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Beauty and the Beast is one of the world's most famous fairy tales. This is the very first published version of the fairy tale, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. Variations of the tale are known across Europe. It has been enormously popular for centuries. In 1991 the story was made into a Disney animated musical fantasy.

Public Domain (P)2012 Jimcin Recordings

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  • Jacobus
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 05-08-12

Beauty before Disney's Beast

The story of "Beauty and the Beast" has always been one of my favourites.The theme of the true nature of beauty is so strikingly illustrated in this story. Unfortunately Disney reinterpreted the story and changed it that this jewel was lost. It was a pleasant surprise see that Audible has made available the "original" story.

I initially thought that Sara Barnett is a little girl reading the story. Her melodious unusual voice complemented the story nicely.

If you like classic fairy tales you must own this story. It will transfer you to a magical realm away from the issues of this world until you find the beauty in your beasts.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Short but sweet

It was very short but very enjoyable to experience where all of the magic of the Disney version came from! :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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AN AMAZING BOOK!!

I grew up with the little mermaid and beauty and the beast...this was definitely a different route to the story. ..but I loved it! I recommend this book to the adult whos still young at heart!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Horrible Narration

What would have made Beauty and the Beast better?

The story is a great one, but the narration was horrendous. A different narrator would have made this better. My daughter could not even finish this audiobook, as the narrator's voice was too grating and irritating.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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a waste of a money

it was ver show and boring. nothing like the original and the reader was terrible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful