#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 2: Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm (Audiobook)

Posted November 2, 2016 by Felicia S in Month of Thanks / 6 Comments

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

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With the words “Once upon a time,” the Brothers Grimm transport readers to a timeless realm where witches, giants, princesses, kings, fairies, goblins, and wizards fall in love, try to get rich, quarrel with their neighbors, and have magical adventures of all kinds—and in the process reveal essential truths about human nature.

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore—and the hard life of European peasants was reflected in the tales they discovered. However, once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children.

A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now beloved the world over. This collection of 120 of the Grimms’ best tales includes such classics as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Hansel and Grethel,” “Rapunzel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “The Frog Prince,” as well as others that are no less delightful.

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What really stood out about it to me:

I listened to this on Audiobook and it was done by a great cast:

“Rapunzel”, read by Katherine Kellgren
“Cinderella”, read by January LaVoy
“Little Red-Cap”, read by Simon Vance
“Little Briar-Rose”, read by Grover Gardner
“Little Snow-White”, read by Kate Rudd
“Rumpelstiltskin”, read by Jim Dale
“The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces”, read by Alfred Molina
“A Riddling Tale”, read by Janis Ian
“The Twelve Brothers”, read by Graeme Malcolm
“The White Snake”, read by Scott Brick
“The Elves”, read by Bahni Turpin
“The Six Swans”, read by Davina Porter
“The Twelve Huntsmen”, read by Dion Graham
“The Goose-Girl”, read by Edoardo Ballerini
“Sweet Porridge”, read by Jayne Entwistle
“The Golden Goose”, read by Luke Daniels
“Eve’s Various Children”, read by Roy Dotrice
“Snow-White and Rose-Red”, read by Julia Whelan
“The Frog-King, or Iron Henry”, read by Kirby Heyborne
“The Sea-Hare”, read by Mark Bramhall
“Hansel and Gretel”, read by Robin Miles

You seriously need to experience this audiobook. It was a fantastic rendition of these tales (remember these originals are way twisted)

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6 responses to “#30DaysofThanks2016 Book Day 2: Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm (Audiobook)

  1. We have some storybooks for the kids of the classics and they’re definitely not the Disney version! I remember when the husband read Three Little Pigs to the boy for the first time and he was like “And that little pig died. WHAT?!? What kind of kid’s book is this?”