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Publisher's Summary

Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan.

"Aladdin"

Aladdin is a tailor's son who dreams of making his fortune and marrying the Sultan's daughter, but is tricked into becoming apprentice to a cunning magician. He needs Aladdin to do a very special job - climb down into a deep, dark cave and fetch an oil lamp....

"The Elves and the Shoemaker"

The shoemaker can only afford the leather to make one more pair of shoes. He cuts the leather and lays it on his workbench - and the next morning, there are two perfectly-finished shoes! But who can have made them?

"Thumbelina"

A poor peasant woman wishes for a child, but when a sorceress gives her a brown bulb, it grows a flower - and inside is tiny, perfect Thumbelina!

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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quite boring to be honest with you. It would be good for kids though. okay

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be a kid again

read beautifully it made me feel like a kid again it was to nice to hear when going to bed

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Truly magical

Now these are the Sort of fairytales that are easy to listen to. No gruesome tales just light And airy stories Full of magic and wonder perfect for the little person to hear to sleep on

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not well titled

It is Aladdin plus 1 other story, not stories. Call it Aladdin plus 1

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Memoir

Loved the childhood tales listening again. Beautifully narrated the morals of our lives and day to day activities.

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Lovely stories

Easy listening. entertaining stories. Pleasant story telling voice with good diction. Easy to follow book.

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not what you expect

the stories where different to the ones portrayed in films, most likely these are the original versions of each story, but the where great to listen too.

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Listened to it about 100 times.

I listen to this every night when I go to sleep, and Steven Mangan' s voice is just so perfect for the first story ,Aladdin. I've listened to it so many times I nearly memerized it!

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very traditional sexist stories

I understand stories like this have been around for a long time, but they are very outdated and so terribly sexist. Women are just possessions. They are better versions.

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I loved it

loved this fairytale when I was a young child. and I'll always love them

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  • Annie
  • 02-02-2015

Beautiful stories

Simple, well told, children's tales. They are a good length, and the audio is high quality. We love them all!

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  • Kyle Mitchell
  • 08-04-2021

Very nice and good

A good book
For people to listen
I will give it 100000000000 stars because it is very good

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  • WendyDVB
  • 28-04-2021

Thumbelina: A classic story

The story of a tiny little woman as she goes on her adventures. I always love a happy ending. The speaker did a great job of taking on many characters. This was easy to listen to.

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  • Ruth
  • 27-05-2020

Dont be fooled by the cover!

A very short, very adapted version of Aladdin! our son was in the play recently and wanted to listen to the story. It was so short and chopped out huge chunks of the storyline! Not worth a credit or the cash!

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  • Mrs. J. M. Galor
  • 20-10-2019

Good selection of stories

A good selection of stories, well read, just the right length. My kids enjoyed them.

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