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Download The Ugly Duckling Collection Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Ed Begley Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Listen in as Ed Begley Jr. brings to life a collection of stories that will delight children of all ages. 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 Kasey Hughes | 1/1/2014

    " This book again is another classic book. I enjoy reading this book now but feel sometimes, children would feel very sad for the ugly duckling in the beginning of the book. I enjoy this book though because I like the story of how the mother will love her duck no matter what he/she looks like because it is hers. This book would be a good book to read to a child who is having self esteem issues to ensure that they are beautiful and awesome in their own way. This book for me can easily loose the child though, and may bore the children. I would read this story to children probably over the age of 5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndy | 12/1/2013

    " when I was a little girl, my mom, used to read a bedtime story, and this story was always be my fave...but everytime my mom read about how the little duck abuse by it's sibling made me feel sad and cried... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorna | 11/10/2013

    " you are more than what you think you are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Brien | 6/30/2013

    " This is another book I picked up while at a yard sale. I think I must have read it as a child, as part of a compilation of Hans Christian Andersen stories. This is a nice retelling, with simple wood carving pictures accompanying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Yelverton | 5/10/2013

    " What a fantastic story about not judging others for their outward appearance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/4/2013

    " Don't read this unless you want to get all teary. Those other little ducklings were cruel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fenixbird SandS | 3/25/2013

    " classic story.....deep tale of metamorphosis "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mega | 8/12/2012

    " mean people pick on whats different. then the different change and blossom , but mean people dont. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 4/25/2012

    " "fairy tale adaption, ducks, swans, African illustrations" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirei | 6/5/2011

    " This repeats over and over "You are ugly.". A little annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 12/20/2010

    " This is my favorite Hans Christian Andersson tale. I always cry when I read it and then get hapy with the ending. I am goin to be a collection of his tales one of these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 9/24/2010

    " Good version of this story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Moore | 2/8/2010

    " collage and water color--unusual collage style "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christi | 9/30/2009

    " not my kind of book "

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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.

About the Narrator

Ed Begley, Jr., is an actor, director, and environmentalist. The son of Academy Award–winning actor Ed Begley, Sr., he has starred in numerous films, including Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, Batman Forever, The Accidental Tourist, and The In-Laws. As a director, he has worked on the television show NYPD Blue and the award-winning play Cesar and Ruben. He and his family are currently documenting construction of a LEED Platinum–certified home for Begley Street, a television and web series.