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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,689 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Hesse Narrator: Donovan Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Step into a world of visions, philosophy, and passion in which dreamers, seekers, princesses, and wandering poets dwell. The 6 wonderful, romantic tales in this collection are reminiscent of ancient Oriental and German fairy tales. The selections, The Poet, The Flute Dream, The Dwarf, Faldum, Ziegler, and Dream of the Gods were hand-picked by the narrator, legendary folk and rock musician Donovan. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 2/17/2014

    " Hermann Hesse paints such a vivid picture and is so engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheree | 2/16/2014

    " Read this recently. Quite a change from his norm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naf Naf | 2/10/2014

    " In this collection of short stories, Hesse writes both inspiring and insightful tales that convey many of his philosophical ideas in a condensed, easily readable prose. I really enjoyed reading this sometimes scattered set of stories and will no doubt look back at it in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Haresign | 1/31/2014

    " Obviously if you know me you know I love Hermann Hesse. I am truly a fan of his short stories, or rather fairy tales. This collection continues Hesse's story of a journey and finding peace at the end of one's life, but there are varied themes in this volume as well. There are stories that delve into his pacifism as well as many other themes which I believe further demonstrate his genius. "

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

    " love it! thats all i have to say :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trevor Hazen | 1/15/2014

    " These aren't really fairy tales, they're more like fairy-tale format short stories. Read Iris, the last one. Actually read all of them. They're all legit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polen | 1/14/2014

    " Loved these little stories that Hesse wrote. They were all very dreamy, and some of them made me think of life and death, and how different it may be percieved; whereas some of them were like little stories while one can read before putting a child to bed. The last story in the version I have, was a story Hesse wrote when he was only 10, and it was a delight to read. I wish I could read these in its original language, but my German is not adequate for that just yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Birgit Bottner | 1/6/2014

    " I'm reading the original in German once again and I'm still blown away by the author's vision and ability to describe the human condition. Most of the stories were written in the 1910s, but have a modern, creative feel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 11/5/2013

    " Beautiful, but selfish. Perceptive, but impetuous. Radiant but hopeless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alithea | 10/13/2013

    " This is a wonderful collection of short stories by Hermann Hesse. Full of fables dealing with the journey of the self, finding home, and love. My favorites were Shadow Play, The Poet, Faldum, and The Difficult Path. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 9/21/2013

    " Ignoring some the dream imagery and naturalism, some of the stories in the collection are excellent, and the brevity works much better for getting his point across than the lengthier treatment in, say, Peter Camenzind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/8/2013

    " Liked the ones that were actually fairy tales; less fond of the ones that were just his dreams about war and such. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 6/23/2013

    " Some are lots of fun, some are wonderful for contemplation. Great for anyone looking for a casual or serious read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loewyn Young | 1/13/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK. He is such a poetic and beautiful writer. This is a wonderful collection full of fantasy and fable. If you like Herman Hesse but his novels are too complex, this is perfect. I would read it to my kids if I planned on having any. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kelly | 3/22/2012

    " one of my all time favorite short stories is contained in this book, THE DIFFICULT PATH. A story of change along the path of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/18/2010

    " Especially like the story about the man who understands what the animals in the zoo are saying "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 chelsea | 4/28/2007

    " good reading, especially if you enjoy hesse's style.... philosophical and artistic writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sven Eberlein | 3/15/2004

    " These are wonderful stories and fairy tales, it really takes you deep. I transcribed one of them (orig. Ein Mensch namens Ziegler) into a song, that's how good it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cassandra | 1/23/2003

    " beautiful; fancy of the soul rather than of the eye. i normally don't like fairy tales but hesse's were amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ne'Leigh | 12/31/2002

    " Hesse and fairy tales? Don't miss it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 4/3/2001

    " Much can be learned from the ruminations of mountains....and everyone should write fairy tales for their time. "

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