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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen Author · Erik Christian Haugaard Translator

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Brought to life by Academy Award®-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast of narrators, and featuring original music by Michael Bacon, this collection contains Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, as well as a selection of lesser-known favorites.

Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore and fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own. His fairy tales are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and vivid imagination. They are like no others written before or since.
Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text in the translation from Danish to English. Listeners will rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's best-known fairy tales, and find new favorites.

Stories:

The Princess and the Pea
Thumbelina
The Little Mermaid
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Wild Swans
The Nightingale
The Ugly Duckling
The Snow Queen
The Little Match Girl
"The Will-o'-the-Wisps are in Town," said the Bog Witch
The Rags
The Adventures of a Thistle
Luck Can Be Found in a Stick
The Days of the Week

Cast:

F. Murray Abraham
Edoardo Ballerini
Marisa Calin
Cynthia Darlow
Ari Fliakos
Dion Graham
January LaVoy
Jennifer Lim
Euan Morton
Robert Petkoff
Rebecca Soler
Marc Thompson

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Imprint:
Listening Library (Audio)
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 160.7 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 160.6 MB

Hans Christian Andersen (Author)

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1805-75) was born in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker. He published his first novel and his first fairy tales in 1835; thereafter he wrote over 150 more of these stories, which have become classics in many lang...

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Creators

Narrator :
Marc Thompson
Narrator :
Euan Morton
Narrator :
Rebecca Soler
Narrator :
F. Murray Abraham
Narrator :
Ari Fliakos
Narrator :
January LaVoy
Translator :
Erik Christian Haugaard
Narrator :
Edoardo Ballerini
Narrator :
Marisa Calin
Narrator :
Dion Graham
Narrator :
Cynthia Darlow
Narrator :
Robert Petkoff
Contributor :
Michael Bacon
Author :
Hans Christian Andersen
Narrator :
Jennifer Lim
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
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