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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (45,212 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aesop Narrator: Drew Birdeye Publisher: Brands-to-Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Aesop's Fables (also known as Aesopica) is a collection of fables credited to Aesop (620-560 BC), a slave and storyteller who lived in Ancient Greece. Aesop's fables are brief, and many of them involve animals with human characteristics. His fables are some of the most well known in the world and remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes, The Hare and the Tortoise, and The North Wind and the Sun, are well known throughout the world.

This is a compilation of 141 selected Aesop's fables that will entertain the listener with short stories and great life lessons.

This audiobook is part of the Audiobook Classics Collection, one of the most popular all-digital multi-platform series, recorded by experienced voiceover announcer Drew Birdseye and produced by Bienestar LLC. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rania | 2/19/2014

    " A good collection of short stories told by animals and about animals. Although it may seem a children book, any adult can actually learn a good deal from it. Also, interestingly enough, I discovered that it is the origin of many famous sayings and metaphors that we do use in our daily life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 1/25/2014

    " This book has great short stories about mistakes we make everyday. They use animals in replace for people and have very unique and interesting stories. I really enjoyed this book. It brings a different perspective to what we do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/25/2014

    " decently fun with classic morals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 1/18/2014

    " [Audio:] Can't go wrong w/ Aesop, wish I could ingest all of these! Probably better to read this rather than listen. It's too hard to reflect on them when you can go back and read them again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/13/2014

    " Great traditional literature that teach children moral values in a world that so needs that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/2/2014

    " I remember reading these as a child and finding them much more profound. I recently read most of this collection and was a little disappointed that most didn't seem as important or encouraging as one may like. In fact the fables are often contradictory. I had originally picked up the fables as a potential source for illustration subjects, but didn't even find much of interest on that front. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 12/27/2013

    " Interesting to read them all together. It gives a different perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Koby | 12/27/2013

    " Love this book! I read the fables over and over when I was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Walker | 12/24/2013

    " I read this back when I was homeschooled and still very young. I reread it again last year. What a great book. All of the stories have morals, and they are timeless. A great quick read, or a nice add on if you are reading a larger book and need a quick break now and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiera | 12/15/2013

    " I stole this book from Munsey Park Elementary School library when I was little. That's how you know it's good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thalia | 12/9/2013

    " This was the most encompassing version I've come across. Excellent. I knew so many and others were all new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dusty | 12/2/2013

    " About fifty of these are absolutely essential. But ... the other 234? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiu Ny | 11/24/2013

    " A really good book to read for children, short, simple words but deep and meaningful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigailann (Abigail) | 8/31/2013

    " A real classic, Aesop's fables are brief but truly thought-provoking. They tell of a wide-variety of morals, some of which are even contradictory in places. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Gleason | 8/30/2013

    " This book contained many valuable life lessons that were interesting and easy to understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Elizabeth | 7/22/2013

    " This is a classic, very cute read- and great for small children. I would recommend it for all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/25/2013

    " These are thick reading. Don't hand it to a young person, even if they are very capable; there are too many nuances. Read it to them, and then if they think they can get through it on their own, fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/7/2013

    " Aesop's Fables: a window into the culture and social values of ancient Greece and Rome. Before Socrates was executed Plato recounts he was attempting to write a play based on one of Aesop's Fables while in prison. There are about 120 fables and each of them contains a pearl of wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate O'Mara | 12/17/2012

    " We use this for memory and handwriting exercises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 10/24/2012

    " It is amazing to me how many of these stories have transcended time, and remain a literary and societal staple. They truly are an effective way of teaching some of the basic moral principles to children (and even adults). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trent Newell | 9/24/2012

    " Thoroughly amusing stories with time-tested morals "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Houston | 5/17/2012

    " Just finished reading Aesop's Fables (Easton Press Edition) to my family with great delight. Each time the cry from the children was to read just one more, which I believe is a sign of a really wonderful book. This is now a family favorite that we will read again in a couple of years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 3/16/2012

    " I loved reading these as a little girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura (Reading in Bed) | 12/11/2011

    " An interesting, if repetitive, read. Very different morality than we see in "fables" (and I'm thinking kid's stories) today. Aesop was all about knowing your place in society and playing your role. Not so much with the "you can do ANYTHING" messages we see today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Weronika | 11/21/2011

    " Good fables but some are just disturbing. There's a lot of murder between these animals just to teach a lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C. D. Anders | 9/22/2011

    " Nothing beats the original Aesop fables, so read those as opposed to the watered-down ones they give kids. There seems to be a clever way to answer many of life's questions and while not always agreeable, you can see why it might be thought as such. These stories are good for young and old alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agent_M | 8/23/2011

    " Our understanding of the present is not completed without an understanding of the past. The tales being told are universal and anyone, from any race or creed, can benefit from them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Elizabeth | 6/26/2011

    " I've read this a million times and I love every time just like the first time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 6/17/2011

    " It is amazing to me how many of these stories have transcended time, and remain a literary and societal staple. They truly are an effective way of teaching some of the basic moral principles to children (and even adults). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 5/31/2011

    " As Bruno Bettelheim has pointed out, stories, mainly fairy tales will be interpreted differently depending upon ones age, sex, life experiences, etc. Aesop's Fables should be read by everyone at different times in his/her life. Lesson are to be learned indefinitely!!. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 5/23/2011

    " A timeless book of really short stories fron ancient Greece that teach us simple moral lessons and show us the origin of Western proverbs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielroffle | 5/20/2011

    " You know when you were a kid watching cartoons, waiting for Batman or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or some awesome shit like that, and some shit would come on TV featuring talking woodland creatures not doing much of anything? This is what reading this feels like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigailann | 5/17/2011

    "
    A real classic, Aesop's fables are brief but truly thought-provoking. They tell of a wide-variety of morals, some of which are even contradictory in places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chaniago | 5/17/2011

    " be happy with what you have! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smilies | 5/14/2011

    " The fables were fun to read but a lot of the moral stuff behind it was really repeated and it got tedious, but not a horrible read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 5/13/2011

    " Interesting to read them all together. It gives a different perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zachary | 5/11/2011

    " At the risk of repeating Lewis and Chesterton, I firmly believe that I learned all I need to know about ethics from the stories that were read to me as a child. Aesop is a terrific moral teacher who cuts across time and space. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 4/25/2011

    " A series of very short stories, generally with a moral at the end. Good for light reading, finished it within a day of starting. Some interesting things to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 4/22/2011

    " Loved these fables.I remember as a child just reading them for ages & really liking each one. "

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Author Aesop

Aesop has been known in history and in legend since the fifth century BC, or earlier, as a gifted Greek storyteller and the author of the world’s best-known collection of fables. A Phrygian slave, there is speculation that he was freed as a result of his wit. Though little is known about his life, his remarkable wisdom regarding human nature, conveyed through his fables, has brought him great renown.