Today I wanted to spotlight an audiobook coming out next week. As you know, I love the Grimms’ tales and this looks like a fabulous collection.

Thursday’s Tale: Grimm’s Fairy TalesGrimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Published by Listening Library on May 10th 2016
Format: Audiobook
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The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that Americans are most familiar with today. Lyrically translated and beautifully narrated by an all-star cast, these 21 tales are selected from "The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales" and presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.

Stories include:
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

I’ll have to pick this one up next week when it comes out. Just look at that list of stories and the all-star narrators. I can’t imagine it being anything less than wonderful. I think I’ve read most of the stories, but I have to imagine hearing them told will enhance them for me. There are also a couple that I don’t think I’ve gotten around to yet.

It’s suggested age is 10 and up and if it’s true that theses are the earlier versions of the tales, they can be a bit bloody and less happy than the stories we are used to.

Maybe I should just go ahead and pre-order it.

Thursday’s Tales is a weekly event here at Carol’s Notebook. Fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, even re-tellings, I love them all. Feel free to join in.


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