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Emily Mount Macedon, Australia Member Since 2013
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  • "Brilliant stories, brilliantly read"

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    The different readers all bring something wonderful to Wilde's short stories. Judi Dench's reading of The Nightingale and the Rose is a particular stand-out performance. This collection is well worth buying, and will be one which can be heard again and again, and again and again. Wilde's strories never age and remain timeless, meaningful and poignant. Don't hesitate to buy this collection, even for a moment.

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    Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund

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    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
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    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    Jefferson says: "Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
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  • The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

    "Get Into the Spirit"

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    In the same kind of spirit that infused The Princess Bride, this story of the actual young men behind the generic name Prince Charming is fun, funny, and unexpected. Bronson Pinchot's narration elevates this already wonderful ffractured fairy tale to the same genius level as Mandy Potenkin's Inego Montoya.

    The tale not only includes the traditional witches, trolls, dwarves, etc. and action, danger, heroic deeds, etc., but clever humore with twists on all the familiar fairy tale elements. The princesses aren't all helpless maidens or even sweet and generous of spirit. The princes aren't all competent swordsmen or even temperamentally suited to the role of hero. But they all rise to the occasion and entertain heroically to the end.

    As fun as the story is, Bronson Pinchot adds greatness with his accents, voices, and delivery. This performance makes it clear why he is a listener favorite.

    I often found myself grinning or laughing out loud while listening. It's a story that requires the listner to go along with the premise, but it's so worth the ride.

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    Would you listen to The Little Prince again? Why?

    Yes, I like the reader's voice and expression. The story is absolutely inspirational and moving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The meaning.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Little Prince's conversations about the meaning of life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the Little Prince gets very upset because the love he gave his rose made it so very special and unique.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone would benifit from reading this book often!

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    The Little Prince

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    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Heather says: "A children's story for adults"

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    Nyroc has exiled himself from the Pure Ones. He flies alone, feared and despised by those who know him as Kludd's son, hunted by those whose despotism he has rejected, and haunted by ghostly creatures conjured by Nyra to lure him back to the Pure Ones. He yearns for a place he only half believes in - the great tree - and an uncle - the near-mythic Soren - who might be a true father to him. Yet he cannot approach the tree while the rumor of evil still clings to him.

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    Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim’s fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter’s grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz.

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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

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    Sobytija v rasskaze proishodjat v severnoj strane - Norvegii, s ee sumrachnym velichiem hvojnyh lesov i surovoj krasotoju ozer. Kompozitor Jedvard Grig vstretil v lesu malen'kuju devochku s dvumja kosichkami - doch' lesnika. Ona sobirala v korzinu elovye shishki...

  • The Twelve Brothers

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    • By The Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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  • Fox and Grapes

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Guilherme Figueiredo
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    Dejstvie proishodit v Drevnej Grecii. Legendarnyj basnopisec Jezop nahoditsja v rabstve u Ksanfa. Ksanf obeshhaet osvobodit' Jezopa, esli tot sumeet vozvratit' emu zhenu Kleju. No, kogda Jezop vypolnjaet postavlennoe uslovie, Ksanf ne sderzhivaet slova. I vse-taki Jezop stanovitsja svobodnym chelovekom. Pravda nasladit'sja volej emu ne udaetsja: oklevetannyj Kleej, on predpochitaet umeret', no ne vernut'sja v rabstvo.

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    • By Jamila Gavin
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
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    Here are six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. Listen as Blackberry Blue rises from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; and join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse. These beautifully written and original stories will delight listeners of all ages.

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    • By Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated By Kate Locke
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    Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver.