Enchanting Fairy Tale Audiobooks You Can't Miss!

Enter a world of magic and enchantment with our captivating collection of fairy tale audiobooks. These timeless stories have captured the imaginations of generations with their timeless themes of love, loss, bravery, and adventure. Our expert narrators bring these classic tales to life with spellbinding performances that transport you to far-off lands filled with fairies, dragons, and magical creatures. Whether you're rediscovering your childhood favorites or discovering new tales for the first time, our fairy tale audiobooks offer a delightful escape into a world of wonder and fantasy. So sit back, relax, and let the magic of storytelling transport you to a land of happily ever afters.

Fairy Tale Audiobooks Statistics

Total Audiobooks in this Category:

978 audiobooks

Total Authors in this Category:

1,067 authors

Average Audiobook Length:

7.64 hours

Average Audiobook Rating:

3.80/5

Audiobooks in the Top 50:

3

The Palace of Illusions: A Novel Audiobook, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Narrator: Sneha Mathan

Audio Length: @1x speed 12.25 hours
@1.5x speed 8.17 hours
@2x speed 6.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

The Palace of Illusions: A Novel Audiobook

This vivid reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic Mahabharata takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. It is told by Panchaali, wife of the Pandava brothers, a fiery female redefining for us a world of gods and warriors.

The novel traces the princess Panchaali’s life, beginning with her birth in fire and following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father’s kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war involving all the important kings of India. Meanwhile, we never lose sight of her strategic duels with her mother-in-law, her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna, or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy.

“I am hooked to this book.. There are so many mysteries I was not aware of .. As I flip through pages , I get more inquisitive to know what lies ahead..”

— Shruti
The Last Unicorn Audiobook, by Peter S. Beagle

Author: Peter S. Beagle

Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy, Joshua Kane

Audio Length: @1x speed 8.25 hours
@1.5x speed 5.50 hours
@2x speed 4.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4.272727 out of 54.272727 out of 54.272727 out of 54.272727 out of 54.272727 out of 5

The Last Unicorn Audiobook

INCLUDES A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS Experience one of the most enduring classics of the twentieth century and the book that The Atlantic has called “one of the best fantasy novels ever.” The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone... ...so she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch—and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction.... In The Last Unicorn, renowned and beloved novelist Peter S. Beagle spins a poignant tale of love, loss, and wonder that has resonated with millions of readers around the world. “Peter S. Beagle illuminates with his own particular magic.”—Ursula K. Le Guin

“Grew up watching the movie (gone through 4 copies of it) and was amazed at how beautifully it was adapted from the book when I finally got around to reading it. I plan to have the quote about heroes tattooed somewhere on my body.”

— Vickie
The Girl in Red Audiobook, by Christina Henry

Author: Christina Henry

Narrator: January LaVoy

Audio Length: @1x speed 8.25 hours
@1.5x speed 5.50 hours
@2x speed 4.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

The Girl in Red Audiobook

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic "Little Red Riding Hood"...about a woman who isn't as defenseless as she seems. It's not safe for anyone  alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn't look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red doesn't like to think of herself as a killer, but she isn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she is a woman alone in the woods....

“Multiple twists keep the reader guessing, and the fluid writing is enthralling....This is a fine addition to the shelves of any fan of children's classics and their modern subversions.”

— Publishers Weekly
Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell Audiobook, by Kevin Hearne

Author: Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne

Narrator: Luke Daniels

Audio Length: @1x speed 12.75 hours
@1.5x speed 8.50 hours
@2x speed 6.38 hours

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Story Rating: 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5

Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell Audiobook

In an irreverent series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. “Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig “When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed.  Praise for Kill the Farm Boy “A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style . . . a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python–esque humor and whimsy à la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dawson and Hearne’s reimagining of a traditional fairy tale is reminiscent of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and William Steig’s Shrek! Irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing until the end.”Library Journal “Will have you laughing out loud until strangers begin to look at you oddly.”SyFy “A smart comedy . . . nuanced, complicated, and human.”Tordotcom “[Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne] make fun of the typical ‘white male power fantasies,’ and in that, they succeed, with their heroes all characters of color and/or falling somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella.”Publishers Weekly

“Luke Daniels must juggle multiple balls as he narrates this work: a large cast of vastly different creatures engaging in various battles, adventures, and near-death scrapes. He meets the challenges eloquently with spirited characterizations and nimble pacing. Daniels leans into the humor of the many silly and ludicrous moments in this story, but he’s genuine and respectful during the heartfelt moments between characters. An ideal listen for fans of fantasy, Monty Python, and offbeat renditions of fairy tales and myths.”

— AudioFile
After Alice: A Novel Audiobook, by Gregory Maguire

Author: Gregory Maguire

Narrator: Katherine Kellgren

Audio Length: @1x speed 7.25 hours
@1.5x speed 4.83 hours
@2x speed 3.63 hours

After Alice: A Novel Audiobook

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is “After Alice.”

“Stunningly clever in its conflation of fairy tales, the mix and match of characters, woven throughout with references to philosophical ideas, the social issues of the day, and attitudes of the time…Maguire impressively channels Carroll’s penchant for humorous wordplay, literary nonsense, and logic games.”

— Boston Globe
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel Audiobook, by Helen Oyeyemi

Author: Helen Oyeyemi

Narrator: Susan Bennett, Carra Patterson

Audio Length: @1x speed 9.25 hours
@1.5x speed 6.17 hours
@2x speed 4.63 hours

Overall Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel Audiobook

From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox , the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty-- the opposite of the life she' s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she' d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy' s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white. Among them, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold. Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving , Boy, Snow, Bird is an astonishing and enchanting novel. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.

