Beauty and the Beast - Mark Shumate, Russell Hicks, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont I listed to this classic on audio for free thanks to Obviously, this version is very different than the Disney version of the story. Beauty has siblings and there is no Gusto (sp?) or singing animals anywhere. However, what made this story for me was the narrator. He had a nice deep baritone voice that translated very well as the beast. He didn’t sound so good doing the Beauty’s voice, but it was still enjoyable enough to listen.