Once upon a time…
When Dan Zitt, VP of Content Production at Penguin Random House, asked if I would be interested in narrating a story in the Grimm’s Fairy Tale collection..well, who could possibly say no to that? My only disappointment (selfish) was that I couldn’t have the whole book but would have to share it with the likes of; Alfred Molina, Jim Dale, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Dion Graham, January LaVoy…and the remarkable list goes on. The result is not only an Earphone’s Award but a wonderfully curated audiobook!
Opening with Katherine Kellgren’s stately, measured reading of “Rapunzel,” this collection presents these tales in all of their original, macabre splendor. Handsome princes in love with beautiful princesses, wicked stepmothers, enchanted animals, and gruesome ends to wicked folk–they’re all here in a delightful package. From Jim Dale’s fully voiced reading of “Rumpelstiltskin” to Kate Rudd’s formal narration of “Little Snow-White” and Dion Graham’s lightly accented rendition of “The Twelve Huntsmen,” these are stellar performances. A mixture of short and long tales provides a nice blend of listening experiences with whimsical musical interludes. Many of your favorite narrators are here, with January LaVoy, Simon Vance, Grover Gardner, Alfred Molina, Janis Ian, Scott Brick, Bahni Turpin, Davina Porter, Edoardo Ballerini, Jayne Entwistle, Luke Daniels, Roy Dotrice, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne, Mark Bramhall, and Robin Miles rounding out the award-winning cast. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2016]
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