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RABBIT EARS TREASURY OF FAIRY TALES Thumbelina, The Talking Eggs, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Emperor and the Nightingale

by | Read by Kelly McGillis, Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close

Children Family Listening • 2 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1988

This collection of fairy tales brings together some wonderful stories. Though technically well done, however, each somehow comes up short. Although all the narrators read clearly and with some emotion, the overall effect is flat. In each story, the pacing is almost too slow for listeners (especially children) who aren't following in a book, and though all four narrators have lovely voices, they give such modulated readings that they fail to bring their stories to life. Additionally, because each story is somewhat changed from the original, listeners may find themselves feeling let down--in fact, some of the endings are quite abrupt. The musical accompaniment, while nicely done, seems, like the stories, to go on and on. W.L.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2006

CD ISBN 0739336487 $19.95 • Two CDs

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