Download Classics of Childhood, Vol. 1: Classic Stories and Tales Read by Celebrities Audiobook

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Author: various authors Narrator: Betty White, Brian Austin Green, Robby Benson, celebrity narrators, Michael York, Sandy Duncan, John Ritter Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Classics Read by Celebrities Series Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781455192359
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This collection of children’s stories offers a mix of some best-loved tales as well as newer favorites. Included are: “Puss in Boots,” read by Robby Benson; “A Day at Santa’s Workshop,” read by Betty White; “Elfis, the Elf Who Saved Christmas,” read by Brian Austin Green; “Jack and the Beanstalk,” read by John Ritter; “Peter Pan,” read by Sandy Duncan; “Wild Swans,” read by Michael York; and “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” read by Michael York.

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  • “‘The Wild Swans’ is an old classic. ‘The Elf Who Saved Christmas’ may be a new one. Old and new are freely mixed in this intriguing collection read by celebrities, albeit names that most kids won’t know (except for the newly hot Betty White). As name actors, the narrators all have appealing voices, and sometimes a connection to the material. Sandy Duncan, for instance, played Peter Pan on Broadway and here reads ‘Peter Pan,’ the collection’s longest story. British actor Michael York is the only actor to read twice, and it’s a joy to hear him handle both ‘The Wild Swans’ and ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker.’ The celeb/classics concept is continued on two more Classics of Childhood volumes.”

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About the Author

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY.

About the Narrators

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations, as well as five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Betty White is an American actress, comedian, television host, and TV legend whose career has spanned over seventy years. Her television roles include Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. In January 2010, she appeared in an advertisement during the 2010 Super Bowl that won the top spot on the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter. Due to a grassroots campaign on Facebook, she hosted Saturday Night Live in May 2010, making her at age eighty-eight the oldest person to host the show. She has won six Emmy Awards and received eighteen Emmy nominations during her career. She is also recognized for her affiliation with animal charities such as “Actors and Others for Animals” and the Morris Animal Foundation.

Robby Benson, three-time Golden Globe nominee, is an American film and television actor, voice artist, television director, and educator. He first starred as Billy Joe McAllister in the film Ode to Bill Joe, and he costarred among others with Paul Newman in Harry and Son. In Disney’s animated feature film Beauty and the Beast, he was the voice of Beast. His other voice work for animated features included the widely popular Prince Valiant cartoon series The Legend of Prince Valiant.