We are all familiar with fairy tales where the dashing hero defeats his enemies and wins the hand of the beautiful princess. However, the fairy tales in this collection are about what happens next, when the prince starts losing his hair and the princess has a midlife crisis. Narrators Dan Keding and Janice Del Negro perform with a magical quality, and their thoughtful narration captures the moods of the stories, where middle-aged men and women face issues of mortality and renewal. Listeners will find the lessons in each story pertinent as these tales show what life is truly like.
©1992 by Allan B. Chinen; (P)1998 by August House Publishers, Inc.
Be aware! This is not the book but only the reading of the tales in the book. NONE of Dr. Chinen's comments are included. This is not at all evident in the description provided by audible.com.
However, after great disappointment, I found that I enjoyed hearing the stories as I read the book. And I would highly recommend the printed version of the book.
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