Some stories were better than others, but I enjoyed the variety and the fact that they were different, in various ways, from American children's stories. If you are really looking for folk tales, be warned that some of these are definitely modern stories. The performances range from good to excellent.
Interesting and unusual stories that have my children captivated. The music in between the stories adds so much, I love to dance to it and and my daughter loves to sing with them!
The readers as one would think are outstanding, try to guess who since it is not announced!
The generosity of the Sultan's son and his reward.
The generosity of the young boy going to market and his success.
Seen their movies. All Pros!
Feel good, it is intended as a children's book but I would recommend it to adults, especially those with children and grandchildren.
I may have to get this on Kindle for my wife and/or granddaughter. They will have to miss out on the super audio.
Say something about yourself!
i liked them
the first story about the kings ring
something to save, to listen to one of the stoires, between reading other regular length books
I bought this for the kids and found myself listening too it over again. Loved the multiple celeb narrations, made it even cooler.
Yes! Unique stories.
The moral lessons w/out being contrite.
Too many to pick.
Kids from 8-15 yrs. old all listened w/interest.
The african influenced music made it all the more captivating.
We've already listened to it twice in 2 days! All the stories are fun and quite funny as well. Not too much moralising, just great stories.
The story of Kasingi taking banans and pawpaws and chickens to market. Very funny.
Whoopi Goldber's story of the Djinn.
Very good value for money, told all my friends about it.
Alan Rickman! Alan Rickman! Alan Rickman!
The stories were funny, engaging and appropriate for children and adults. The stories and performers (most of them - not all) are worth listening to repeatedly. I highly recommend this CD. Plus, purchase goes to a good cause.
Alan Rickman! There is not enough praise for him. Other readers left wonderful stories flat. Some actors are personalities and not trained actors so only their fame earned them a place with the real talent.
If you have any hesitation purchasing this CD, don't! It is an excellent compilation and well performed album for anyone of any age or gender.
I love Books !
These stories are amazing. They are timeless.
there are lots of stories and they have soul.
All the narrators are A+
every story is good
Yes. I found many of those stories interesting culturally.
I learned a few things from listening to this audiobook. One was that certain tales are universal. Another was that being a good screen actor did not necessarily translate into being a good voice actor or verbal story-teller. For this project, there is an impressive line-up of well-known celebrities who each took on a folk tale. For the most part, I found many of these narrations to be rather bland and uninteresting but there were a few exceptions such as Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, CCH Pounder, and Don Cheadle. I found those to be the most interesting narrators whose different character voices, voice acting and sound effects were well done. There were also stories I liked better than others. Usually, the shorter, the better. I started losing interest and struggled to pay attention to the longer stories.