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Download Tales for Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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Included in this varied collection are: Charles Dickens' The Magic Fishbone, Aesop's The Country and the Town Mouse' and The Lion and his Counsel, Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant's Child and Rikki-tikki-tavi, Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling, Juliana Ewing's Our Field, and Flo Gibson's Clementina Quite Contrary. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathryn | 2/17/2014

    " alot of these fairy tales were different from what I was raised reading or hearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed seeing lots of Fairy tales. I thought I knew all the main story lines, but it turns out that I only knew the Disney Versions (shocker...not). I really enjoyed seeing all the twists on story like Beauty and the Beast and reading classics like Hansel and Grettle. There were even a few I have never heard of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstyn | 2/14/2014

    " Knew most of them, those I didn't weren't so great. Aladdin was a struggle to get through because it just kept dragging on and on when it should've ended about a quarter of the way through, but I guess that isn't the book's fault. Fairly average, missed some of the better fairy tales that were excluded, and some of those that were I didn't really see the point of. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " Some of these stories were new to me, and others I was familiar with, buit my overall impression was "disturbing." I am glad I read this myself before I read it to my kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca (everyday reader) | 1/30/2014

    " A good collection of well loved fairy tales. Good read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 1/23/2014

    " Not a bad book. It was a good book but a lot of the stories were not quite what i think they are really like. It seemed like a cross between the Disney version and the real version. Not a bad book, a very interesting read and pretty quick. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ami | 1/16/2014

    " Very different versions of the stories that I have read before. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindee | 1/3/2014

    " I tried this book as it was a free kindle book. Honestly, I did not finish the book. It just simply didn't hold my interest. I liked some of the fairy tales but others were quite slow. I normally like fairy tales but this book did not do much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 12/16/2013

    " Excellent collection of fairy tale in their original form, some I remember and others that were interesting surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2013

    " It was alright, there were some stories I didn't know and some that were completely different to the ones I remember from my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peppers | 12/7/2013

    " Pretty good collection of some fairy tales. For the amount it has, there is a pretty wide variety, with very well known and not so well known ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulia | 8/10/2013

    " Too much Jack in the Bean Stalk... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 7/12/2013

    " Yipes, and to think I enjoyed these as an impressionable child! What were the Brothers Grimm, and my beloved Walt Disney smoking? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 7/4/2013

    " While I knew most of the stories in here, I really enjoy reading and learning different versions. There was even one story I had never heard before, that alone was worth the read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/21/2013

    " A very good collections of classic and some not so well known fairy tales. Not quite as gritty as original Grimm stories, but definitely more raw than the sugar-coated versions you so often see available. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/20/2013

    " Eh...whatevs. Some were good, some I'd never heard of and some were SO ridiculously descriptive and never ending it was just stupid. Interesting tho to see the famous ones we all know how different they were in their original (i think) forms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/10/2012

    " Cute, most of these I had never actually read before so it was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 8/27/2012

    " A most excellent collection, including both longer versions of stories I have long known, and one or two charming fables of which I've never heard before. Well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 6/28/2012

    " It was so great to finally read a fairy tale instead of only knowing what Disney says the stories ought to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/19/2012

    " This collection makes one consider just how biased against women popular western fairy tales are. In a large percentage of them, some woman is plotting against the hero/heroine. I like Ali Baba and the 50 thieves where the smart woman servant has to save his ass a million times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annika | 3/31/2012

    " In theory, a nice collection of well-known fairy tales and stories. In reality, very dry. I'm glad to read some of the original stories as they were told and not how Walt Disney re-told them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KristenR | 2/2/2012

    " I love fairy tales and this is a great collection of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mya | 1/26/2012

    " very old school some good others haard to understand "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/12/2012

    " I probably wouldn't have read this had it not been free for kindle. There're some favorites in here, but while I enjoy fairytails in general, I much prefer the unfiltered Grimm's. I mean, Cinderella's just not the same without some good ole toe carnage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/28/2011

    " Another free read on Amazon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darron Hubbard | 9/3/2011

    " Turns out that fairy tales are pretty dark, and some of them don't seem appropriate for children at all. Fun to read, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrilee | 6/30/2011

    " My all time favorite book!!! Ingenious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 6/28/2011

    " I read through DailyLit emails, a great way to read or re-read the classics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 6/26/2011

    " I hate Dickens, and have always had a serious dislike for this book. Wrote a paper on it even. Boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/25/2011

    " What a book! What an ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyah | 6/22/2011

    " need a lot of vocab skill to understand this book.. for me of course. but after all, it's gorgeous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 6/22/2011

    " One of my faves, read many many times. "

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About the Author
Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.