The Little Mermaid is a very well-known fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media, including musical theatre and animated film. But this tale is not the Disney version, all cleaned up and made pretty. This is the way Andersen wrote it.
"Little Nasties", written and directed by Eric Red. Things are not quite as they seem when Heather Knox and her daughter, Bethany, arrive at a child beauty pageant after dark.... Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid's award-winning Tales from Beyond the Pale, now entering its sixth year, has produced over 40 audio dramas from a wide array of today's leading genre writers and directors. Season three was produced by Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid, and Jenn Wexler.
"pretty Fun story"
It is bitterly cold, and the Little Match Girl is walking the icy streets in bare feet, trying to sell just one box of matches so she can go home and get warm. But no one wants to buy.... A magical retelling of the classic tale, read by Tamsin Greig.
"The Little Match Girl"
A delightful collection of four classic children's stories all hosted by a delightful fairy godmother and read by charming narrators. Featuring "The Three Little Pigs" by Joseph Jacobs, "The Roly-Poly Pudding" by Beatrix Potter, and L. Frank Baum's "The Story of the Cat and the Fiddle" and "The Story of Little Tommy Tucker".
“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?
In a bygone time when men demanded discipline and women were given few rights, young, untouched, and beautiful Lady Morgana Moress finds herself being shipped off for obedience training after publicly humiliating her father one too many times. The innocent lass doesn't know it yet, but the rickety carriage she finds herself tossed in is being sent to the home of an older, mysterious man, one known simply as Baron Broodclaw.
Something is wrong with Crista's children. Her partner, Matt House, tells her it's nothing to worry about. He says they're probably acting up because they didn't want to move into this new house. But Crista knows her children. She has seen them play up before at various times and this isn't like them. What they're saying, what they're doing...It's not like her children at all....
"Really bad narration"
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.
"A children's story for adults"
One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared", Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir of her disappearance and imprisonment in Argentina in the 1970s.
"Highly annoying accent -- gave up after 20 minutes"
Sage is a frightened pony looking for her father who has mysteriously disappeared. Join her on her search as she seeks the help of the animals in the barnyard. Meet Buzzy, Quackers, and Puddles, and learn how friends can make a difference when there's a problem in your life.
Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter's had enough.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Little Rose Riding Hood: A Time Lord Fairy Tale read by Rachael Stirling. Deep in the woods, Rose is travelling to her grandmother's cottage. She's careful to watch out for the Bad Wolf, but what about the strange woodcutter she meets, wearing a black leather jacket? And why does grandmother suddenly have such sharp teeth?
A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.
An industrious, hardworking hen teaches her friends a thing or two about helping out in this classic story.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Three Little Sontarans: A Time Lord Fairy Tale read by Dan Starkey. In an epic battle against a lone Rutan, three Sontarans take up very different strategies to defeat their interminable nemesis once and for all. A captivating fairy tale, read by Doctor Who actor Dan Starkey and written by Justin Richards.
"An intergalactic classic."
The classic tale of three little pigs who venture out into the big, wide world and build themselves houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But when the big bad wolf comes to call, will these little porkers let him in? Not by the hair of their chinny-chin-chins!
The classic story told from the wolf's point of view.
"This isn't the original drama attached to the book"
Deep beneath the ocean lay the beautiful and magical kingdom of King Neptune. He had six mermaid daughters, the youngest of whom was considered to be unsurpassed in her beauty. They lived a wonderful and carefree existence in their underwater arcadia. The world beyond was an uncertain and dangerous place and for this reason all mermaids were forbidden to travel up to the surface before their fifteenth birthday.
Armed with naught but tremendous precociousness, an arsenal of death rays, stun guns, ear trumpets, and concussion cannons, Agnes and her ubiquitous companion, Vic, a re-animated clockwork cadaver, set out to discover what has become of the missing men. But to uncover the secrets of the disappearance and the enigmatic island that may hold the key to the mystery, they must first face an army of werewolves, bogeymen, revenants, bog monsters, Spring-Heeled Jacks, and other legendary monsters of lore.
The audio for Animal Tales features two different speakers. Each volume of Animal Tales has one poem and 24 facts about the featured animal and its environment. First, listen to the complete poem; then, you can listen to the two rhyming lines and the matching "facts".