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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

Narrated by: Angele Masters
Length: 41 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sherrie Johnson
  • 2018-12-04

Would be a great addition to my audio library, but

The stories are listed as Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, etc. with never a title of a story. Good luck at finding your favorite story buried in the forty something chapters. This makes what could be a very fun book to share with children or grandchildren absolutely useless. Wish I hadn't purchased it. I don't have time to listen to 41 and 1/2 hours to find The Little Match Girl or The Ugly Duckling.

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  • Silly Napkin
  • 2014-02-28

Horrible Translation of Hans Christian Anderson

Audible, can you list the translator as well as the year of translation of translated works? This old translation is quite bad but I did not know it was such an old translation when I got the book.

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  • Nishant
  • 2014-03-08

Nice tales but a terrible reading

What didn’t you like about Angele Masters’s performance?

Her voice is so childish. And it seems she's making a wretched mockery of the characters.

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Really, really bad reading.

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  • mj
  • 2019-02-22

Run on fairytales

I was excited to have a full collection of Hans Christian Andersen’s writings however, a pause and an introduction between stories would have been nice.

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  • NaTim
  • 2020-05-06

Terrible narration

Aside from the on going problem with long books and audible (non-existence of chapter titles, impossiblity to find a story of your choice, bad transition between stories), this book had another huge issue for me. The narrator does not suit me. Every story sounds the same. Every character sounds like a child or a woman, it is sooo confusing when you're supposed to be imagening a grown up male. And the narration is boring. I was so disappointed.

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  • freedom2fly
  • 2018-07-01

first time ever reading the classics!

Definitely interesting! I don't agree with everything he wrote doctrinally but he was so creative he captures and hold your mind and heart story after story. Definitely a reread and want to purchase a classic edition.

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  • Heath
  • 2019-02-28

hard to get through

not sure if it was the narrator or the stories but I honestly just could not wait till this book ended and when it finally did I was happy to be done with it. some stories were so interesting but came across as boring if that makes sense.