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4.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Steve Corona Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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This collection features The Remarkable Rocket, The Selfish Giant, and The Happy Prince. The world-renowned Irish playwright, novelist, and poet is also the author of charming and thought-provoking children's stories. These three stories represent the best of Wilde's love of fairy tales and mythical writings. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 2/11/2014

    " He's as clever a fellow as ever lived, of course, but I like his drippy, sentimental side best of all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halfempty | 1/31/2014

    " This is one of my very favorite books...I even had a spare copy for a long time, just in case I ever needed to loan it to anyone. (I finally gave it away to a friend who was leaving the country.) I love these fairy tales because they are so tragic, even the ones that are a bit tongue in cheek. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indra Anderson | 1/29/2014

    " Truly lovely collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dom Oliver | 1/23/2014

    " These stories are beautiful. In particular, The Happy Prince and The Nightingale & the Rose are generally the most poignant and, in my opinion, the best stories out of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 1/23/2014

    " I might be very boring and predictable, but hey, it's obvious: I mainly remember "The Happy Prince" and "The Selfish Giant" among all the stories. Which is why I didn't click all the 5 stars, I guess (shame on me). I must be honest and say that even nowadays - and long gone are the childhood days - I end up crying whenever I read these two stories. Wilde was a great character as well as a writer, so modern they couldn't understand him at his times, but here he seems to be sitting back, relax, take off his extravagant clothes and manners, and put his pen down to some old-styled, moving, educational tales he'd surely tell his kids at bedtime. The magic is, that's still 100% Oscar Wilde. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shimran | 1/23/2014

    " i wish every child grew up reading these fairytales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/19/2014

    " I have read this book again and again and am always touched by the messages, the symbolism and the beauty. More than children's stories they go deep inside the essence of mankind. oscar Wilde as good as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/30/2013

    " A few of the stories were cute or fun, and a few were odd and depressing. Yep a book of fairy tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Galleta | 12/24/2013

    " adorables :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Euisry Noor | 12/19/2013

    " Dongeng-dongengnya kereenn.... Banyak mengandung pesan moralnya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Peev | 12/14/2013

    " Fairytales, but certainly not for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C | 12/11/2013

    " My very favorite is "The Happy Prince". Such love and compassion! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvie | 12/3/2013

    " The nightingale and the rose kills me and made me break up with a bad boyfriend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Max | 11/15/2013

    " It is kind of boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 10/17/2013

    " Most of the stories have the same moral, Don't be selfish. At least that is what I got out of them. My favorite story was the one about the fireworks. I am not sure if I will buy them ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxane | 6/26/2013

    " Short stories for children - though I would recommend for older children. May have to borrow someone's children to try one or two out on...would be interesting to see how today's children interpret these stories (I myself am still struggling with "The Nightingale and the Rose"). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calamity | 5/18/2013

    " Love love love! Very, very depressing though. It you want a cute story, don't turn to this. The cutest sounding one in the book is "The Nightingale and the Rose", and guess what: The Nightingale ends up dieing in the end. Such good stories, but be prepared. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 3/26/2013

    " A bit more preachy and simplistic that his other work. More interesting if you put it into context of society at the time and Wilde as a person. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan Brooijmans | 3/22/2013

    " Ik werd echt heel erg ongelukkig van deze sprookjes. Wat een vreselijk nare verhalen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2012

    " Wilde's fairy tales are the type of stories that make you think and swell with emotion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elina R | 1/5/2012

    " Yes, one that everybody should have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Dorsett | 12/25/2011

    " I cry every time I read the Happy Prince, and I have read it many, many, many times. "Swallow, swallow, little swallow." SOB!!! Don't even remind me about that ending... I get teary just thinking about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simona | 12/19/2011

    " beautiful, heartbreaking fairy tales, filled with tenderness and artistic sensitivity. I just reread them over christmas break and was again moved by their depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 10/11/2011

    " like all of wilde's work, the writing is beautiful, the stories are great and work for kids just as well as for adults who have a child inside. a wonderful gift to any kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 5/19/2011

    " Hardly a better story, but I prefer the tale of the Giant. Gets me to tear up every time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karthik | 5/3/2011

    " Remember reading jataka tales long ago when you were a kid.This takes you exactly there.It sent me traveling down the road where the stories had a moral behind like -truth, honesty or hatred and always the good won over the evil.it ssent me back to when i was a kid.Splendid "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 4/25/2011

    " I love this collection of fairly tales. They are beautifully written. Some are religious, and some are even funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nat | 4/14/2011

    " Not just for the very young... tales you probably vaguely remember from childhood - heart-warming stories all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dom | 4/5/2011

    " These stories are beautiful. In particular, The Happy Prince and The Nightingale & the Rose are generally the most poignant and, in my opinion, the best stories out of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxane | 3/27/2011

    " Short stories for children - though I would recommend for older children. May have to borrow someone's children to try one or two out on...would be interesting to see how today's children interpret these stories (I myself am still struggling with "The Nightingale and the Rose"). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/17/2011

    " I have to say that I really enjoyed most of the stories; some of them were simple in the way they did not bring much emotion to the story. However "The Happy Prince" and "The Nightingale and the Rose" are brilliant pieces that ponder how fickle human emotion comes and goes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/9/2011

    " Delightful and very Wildean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 1/9/2011

    " Well, I wouldn't read them to a little kid because some of them have such depressing endings. But Wilde can write. "

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About the Author
Author Oscar WildeOscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include collections of fairy stories; the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and many brilliantly witty plays, including what is often considered to be his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.