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Joanna Daniel performs this collection of 25 of the greatest fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm. Translator Margaret Hunt is credited with bringing German folklore to the attention of English-speaking children, but in this audiobook, Joanna Daniel gets all the credit for a charming performance that adults will appreciate as much as their offspring. Tom Thumb, Snow White, Cinderella, and the Frog Prince all make appearances here, as well as some lesser-known characters like Dummling, Catherine and Frederick, and Mother Holle. All of them are both rendered delicately and enlivened by Daniel's winsome English accent.

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2016

Perfect in every sense!

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

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  • Carol Larsen
  • 23-04-2015

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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  • Misty Lopez
  • 11-06-2015

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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  • sandy
  • 22-02-2014

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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  • Hans Rigelman
  • 23-01-2019

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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  • Stephen C. Greeley
  • 16-09-2016

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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  • David
  • 21-11-2020

super great book!!!❤️❤️❤️

I love fairy tales and I love short stories, so this book is a great combination 😀😀

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  • Mytribex10
  • 19-05-2019

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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  • Country Bookworm
  • 21-08-2018

Funny

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










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  • Anthony Paschal Jr.
  • 13-12-2017

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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  • Shirin
  • 07-08-2019

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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  • The Average Customer
  • 11-09-2018

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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  • dan
  • 13-10-2017

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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  • Deborah
  • 21-05-2017

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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  • Marion G.
  • 17-04-2021

Just not how I remembered them

Somehow I remained unengaged. Not sure if was just nostalgia that made me purchase or that I preferred the memories of these stories. Read well but by the middle of the second story, my mind wandered and I knew it was time to stop. Best to keep our memories perhaps!

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  • Carol B
  • 04-03-2020

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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  • Kaz The Geeky Zebra
  • 05-07-2018

FAB!!!

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

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