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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (50,124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Diane Wolkstein Publisher: August House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Newly re-mastered for digital formats, this is the definitive recording of Hans Christian Andersen's six best-loved stories. Included are Hans Clodhopper, The Goblin and the Grocer, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Nightingale, and Dance, Dance, Dolly Mine.

Narrator Diane Wolkstein, the artistic director of the Hans Christian Andersen Center in New York City, tells Andersen stories throughout the world. She is the author of 23 award-winning books of folklore and has been honored by the National Storytelling Network with its coveted Circle of Excellence Award, a designation reserved for America's best living storytellers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/20/2014

    " This is as close to the book Aunt Pearl brought me back from Copenhagen when I was 9 as I can find on any list - hours and hours with this book, horrified and in love with the stories the way they were originally written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Fran A | 2/15/2014

    " I love fairy tales, and this collection makes for the perfect bed-time story. There are a lot of fairy tales included, such as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Pea. I'm not quite sure if it is due to the translating of these stories from Danish to English, but they give off a mood that is just so different from any other fairy tales I've ever read. This book is definitely NOT just for little kids -- I would probably say it is more of a book for adults than anything. Quite violent things happen in some of these stories, including The Little Mermaid, and some of them don't even teach a good lesson at the end. Nevertheless, these stories are quite addicting, probably due to the fact that they are so different. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a fairy tale every once in a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Astoria | 2/8/2014

    " Anderson is a master story-teller. It's always fun to go back and read my favorite stories by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Grace | 2/6/2014

    " I was somewhat amazed by the large number of fairy tales that Hans Christian Andersen wrote. Apparently he wrote more than 200 in all, of which over sixty are included in this volume. In this book these tales are grouped into different sections according to the type of tales that they are. For example there are some which are grouped under the title 'Original Fairy Tales' which include The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina which are two of my favorites. Others are grouped under the title 'Evangelical and Religious Tales' which include The Red Shoes and The Little Match Girl. These often have a moral to them. Some of my other favorites include The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, and The Nightingale. There are also many more of which I had never heard, and it was a joy to read many of them. "

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