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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: July 2007 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adena | 1/12/2014

    " I skimmed most of this. Entertaining, but mildly boring. I hated the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Saunders | 1/12/2014

    " Had to read this as part of my A-levels, mind numbingly tedious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zan | 1/9/2014

    " A happy Hardy novel blows my mind. The characters are not nearly as rich as in his later novels (the heroine is kind of vapid), but this is a lovely little snatch of comedy and pastoral life from an author I didn't know could manage those sorts of things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. D. | 1/2/2014

    " It's always been a pleasure to return to Thomas Hardy. His head and ear for natural human stories is unerring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/24/2013

    " One of my favourite Hardy novels maybe because it is the most cheerful! You get a lovely flavour of what was like once without all the doom and gloom and angst of the major novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 93bcn | 12/17/2013

    " Here's my review of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vivienne | 1/3/2013

    " I wouldn't recommend this for anyone's first Thomas Hardy - it would probably put them off reading his other, much better works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moshermja | 11/30/2012

    " My first Thomas Hardy. A simple, yet enjoyable tale. The course of love has many obstacles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 12/10/2007

    " A lighter, happier pastoral that is sweet to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Milton | 9/18/2007

    " This was slow reading for me. My interest picked up around page 75. It has lots of footnotes. "

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