• Welsh Fairy Tales

  • By: Faye Saxeby
  • Narrated by: Angharad Rees
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 27-08-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Montgomery Music td
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (7 ratings)


Even among the Celtic nations with their noble tradition of bards and story-tellers, the Welsh stand out for the sheer weight and number of their stories. Drawn from many sources including the great book of 'The Mabinogion1, traditional Celtic mythology, and local folklore this collection of tales has been adapted by popular children's author Faye Saxeby and brought to life in an enchantingly warm reading by the lovely Welsh actress Angharad Rees. The Enchanted Land; the Golden Ball; The Three Curses; Before the Sea was Salty; The Fairy Child; The Faithful Hound; The Magic Crook.
©1997 Montgomery Music Ltd (P)1997 Montgomery Music Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-12-13

Thoroughly enjoyable

What did you like most about Welsh Fairy Tales?

I liked everything about this audio book - the narration, the pace, the stories, and even the music in between the stories.

What did you like best about this story?

I really couldn't say that anything was 'best' about it, as it was all just great.

What does Angharad Rees bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Angharad Rees brings a light touch and a light Welsh accent to the stories that really makes them come alive.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have listened to this book all in one sitting if I hadn't been interrupted part-way through. But I did listen in two sittings!

Any additional comments?

This is a beautifully put-together collection of stories, some of which I hadn't heard of before, though I have studied some of the old Welsh tales. I thoroughly loved it. Thank you, Audible, for making it available here!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Highlight on 31-12-16

For Children on Long Journey's

Enjoyable Welsh Fairy Tales, which are perfect for long journeys.
Read by The lovely voiced, the late Angharad Rees whom many know as 'Griselda' from the 1970's Poldark TV series.
A good selection of stories we have not heard before, a nice introduction to Welsh writing for the whole family.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 14-11-17

bedtime listening for younger children

My 12 year old and I listened to this before bed. Although part of me says it is geared to younger kids, I found it very enjoyable to listen to as a way to wind down. For a tween and older, it is a relaxing listen, as opposed to a book that my son might choose to listen to while traveling or otherwise looking for an absorbing read to pass the time.

If you are a fan of Storynory, both of us found the reader and the pace of the stories very similar.
The narrator was absolutely wonderful and I loved her accent. Just a charming listen!

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