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Aladdin and Other Stories

Length: 45 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (211 ratings)

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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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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I understand stories like this have been around for a long time, but they are very outdated and so terribly sexist.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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A excellent selection of story’s for the short drive to school

Nice bit size stories that we enjoyed on the way to school. Normally the girls are loud and noisy, but we’re quick to be quite so they could listen to the stories

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great

Really great well told stories and I loved the choice of narrators for each story.

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Annoying voice

Few minutes in and cant listen anymore. Lucky it was free the character voices and accents annoyed me. I will be removing from device.

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THE BEST!!!

it is so good i just liked it so much i rlly reccomend it was like so good

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SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

SO GOOD GREAT STORY YES %100 AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE BETTER THEN THE MOVIE ...................................SORTA

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Sweet stories sweetly told.

Although there are differences in ease of the stories from those I have heard before they have been told so well and the characters played so nicely I can only approve and will play these to my grandchildren!

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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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  • 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.