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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....

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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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Changed the ending?

This isn’t the original. It’s got an alternate ending that seems like a knock off of the Disney ending.

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Love Hans Christian Andersen's stories!

I love the stories of this gifted, Christian man. What a legacy he leaves the children and adults who enjoy these stories!

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Great for bedtime

I really liked this book, I fell asleep before the end of rumplestilskin great sleep story

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Changed the Ending

The ending of The Little Mermaid was changed completely. This is not the Hans Christian Andersen story but a fan fic with an unknown author.

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darling

cute and a classic.its nice to see these again.thanks for having available for us .hugs

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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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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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  • 10-11-21

Emmy

I hate to say it hurts hurts but hurts me my tummy hurts so much I hate that I feel bad I just don’t have to be rude and my friend is not doing well and I’m so tired and tired so I’m not doing well so sorry for my help so sorry sis I’m not doing well I’m so sorry to bother with it I have a friend who works with you guys so I’m not sure why he can’t help you but I am not feeling well I just got a message from my mom so I’m happy I got it but I’m sorry I can’t stop it hurts my feelings are so bad I hate I love it so sorry I hate that you have no problem but I’m not feeling well I’m sorry not to bother but really you can come to me my dear love it all I love and love you sis please love me my friend is so much and love me too sis love mama love and miss mama hi mama mama daddy I miss mama love mama daddy daddy I miss my tummy and my sister love you sis love and mama mama hi sis love love miss you too love love miss miss love miss baby miss miss love mama daddy love you mama daddy daddy I miss you too much

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  • tineeblusher
  • 02-18-22

Classic tales

The voices werent distracting and as someone who struggles to pay attention for long i finished in one go.

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  • Marie
  • 01-31-22

Very engaging reader

The book is not a book rather a theatrical play with the narrators voice, my child is captivated immediately!

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  • lauren sillence
  • 12-10-21

A lot of cliff hangers

It was good and enjoyable listen. The narrator made the listening exciting with lots of describing words

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  • Misii Hastings
  • 09-27-21

Timeless stories told beautifully

Four beautiful stories read so well by the readers. I enjoyed every bit of it and I am sure the young ones I share them with will also do.

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  • SK
  • 03-10-20

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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  • Laura Rollins
  • 05-19-22

Not true Hans Christian Andersen

I was disappointed to hear that the stories have been changed. These are not the true Hans Christian Andersen tales. They have their "Disney" endings.

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  • 01-30-22

Not hans christian Andersen

Not the original Hans Christian Andersen stories. You should list the actual author of these stories. Otherwise good narration.

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  • Finley Johnson
  • 10-07-21

R rated

The only thing good about this book was the narrator. I kept hoping that somebody would have morals, but there’s not one single character to like. Please don’t waste your time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

kids enjoyed

about 10 minutes per story, great for bedtime stories for young kids, usually asleep after one story

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  • RUTH
  • 01-23-21

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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  • Mordsith
  • 08-22-20

I just loved them

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-20

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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  • Wendy
  • 02-19-20

Lovely

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

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