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  • Aboriginal Tales

  • By: David Angus
  • Narrated by: Stan Pretty
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The world of the Australian Aborigines is so full of extraordinary force and beauty that the idea of natural miracles, or what we might call magic, can seem quite normal. So natural magic figures very strongly in their stories, and in their lives. However as people are part of nature too, selfishness, greed, jealousy; also love, courage and a sense of humour are readily described in nature just as in men and women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good variety of stories

  • By Kitty on 12-10-2016

A good variety of stories

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-2016

Any additional comments?

My 5 and 6.5 years old kids enjoyed listening to these a couple of times now. It's not easy to find Indigenous Australian audio stories. I wouldn't recommend them to under 5's. The narration would be better if it wasn't a white fella but we were happy to find these. Some background audio worked well.

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  • Little Fur

  • The Legend of Little Fur
  • By: Isobelle Carmody
  • Narrated by: Isobelle Carmody
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Little Fur is very old, though she looks more like a four-year-old child. She is half elf and half troll, and she lives in her very own wilderness, a patch of park, within the city where the humans live. Little Fur is distressed by what the humans are doing to her patch of wilderness, they are burning trees, and she must go on a perilous journey to prevent her precious home from being destroyed. She enlists the help of her friends: Brownie the shaggy Shetland pony, Crow the crow, and the Sett Owl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting.

  • By Corey on 13-03-2017

A gentle listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-2016

Any additional comments?

I purchased this when my daughter was 6 and she had little interest as this requires some attention and listening to, but we tried it again 6 months later and she enjoyed it very much. I would definitely give this one a go for those that enjoy a more gentle story.