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Publisher's Summary

40 of Aesop's tales specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.

Stories include:

  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • The Frogs and the Ox
  • The Fox and the Crow
  • The Monkey as King
  • The Bundle of Sticks
  • The Gnat and the Lion
  • The North Wind and the Sun
  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • The Dog, the Cockerel and the Fox
  • The Miller, His Son and the Donkey
  • The Wolf and the Heron
  • The Donkey in the Lion's Skin
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper
  • The Vain Jackdaw
  • The Frogs who Wanted a King
  • The Cat and the Mice
  • The Lion and the Mouse
  • The Caged Bird and the Bat
  • The Fox and the Goat
  • The Lion and the Elephant
  • The Crow and the Pitcher
  • The Fox and the Stork/Two Travellers and a Bear
  • The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
  • The Kid and the Wolf
  • The Old Lion and the Fox
  • The Eagle and the Jackdaw
  • The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • The Goatherd and the Wild Goats
  • The Dog in the Manger
  • Androcles and The Lion, plus 9 more.

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This is a Children's Book

What would have made Aesop: The Complete Collection better?

I purchased this audiobook expecting to enjoy a mature re-telling of these timeless tales. What I got was a goofy rendition that would be better suited for kids than adults. Furthermore, these fables are not unabridged, but have been made subject to dramatic license. Most important of all, the philosophical lesson or morale of the story is too ambiguous.

Has Aesop: The Complete Collection turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

It was puerile.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aesop: The Complete Collection?

I would do it completely different. I would change everything.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook should be clearly marked as a Children's book.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • farah
  • 05-26-12

fantastic audio books!

This Audio book(Aesop's Fables) is really fabulous especially at times when you are on long drives and need to listen to old favourites with your children.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen Jackson
  • 01-28-18

I like it. It's funny. I like it. It's cool. I like it. It's great!

I like it. It's funny . I like it. It's cool. I like it. It's great

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  • dan
  • 10-23-17

Great book 📚

My children think it is a great book.
They love it and listen to it every night.
I would recommend this book for children ages 4-7

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  • luizav
  • 03-07-16

Good audiobook

I didn't get much of the morale as I think this is better for reading or listening at a slower pace.Otherwise the production and effects was excellent..

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  • Hildi
  • 04-01-15

Aesop fables...

Lovely narration, it brings the story alive. Also, the way each story has been recreated is lovely. The classic story's are wonderful to prune more about and find out about.