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Publisher's Summary

Here are 50 famous stories of long-ago times, retold in a short form for all young people. These are tales of valor, bravery, and kindness, as well as high adventure. Included:

"King Alfred and the Cakes", "King Alfred and the Beggar", "King Canute of the Seashore", "The Sons of William the Conqueror", "The White Ship", "King John and the Abbott", "The Story of Robin Hood", "Bruce and the Spider", "The Black Douglas", "The Three Men of Gotham", "Other Wise Men of Gotham", "The Miller of the Dee", "Sir Philip Sidney", "Ungrateful Soldier", "Sir Humphrey Gilbert", "Sir Walter Raleigh", "Pocahontas", "George Washington and His Hatchet", "Grace Darling", "The Story of William Tell", "Arnold Winkelreid", "The Bell of Atri", "How Napoleon Crossed the Alps", "The Story of Cincinnatus", "The Story of Regulus", "Cornelia's Jewels", "Androclus and the Lion", "Horatius at the Bridge", "Julius Caesar", "The Sword of Damocles", "Damon and Pythias", "A Laconic Answer", "The Ungrateful Guest", "Alexander and Bucephalus", "Diogenes the Wise Man", "The Brave Three Hundred", "Socrates and His House", "The King and His Hawk", "Doctor Goldsmith", "The Kingdoms", "The Barmecide Feast", "The Endless Tale", "The Blind Men and the Elephant", "Maximilian and the Goose Boy", "The Inchcape Rock", "Whittington and His Cat", "Casabianca", "Antonio Canova", "Picciola", and "Mignon".

Public Domain (P)2006 Alcazar Audioworks

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  • Kathleen B.
  • 18-04-2019

A great book ruined

The book is wonderful, but the narrator does not sound like she really cared about the book. It just wasn't exciting, her voice just sounded like she was thinking about better things than narrating a book. However, the stories are fun and well written, and they are very wonderful. The author did an excellent job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2019

not thre whole book

This is not the whole book. It is only chapter one, wish I would have known.

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  • SpunkyMama
  • 06-01-2013

Buyer Beware - Great Content but tracks messed up

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It's not the content that's the problem .. they're wonderful stories. I purchased this audio version so I could import it to itunes (which I did) to burn to disk and listen to in my car. I wanted the audioversion.

Well, unfortunately, it's almost unusable because no matter what I do (have tried everything I know), the tracks are messed up. It is broken down into tracks on the disk, that are totally incorrect and so if you want to skip to the next story by skipping forward a track, it starts mid story. They are not labelled properly and this is not an error on my part in the burning process, it the audio itself.

I wish I could get my money back, because I don't have the time to sit there fast forwarding and rewinding to try to find the beginning of each story, 50 times since there's 50 stories. I also don't have the time to listen to all 50 at once, which is what I would have to do if I wanted to hear them all without driving myself crazy rewinding and fast forwarding to find where I left off last.

Highly disappointing - the book, narration, and content are great - but horrible job on audible's part for not producing audio with proper tracks.

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