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The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature.

First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried "wolf"?

©2018 Aesop (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Aesop would have cried...

I was looking forward to listening to the complete works of Aesop, but I am struggling past the first hour. The content is quite good. But the narrator is difficult to stomach. His voice is pleasant, and he does add some intonations in the appropriate places, but what is missing is any sense of break between the title, body and ending moral line. All three are read like a pedantic laundry list, each blending to the next and then to the next fable and so on. It is more annoying in its banality than I expected.

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Time tested truths

Many enjoyable fables to nod and reflect upon in silent agareement, many through one's personal life experience.

One disagreeable remark though, quite a few fables are repeatedly retold, and at one point, the reader actually takes a long moment to hack and clear his throat.

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  • Jacky
  • 09-07-18

Very disappointed!

I'm very disappointed with this version of Aesop's Fables - I have no idea who Brian Kelly is but unfortunately I dislike his narrative, finding his reading a monotonous, monotone, monologue! Also I (now realise incorrectly) expected the more elongated versions of the stories not these very short ones.

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