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Read By: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781596449572

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

59:55 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:52 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

20:03 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

109

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Publisher Description

Every man's life is a fairy-tale written by God's fingers. Hans Christian Andersen Although April 2, Andersen's birthday, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day, the beloved Dane and author of more than 138 fairytales, wrote with a depth and sentiment that far exceeded mere bedtime stories. Few tales have been told that match the wit of The Emperor’s New Clothes, the poignancy of The Little Match Girl or the redemptive purity of The Wild Swans. Listeners both young and young-at-heart will enjoy this collection of freshly-narrated classic tales.

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"Andersons Fairy Tales by Friedrun Reichenstatter, copyright 2007 covers several fairy tales. This book includes Fairy tales I had not heard of such as The Sweetheart,There is No Doubt, Jack the Dullard, and others. In addition there are classics such as The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor's New Clothes."

— Leslie (5 out of 5 stars)

Andersen's Fairy Tales Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.91176470588235 out of 53.91176470588235 out of 53.91176470588235 out of 53.91176470588235 out of 53.91176470588235 out of 5 (3.91)
5 Stars: 51
4 Stars: 9
3 Stars: 26
2 Stars: 14
1 Stars: 2
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like his stories. They're not cleaned up, Disney-fied and they're scary sometimes. He doesn't talk down to children. I've had this book forever (even crayoned all over the cover -shame on me) and I still love it! "

    — Kyrie, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I will treasure this precious book for ever. I hold these beautiful stories so close to my heart. "

    — Saskia, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " this is the worst possible book of fairy tales for any kid on the face of earth-_____- "

    — Namerah, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love reading fairy tales as they were originally told. They tend to be so much darker "

    — Luz, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good entertaining book but compared to Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham, there weren't enough illustrations. The tales as you would expect are less graphic than Grimms'but are longer. I kept feeling that opportunities were missed in the stories for some superb illustrations. "

    — Melanie, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This edition has gorgeous illustrations. "

    — Jean, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was an absolute nightmare to read. So dry, long, and repetitive. I read the first quarter, skimming most parts, then gave up and read only the fairy tales I was most familiar with. "

    — Jacqueline, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I had read these tales as a child. But I'm not sure I really understood them then. There are only a couple I would even consider reading to my four-year-old--I had forgotten how grim many of these are, and how moralizing, and how Christian. If you don't believe in heaven, then these tales are very depressing commentaries. "

    — Carma, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I understand they are classics, and that they were in another language originally, but they're still super odd. Still, it wasn't too bad - it was mostly interesting. "

    — Estelle, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Includes "The Little Match Girl", "The Girl who Stepped on Bread" and best of all, "Big Klaus and Little Klaus" "

    — Kath, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Gave up on this - just wasn't getting that much from it. Might pick it up again one day. "

    — Beth, 1/23/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Amazing how so many people want to have fairy tale endings, but many fairy tales, just aren't that happy! "

    — Nicole, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite stories as a child, I read and reread "The Little Match Girl," "The Shadow," "The Traveling Companion," and many others over and over again. "

    — Allison, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A wonderful book of stories by Hans Christian Anderson. Fantastically illustrated and a delight to read. Also, there are many stories in this book that are less known, which is great! "

    — Maeve, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I will treasure this precious book for ever. I hold these beautiful stories so close to my heart. "

    — Saskia, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Lovely illustrations and a few lesser known tales - but missing my favorite, The Snow Queen! "

    — Victoria, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Amazing how so many people want to have fairy tale endings, but many fairy tales, just aren't that happy! "

    — Nicole, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Some of these stories were quite enjoyable, but overall I would have to say that I much prefer the stories by The Brothers Grimm.... maybe this just wasn't a sample of Hans Christian Andersen's finest. "

    — Nicole, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Amazing how so many people want to have fairy tale endings, but many fairy tales, just aren't that happy! "

    — Nicole, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " These stories make me cry. Grimm's fairy tales are cautionary fables. These are tiny little slices of tragic reality, dressed up in doll's clothing or hidden behind animal masks. Check out "The Steadfast Tin Soldier,""The Ugly Duckling,"and "The Little Match Girl." Devastating. "

    — Helen, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like his stories. They're not cleaned up, Disney-fied and they're scary sometimes. He doesn't talk down to children. I've had this book forever (even crayoned all over the cover -shame on me) and I still love it! "

    — Kyrie, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was an absolute nightmare to read. So dry, long, and repetitive. I read the first quarter, skimming most parts, then gave up and read only the fairy tales I was most familiar with. "

    — Jacqueline, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Golly, but some Fairy Tales are grusome. Some of the tales I've also sort of known the story, but not read it, so that was fun. On to Grimm's Fairy Tales next. "

    — Kathryn, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Who knew what a character he was himself! "

