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Download The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Anne-Marie Duff, Penelope Wilton, Sir Derek Jacobi Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Four classic fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, read by Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne-Marie Duff, David Tennant and Penelope Wilton.

Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors.

The Emperor's New Clothes read by Sir Derek Jacobi: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors.

The Little Mermaid read by Anne-Marie Duff: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince.

The Fir Tree read by David Tennant: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.

The Wild Swans read by Penelope Wilton: A princess must rescue her brothers from a spell cast by a wicked queen.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 8/3/2011

    " One of my favorite fairy tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danis | 7/13/2011

    " I really enjoyed the illustrations of the animals in their regal clothes! I would definitely put this in my library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thinkthendoit69 | 6/8/2011

    " Reread to my 5 year old nephew...of course he didn't get it...but I love the moral of the story...thank God for little children and their honesty which hasn't been ruled by society's expectations, yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 5/25/2011

    " This story is 160 years old and feels like it could have been published yesturday. It's cheaky, to the point and has a valuable lesson about staying grounded. Who dosn't love yelling, "He's naked! The emperor isn't wearing any clothes!" Giggles everytime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mermer | 5/24/2011

    " This book tells us that how naive some people and they're being fooled by none other than impostors. It's a children book and I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 4/22/2011

    " It can apply to every egomaniac boss "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Just | 4/4/2011

    " My 7 year old enjoyed this, the toddler found it boring. It has a great moral and the illustrations are fun. It does use language that modern young readers may need explained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 3/24/2011

    " God bless that HCA! He is magnificent. His fairy tales are so rich in so many ways! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/31/2011

    " One of the most affluent charming tales ever written about influencing people to see what is not there until someone states the facts with simplicity and openness. Love that story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 6/18/2010

    " Hahaha. It makes me laugh even thinking of this story. Such a classic!! I've just now read the book, but I have long since known the story because I used to have the movie that was based on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daved | 3/8/2010

    " Andersen's classic fairy tale retold from different points of view by twenty-three celebrities and depicted by twenty-three illustrators. "

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About the Author
Author Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker and a washerwoman. As a young teenager, he became quite well known in Odense as a reciter of drama and as a singer. When he was fourteen, he set off for the capital, Copenhagen, determined to become a national success on the stage. He failed miserably, but made some influential friends in the capital who got him into school to remedy his lack of proper education. In 1829 his first book was published. After that, books came out at regular intervals. His stories began to be translated into English as early as 1846. Since then, numerous editions, and more recently Hollywood songs and Disney cartoons, have helped to ensure the continuing popularity of the stories in the English-speaking world.