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Extended Audio Sample Fifty Famous Fairy Tales Audiobook, by Rosemary Kingston Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Kingston Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177998
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This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland, translator of The Thousand and One Nights. They are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Tales in this collection include Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, or 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gavin’s assured, velvety voice is a good match for this adaptation…Kingston’s phrasing occasionally sounds a bit formal (consistent with the era of the book’s publication)…But listeners who get whisked away by the magical elements of these stories won’t mind. Gavin’s consistent, even-keeled delivery makes this a good choice for bedtime and quiet time, for listeners both young and older.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Gavin’s] pleasant, articulate voice is welcome story after story…an excellent resource for both storytellers and listeners, particularly for literature studies.”

    School Library Journal

  • “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…Gavin adds just the right amount of inflection and variation to bring voice to each character, be it the innocent child, the gruff and rumbly giant, or the calculating innkeeper.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 10/14/2012

    " A wonderful recording of Fairy Tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Portia | 9/1/2012

    " This was a fun series of fairy tales that my girls and I enjoyed. Some were a little unusual-- which is how it goes with fairy tales-- but it was fun for the kids to hear different versions of their favorite stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 N_jessicaholm | 8/26/2012

    " Read as NONPRINT material. The voice was a woman who almost sounded like a computer recorded voice. The voice did not offer a magical feeling as it does when read by a storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Portia | 3/27/2011

    " This was a fun series of fairy tales that my girls and I enjoyed. Some were a little unusual-- which is how it goes with fairy tales-- but it was fun for the kids to hear different versions of their favorite stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 6/19/2008

    " A wonderful recording of Fairy Tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gil | 1/11/2008

    " This book is actually awesome. I am really into it and the fairy tales are really fascinating.

    Who would have thought that a book I am really embarrassed to even admit I am reading on Goodreads would be so much fun? "

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About the Author

Rosemary Kingston is the editor who assembled the stories for the collection Fifty Famous Fairy Tales, which actually includes fifty-one.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”