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The Ugly Duckling Audiobook

The Ugly Duckling

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Publisher's Summary

It was so beautiful in the country. It was the summer time. The wheat fields were golden, the oats were green, and the hay stood in great stacks in the green meadows. The stork paraded about among them on his long red legs, chattering away in Egyptian, the language he had learned from his lady mother. All around the meadows and cornfields grew thick woods, and in the midst of the forest was a deep lake. Yes, it was beautiful, it was delightful in the country. In a sunny spot stood a pleasant old farmhouse circled all about with deep canals; and from the walls down to the water's edge grew great burdocks, so high that under the tallest of them a little child might stand upright. The spot was as wild as if it had been in the very center of the thick wood.

Public Domain (P)2017 Procrustes Media

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    Spudboy Idaho 03-20-17
    Spudboy Idaho 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful reading of this classic tale"

    Delightful reading of this classic tale. I listened to this with my children who enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 02-25-17
    Deedra United States 02-25-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo

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    "The Ugly Duckling"

    A terrific reading by Abby Elvidge!My grandson and I enjoyed it very much!I was provided this book free by the author,narrator or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tiasdolls 02-08-17
    Tiasdolls 02-08-17 Member Since 2015

    I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible

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    "Another wonderful Classic for All Ages"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ugly Duckling the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the narration by Ms. Elvidge. Lovely story-telling. I felt like a kid again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ugly Duckling?

    I never realized I hadn't heard the full version. It was wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. Yes, because it is so short. No, because I enjoyed the storytelling. It felt like I was in library time at school watching a professional storyteller work her magic!


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christi Minnesota 01-26-17
    Christi Minnesota 01-26-17
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    "ugly"

    It's been a long time since I have heard or read this classic tale. It was delightful, and Abby Elvidge is a wonderful choice to narrate this story.

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    Nikarl 05-12-17
    Nikarl 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Nice short story"

    You listen to this shott in one sitting of course.

    The narration was very good. I would recommend this short just for the quality of narration. I'll for sure be listening to other works by this narrateur.

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    Jennifer Mulder 02-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The ugly duckling"
    Would you listen to The Ugly Duckling again? Why?

    Yes, i think i would. I love the moral of this story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ugly Duckling?

    I loved when the mom duck defended the ugly duckling saying about how good a swimmer he was and all that. That was one of the most memorable to me


    Which scene was your favorite?

    it had to be where he first saw himself as the swan. That is my favorite scene


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was a short story


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Mahoney 01-24-17 Member Since 2017

    Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.

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    "Classic Childrens Story Must have for Parents!"
    What did you love best about The Ugly Duckling?

    It had been years since I had heard this story and I had forgotten how down and grim the tale got in places but what I loved best was that in the end the ugly duckling was truly a swam and only realized it in the end.


    What other book might you compare The Ugly Duckling to and why?

    The Emperors New Clothes both stories deal with beauty and its perception.


    What about Abby Elvidge’s performance did you like?

    Ms Elvidge had the perfect voice for the performance and was captivating and brought life and depth to this tale.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt great sorrow for the duckling during the winter and while it was harassed and teased. Every child who was ever picked on can identify with this story.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron F. 03-06-17
    Cameron F. 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Attempts to rekindle interest in flawed classic"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It would be hard to know what age group to recommend The Ugly Duckling to these days. My five year old enjoyed the listen but was not fully comprehensive of what happened.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    Michelle Magana 01-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awful"

    Terrible for a 4 year old. Very graphic and had to turn off Bc he was scared.

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