I am learning to speak Italian and, as with other languages I've studied, I've found that hearing the language spoken at a conversational pace is sometimes daunting. Because of the fairy tale delivery style of this wonderful narrator, I find this series to be ideal for my level of learning (just past beginner) and, as a side benefit, I'm getting to review folk and fairy tales that I had long since forgotten. The vocal inflections of Mr. Donega' and the sound quality are both excellent. I don't know if this podcast is intended for langauge study, but, for me, it has been ideal for this purpose. I know the text is being effectively communicated, because a pupil I have as a voice student--a pupil fluent in Italian--laughed and clapped her hands in joy when I quoted in Italian a few lines I had memorized from "Red Ridinghood." My only question is--and perhaps I haven't discovered this resource yet--"Are there text sets for these tales available online?" Great pleasure to have found this podcast and I hope others will write in and comment. Thank you, Mr. Donega'.