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Download The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales by Hans Christian Anderson Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Ugly Duckling & Other Tales by Hans Christian Anderson (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Plain Tales, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Hans Christian Andersen is one of the world's 10 most translated authors, and you only have to listen to understand why. He brings a silly sensibility to stories that showcase the triumph of the downtrodden (the ugly duckling that turns into a beautiful swan) and the downfall of the triumphant (the emperor whose arrogance won't allow him to admit that he's parading in public without any clothes).

Included in this collection: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/6/2012

    " Not sure this is the audio edition I am listening to; nevertheless, I am enjoying the stories. These "fairy tales" make for an interesting discussion--especially "The Red Shoes." Wow. That's a harsh lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 4/30/2011

    " The poor duck that no one thinks is beautiful, has to deal with with being told that hes not good enough because of the way he looks. I think the message of this book is really great to share with kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/28/2011

    " This is a classic that most children know. The pictures are beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 4/26/2011

    " Classic story that sends a great message to kids. Love the illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/22/2011

    " Any book that has a good message is worth reading. I think this book would be useful to read to children to help them understand even if people are different than you they are still valuable and should be treated with respect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 4/22/2011

    " This book sends many messages that I think is good for children to read about. I think that children will really enjoy this book. The pictures in it are beautiful. Overall, this is a classic story that sends many big messages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murlene | 4/17/2011

    " This a classic book about how one duck searches for acceptance when he feels so different. I like that the mother duck accepted him for who he was. We can be that mother duck in our students lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 3/8/2011

    " as much as it sound naive, it's true, you see this all around you and on daily basis "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirei | 3/8/2011

    " Typical story of a duckling who is ostracized because he is ugly, but then discovers he is a swan. The text is easy to read for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 2/27/2011

    " This is a great classic story of being different. I think every single child will benefit from reading this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jd | 2/24/2011

    " its a good kid book and its kinda sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alusha | 1/25/2011

    " Very sweet kids story, will recommend it to anyone with kids, very touchy story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 1/25/2011

    " Rewriting of Andersens story of the Ugly Duckling. Everyone picks on the strange, ugly duckling. But his strange coloring saves him from the hunters. He goes on to grow into a beautiful swan. Beautiful pictures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 1/18/2011

    " The story is the traditional telling of the classic with clear, bright illustrations. At the end of the graphic novel, the author includes a glossary, a short history of the story, discussion questions, writing prompts, and a website for further exploration. "

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About the Author
Author Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen was a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, though to this day he is best remembered for his beloved fairy tales.
About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.