This is a story from the Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales collection.
This delightful selection is by one of the classic masters of the genre, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects.
This recording is also unique in that the story is read by the finalists of the Naxos AudioBooks/The Times Voice of the Year competition, which offered a recording opportunity to talented reader who had never studied or worked professionally. The competition produced some outstanding natural talent as this recording shows!
Hans Christian Andersen’s quirky 1839 fairy tale traces the adventures of an irresponsible son of a wealthy Danish merchant who fritters away his sizable inheritance and embarks on a fantastical journey inside of a magical trunk that flies him across the continent and into to the welcoming arms of a ravishing woman who happens to be the daughter of a Turkish sultan.
Paul Rew’s loose, playful performance enlivens the proceedings, particularly his appropriately cartoonish delivery of a whimsical story the young man relays to the Sultan in order to secure the Princess' hand in marriage.
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