Hans Christian Andersen


Hans Christian Andersen

Born in Denmark in 1805, Hans Christian Andersen was an author of plays, novels and poems, but best known as the author of famous fairy tales.Andersen attended a local school for poor children, where he received only a basic education. He later worked as an apprentice weaver and tailor. He initially attempted to launch a career as an actor, but when this failed, he turned to poetry.His first collection of fairy tales were published in three instalments between 1835 and 1837. The Little Mermaid, included in the final instalment, cemented Andersen’s reputation. He continued to write fairy tales, and travelogues chronicling his travels through Europe.He died in 1872 at the age of 67, leaving behind an enormous cultural legacy.

Featured Hans Christian Andersen Audiobook

The Snow Queen and Other Stories

The Snow Queen audiobook front cover.
The Snow Queen and Other Stories audiobook

The Snow Queen is one of Andersen’s most affecting stories. Little Kay is enticed away from his home by the Snow Queen who traps him in her palace in the cold far north. His loyal friend Gerda goes on a long and dangerous journey, overcoming many obstacles to rescue him. Presented alongside this classic children’s story are four other entertaining and moving tales from the imagination of Hans Christian Andersen: The Leap-FrogThe Old HouseThe Snowman and The Daisy.

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With no screen or connectivity and a simple-to-use player, children are in charge and can listen how and where they want.

Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Hans Christian Andersen is over 100 titles and growing all the time.