Hans Christian Andersen
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6.0 hrs • Jan/20/2017 • Unabridged
Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairytales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves and sometimes even save the men they love. These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince.Stories included: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel, A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs, Cap O’ Rushes by Joseph Jacobs, Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, Mr. Fox by Joseph Jacobs, Clever Grethel by the Brothers Grimm, Kari Woodengown by P.C. Absjornsen, The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm, Felicia and the Pot of Pinks by Madame la Comtesse d’Aulnoy, The Iron Stove by Miss Mulock, The Hedley Kow by Joseph Jacobs, The Six Sillies by Monsieur Lemoine, Baba Yaga a Russian folk tale re-told by Verra Xenophontovna Kalamatiano De Blumenthal, The Old Woman in the Woods by the Brothers Grimm, The Idle Spinner by the Brothers Grimm, The Twelve Brothers by the Brothers Grimm, Frederick and Catherine by the Brothers Grimm, Little Red Cap by the Brothers Grimm, Beauty and The Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.Available Formats: CD0.8 hrs • Dec/16/2016 • Unabridged
Este Audiolibro contiene los siguientes cuentos: EL GNOMO Como siempre, los hermanos mayores se creen que el hermano pequeño es tonto… Me parece a mí que se equivocan; y si no, escuchad lo que le pasa al hermano menor protagonista de nuestra historia. EL FIEL JUANE l fiel Juan se iba a encontrar con no pocos problemas para cumplir la última voluntad del Rey, ya que el Príncipe, como joven que era. se rebelaba ante cualquier imposición.Pero el Príncipe se enamoró… y el fiel Juan iba a jugar un papel muy importante en la consecución de su felicidad, pero a cambio iba a tener que sacrificar algo… LAS HABICHUELAS MÁGICAS Periquín y su madre eran muy pobres, y sobrevivían como podían cultivando el campo y vendiendo la leche que les daba su vaca. Pero las cosas empezaron a ir tan mal, que la madre decidió que tenían que vender la vaca, para poder conseguir algo de dinero con el que pasar el invierno. Así que mandó a Periquín que preparase a la vaca y la atara con una cuerda, para llevársela al mercado y venderla por un buen precio… EL PATITO FEO No debemos reírnos de nadie porque sea feo. A lo mejor, nos llevamos una sorpresa cuando pase un poco de tiempo… Y si no, que se lo pregunten al patito de nuestra historia, que estaba siempre triste. Sus hermanos y hermanas no querían jugar con él, porque era distinto, pero…Available Formats:1.3 hrs • Nov/22/2016 • Audio Theater
In this classic tale adapted from a short story by Hans Christian Andersen, the residents of the little village of Langtvæk awaken one overcast morning to the distant ringing of a bell. Forced to wear earplugs to drown out the constant tolling, the sleepless king offers a reward to anyone who finds and stops the bell from ringing.Lecia, a young impoverished girl from the village, volunteers to set out on the dangerous quest into the Dark Forest of No Return and earn the reward money for her mother. Along the way she meets Frederik, a handsome young boy who plays a wooden flute. As they continue their journey together, they encounter bonkberries, a treacherous ravine, and come face to face with a tritch—a tricky witch. A growing fondness develops between the two, but will it be enough for them to survive the ordeal and collect the reward?This delightful full-cast dramatization by award-winning radio dramatist George Zarr features original music and songs with captivating sound effects.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental4.4 hrs • Nov/22/2016 • Audio Theater
This delightful collection of children’s stories is perfect listening for the whole family. Featured are four beloved stories to entice your imagination, including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Bell by Hans Christian Andersen, and Snow White by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.Each story is performed by a full cast of voice actors with sound effects and music.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital RentalDownloadAlso: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental0.1 hrs • Aug/07/2016 • Unabridged
“Emperor’s New Clothes” is a fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen.There once was an Emperor who loved new clothes more than anything else. He spent huge amounts of money buying new clothes. As a result he neglected the needs of his subjects and his army. See how two scoundrels tricked him and how it would change the Emperor forever. The story has delighted children and adults alike for over a hundred years. Purchase your copy of this audiobook now!Available Formats:5.7 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged
