Read by a cast of award-winning narrators, this collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.
The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that Americans are most familiar with today. Lyrically translated and beautifully narrated by an all-star cast, these 21 tales are selected from The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales and presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.
Public Domain (P)2016 Listening Library
"Opening with Katherine Kellgren's stately, measured reading of 'Rapunzel,' this collection presents these tales in all of their original, macabre splendor.... From Jim Dale's fully voiced reading of 'Rumpelstiltskin' to Kate Rudd's formal narration of 'Little Snow-White' and Dion Graham's lightly accented rendition of 'The Twelve Huntsmen,' these are stellar performances." (AudioFile)
Yes. They took me back to another time and another place.
All the stories were different from the ones we have heard during our lives so this was very refreshing and very different.
Could not pick just one.
No. I wanted to savor each story.
Many of our traditional fairy tales have much nicer , p/c endings. I do not remember this Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood or Repunzel or Snow White. It makes me wonder when, where and who changed these magnificent tales and why. They are a little more dark than the ones that I grew up with and I think I would have enjoyed these originals much more than the happy, smiley ones that I always heard.
I love books, I never thought I'd enjoy audible so much. There a few that didn't do it for me, when the narrator is good, it make it real!
I enjoy the original stories. Like many others I never knew how dark they are.
The very last reading, by Robin Miles, of "Hansel and Gretel" was masterful. Hearing it was like discovering the tale for the first time. Overall, though, the audiobook did not adequately represent the Grimms' Fairy Tales. It seemed like a sampler of star narrators, only a few of whom really did the stories justice.
This is billed as a "full cast" recording. A different narrator reads each tale, but there is no dramatization. It is also billed as "unabridged," which it is certainly not. It contains a couple of dozen tales, some well-known, some lesser known. A more satisfying, unabridged version (of Grimms' lesser-known first edition) is the audiobook of Jack Zipes' THE ORIGINAL FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM. The readings are unexpectedly good, and there are so many tales!
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