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Publisher's Summary

Introduced by Lucy Mangan

Tales to soothe tired souls. A night time companion for frazzled adults, including calming stories and poems for a good night's sleep.

This cheering audiobook of best loved short tales, extracts and poems will calm and restore an anxious mind before sleep.

A good night's sleep is essential for our well being and our health, but in our busy lives sleep is often poor and overlooked. Now is the time to stop a while and find consolation and wonder in other worlds where all is well and sleep just a page or two away. 

From classic stories by Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant and Katherine Mansfield, to friendly the tales of our childhoods, to poetry that reminds us of the simple joys of life, this lovingly curated audiobook will soothe a tired mind and gently carry you to the peaceful land of sleep.

So switch off, snuggle down and allow yourself to escape into new worlds and old; magical, mysterious and tender realms that will accompany you to your own sweet dreams.

©2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"Hurrah for a book that draws us away from the cold blue light of the smart phone and into the soothing glow of poems, short stories and extracts." (The Simple Things magazine)

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  • Kingfisher
  • 29-12-2018

Not at all sleep inducing

This is more a dramatic reading than it is soothing storytelling. The narrators’ voice changes for new characters and their expressive exclamations with shouts at varying volumes do not make for relaxing listening at all. I found it far more jarring than relaxing.

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  • Greg Relaford
  • 05-02-2019

Really excellent listening! Perfect bedtime listen

Both the voices and the stories were perfect for us. The female narrator is hypnotic.

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  • Brandie Pitts
  • 24-09-2019

Not soothing

Not soothing at all way to much for a bed time book no thank you

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  • Heather Graves
  • 03-08-2020

boring

boring
it was not my type of book. not a very good read. pass on this

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  • CAM
  • 30-05-2019

Helps me to unwind.

Need to have more stories. Would love to have another book or suggestion of the same type I could download.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-2021

best thing since calm

very different format. several different narrators reciting some classic literature. the acting is dramatized which is great. my mind drifts, so the small bit of attention grabbing brings me back ... Zzzzzz

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  • Kaitlyn Zimmitti
  • 22-10-2019

Great!

I listen to this book to help me get to sleep and no joke it works. I haven't gotten to listen to all the stories just yet, but the voices are calming and definitely get after what I'm using it for.

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  • KHaz
  • 05-02-2019

okay

this is a book to help me relax and as a aid to sleep so i have not heard a full chapter i see this as a good thing
loads of zzzs

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  • Meg
  • 27-12-2018

Performs purpose perfectly

I really enjoy the range of stories included; there are exerts from some of my favourite books. Beautifully and soothingly narrated to really calm the mind. It is just what I was looking for. Only issue is I'm personally not a great poetry lover and find these short bursts a little boring. However, they're often less than a minute so I can't complain too much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-2019

Not what I was expecting

The stories are of various lengths and some are a bit too ‘lively’ for bedtime.
I don’t understand why these are stories for stressed out adults because the content does not reflect that at all

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