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    • The Arabian Nights (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The vengeful King Schahriar agrees to stave off the execution of Queen Scheherazade until she finishes a particularly compelling story. Her plan? Bleed one tale into another. Through fanciful histories, romances, tragedies, comedies, poems, riddles, and songs, Scheherazade prolongs her life by holding the king’s rapt attention. With origins in Persian and Eastern Indian folklore, the stories of The Arabian Nights have been reworked, reshaped, revised, collected, and supplemented throughout the centuries by various authors and scholars.

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    • i didnt know what to expect

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Blue Fairy Book

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My children are spellbound

    • By Anita on 03-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Favorite Children's Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Mabel B. Taggart, Andrew Lang, Brothers Grimm, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey, Tonya Free, Walter Zimmerman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This second delightful collection of children's stories contains the following titles: "The Three Goblins", by Mabel G. Taggart; "Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp", edited by Andrew Lang; "Cinderella", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Griffon and Minor Canon", by Frank Stockton; "Beauty and the Beast", by Madame de Villeneuve; "The Frog Prince", by The Brothers Grimm; "Goody Two Shoes", a traditional tale; "How Fear Came", by Rudyard Kipling; "Jack and the Beanstalk", a traditional tale; and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Selection of stories

    • By cindilla on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Blue Fairy Book

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang is the first in a series of fairy tale compilation books. These fairy tales cover a variety of cultures and stories, including several from the Brothers Grimm and Arabian Nights stories. This is a great collection for any listener looking for nearly 40 different stories in one book. Lang includes classic tales such as "Cinderella" and more uncommon adventures, including "The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou".

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Favorite Children's Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here are 28 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By Jas on 12-29-06

    Regular price: $33.95

    • The Arabian Nights

    • By: Andrew Lang (translator)
    • Narrated by: Suehyla El Attar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Scheherazade, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Scheherazade always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, But Not Burton

    • By Peter Schaeffer on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • "Melisande", "Goops and How to Be Them" and "Prince Prigiio"

    • By: E. Nesbit, Gelett Burgess, Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Melisande tells the story of a beautiful princess, "Goops" is a poem that descibes exactly how children should not behave, and Prince Prigio relates the tale of a misunderstood member of a royal family.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Classic Fairy Tales

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin, Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Imagine a time of fairies and giants, when good always triumphed over evil, and bravery and cunning saveed the day. That's the world inhabited by this collection of favorite fairy tales, retold in charming prose by Andrew Lang. Children will love hearing how Jack made his fortune; how a quick-thinking queen saved her baby from Rumpelstiltskin; how a clever cat turned his master into a marquis; and how even a spiteful fairy couldn't stop true love from waking a sleeping princess.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • King Arthur

    • Tales of the Round Table
    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This condensed version of the King Arthur narrative was compiled by folklorist Andrew Lang from traditional sources and features all the familiar iconography: the sword in the stone, Excalibur, the Round Table, Camelot, Merlin, knights and chivalry, and the quest for the Holy Grail.

    Regular price: $14.27

    • Beauty and the Beast

    • By: Andrew Lang Editor
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The classic story of Beauty and the Beast....

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Cinderella, or The Glass Slipper

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world. No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over than the mother-in-law began to show herself in her true colors. She could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, and the less because they made her own daughters appear the more odious. She employed her in the meanest work of the house.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Little Green Frog

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fairies play a large role in the lives of Prince Saphir and Serpentine and their families. The fairies place magical mirrors in the rooms of both the young boy and the young girl, enchanted so that each youth gazes upon the other. Saphir discovers a little frog that leads him on a series of adventures that eventually lead to a happy ending once he has proved himself honest and worthy.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Wizard King

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After losing his beloved wife, a king, who was also a wizard, sets off on a voyage to foreign lands, as he can’t stand to be reminded of his lost wife. Using his wizardry, he sets his sights on a princess who he locks up in a tower, hoping she will one day give in and marry him. He then finds out that the princess may have set her sights on his own son and sends his son away. His son travels to the kingdom that the captured princess had come from and comes up with a plan to try to save the princess.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The White Duck

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shortly after the queen and her new husband are married, he is forced to leave to fight in a war. He advises her that she must always remain inside and never to trust any visiting women. She listens at first, but when an old woman appears at her window and entices her to sit in her garden, she gives in and goes outside.

    Regular price: $1.04

    • The Three Brothers

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A village was being plagued by a witch in the form of a hawk and three brothers tried to stop her. The older two failed, but the youngest was able to shoot down the hawk and he found a strange abyss where the hawk was shot down. With the help of his brothers, he descends into the abyss and finds a palace full of beautiful princesses and boundless treasure. He discovers that the witch is their mother and she must be killed in order for the princesses to be freed from the underground prison they are being held in.

    Regular price: $1.04

    • The Giant and the Herd Boy

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There once was a young shepherd who one day discovers a wounded giant. Although at first frightened, he decides to care for the giant who shows his gratitude by giving the young boy a belt of invisibility and taking him underground to a giant's wedding celebration. The boy sneaks a loaf of bread away with him while he is leaving so that he might have something to eat the next day but much to his chagrin, he is unable to tear the bread when he tries. He then tries biting it and is shocked when pieces of gold fall from the loaf.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Tales from the Arabian Nights

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
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    Toby Stephens takes us back to the world of cunning, adventure, mishap, and fun. Sheherezade, night after night, weaves her tales and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other tales come alive. The unforgettable music of Rimsky-Korsakov sets the scene perfectly. A delightful treat for young listeners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I AM SINBAD THE SAILOR

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Rumplestiltzkin

    • By: Andrew Lang Editor
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A poor miller with a beautiful daughter had an audience with the king. In order to appear important, the miller told the king that he had a daughter who could spin straw into gold. The king was impressed by this talent and asked for the girl to come to him. When the girl was brought to him he led her into a room full of straw, gave her a spinning wheel and spindle, and told her that if all the straw was not spun into gold by morning, she will die....

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Dragon of the North

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Dragon of the North is an Estonian fairy tale of a terrible dragon who devoured all in his path on his way from the north. One brave man sets out to find a way to conquer him and protect the people of his home. The man consults a magician, who tells him to seek the aid of birds. With the help of the birds, he discovers a witch-maiden who can help him, but whom he mistakenly crosses. The young man must then deal with the consequences of his actions.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
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    This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration!

    • By Radical One on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $0.95

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