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Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know | [Hamilton Wright Mabie]

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

Twenty four classic fairy tales compiled in 1905 by Hamilton Wright Mabie, this enchanting book isn't your Disney classic. Little Red Riding Hood does get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, but in most cases the princes and princesses go on to live long and happy lives and the wicked step mothers get their just dues.
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Publisher's Summary

Twenty four classic fairy tales compiled in 1905 by Hamilton Wright Mabie, this enchanting book isn't your Disney classic. Little Red Riding Hood does get eaten by the Big Bad Wolf, but in most cases the princes and princesses go on to live long and happy lives and the wicked step mothers get their just dues.

"One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes", "The Magic Mirror", "The Enchanted Stage", "Hansel and Gretel", "The Story of Aladdin; or The Wonderful Lamp", "The History of Ali Baba and of the Forty Robbers Killed by One Slave", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", "The White Cat", "The Golden Goose", "The Twelve Brothers", "The Fair One With the Golden Locks", "Tom Thumb", "Blue Beard", "Cinderella; or The Little Glass Slipper", "Puss in Boots", "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood", "Jack and the Bean-Stalk," "Jack the Giant Killer", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Three Bears", "The Princess on the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", and "Beauty and the Beast".

Public Domain (P)2010 Audio Books by Mike Vendetti

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    "Bad audio"

    Good stories. Bad audio (narrator and recording).

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    lynda brooklyn, ny, United States 12-09-11
    lynda brooklyn, ny, United States 12-09-11
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    "narrator boring"
    If you could sum up Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know in three words, what would they be?

    my kids hates the voice of the narrator..he shows no emotions..he reads like a professor..


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Michaels’s performances?

    no


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Dallas, TX, United States 05-01-12
    Jennifer Dallas, TX, United States 05-01-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Sounded like a computer was reading it!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was awful. Turned it off after five minutes - I was bored by it - no way my 2 1/2 year old would listen to it. So disappointed. Want to return it!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kendra Milwaukie, OR, United States 08-04-10
    Kendra Milwaukie, OR, United States 08-04-10 Member Since 2009

    Love to read books,but not enough Time

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    "Good Stories, Bad Audio"

    I know that most voice actors don't do fairy tails because it takes a lot of different voices. Like when you were little and Mom or Dad read you a bedtime story or when you read a book to your little one. I was just expecting a story to keep my little one amused on a long trip. Audible.com has just spoild me with great voices telling a storys that are vivid, not reading Tech manuals.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    carmen Millville, NJ, United States 06-09-13
    carmen Millville, NJ, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Introduction was very boring,"
    What would have made Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know better?

    I needed a story to put my great grandson to fall asleep, not cry to hear a story~


    Would you ever listen to anything by Hamilton Wright Mabie again?

    If you cut out the introduction


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Michaels’s performances?

    if there is not another 15 mins of stuff I already know


    What character would you cut from Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know?

    one eye two eyes and three eyes~


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to return this book and I only gave it one star cause I had to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Troy, IL, United States 04-29-13
    Elizabeth Troy, IL, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't Do It!!"

    This was so disappointing. My daughter commutes with me in the morning and we like to listen to audiobooks together. I thought for sure she would love listening to these fairy tales. The problem? It's written in early 1900s English and is just so dry. I couldn't even make it through the first couple minutes of each story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle CLEMSON, SC, United States 10-29-12
    Michelle CLEMSON, SC, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Fairy Tales told by a computer"
    Would you try another book from Hamilton Wright Mabie and/or John Michaels?

    This book sounds like it's being read by a computer. It's difficult to understand has does not have the cadence of a human voice. The writing isn't the problem; the reading is.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Hamilton Wright Mabie again?

    Not if it has the sound quality of this recording, no.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Michaels?

    Absolutely not.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappiontment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Sandton, South Africa 05-12-11
    Adam Sandton, South Africa 05-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Did not enjoy Narrator"

    My children found the narrator to be difficult to understand. Perhaps it was the sound quality or his poor vocal variety. Whatever, personally, the way it was narrated also failed to capture my attention

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Senior Florida/Jamaica 10-31-10
    Melissa Senior Florida/Jamaica 10-31-10

    Supermom/wife

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    "Very Disappointing"

    So far, the worst audio book I've purchased. The stories are good but the narration (voice and quality) is extremely poor! My 5yo begged me to stop playing this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Accent Issues"

    Gorgeous stories that are let down by a terrible reader

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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