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Download Fifty Famous Stories Retold Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Baldwin Narrator: Bobbie Frohman Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Here are 50 famous stories of long-ago times, retold in a short form for all young people. These are tales of valor, bravery, and kindness, as well as high adventure. Included:

King Alfred and the Cakes, King Alfred and the Beggar, King Canute of the Seashore, The Sons of William the Conqueror, The White Ship, King John and the Abbott, The Story of Robin Hood, Bruce and the Spider, The Black Douglas, The Three Men of Gotham, Other Wise Men of Gotham, The Miller of the Dee, Sir Philip Sidney, Ungrateful Soldier, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Walter Raleigh, Pocahontas, George Washington and His Hatchet, Grace Darling, The Story of William Tell, Arnold Winkelreid, The Bell of Atri, How Napoleon Crossed the Alps, The Story of Cincinnatus, The Story of Regulus, Cornelia's Jewels, Androclus and the Lion, Horatius at the Bridge, Julius Caesar, The Sword of Damocles, Damon and Pythias, A Laconic Answer, The Ungrateful Guest, Alexander and Bucephalus, Diogenes the Wise Man, The Brave Three Hundred, Socrates and His House, The King and His Hawk, Doctor Goldsmith, The Kingdoms, The Barmecide Feast, The Endless Tale, The Blind Men and the Elephant, Maximilian and the Goose Boy, The Inchcape Rock, Whittington and His Cat, Casabianca, Antonio Canova, Picciola, and Mignon. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 2/24/2013

    " It had a lot of fun adventures. I thought the book was cool. There were lots of different chapters of Kings. I learned that if your not really cared for you might not know how old you are. The kings' sons were the second kings when the other kings died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/2/2012

    " These are mostly stories from Europe history with the kings and noblemen. They are stories of character and growth. Also, will be short and fun to read and discuss with the kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Lovejoy | 7/24/2012

    " I don't remember how I learned about this book but I do remember it was by chance. Rather than read the whole book at one time I decided to read a story a day. Each story is only 1-3 pages long. Really enjoyed the stories. These stories would be great to share with students (or one's own children). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 5/15/2012

    " We enjoyed this compilation of short stories although we read them in historical order instead of from start to finish. We also enjoyed fact checking the stories to find out if they were legend or real. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 2/20/2012

    " another current read with the kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samara | 4/1/2010

    " Storytelling at its best--thoroughly charming. "

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About the Author
Author James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924–1987) 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 the Narrator

Bobbie Frohman, a third generation Californian, was raised in a large extended family, the niece of cowboys. Early on she developed a deep love of animals, training her dogs to perform with her at dog shows, and as a competitive barrel racer with her beloved horse, Lucky.