Grimms' Fairy Tales cover

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (1785-1863; 1786-1859)

00:00(1/63) 01 - The Golden Bird00:00
80
x1
1. 01 - The Golden Bird
2. 02 - Hans In Luck
3. 03 - Jorinda and Jorindel
4. 04 - The Traveling Musicians
5. 05 - Old Sultan
6. 06 - The Straw, The Bean, and The Coal
7. 07 - Brier Rose
8. 08 - The Dog snd The Sparrow
9. 09 - The Twelve Dancing Princessess
10. 10 - The Fisherman and His Wife
11. 11 - The Willow-Wren And The Bear
12. 12 - The Frog-Prince
13. 13 - Cat and Mouse In Partnership
14. 14 - The Goose Girl
15. 15 - The Adventurers of Chanticleer and Partlet
16. 16 - Rapunzel
17. 17 - Fundevogel
18. 18 - The Valiant Little Tailor
19. 19 - Hansel and Gretel
20. 20 - The Mouse, The Bird, and the Sausage
21. 21 - Mother Holle
22. 22 - Little Red Riding Hood
23. 23 - The Robber Bridegroom
24. 24 - Tom Thumb
25. 25 - Rumpelstiltskin
26. 26 - Clever Gretel
27. 27 - The Old Man and His Grandson
28. 28 - The Little Peasant
29. 29 - Frederick and Catherine
30. 30 - Sweetheart Roland
31. 31 - Snowdrop
32. 32 - The Pink
33. 33 - Clever Elsie
34. 34 - The Miser In The Bush
35. 35 - Ashputtel
36. 36 - The White Snake
37. 37 - The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
38. 38 - The Queen Bee
39. 39 - The Elves and the Shoemaker
40. 40 - The Juniper-Tree
41. 41 - The Turnip
42. 42 - Clever Hans
43. 43 - The Three Languages
44. 44 - The Fox and the Cat
45. 45 - The Four Clever Brothers
46. 46 - Lily and the Lion
47. 47 - The Fox and the Horse
48. 48 - The Blue Light
49. 49 - The Raven
50. 50 - The Golden Goose
51. 51 - The Water of Life
52. 52 - The Twelve Huntsmen
53. 53 - The King of the Golden Mountain
54. 54 - Doctor Knowall
55. 55 - The Seven Ravens
56. 56 - The Wedding of Mrs. Fox
57. 57 - The Salad
58. 58 - The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
59. 59 - King Grisly-Beard
60. 60 - Iron Hans
61. 61 - Cat-Skin
62. 62 - Snow-White and Rose-Red
63. 63 - About The Grimms

(*) Your listen progress will be continuously saved. Just bookmark and come back to this page and continue where you left off.

Genres

Summary

Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing till it got to the seventh edition which contained more than two hundred stories. Initially the authors meant the collection to be read not just by children, but also adults and was meant to be a compilation of folk-tales that had been passed down orally for generations. The first edition was packed with scholarly foot-notes and interesting information about the cultural connotations of each story. Later, the authors were persuaded to change the format and make it suitable for children. However, many of these stories were found by publishers to be far too gruesome for young readers. Objectionable passages and scenes of violence were removed and replaced with less fearsome ones. The scholarly foot notes were completely eliminated, making the book just a collection of fairy tales that a child might enjoy. The present collection contains some of the most famous and well loved fairy tales that generations of children have enjoyed. The universal themes of fairy tales which include the triumph of good over evil, courage, common-sense, humility, love, the downfall of pride, greed, envy and laziness all find voice in the characters of Grimms' Fairy Tales. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were two brothers born in Frankfurt in the old German kingdom of Hesse. They studied law, but were passionately interested in folklore. Jacob was also a philologist studying language. Though Wilhelm's ill-health made traveling difficult, they toured Germany and neighboring European countries in the 18th century documenting folk tales commonly recounted by word of mouth in small villages and communities. Their interest in preserving these historical examples of native wisdom and culture has made it possible for modern readers to enjoy these age old stories that were told and retold by countless grandparents to generations of grandchildren. Most of the stories retain the lyrical qualities of oral tradition and are meant to be read aloud, creating a magical world for children. This treasure trove of stories has become an essential part of the bed-time ritual of story-telling for both parents and children all over the world.

