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Fables, Fairy Tales & Myths

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Amazon Customer DALLAS, TX, United States Member Since 2012

I grew up on Golden Age Radio, and while I love to read, I typically consume more books via audio thanks to a job that lets me listen while I work. As an aspiring writer, I try to read a great deal of non-fiction in addition to a variety of fictional genres. I especially love history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and old-style gothic horror.

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  • "A Faithful Retelling"

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    Having tried a couple of performances from The Colonial Radio Players, I'm hooked. It's like listening to golden age radio, only without the static and without the commercials. I love that sort of thing, and you can tell these actors have a lot of fun with the performances. Of the titles Audible has, most of their works are historical or adventure stories, but this one stood out as... well, it's Snow White. Fairy tales aren't exactly typical of the lineup available here, so why not try it out?

    The story as presented here is really close to the original Grimm version, with a few minor variations here and there, but nothing distracting or even overly noticeable. In the age where it seems like everyone's remaking these old stories on TV or film, it's refreshing to have a more faithful version of the classic for modern ears.

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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Radio Dramatization

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    • By Brothers Grimm, Jerry Robbins (dramatization)
    • Narrated By The Colonial Radio Players
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    Once upon a time in the middle of winter, when the flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the sky, a queen sat at a window sewing, and the frame of the window was made of black ebony. And whilst she was sewing and looking out of the window at the snow, she pricked her finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell upon the snow. And the red looked pretty upon the white snow, and she thought to herself, "Would that I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood of the window-frame." blood, and as black as the wood of the window-frame." Soon after that she had a little daughter....

    Amazon Customer says: "A Faithful Retelling"
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  • Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales

    "beautiful"

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    If you could sum up Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales in three words, what would they be?

    i liked them


    What did you like best about this story?

    the readers


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the first story about the kings ring


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    something to save, to listen to one of the stoires, between reading other regular length books

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  • "Wonderful Story and an amazing narr..."

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    Wow. We stumbled upon this book by doing the "if you like this, you will like that" search and what a terrific find. Both my son and I enjoyed it immensely. The story is a hilarious exposé about what happened to the princes in some of the fairy tales we THINK we know so well.

    Each Prince has very definite and very funny personality traits, which lead to troubles with their princesses. (Sleeping Beauty is not the demure, angelic girl we remember.) The story is engaging and the characters we meet along the way are all memorable.

    Bronson Pinchot is an incredible narrator. He does spot on voices for all of the princes. (Duncan is particularly amusing.)

    We loved this book and can't wait for the second one to come out!

    (review written by 12 year old boy and 48 year old mom)

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