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Andersen’s Fairy Tales (selections)

Hans Christian Andersen

Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Read by Erica Johns


The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children. There is the everyday wonder of an ugly duckling being transformed into a swan; the puffed-up Emperor being fooled by his own importance; the tender tragedy of a little match girl; the upright honesty of John rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these stories, Andersen’s tales have become part of universal folklore.

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2 CDs | Running Time: 2h 34m | ISBN: 978-962-634-012-7 | Cat. no.: NA201212 | RRP: £10.99RRP:£10.99 GBPSRP: US $ 17.98RRP:£10.99 GBP

ldquo; an excellent way to enjoy Andersenís humour and wise lessons ”

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Author Title Reader Runtime Filesize Price  
Hans Christian AndersenThe Emperor’s New ClothesErica Johns12 mins.5 MB£1.79€1.92 + VATUS $ 2.50£1.49 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenThe TinderboxErica Johns19 mins.7 MB£1.79€1.92 + VATUS $ 2.50£1.49 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenThe Travelling CompanionErica Johns44 mins.16 MB£4.19€4.49 + VATUS $ 6.00£3.49 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenThe Ugly DucklingErica Johns27 mins.10 MB£2.59€2.75 + VATUS $ 3.60£2.16 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenThe Little Match GirlErica Johns7 mins.3 MB£0.99€1.07 + VATUS $ 1.20£0.83 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenThe SwineherdErica Johns12 mins.5 MB£1.79€1.92 + VATUS $ 2.50£1.49 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track
Hans Christian AndersenBig Claus and Little ClausErica Johns31 mins.11 MB£3.39€3.67 + VATUS $ 4.80£2.83 GBPBuy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track

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Gorgeous orchestral music contributes to the dramatisation of these charming tales. In ‘The Emperor’gs New Clothes’, narrator Erica Johns creates the ideal huffy voice for the emperor, shady-sounding voices for the swindlers, and a realistic child’s voice when all is revealed. In ‘The Tinder Box’, listeners can almost see the crafty witch as she cajoles the soldier to steal with her creepy voice. The ugly duckling quacks believably as Johns elegantly describes nature. The hunting dogs’ splashes into the water are also appropriately frightening and dramatic. Listening is an excellent way to enjoy Andersen’s humour and wise lessons.

S.G.B., AudioFile

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