Grimm Tales for Young and Old

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Samuel West
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice. From the otherworldly romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White', and 'Cinderella' to the black wit and strangeness of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog', and 'Godfather Death', Pullman captures the appeal that has held the imagination of children and adults alike for centuries. In his introduction, he discusses why these stories have lasted so long and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. Pullman's Grimm tales of wicked wives, brave children, and villainous kings will have you listening again and again for many years to come.


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Customer Reviews

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I got this a my trial book as it appeared to be the best of a bad bunch. Well I think I chose wisely as this is so gripping. I have listened to it for the past week to and from work and it each time my interpretation is different- I think the prologue really helps you to see Grimm's fairy tales in a different light. I am thinking of getting the hard back for my kids for Christmas. A great purchase
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- Margy Otter

Dark and Moving

Pullman pulls it out of the bag again. These stories are classic (though most not so well known) and resonate with our human condition.

I particularly enjoyed listening to the introduction read by Philip Pullman, which was really informative.

It's nice to have such a range of stories that go from being 8mins to 30mins long, so if you don't have hours to spare to sit down in one go you can still get loads out of it. A great book, get it!
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-09-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios