timeless and wonderful collection from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland. Tales in this collection include: "Puss in Boots", "Rumpelstiltskin", "The Frog Prince", "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Wild Swans", "Snow White and Rose Red", "The Spirit in the Bottle", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Three Bears", "The Musicians of Bremen", "The Fisherman and his Wife", and many others sure to be familiar to children and adults alike.


What the Critics Say

"Marguerite Gavin reads the entire collection, and her pleasant, articulate voice is welcome story after story." ( School Library Journal)
"Gavin's assured, velvety voice is a good match for this adaptation of an anthology first published in 1917....Gavin's consistent, even-keeled delivery make this a good choice for bedtime and quiet time, for listeners both young and older." ( Publishers Weekly)
"What a treat to have a compendium of the greats of folk literature from the European tradition narrated by Marguerite Gavin, who evokes memories of one's own mother reading the stories by one's bedside. Her steady, soothing voice navigates the familiar...and treasured, but less well-known, tales." ( AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very good with lots of original stories

At first the narrator's voice sounds a little monotone. Stick with it though and you soon get used to this and really start to enjoy the great stories, of which there are so many. Best of all many of them are quite unusual, and not the sort of thing that turns up time and again in children's books. Recommended listening.
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- Keith

Poor. Boring voice.

Lots of stories, but read in a monotone voice.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.