Four classic fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, read by Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne-Marie Duff, David Tennant and Penelope Wilton.
Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors.
The Emperor’s New Clothes read by Sir Derek Jacobi: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors.
The Little Mermaid read by Anne-Marie Duff: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince.
The Fir Tree read by David Tennant: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.
The Wild Swans read by Penelope Wilton: A princess must rescue her brothers from a spell cast by a wicked queen.
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Keep on getting a 'Playback failed. Please try again" error message. So could not listen to these stories which is a real shame. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling Audible, but problem persisted. Sent a report through, do let's see...
I loved all the stories. Each naration was clear and enjoyable. Music was also splendit.
"Traditional stories shortened but not altered"
Beautifully read but beware of original endings if allowing young children to listen. No Disney romance here
I love these stories and thought I could download them to a cd to play in the car when I have my grandchildren. But I can't, also seem unable to return them. The whole process has been frustrating, annoying and I will not be using audible books again.
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