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Unusual Fairy Tales

Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
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A delightful collection of lesser known traditional and modern fairy stories:

1. "The King of the Golden River"
2. "The Empty Drum"
3. "The Fire Spirit"
4. "The Tree of Death"
5. "The Smuggler’s Daughter"
6. "A Dream of Wild Bees"
7. "The Fisherman"
8. "The Masked Ball"
9. "The Petrified Man"
10. "The Were-Wolf"
11. "The Walled Nun of Avila"
12. "The Little Grey Mouse"
13. "The Serpent Woman"
14. "The Castle of Jativa"
15. "Ourson"
16. "The Magic Turban, the Magic Sword and the Magic Carpet"
17. "The Three Silver Citrons"
18. "The Magic Pipe"
19. "The Triumph of Truth"
20. "Life’s Secret"
21. "The King of Root Valley"
22. "The Wonderful Pear Tree"
23. "The Stone Monkey"
24. "Stealing Peaches"
25. "The Painted Skin"
26. "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains"
27. "The Bee-Man of Orn"
28. "The History of Ali Cogia"
29. "The Talking Eggs"
30. "The Girl Who Was Tired of Love"

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • Marianna
  • 30-12-2016

If this had a chance,

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Cathy Dobson?

Never anything with this narrator. Dreadful to listen to.

Has Unusual Fairy Tales turned you off from other books in this genre?

No it is not about the material.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice was so dull and dragged every single bit of the writing right down to the ground.

What character would you cut from Unusual Fairy Tales?

It had nothing whatever to do with character, and all to do with the dreadful narrator.

Any additional comments?

Want to return this audio book.

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  • Rebecca
  • 21-01-2016

great for adults

this collection was amazing to listen to, I highly recommend it to anyone who loved the brothers grimm as a child or anyone who feels their imagination wavering as an adult. it's quite scary though and I would NOT recomend to anyone who is thinking of buying it for a young audience

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  • Paul Ferguson
  • 06-08-2018

Great stories, unlistenable-to narrator

The stories here are the less-travelled of fairy tales and I was very much looking forward to listening to them. Unfortunately, the narrator's overly engineered inflections made it impossible to listen to. I persevered, but in the end, returned this book.

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  • Lee_Lemon
  • 04-10-2016

Delivery off putting :(

I am sad to say I could not even get through the first chapter due to the narrators odd and stilted delivery.

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  • louise
  • 11-01-2018

terrible !!! narration !!

the stories were good but the narration the worse ever, her inflections, timing all terrible making it so hatd to listen to. she seemed better as it went on but omg never heard someone try so hard they end up sounding like a strange slow presenter . listen before you purchase one i feel sad i cant listen to all way though.

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