A collection of H.C. Andersen’s fairy tales—including The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Red Shoes, The Naughty Boy and fifteen others.Available Formats:6.0 hrs • May/22/2016 • Unabridged
The Princess and the Goblin, first published in 1872, was one of the very first fantasy novels and had a strong influence on the work of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. It is loved by fans of fantasy fiction to this day. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a remote mountainous region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Then she meets a mysterious old woman and Curdie, a young miner. Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the earth beneath her lurk grotesque and hideous creatures seeking vengeance against human kind.The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen is a short fairy story about a very different sort of goblin who must choose between poetry and an edible Christmas treat.Hailed by The Times (London) as “hugely entertaining,” award-winning narrator Alison Larkin uses her wide range of voices to bring these powerful, delightful classics to a brand new audience.Available Formats: CDRead by Alison Larkin6.0 hrs • May/22/2016 • UnabridgedDownloadAlso: CD0.3 hrs • Jul/07/2015 • Audio Theater
The Ology of Isms is a Nigerian twist on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” written by Nigerian playwright Emmanuel Adeleye. This radio theater production is produced by Joe Bevilacqua and features sound effects, music, and a full cast.Emmanuel Adeleye was born in Nigeria in 1961. After graduating high school, he worked with the Nigerian Television Authority and with the Federation Radio Corporation of Nigeria as a playwright, actor, and artist. He then came to the United States, where he studied theater at Kean College (now Kean University) in Union, New Jersey. In 1981 Adeleye teamed with Joe Bevilacqua to create The Ology of Isms, his first radio play ever presented in the United States. It first aired on WKNJ Radio and later on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio.Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist. However, his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 Bevilacqua’s father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story: Willoughby and the Professor. He acted all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Joe Bev’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Bev’s Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980, Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.Available Formats:1.4 hrs • Jul/07/2015 • Unabridged
This classic story by Hans Christian Andersen follows two young children who are best friends and neighbors. When a troll wants to mirror the uglieness in all things, he creates a mirror to do so. But when it breaks, the boy named Kai gets flecks of glass in his eyes and heart, which harden his heart. He leaves his friend Gerda and his family, and goes off with the Snow Queen, whose two kisses make Kai forget about Gerda and numbs him to the cold. Gerda searches for Kai, but when she finds him, will their friendship be enough to thaw his frozen heart?Available Formats:0.3 hrs • Jun/29/2015 • Unabridged
An ugly duckling grows up to be a beautiful swan in this entrancing drama accompanied by delicate paintings and touching musicAvailable Formats:2.6 hrs • Aug/21/2014 • Abridged
“It doesn’t matter about being born in a duckyard, as long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg.”—“The Ugly Duckling”The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children, where an ugly duckling is transformed into a swan, a puffed-up emperor is fooled by his own importance, a little match girl undergoes tragedy, and the upright honesty of John is rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these classic stories, Andersen’s tales have become an important part of universal folklore.This charming collection includes such classic favorites as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Match Girl,” “Big Claus and Little Claus,” and more.Available Formats: Digital Rental2.6 hrs • Aug/21/2014 • Abridged
This selection of delightful stories by one of the classic masters of the fairy-tale genre includes some well-known and lesser-known tales, presented in lively Naxos AudioBooks style with music and sound effects.This recording is also unique in that the stories are read by the finalists in the Naxos AudioBooks/The Times Voice of the Year competition, which offered a recording opportunity to talented readers who had never studied or worked professionally. The competition produced some outstanding natural talent, as this recording shows. The following classic Hans Christian Andersen tales are included in this collection:“Thumbelina”“The Brave Tin Soldier”“The Princess and the Pea”“The Butterfly”“The Flea and the Professor”“The Flying Trunk”“The Metal Pig”“The Storks”“The Silver Shilling”“The Nightingale”Available Formats:Download2.1 hrs • Aug/14/2014 • Unabridged
