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Extended Audio Sample The Story Tree (Unabridged), by Hugh Lupton
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,469 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hugh Lupton Narrator: Hugh Lupton Publisher: Barefoot Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This delightful collection of folktales from around the world includes favorites like The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Norwegian) as well as less familiar stories, such as The Blue Coat (Jewish) and The Sweetest Song (African-American). With almost 20 years of storytelling under his belt, Hugh Lupton is the perfect choice for narrating this wide-reaching anthology. Spark your children's imaginations with his lively performance! Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Keturah | 2/17/2014

    " This was not my favorite book by Thomas Hardy by any means. It was, however, amusing in its description of the small town life and excellent in the details of 19th century music and dance. The story itself is brief and light, very unlike later Thomas Hardy works. And the small point about Fancy not revealing to Dick her acceptance of the minister's proposal was odd and seemed trivial. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve | 2/12/2014

    " Fantastic start - quintessential Hardy's Wessex. But an extremely thin plot - like watered down gruel from a Casterbridge workhouse... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelby | 1/26/2014

    " I thought that this book was a lovely read, and really enjoyed it. Then they made it into some Masterpiece Theatre bit and it was not quite as good as the book. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Holly | 1/19/2014

    " This is a singular work in Thomas Hardy's oeuvre. Written in 1872, it is one of Hardy's first novels. Some critics have said that his naivete and inexperience with the world and as a writer contribute to its dissimilarity from the bulk of Hardy's work (think Tess of the d'Urbervilles or Jude the Obscure). However light and humorous it is, the novel itself is still about the decline of stable rural society in the Victorian era, albeit in the guise of the love affair between Fancy Day and Dick Dewy, and the traditional rural church choir (consisting of farmers and their fiddles) falling out of favor with the new "modern" pastor, who preferred the organ. I especially enjoyed the questioning of morality amongst the characters, who were constantly asking what is "good" or right". Overall a quick, fun, and light read. "

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