    — Diana, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite stories as a child, I read and reread "The Little Match Girl," "The Shadow," "The Traveling Companion," and many others over and over again. "

    — Allison, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Who knew what a character he was himself! "

    — Diana, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very different from the sanitized versions most of us grew up with. "

    — Risa, 12/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This edition has gorgeous illustrations. "

    — Jean, 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love reading fairy tales as they were originally told. They tend to be so much darker "

    — Luz, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As a child I truly enjoyed it and I'm surprised that after so many years I find a great deal of pleasure while I re-read again and I day-dream about those beautiful views Anderson describes. "

    — Ida, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I prefer the Grimms over Anderson, but many of the stories in Anderson's arsenal are truly beautiful. "

    — Molly, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very different from the sanitized versions most of us grew up with. "

    — Risa, 11/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Gave up on this - just wasn't getting that much from it. Might pick it up again one day. "

    — Beth, 11/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite stories as a child, I read and reread "The Little Match Girl," "The Shadow," "The Traveling Companion," and many others over and over again. "

    — Allison, 11/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " this is the worst possible book of fairy tales for any kid on the face of earth-_____- "

    — Namerah, 10/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 9/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " There are some good stories here, and some scared my childhood. Between dead match girls and trashed fir trees the Thumblinias were sometimes needed. Still they last. Excuse me I didn't get much sleep last night, there was something under my 20 mattresses. "

    — Mike, 8/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Includes "The Little Match Girl", "The Girl who Stepped on Bread" and best of all, "Big Klaus and Little Klaus" "

    — Kath, 8/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I understand they are classics, and that they were in another language originally, but they're still super odd. Still, it wasn't too bad - it was mostly interesting. "

    — Estelle, 7/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 6/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A wonderful book of stories by Hans Christian Anderson. Fantastically illustrated and a delight to read. Also, there are many stories in this book that are less known, which is great! "

    — Maeve, 5/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fave tales from childhood must include The Princess and the Pea & The Ugly Duckling. "

    — Joy, 5/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful collection of fairy tales. Great illustrations. "

    — Stacy, 5/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This was an absolute nightmare to read. So dry, long, and repetitive. I read the first quarter, skimming most parts, then gave up and read only the fairy tales I was most familiar with. "

    — Jacqueline, 4/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Yes. I still read the stories and love them. I have the version published in 1981 by Treasure Press in London. The book was illustrated by Michele Danon-Marcho and Maya Filip. They are some of the most unique illustrations I've seen and I have adored them since childhood. "

    — Joanna, 4/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 3/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 2/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Who knew what a character he was himself! "

    — Diana, 1/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " These stories make me cry. Grimm's fairy tales are cautionary fables. These are tiny little slices of tragic reality, dressed up in doll's clothing or hidden behind animal masks. Check out "The Steadfast Tin Soldier,""The Ugly Duckling,"and "The Little Match Girl." Devastating. "

    — Helen, 12/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Gave up on this - just wasn't getting that much from it. Might pick it up again one day. "

    — Beth, 10/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " the little mermaid was surprisingly my absolute favorite story of the book. "

    — Melissa, 10/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The stories were great (how can you go wrong with HCA?) but the pictures were a bit sparse and not my favorites. It's a good collection of tales, though, including several I hadn't come across before. "

    — Isabel, 10/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 9/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As a child I truly enjoyed it and I'm surprised that after so many years I find a great deal of pleasure while I re-read again and I day-dream about those beautiful views Anderson describes. "

    — Ida, 9/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 9/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 8/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Golly, but some Fairy Tales are grusome. Some of the tales I've also sort of known the story, but not read it, so that was fun. On to Grimm's Fairy Tales next. "

    — Kathryn, 7/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a great collection of pictures and prose "

    — Theresa, 6/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " These stories make me cry. Grimm's fairy tales are cautionary fables. These are tiny little slices of tragic reality, dressed up in doll's clothing or hidden behind animal masks. Check out "The Steadfast Tin Soldier,""The Ugly Duckling,"and "The Little Match Girl." Devastating. "

    — Helen, 4/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Lovely illustrations and a few lesser known tales - but missing my favorite, The Snow Queen! "

    — Victoria, 2/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Yes. I still read the stories and love them. I have the version published in 1981 by Treasure Press in London. The book was illustrated by Michele Danon-Marcho and Maya Filip. They are some of the most unique illustrations I've seen and I have adored them since childhood. "

    — Joanna, 1/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I prefer the Grimms over Anderson, but many of the stories in Anderson's arsenal are truly beautiful. "

    — Molly, 10/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very different from the sanitized versions most of us grew up with. "

    — Risa, 10/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like his stories. They're not cleaned up, Disney-fied and they're scary sometimes. He doesn't talk down to children. I've had this book forever (even crayoned all over the cover -shame on me) and I still love it! "