“The Snow Queen” is one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most affecting stories. Little Kay is enticed away from his home by the Snow Queen who traps him in her palace in the cold far north. His loyal friend Gerda goes on a long and dangerous journey, overcoming many obstacles to rescue him. Presented alongside this classic children’s story are four other entertaining and moving tales from the author’s imagination: “The Leap-Frog,” “The Old House,” “The Snowman,” and “The Daisy.”Available Formats: Digital Rental1.3 hrs • Jun/15/2014 • Unabridged
Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll’s broken mirror lodges in Kai’s eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world’s imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland.Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters a bewitching old woman, talking crows, a prince and princess, and others who help her on her journey. With childlike faith and pureness. she finds the strength to continue on to the Snow Queen’s isolated palace, never giving up on hope that she will reunite with Kai and thaw his heart.Told in seven parts, this classic fairy tale is considered one of Andersen’s finest works and has inspired countless other stories, including Disney’s smash hit Frozen. Princess-obsessed kids and parents alike will be charmed by Gerda’s perseverance and faith throughout this tale of friendship, love, and bravery.Available Formats: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental0.1 hrs • Jun/13/2013 • Unabridged
From 1889 to 1910, Scottish author and journalist Andrew Lang collected more than four hundred fairy tales from sources throughout the world. Organized into twelve volumes, he distinguished each by the color of the book cover. The books were immensely popular and helped change the public notion that fairy tales were unsuitable for young readers. Included in this audiobook is “How to Tell a True Princess” from The Yellow Fairy Book. Originally written by Hans Christian Anderson under the title “The Princess and the Pea,” this is the story of a prince and his quest to find a true princess.Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.Available Formats: Digital RentalRead by Robin Ray Eller0.1 hrs • Jun/13/2013 • UnabridgedDownloadAlso: Digital Rental11.4 hrs • Jan/01/2013 • Unabridged
Enjoy a timeless collection of children’s fairy tales from Denmark, England, France, and more. Another Children’s Listening Library includes“The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Emperor’s New Suit” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Fir Tree” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Happy Family” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Little Match-Seller” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Pea Blossom” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Red Shoes” by Hans Christian Andersen“Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Andersen“The Brave Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Andersen“Whittington and His Cat”“The Story of the Three Little Pigs”“Henny Penny”“Jack the Giant Killer”“Johnny-Cake”“The Story of the Three Bears”“The History of Tom Thumb”“Jack and the Beanstalk”“Ashputtel” by the Brothers Grimm“Cat and Mouse in Partnership” by the Brothers Grimm“Cat-Skin” by the Brothers Grimm“Clever Elsie” by the Brothers Grimm“Hansel and Gretel” by the Brothers Grimm“Jorinda and Jorindel” by the Brothers Grimm“Doctor Knowall” by the Brothers Grimm“Rapunzel” by the Brothers Grimm“Little Red Cap, or Little Red Riding Hood” by the Brothers Grimm“The Elves and the Shoemaker” by the Brothers Grimm“Old Sultan” by the Brothers Grimm“Snow-White and Rose-Red” by the Brothers Grimm“Frederick and Catherine” by the Brothers Grimm“Blue Beard” by Charles Perrault“Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper” by Charles Perrault“The Fairies” by Charles Perrault“The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots” by Charles Perrault“Little Red Riding Hood” by Charles Perrault“The Sleeping Beauty” by Charles Perrault“Little Tom Thumb” by Charles Perrault“Riquet with the Tuft” by Charles Perrault“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde“The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde“The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde“The Devoted Friend” by Oscar Wilde“The Remarkable Rocket” by Oscar WildeAvailable Formats:Loading more titles...
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