Grimm's Fairy Stories

Narrated by: Joanna Daniel
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, culled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. The complete list of tales recounted here is: "The Goose-Girl", "The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", "The Six Swans", "Rapunzel", "Mother Holle", "The Frog Prince", "The Travels of Tom Thumb", "Snow White and Rose Red", "The Three Little Men in the Wood", "Rumpelstiltskin", and "Little One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes".

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Perfect in every sense!

The narrator couldn't have done a better job! Enjoyed entirely from start to finish, bravo!

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Okay

The narrator did a nice job. She is a good story teller. I just don't like the stories much.

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Love it

Love the readers voice awsome tales
Looking for more from Joanna Daniel
I highly recommend this to all my friends

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More funny than "grimm" .

These were comical. I was a little disappointed, I thought they would resemble the fairytales of my youth put only a few of them did.

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Not Your Disney Version Fairy Tales

Just saying you may want to listen to the stories first before playing them for your kids. Violence abounds in these stories, though the lessons are still applicable. It's still fun to see how much the original stories differ from the modern versions.

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Fun

It was fun to read many of the stories I heard as a child. There were even a couple of stories I had never heard before.

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Love the old stories

These are older versions but there are a few newer one. I really love the narrators voice. It is very soothing. She does a great job with the voice changes too. :-D

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Funny

These stories are so dramatical and that makes them funny to me. There's a lesson in every story.










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Awesome!

I loved it! My 8 year old son loved it so much that he would ask to listen to it whenever we get in the car. It's a great family listen.

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Difficult for children

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Fine for adults but difficult for kids, due to degree of accent and speed of speech.

If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

To difficult to understand for children not used to highly accented British accent

What three words best describe Joanna Daniel’s voice?

To difficult to understand for children not used to highly accented British accent

Was Grimm's Fairy Stories worth the listening time?

Not for children.see above

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  • The Average Customer
  • 09-11-18

Narration was great

Loved the narration and loved somev of the stories as some were familiar, but others were not as interesting. Suppose you can't win with every story.

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  • Deborah
  • 05-21-17

A sweet reminisce of stories from my childhood

This audiobook contains a collection of the Brothers Grimm’s extensive collection of stories which included Tom Thumb, Cinderella and Snow White.

While very sweet to listen and reminisce I found many of the tales sounded very alike and similar themes emerged within many of the stories. From listening using adult ears and knowledge I can hear that they are old fashioned with dated ideas; for example there is a clear masochism which runs through many stories. These are things I would not have picked up on as a child.

The narration of the book was good, Joanna Daniel sounded like various readers from Jackanory, with just the right amount of condensation and jolliness which will engage a child while not alienating.

Overall these are sweet bite size stories which are the right amount for children with limited attention spans.

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  • dan
  • 10-13-17

Brilliant book 📚

Every night I hear my children
laughing. I tried it,I thought it was brilliant...it is very funny
I personally think it is best at night.
It helps the girls to calm down.😻

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  • Carol B
  • 03-04-20

Childhood Stories

I had a listen to this to make sure if suitable for young children. It was ok but did find a lot of the stories were very similar, perhaps the children would not notice it but quite entertaining none the less.

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  • Shirin
  • 08-07-19

Performance Issues

Couldn't get through it on several occasions. Less focus on the enunciation and more on dramtising the story please

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-18

FAB!!!

Really interesting set of stories. Easy listen. The reader has a relaxing voice. Worth a listen

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