Beauty and the Beast - East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Traditional

Narrated By: A Full Cast

Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks

Date: January 2002

Duration: 1 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Two traditional and well loved fairy tales known to many generations of children. Presented in an entertaining and wonderfully appealing way with a full cast of characters performed by voice actors. Enjoy Beauty's first introduction to the frightening Beast and his gentleness which engages her until she is finally so in love with him that magical things happen! And the unusual journey to East of the Sun and West of the Moon is an adventure with another surprise ending.

AUTHOR
Traditional
Traditional folk stories, many called fairy tales, have been recorded by writers since the time the stories were told by oral tradition in various cultures.

COMMENTARY
Reviews for Alcazar AudioWorks' production of Beauty & the Beast - East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Listen to Beauty and the Beast and let your imagination run... to the land where princes and castles are saved and restored to their former beauty. Beauty and the Beast is a classic fairy tale that tells of the inner beauty of a girl who saves a beast from his fate by teaching him to love and share his princely self with others. The telling includes the selfish sisters and the kind father and hardworking brothers who depict the merchant's family in a way that children will remember.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon is a contemporary fairy tale that meanders through adventures requiring the hero to have patience, discovery, and tenacity. Finally, after passing all the tests of the quest en route to his destination, he reaches the place he seeks, east of the sun, west of the moon, and all live happily ever after.

Alcazar Audio Works gives voice to the characters with the remarkable talents of actors Johnnie Anderson, Al Bedrosian, Bruce Blau, Paul Coyle, Bobbie Frohman, John Lavette, Susan McCarthy, Linda Montogomery, David Thorn, Larry Smith and Roger Vosburg.

I thoroughly enjoyed these stories. One was familiar from my childhood and the other new to me. Listening to the stories in the car while on a long trip was just the thing we needed. My kids, who are not little anymore, enjoyed listening to the stories with me so much that we listened to them again after we returned home. These fairy tales sparked discussion of how tone, accents, and inflection of voices give impressions and how imagination takes bits and pieces and fills in the blanks, so much sometimes that we might feel we ""saw"" the story when really we listened, and listened well. I thank Alcazar AudioWorks for the imaginary trip through story land!

Reviewed By: Kate O'Mara - EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online
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