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    • The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

    • The Complete First Edition
    • By: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Jack Zipes (translator and editor)
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards, Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 584
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      4 out of 5 stars 533
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      4 out of 5 stars 535

    When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exactly What I Wanted

    • By T.S. White on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Tale of Tales

    • Penguin Audio Classics
    • By: Giambattista Basile, Nancy L. Canepa - translator, Nancy L. Canepa - notes, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Funny and scary, romantic and gruesome - and featuring a childless queen who devours the heart of a sea monster cooked by a virgin, and who then gives birth the very next day; a lecherous king aroused by the voice of a woman whom he courts, unaware of her physical grotesqueness; and a king who raises a flea to monstrous size on his own blood, sparking a contest in which an ogre vies with men for the hand of the king's daughter - The Tale of Tales is a fairy-tale treasure that prefigures Game of Thrones and other touchstones of worldwide fantasy literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • if your a fan of folk fairytales

    • By Laura on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse

    • By: Hermann Hesse, Jack Zipes - translator
    • Narrated by: Donovan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Step into a world of visions, philosophy, and passion in which dreamers, seekers, princesses, and wandering poets dwell. The 6 wonderful, romantic tales in this collection are reminiscent of ancient Oriental and German fairy tales. The selections, "The Poet," "The Flute Dream," "The Dwarf," "Faldum," "Ziegler," and "Dream of the Gods" were hand-picked by the narrator, legendary folk and rock musician Donovan.

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Breaking the Magic Spell

    • Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales
    • By: Jack Zipes
    • Narrated by: Stuart Appleton
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale

    • Clark Lectures
    • By: Jack Zipes
    • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This audiobook explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as a genre in the late 17th century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationships to domination and oppression. Tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Rumplestiltskin have become part of our everyday culture and shapers of our identities.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst audiobook in my library

    • By Thomas L. Packer on 02-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95