Reviews

Shanique

- It keeps freezing non-stop

I give this a raw 1, I love fantasy books and I really wish this would work. Me and my brother Alex have tried several times! Horrible, I don't recommend

Alastor

- Awesome!

I haven't been this entertained since 1929!

Garrett

- good narrator

i like the narrator's voice

Emma Ashley

- Grimms fairytales

Beautifully narrated thank you.

Juan Pablo

- Wonderful narrator

I love this man’s voice. Please list all the books he narrates so I can read them.

her

didn't like the voice of the person reading

zephyr

- such a good narrator

i love this guys calm vocie

Ian

- Listening to free books

I have been unable to listen to one single book, having tried several times and with different genres.. Totally fed up. Was looking forward to listening to a good book. Won't be bothering again.

Diego

Would be cool if the name of the Narrator were credited Below the creator's name

Thomas

- Narrator

he needs to read every audio book

Neenah

- audios

OMG, thank you so much.Since my illness, I have not been able to focus reading for more than a few pages and as an avid reader I missed reading so much I would cry when I had to put the book down after reading the same page more than once. Now I can enjoy my favorite stories by the Brothers Grimms and others. All I have to do is kick back and listen. A thousand thank yous for this free program site. The storyteller sounds like someone's grandfather..I love fairy tales and I don't like when they are changed in any way.This is so original and wonderful. Some of the Brothers Grimm's stories were not for children originally. They were the same wonderful stories we love Disney puts out but changed from blood and gut to kids stories when the brothers sold most of the stories to their partner who decided to ask them to tone them down and the fairy tales for children and us were born out of those ugly original stories into dreams come true for little and big girls.

Mary

- Site

Thank you for your efforts and this wonderful resource!!

Ryan

- Narrotor

This Man should get narrator of the century!!!!!!!!!

ruby

- i love his calm voice

when this guy speaks it's so calm

boualem

- thanks

your stories are great,mainly Grimm'e tales, thank you so much...

Judy

- I love the man's voice

The man's voice is so awesome!!! Doesn't he also narrate the story "Once On A Time" by A. A. Milne?

Krista

- Narrator!

Such a good narrator! I want to hear more read by him!

Jildis

- Wonderful

It's great!!!

yamile

- Good Books

This books is very good exercise for studied English

mm

- answer for kae

You can hear it at 0:23-0:25 :) He's name is Bob Lithard(?)

Trixie

- Download

Also Very easy download. 5 stars to everyone who made this site possible!

Trixie

- Amazing

Amazing stories with an amazing narrator!

BJRodriguez2201

- Incredible Narration

Amazing book with very good tales

Aus

- Amazing narration

Love the Stories more because of the narrator double thumbs up!

brendolyn

- good

i like this a lot

kae

- Great voice

Does anyone know who's the narrator of this audiobook? I really like his voice!

Andrea

- Wonderful

Thank's narrator, amazing, amazing.

Johnd

I loved your post.Much thanks again. beegkekcdbkk

Hyejin

- Great!

I love this book. You're the best reader. Thank you Bob!!

Minette

- Wonderful!

What a great book, made even better by the narrator!

Weronika

- Perfect to learn language!

I'm so thankful I can listen this book to learn language, reader has amazing voice, so clear :)

Paul

- narrator/voice

The best voice that I've ever heard in that site. It makes me remember Gandalf. Great!

Kemba

- Good book

What a good book I will give it 5 stars.

Stepney

- What a perfect way to fall asleep

It's like being read to by your grandad. Makes me a feel like a wee kid again. Best reader ever.

Roman

- best reader

In this book all thanks goes to the reader. Great job. Thank you Bob.

Roman

- Best

This is definately one of the best read books on this website thanks to the narrator. Thank you very much Bob.

Jim

- Grimm

I am truly impressed by the reader! Wonderful voice! I really love it! Thank you!

Ruvini

The best reader ever, very clear Voice!

Davud

Fantastic reading of the book.

Rajesh

Nice reader, Great Job.

Adriana

- Love it!

The book is amazing and the reader very clear and fun to listen to.