“Riveting, brilliant, and emotionally rich retelling of Snow White…Dense with fully realized characters, startling images, original observations and revelatory truths, this masterpiece engages the reader’s heart and mind as it captures both the complexities of racial and gender identity in the 20th century and the more intimate complexities of love in all its guises.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The Goose Girl Audiobook, by Shannon Hale

Author: Shannon Hale

Narrator: Cynthia Bishop, a full cast

Audio Length: @1x speed 10.25 hours
@1.5x speed 6.83 hours
@2x speed 5.13 hours

Overall Rating: 4.058823 out of 54.058823 out of 54.058823 out of 54.058823 out of 54.058823 out of 5

The Goose Girl Audiobook

Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess. 

Bold in concept, stunning in execution, The Goose Girl is one of the most spectacular debut novels of recent years. Now more than four dozen actors bring it to thrilling new life in this unabridged audio edition—a recording that will delight those who already love the book, and enthrall those who have not yet discovered it.

“This book is a read over and over book. I don't ever get tired of this story and I probably know it like the back of my hand by now. I can relate to this book. It's definitely hard to live up to the standards your mom or others have set for you.”

— Ciara
Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale Audiobook, by Yuri Rasovsky

Author: Yuri Rasovsky

Narrator: a full cast

Audio Length: @1x speed 2.00 hours
@1.5x speed 1.33 hours
@2x speed 1.00 hours

Overall Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

Narrator Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale Audiobook

With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom. At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb? These and other burning questions may or may not be answered in this new pseudogothic audio play that Blackstone commissioned from award-winning author and audio dramatist Yuri Rasovsky. 

“This fairy tale is not for children. That being said, it is a highly amusing, slightly raunchy version of the classic tale. I'd classify this as an audio drama, and the evil queen's brilliant performance can be reflected best in the title of this tale "Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!".”

— Demerain
Out of Oz: Volume Four in the Wicked Years Audiobook, by Gregory Maguire

Author: Gregory Maguire

Narrator: John McDonough

Audio Length: @1x speed 28.75 hours
@1.5x speed 19.17 hours
@2x speed 14.38 hours

Overall Rating: 3.76923 out of 53.76923 out of 53.76923 out of 53.76923 out of 53.76923 out of 5

Out of Oz: Volume Four in the Wicked Years Audiobook

“Maguire’s work is melodic, symphonic, and beautiful; it is dejected and biting and brave. How great that people flock to these magical novels.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Bestselling author Gregory Maguire’s remarkable series, The Wicked Years, comes full circle with this, his fourth and final excursion across a darker, richer, more complex landscape of “the magical land of Oz.” Out of Oz brilliantly reimagines L. Frank Baum’s world over the rainbow as wracked with social unrest—placing Glinda the good witch under house arrest and having the cowardly Lion on the lam from the law as the Emerald City prepares to make war on Munchkinland. Even Dorothy makes a triumphant return in Maguire’s magnificent Oz finale—tying up every loose green end of the series he began with his classic Wicked, the basis for the smash hit Broadway musical.

“Fun addition to the Wicked series. I appreciate the winks throughout to the Wizard of Oz books/movie as well as a throw away line from the musical Wicked. I have grown quite fond of this cast of characters and hope that Maguire changes his mind and revisits them soon.”

— Lhymowitz
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook, by Howard Pyle

Author: Howard Pyle

Narrator: Christopher Cazenove

Audio Length: @1x speed 10.50 hours
@1.5x speed 7.00 hours
@2x speed 5.25 hours

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Audiobook

"You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one, these pages are not for you."—from the book

Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story.

“Very fun read aloud! This version is missing some of the chapters from "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood", but it had the original language. When the doorbell rang as we were reading this, Josh announced, "It seems like thou shalt get the door, quoth merry Joshua."”

— Alicia
The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime Audiobook, by Jasper Fforde

Author: Jasper Fforde

Narrator: Simon Prebble

Audio Length: @1x speed 11.75 hours
@1.5x speed 7.83 hours
@2x speed 5.88 hours

Overall Rating: 3.481481 out of 53.481481 out of 53.481481 out of 53.481481 out of 53.481481 out of 5

The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime Audiobook

Jasper Fforde's bestselling Thursday Next series has delighted readers of every genre with its literary derring-do and brilliant flights of fancy. In The Big Over Easy, Fforde takes a break from classic literature and tumbles into the seedy underbelly of nursery crime. Meet Inspector Jack Spratt, family man and head of the Nursery Crime Division. He's investigating the murder of ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Dumpty, found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. Yes, the big egg is down, and all those brittle pieces sitting in the morgue point to foul play. Read Jasper Fforde's posts in the Penguin Blog

“It's hard not to love Jasper Fforde. He's so amazingly clever. I found myself grinning stupidly while reading, just from the witty word play. I love the Thursday Next series, but this series is great fun, too. Maybe because the references are about something that we all grew up with, it is easy to "get it" quickly. Looking forward to picking up "The Fourth Bear".”

— Lavonne
Fairy Tales Audiobook, by Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Narrator: Richard Matthews, Kate Reading, Simon Vance

Audio Length: @1x speed 13.25 hours
@1.5x speed 8.83 hours
@2x speed 6.63 hours

Overall Rating: 3.823529 out of 53.823529 out of 53.823529 out of 53.823529 out of 53.823529 out of 5

Fairy Tales Audiobook

Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph."    • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging

“Wonderful turns of phrase that really light up what we think are well known tales, but when we re-read them find them very rich, fresh and wonderfully sustaining for our journeys through the seeming imaginative deserts of adulthood. Get ma drift?”

— Michael

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