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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.
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Critic Reviews

"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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3 out of 5 stars
By Roger on 05-04-12

Put my kids to sleep!

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I got this book to listen to with my kids in the car. They fell asleep every time I put it on. The stories are classics, but the narrator is fairly monotone, certainly not captivating.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 12-25-09

good narration, easy to understand

I downloaded a few different fairy tales series for my kids to listen to in the car. This was by far the best. A lot of the other stories that I downloaded had complex language that made it hard for my kids (4 and 7) to understand. This one is free of annoying music and the narrator speaks with a clear american accent. Several of the other story collections were narrated by people with thick English accents making it hard for young American ears to understand. This is also 6 hours long which is great because it provides so many hours of entertainment and also, the adult is not forced to listen to the same stories over and over again.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 10-14-06

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 07-05-06

Poor. Boring voice.

Lots of stories, but read in a monotone voice.

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