Both my children are under three but enjoy listening to audiobooks when we're in the car. This CD contains four stories; Jack and the Beanstalk (read by Lenny Henry) Goldilocks and the Three Bears (read by Sheridan Smith) Puss in Boots (Henry) and Snow White (Smith.)
Apart from the small interlude of music there are no sound effects during the stories, which as well as making them different from some of the other CDs we own, means that the words can be heard clearly. This is certainly a bonus for my son who spends a great deal of his time trying to repeat the words!
As an adult this wasn't too awful either, I particularly enjoyed Lenny Henry's Puss in Boots who sounded like a cross between Elvis and Theopolis T Wildebeast. Great fun!
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 2 minutes|
|Narrator||Lenny Henry, Sheridan Smith|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 November 2008|
|Publisher||BBC Worldwide Limited|
|Best Sellers Rank||
7,664 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
42 in Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths for Children (Audible Books & Originals)
336 in Literature & Fiction for Children (Audible Books & Originals)
5,446 in Children's Books
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Great for the carReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 February 2013
2 people found this helpful
Jack and the Beanstalk and other stories BBC Audio booksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2013
I would thoroughly recommend this CD for children to listen to - Lenny Henry reads these familiar stories in a very entertaining and captivating way. I was delighted with the copy I received - in excellent condition and delivered very speedily which is the service I am accustomed to from Amazon. Excellent value for money
Loved thisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2011
Bought this for my 5 year old granddaughter and it's absolutely perfect for that age, although my 7½ year old grandson also listens even though he pretends he's not. My husband and I particularly love Lenny Henry reading the story of Puss in Boots with his various voices for the different characters. The "deep south" drawl for Puss is hilarious.
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Probably better for 5 - 7 year oldsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2013
Bought it for my 3 year old who loves the story of Jack & the Beanstalk, but was a bit disappointed as the title story seemed very long and a bit boring. My son lost interest. A much better audio cd of fairy tales is Yummy by Lucy Cousins - 2 1/2 - 4yr olds would love it.