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Japanese Fairy Tales

Lu par : Leslie Bellair
Durée : 6 h et 32 min

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Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including "My Lord Bag of Rice", "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", "The Farmer and the Badger", "The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage", "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy", "The Story of Princess Hase", "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die", "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild", "The Mirror of Matsuyama", "The Goblin of Adachigahara", "The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar", "The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher", "The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Flower", "The Jellyfish and the Monkey", "The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab", "The White Hare and the Crocodiles", "The Story of Prince Yamato Take", "Momotaro, or the Story of the Son of a Peach", "The Ogre of Rashomon", "How an Old Man Lost His Wen", and "The Stones of Five Colors and the Empress Jokwa".

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Ben
  • 31/01/2017

Nice book, wish the narrator spoke Japanese better

The book seems well written, and carefully keeps Japanese placenames, person names and non-translatable words intact. The narrator speaks well and tries to pronounce carefully, but clearly doesn't have a strong foundation in Japanese language. keeyooshoo (きゅうしゅう). yikes. sadly most vowel combinations and long vowel sounds are a bit mispronounced. Why not have a Japanese native or advanced student doing the reading? or more vocal training?

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  • kurt lindner
  • 06/03/2018

enjoyable listen

A very enjoyable book, good narration, a few mispronunciations which don't affect the story. Definitely worth a second listen.

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  • Hugh
  • 21/02/2015

An excellent anthology of Japanese folk stories

What did you love best about Japanese Fairy Tales?
Japanese Fairy Tales contains several stories that provided the ideal material for an environment where the listener is not necessarily seeking an enthralling experience, but soft listening. Each story is similar to the last in theme and cultural traits, of course, but are different enough to create a well rounded collection of Japanese heritage.

What three words best describe Leslie Bellair’s voice?
Enthusiastic, albeit monotone.

Any additional comments?
Yei Theodora Ozaki has written an excellent compilation of Japanese folk tales. While the stories provide an excellent before bed listening, the narrator leaves a little to be desired in way of depth. All in all I recommend this audiobook to any listener who desires to add an excellent anthology of Japanese culture to his or her collection.

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 29/11/2018

Loved it

I've been wanting to read this book for a long time but never seemed to have gotten the time to. I'm glad I finally got the time now. I actually knew two of these stories. Some of my family lived in Japan for a time and they brought back books for my siblings and I. One of them was because my birthday is in it. Either way, they were great stories and I fully recommend them. I loved the morals in most, if not all, of these.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09/09/2018

Love narrators voice

And the stories are interesting. Living in America, I wonder if these are stories Japanese people are used to??? My girls enjoy listening to these as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/05/2018

The narration ruins it

I tried to. Play that to my kids but they rightfully complained about the narrator who has a very mechanical voice and high pitch that makes it feel like torture after a few minutes. So disappointed cause I wanted to introduce them to Japanese culture.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03/02/2018

Japanese Japanese

Good for kids to read.
Was reading it for 2of my grandsons.
Love the story's

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  • mom
  • 20/07/2016

Awesome

Awesome book. Japanese Fairy Tales provides cultural exposure and understanding. The stories encourage parent and child discourse. The wisdom and folly of individual characters provide ample teaching opportunities.

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