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This collection of 40 fairy tales contains well-known favorites from authors like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Charles Perrault, Madame de Beaumont, and Joseph Jacobs. It also collects rare gems from folk-tale traditions around the world, from Germany to China, from Scandinavia to Arabia, from Russia to Japan, and from Italy to Canada. These beautiful, frightening, funny, romantic, and whimsical stories will introduce you to princesses in peril, beastly brides and grooms, adults and children behaving badly, daring and adventurous girls, and clever and devious tricksters. These wondrous tales will be enjoyed by listeners both young and old.

Public Domain (P)2020 Elizabeth Klett

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So Fun

Wonder Tales by Elizabeth Klett was a fun book to listen to.  I love that this included fairy tales that I hadn’t heard of before this book.  Even the stories that I had of before I hadn’t read the story, I learned more as I listened to this book.  I also love that each of the stories was a different chapter, so if I had heard that fairy tale before, I could just skip it and move on to the next story.  I also loved that the fairy tales were grouped by topic.  I enjoyed the narrator of these stories, and I will surely listen to other books that she had narrated in the future.  The narrator was able to change her voice enough that I never got confused about who was talking.  I also loved that these stories aren’t sugar-coated and that they are meant for adults.  I know that most fairy tales were written for adults.   It was nice to see the differences between the Disney movies and the original stories.  More than once, I was shocked to listen to the real story and compare it to what I learned when I was a child.  If you are looking for something different to listen to, I would pick up a copy of this audiobook because I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

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  • 02-15-21

Would not recommend for a calming bedtime experience!

I love the concept of this book. There’s a lovely collection of stories included. But the narration is incredibly fast - I wonder if there was a time constraint to the recording as it is as if the narrator was in an awful rush. I personally do not find the tone and intonation of the reading particularly endearing either. These stories need a softer, slower, more soporific approach to their narration.