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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,075 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Samuel West Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sophie | 2/18/2014

    " These cheerful and lovingly crafted retellings of fifty Grimm tales, both famous and lesser-known, were a joy to read. Some of the stories I have loved my whole life, and others were new to me and thoroughly entertaining. It's abundantly clear that Pullman has a great deal of affection and respect for these tales and he has given them a buff and polish that restores them to their full storytelling potential. This book has become my go-to fairytales anthology and makes a beautiful addition to my bookshelf! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kari Lynn Mackey | 2/11/2014

    " Pullman's translations of German fairy tales are magically fascinating and linguistically pleasing. Along with the perpetual favorites, he includes in this collection many lesser-known tales, which are not only entertaining and intriguing, but also serve to shed further light on the characteristic elements of this traditional style of story-telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea Gunn | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed this; if you've ever liked fairy tales, you will too. It might be that simple. I read one or two of these a night literally as a bedtime story, and I'm sure will someday buy a copy of my own so I can keep rereading them in the same way. Pullman also adds just the right amount of endnote to each story, without going overboard on interpretation or history. His notes are actually just as fun to read as the stories themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by bookish | 1/6/2014

    " a perfect book. pullman's modern english translation is timely, and wonderfully executed. read it to fall in love with the gory glory of the grimms' fairy tales all over again. you won't be disappointed. highly recommended. "

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