Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales and Other Stories

From AudioFile
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– Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Product Description
The Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales and Other Stories entertains and enlightens with these classics from all over the
world–read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some
of today’s greatest artists.

Thumbelina
Read by Kelly McGillis
Original Music by Mark Isham
In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, a tiny baby girl is snatched
from her adopted family by an ugly toad but escapes to find happiness
with the king of the flower angels.

The Talking Eggs
Read by Sissy Spacek
Original Music by BeauSoleil
Good versus evil takes on a Cajun flavor with the story of Ruby Rouge,
her mysterious friend Conjure Woman and two baskets of talking eggs
with very different yolks.

The Fisherman and His Wife
Read by Jodie Foster
Original Music by Van Dyke Parks
A simple fisherman catches a magical fish who promises to grant his
wishes . . . but when the man’s wife starts making outlandish demands
the flounder fulfills a wish of his own.

The Emperor and the Nightingale
Read by Glenn Close
Original Music by Mark Isham
In ancient China, the Emperor and his court are enchanted by the
singing of a beautiful nightingale . . . but when the Emperor receives
an artificial bird encrusted in jewels will he forget what the real
treasure is?