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- Listening Length: 2 hours and 28 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Elisa Morris
- Audible.com Release Date: May 24, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D1YN03G
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Fishducky's Fables Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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With fishducky, you don't get three little pigs. It's "The Four Little Pigs," which starts with
Once upon a time there were four little pigs and the time came for them to leave home and seek their fortunes. Their mother packed them each a lunch of peanut butter and slop sandwiches (their favorite), some carrot sticks, an apple and a can of V8 juice. She gave them each a kiss and told them, "Be sure to buy some land and build a sturdy house, because that will keep you safe and warm for the rest of your lives. Keep in touch with me and your dad and be sure to write if you find work. Adieu, mes enfants!" (She came from a family of Porc Gascons, a French breed, and wanted everybody to know it.)
Now, how could I not be hooked by a mommy pig who's as pretentious as I am? This book is just plain adorable. The stories are short. You can take the book with you and read while you wait for the doctor, lawyer, or Indian chief to see you. I read a few stories every night, and went to sleep smiling.
You can also read it with kids. My grandchildren love it.
In Fischer's book, we chuckle over fractured fairy tales like Rapunzel. We guffaw confides why zebras zig, leopards spot, and kangaroos accessorize with a pouch. These stories are amazingly original. In addition, Fischer weaves tongue-in-cheek magic as she spinningly retells myths about Greek gods, goddesses, and other important people.
The book closes with two amusing stories about Dorian Gray and Frankenstein and a number of nursery rhymes, each ending with a twist that left this reader grinning at Fischer's humorous take on all of life.
I've enjoyed many comedians during my long life. And now I count Fischer among them. She has a true sense of the ridiculous. "Fishducky's Fables" will give you the lowdown on how Jimmy Choo's shoe company got started and on which princess had a happy marriage because of Breath Right Nasal.
Fischer had me chuckling when I encountered the last line of the King Midas story. She amazed me with her inventiveness in the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. And she surprised me with the name of the television show on which Thumbelina appeared.
And speaking of that little girl, according to Fischer when writing about Thumb and her husband, the "word on the street is that they lived reasonably happy ever after." I'm glad to know that!
As well, it's a relief to learn why hares hop instead of run and why elephants have trunks. Not only humorous, but the word charming applies to many of these stories. If you delight in originality and seek laughter in your life, you'll also want to read this book. Enjoy!
The tales, based on traditional fairy stories, and other well-known fables, are amusing in themselves with some dry and witty outcomes, but it is Fran's easy conversational style and comic asides that cause the most hilarity. If Fran weren't a writer she would make a terrific comedienne.
Favourite fables? Difficult to chose as they are all hugely entertaining - possibly The Shoemaker and the Elves which appealed to my imagination. I also loved the idea of the French mother being a Porc Gascon and the teenage mirror in Snow White that has a way with words.
Hats off to Fran! I hope she brings out another book very, very soon.Fishducky's Fables