Listeners will be fascinated by these original stories from Hans Christian Andersen—no Disney adaptations here. They’re richly voiced by F. Murray Abraham and enlivened by a cast of acclaimed narrators who add playful differentiation to the many characters. The tales range from the familiar “Thumbelina,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “The Princess and the Pea” to those less well known like “The Rags” and “Luck Can Be Found on a Stick.” They’re filled with surprises for those acquainted only with the sanitized versions, with many missing the happy endings we’re used to hearing. Abraham’s elegant narration and measured pacing provide the perfect foil to the more whimsical style of those portraying the characters in this engaging production. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2018
CD ISBN 9780525626053 $25.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780525626060 $15.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2018
CD ISBN 9780525626015 $25.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 9780525626022 $45.00
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