    — Kyrie, 9/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I prefer the Grimms over Anderson, but many of the stories in Anderson's arsenal are truly beautiful. "

    — Molly, 7/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fave tales from childhood must include The Princess and the Pea & The Ugly Duckling. "

    — Joy, 7/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Some of these stories were quite enjoyable, but overall I would have to say that I much prefer the stories by The Brothers Grimm.... maybe this just wasn't a sample of Hans Christian Andersen's finest. "

    — Nicole, 7/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Most amazing fairy tales. The symbolism in each story is what really hooks me every time :D "

    — Allison, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Some stories are quite deep and many, many of them are very sad, when dealing with the harsh reality of life. "

    — Xdyj, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Some stories are quite deep and many, many of them are very sad, when dealing with the harsh reality of life. "

    — Xdyj, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Some stories are quite deep and many, many of them are very sad, when dealing with the harsh reality of life. "

    — Xdyj, 5/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My first introduction to the world of Faerie, and life has never been the same since. This was one of only a few books in my home as I was growing up. I read it over and over again. "

    — Pauline, 4/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My first introduction to the world of Faerie, and life has never been the same since. This was one of only a few books in my home as I was growing up. I read it over and over again. "

    — Pauline, 4/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My first introduction to the world of Faerie, and life has never been the same since. This was one of only a few books in my home as I was growing up. I read it over and over again. "

    — Pauline, 4/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful turns of phrase that really light up what we think are well known tales, but when we re-read them find them very rich, fresh and wonderfully sustaining for our journeys through the seeming imaginative deserts of adulthood. Get ma drift? "

    — Michael, 3/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful turns of phrase that really light up what we think are well known tales, but when we re-read them find them very rich, fresh and wonderfully sustaining for our journeys through the seeming imaginative deserts of adulthood. Get ma drift? "

    — Michael, 3/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful turns of phrase that really light up what we think are well known tales, but when we re-read them find them very rich, fresh and wonderfully sustaining for our journeys through the seeming imaginative deserts of adulthood. Get ma drift? "

    — Michael, 3/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Golly, but some Fairy Tales are grusome. Some of the tales I've also sort of known the story, but not read it, so that was fun. On to Grimm's Fairy Tales next. "

    — Kathryn, 3/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Golly, but some Fairy Tales are grusome. Some of the tales I've also sort of known the story, but not read it, so that was fun. On to Grimm's Fairy Tales next. "

    — Kathryn, 3/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Golly, but some Fairy Tales are grusome. Some of the tales I've also sort of known the story, but not read it, so that was fun. On to Grimm's Fairy Tales next. "

    — Kathryn, 3/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " my favorite book of all time. OF ALL TIME! "

    — Elisa, 2/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " my favorite book of all time. OF ALL TIME! "

    — Elisa, 2/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " my favorite book of all time. OF ALL TIME! "

    — Elisa, 2/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Every person who is trying to learn about economics and/or financing must read !! "

    — Anjali, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Every person who is trying to learn about economics and/or financing must read !! "

    — Anjali, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Every person who is trying to learn about economics and/or financing must read !! "

    — Anjali, 2/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good reading ? i love it ! "

    — Quincess, 2/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good reading ? i love it ! "

    — Quincess, 2/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good reading ? i love it ! "

    — Quincess, 2/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " im more of a grimmes fairytale kinda girl.. christian Anderson is too religious for my taste "

    — Deviant, 2/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " im more of a grimmes fairytale kinda girl.. christian Anderson is too religious for my taste "

    — Deviant, 2/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " im more of a grimmes fairytale kinda girl.. christian Anderson is too religious for my taste "

    — Deviant, 2/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wonder if Hans Christian Anderson had a sad life. He wrote a lot of sad stories. I really like all the stories in this book, but my favorite is "The Emperor's New Clothes." It is just hilarious. "

    — Sloane, 2/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wonder if Hans Christian Anderson had a sad life. He wrote a lot of sad stories. I really like all the stories in this book, but my favorite is "The Emperor's New Clothes." It is just hilarious. "

    — Sloane, 2/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wonder if Hans Christian Anderson had a sad life. He wrote a lot of sad stories. I really like all the stories in this book, but my favorite is "The Emperor's New Clothes." It is just hilarious. "

    — Sloane, 2/5/2011

About the Authors

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.

James Baldwin (1924–1987), acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans’ refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet–activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.

About Robin Field

Robin Field is the AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of numerous audiobooks, as well as an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and lyricist whose career has spanned six decades. He has starred on and off Broadway, headlined at Carnegie Hall, authored numerous musical reviews, and hosted or performed on a number of television and radio programs over the years.