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Publisher's Summary

Magical retellings of four classic fairy tales.

"The Little Mermaid", read by Tamsin Greig: The youngest child of the Mer King lives in a beautiful underwater city. But on her first trip to the world above the ocean, she meets a handsome human Prince and falls in love....

"Rumpelstiltskin", read by Stephen Mangan: A beautiful miller's daughter is locked away by the King and told she will never see her family again unless she spins straw into gold. Then an ancient dwarf promises to help - but there is a price to pay...

"The Snow Queen", read by Stephen Mangan: Sebastian and Anna are best friends who do everything together. So when Sebastian falls into the hands of the evil Snow Queen, Anna is determined to rescue him.

"The Little Match Girl", read by Tamsin Greig: It is bitterly cold, and the Little Match Girl is walking the icy streets in bare feet, trying to sell just one box of matches so she can go home and get warm. But no-one wants to buy....

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • 10-03-2020

Heavily modified versions

Very heavily modified versions of the stories, the ending is nothing like Andersen, especially in Little Mermaid.

Good narration, but terrible edition of the tales to read.

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Lovely and sad short stories.

I love the performances of Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig. The little match girl is such a sad story.

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I just loved them

I just love good old fairytales they are just lovely. could read them over and over

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it was super good 👌

the last story was sad but good I liked all of them 😁 i recommend this for little kids 😊

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The little mermaid and other stories

The little mermaid and other stories is a great book because it doesn’t have just one story but lots.My favourite story in the book was the little mermaid.Even though I’m nearly 10 I still loved the book.

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Lovely

These are delightful stories by Hans Christian Anderson. They are well read and most enjoyable.

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#Awesomeness

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It brought back fond memories of my childhood. I love how animated the narrator is. Definitely highly recommended

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  • 04-04-2021

Not Andersen's Versions

The narrators were great, but the stories were abridged versions of Hans Christian Andersen's stories or they were changed entirely. I expect some differences between versions because of different translations, but the ending to the Little Mermaid is completely altered to be a happy ending. I would not be so frustrated if this was represented as someone else's interpretation of the stories, but to present these as the full-length versions of these stories as Andersen wrote them is misleading and inaccurate.

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  • Noel Leon
  • 16-11-2020

Little Mermaid is the highlight

Of all the stories The Little Mermaid is the most engaging in regards to performance and story and for this story alone is deserving of five stars. Glad it came with my subscription because it is short but good bedtime story.

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  • Libbie R.
  • 13-09-2020

Kiddo mood, refreshing!

I am fan of kid's audiobooks. I know this but never gets tired listening to fairy tales. Amazing narrations from the start to the end.

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