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Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

By: Hans Christian Andersen,Mrs. Edgar Lucas - translator
Narrated by: Angele Masters
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Summary

A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".

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Excellent narration poor formatting

Angele Masters reads the various stories beautifully. The problem with this huge collection is the difficulty in finding a particular individual tale. Other large collections provide a pdf which enables one to locate the specific chapter in which a story is narrated. This edition gives no such help. On the other hand, the free LibriVox recording lists the title and length of each separate story.
I was tempted to return the Audible version but the narration is so consistently excellent that I decided to make notes of the positions of my favourites but Audible should supply that material.

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childhood favorites

so great for my son to listen to all my childhood favorites plus hearing some even i hadn't heard.

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Gentle to listen to, poor navigation for such a mammoth book.

This appears to be an exhaustive collection of every Hans Christian Anderson fairytale ever published with over 41 hours of material. In such a mammoth collection of stories, it would have made sense to have chapter by chapter navigation, but each chapter appears to be an hour long so not easy to find individual tales in this collection. Also, there is no information on what is contained in each chapter so it’s difficult to identify where individual tales are located in the collection. Narration is good, if a little flat, however she is easy to listen to. All in all, I would have given this a higher rating if we could’ve had a better navigation experience.

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Dark, full of death and terrifying for a 6 year old

Don’t chose it if you have a sensitive child - grim and scary. Even for ,e as a mum!

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Excellent reading of a fantastic collection.

Purchased this in January 2021 and the book is fully indexed so easy to navigate to find the story you require.
Reading by Angele Masters is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Poor reading performance

HCA stories are great, what is a massive let down here is the reading performance.
Angele Masters has a high pitch voice, and is reading way too fast with a monotone.
My son (6yo) loves the stories but is not interested in listening to this because the voice is just not gripping enough
to bring him into the story.
Like she is reading a boring newspaper story on brexit.
Do not waste your $ or credit on this like I did.

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