The Fool and the Flying Ship

Narrated by: Robin Williams
Length: 30 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
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Long ago in Russia, a proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. But when a country bumpkin and his oddball crew of extraordinary friends show up to claim her, the Tsar quickly has second thoughts. Robin Williams is hilarious as he narrates this retelling of a fantastical Russian folktale, accompanied by inspired music by The Klezmer Conservatory Band. This story is a delightful treat for the entire family. Ages five and up.

©2012 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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Robin Williams at his best!

This is a gem in the Rabbit Ears collection. It’s interesting to see that Eric Metaxas is listed as author because none of his other Rabbit Ears stories have the offbeat humor that fills this recording . Robin Williams takes Yiddish humor as his foundation; it goes wonderfully with the Klezmer accompaniment. He goes on to find the humor in each of the characters (or, more likely, he adds the humorous touches).
This over-the-top performance will bring belly laughs to the adults listening. Children will not catch many of the jokes, but Robin delivers them at such a rate children will be entranced anyway.
Highly recommended! Belongs in the collection of everybody who loves a good story.

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Robin Williams is the best

One of my most treasured memories was listening to this story on car trips with my family.

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