Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

Rosemary Kingston

Marguerite Gavin (Narrator)

08-01-01

6hrs 31min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Fantasy

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08-01-01

6hrs 31min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

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“Gavin’s assured, velvety voice is a good match for this adaptation…Kingston’s phrasing occasionally sounds a bit formal (consistent with the era of the book’s publication)…But listeners who get whisked away by the magical elements of these stories won’t mind. Gavin’s consistent, even-keeled delivery makes this a good choice for bedtime and quiet time, for listeners both young and older.” Publishers Weekly

This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland, translator of The Thousand and One Nights. They are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Tales in this collection include Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wild Swans, Snow White and Rose Red, The Spirit in the Bottle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Musicians of Bremen, The Fisherman and His Wife, and many others sure to be familiar to children and adults alike.

Praise

“Gavin’s assured, velvety voice is a good match for this adaptation…Kingston’s phrasing occasionally sounds a bit formal (consistent with the era of the book’s publication)…But listeners who get whisked away by the magical elements of these stories won’t mind. Gavin’s consistent, even-keeled delivery makes this a good choice for bedtime and quiet time, for listeners both young and older.” Publishers Weekly

“[Gavin’s] pleasant, articulate voice is welcome story after story…an excellent resource for both storytellers and listeners, particularly for literature studies.” School Library Journal

“What a treat to have a compendium of the greats of folk literature from the European tradition narrated by Marguerite Gavin, who evokes memories of one’s own mother reading the stories by one’s bedside…Gavin adds just the right amount of inflection and variation to bring voice to each character, be it the innocent child, the gruff and rumbly giant, or the calculating innkeeper.” AudioFile

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 2001
Release Date August 1, 2001
Release Date Machine 996624000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Craig Black
Categories Children's Books, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA
Author Bio
Rosemary Kingston

Rosemary Kingston is the editor who assembled the stories for the collection Fifty Famous Fairy Tales, which actually includes fifty-one.

Narrator Bio
Marguerite Gavin

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. She has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”

Overview

This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland, translator of The Thousand and One Nights. They are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Tales in this collection include Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wild Swans, Snow White and Rose Red, The Spirit in the Bottle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Musicians of Bremen, The Fisherman and His Wife, and many others sure to be familiar to children and adults alike.

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