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The Animal Parables

A Collection of the First Seven Stories
Narrated by: Martin J Day
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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A dog who gets hold of the wrong end of the stick; a horse who beats the odds; a wasp who discovers a sting in the tail. This is the stuff of The Animal Parables. Each tale features an animal who finds that things turn out to be quite different from how it imagined and profound life lessons are learned along the way. These seven, life affirming, tales will delight young minds and leave adults moved to reflection.

In this collection Martin Day has re-discovered the power of the parable to layer deeper meanings under the skin of a simple narrative. In doing so he has created a collection of stories that sound at multiple levels. It’s like the delight of finding that second tray under the first in a box of chocolates!

©2011 Martin J Day (P)2019 Martin J Day

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A real heart warmer😂

I absolutely adore this book. What can I say, there is nothing negative about it. When I listened to the audio sample an read the summary, I was intrigued. Martins narration was brilliant, I’m glad he chose to narrate it him self as he brings a certain touch to it that I’m sure no one else could match. He is well spoken and his British accent is smooth as silk. I absolutely loved every story, but my 2 faves were the tail about the dog who got the wrong end of the stick, and the horse who run its own race. If you are a child, adult, or just young at heart then this book is for you. Please give it a listen today, I’m sure you woent be disappointed😎

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  • linda Jones
  • 07-12-19

A fascinating and absorbing collection of stories.

Martin narrates his work beautifully. Each story drew me in This is a book that shouldn't be rushed - and I've enjoyed listening over three days.

Each one of the parables is skillfully crafted, the underlying spiritual/ philosophical meaning of each gently rises to the surface without hitting you over the head.

Opening with the MInor bird's need to look different, to be somehow more acceptable, it moves on to the crab and its desperate need to leave behind his outer tough, craggy old shell and embrace this new self - There is a mackerel and the fisherman, a tormented caterpillar.,.10 excellently written stories that will entertain and definitely get you thinking.

This is not a young children's book - perfect for YA and up...

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  • Lucinda
  • 07-02-19

Enjoyable and inspiring stories

Beautifully written and a delight to listen to.
These stories could really help families going through life's challenges.