• The Little Match Girl

  • Cyberpunk Fairy Tales
  • By: George Saoulidis
  • Narrated by: Steve White
  • Length: 9 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Little Match Girl

By: George Saoulidis
Narrated by: Steve White
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Publisher's summary

A retelling of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen of the same name.

Listen to more of the Cyberpunk Fairy Tales, a unique twist on the classic stories you grew up with. Sometimes dark and disturbing like the Grimm stories, other times new and relevant to the modern age.

©2019 George Saoulidis (P)2019 George Saoulidis

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Sad, short story...

I wrote a review about this short story, and nothing I wrote was posted or saved... -.-

Here's the basics:

-Sad, cyberpunk semi-futuristic themed short story about little girl/young woman trying to make money selling artificial intelligence family experience simulation.

-Great narrator, British accent. Author made this short story descriptive, well written.

-I sped this up to 1.5x, nothing against the author or narrator, I speed up most narration or I'll fall asleep.

-If this audiobook were part of a collection of short stories, or were on sale, I'd get it, but for $3.95 or a credit, definitely not.

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Nice cyberpunk adaptation of Anderson's fairytale

This hightech interpretation of Hans Christian Anderson's original The Little Match Girl is really very nicely done. It's believable, relatable, and a lot shorter than the original which to 21st century readers is a big plus.

This story was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great. The author did a great job with the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A tear jerking tale in any form

The little match girl is a tale that has been told and retold many times many ways. This cyberpunk twist on it is no less potent and will still bring a tear to your eye.

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It’s alright

I love George’s world, many of his stories are all (at least in my mind) in the same futuristic world. This was a good take on the classic story but if it were longer and more fleshed out I probably would have loved it. As it was it’s just ok for me.
Narration was excellent.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! After listening to this story,. I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were uniquely fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was a good book. The auditor was great.

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Grab your tissues...

The Little Match Girl (Cyberpunk Fairy Tales) by George Saoulidis and narrated by Steve White should be on your Christmas listen list this year. If you only listen to one book this holiday, let it be this one. Highly recommend this short story.

What’s it about? A young girl is selling her families memory sticks that are now owned by the corporation as her father and her struggle for basic needs. It’s sad yet heartwarming. It’s a future tech retelling of a HCA tale. I would love for George to expand on this one more for next Christmas. His retelling would be a fantastic Christmas movie (you reading this Amazon? Hint hint…). The narrator, Steve White, did a good job.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: hunger (family unable to meet this basic human need), death.


*I received this copy for free in an email. Not sure if I need to write this or not, so here it is.*

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Little Match Girl

A futuristic retelling of the classic tale of the Little Match Girl. Instead of matches, this little girl is selling a few moments of joy in the form of a memory. It will bring tears to your eyes for sure. My only complaint is that it is so short. I would have liked a little more substance to the tale. The narrator was just right for this one. I received the audiobook version of this story from the author and chose to review it.

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Well Done

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This is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson story but with a modern twist. It's wonderfully told and will still bring a tear [or two] to your eye.

The narrator did a very nice job.