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Grimm Tales for Young and Old

Lu par : Samuel West
Durée : 10 h et 24 min
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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.

©2012 Philip Pullman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Virginia Waldron
  • 10/04/2015

Fresh and Fast

Samuel West reads brilliantly these marvellously-written tales. Action and more action is the order of the day with modern twists that retain the original plot. I was surprised at just how much pleasure I derived from listening and re-listening to this performance. Thinking I was just buying a book of predictable yarns, I was thrilled to find that there was a delicious novelty in each beloved story. Talk about fairy tales for adults! Some of the tales were rather gory but I was transported into a childlike trance and took all the grimness with a grain of salt and just relished the action. Really good book that is not patronizing or coy in any way. Brilliant.

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  • C. Bolliger
  • 11/09/2013

A fun listen between big books

I enjoyed listening to these between breaks listing to other bigger books. I thought the narration was fun and enjoyed the way the stories were read very much. I do not like all of the Grimm Tales and most of them I think I've heard one place or another, but the narration and the new twist on an old classic has made this a recommend.

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  • H Potter
  • 08/08/2016

Excellent

I was very much surprised on how much the Grimm tales are so much of our lives without knowing it.

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  • Steve and/or Jodene
  • 06/08/2018

Good bedtime stories for adults

So, I've discovered that you're never too old to enjoy a good bedtime story (or at least I'm not), and that these work very well for listening to right before falling asleep (at least, if you enjoy folk and fairy tales). They're short, simple, and satisfying; well-told and well-narrated. (The title says that these Grimm tales are "for young and old." Are they really suitable for children? Probably, though it depends on the children, and if you want something specifically for children there are other, more kid-friendly options out there. Both on the simple vs. sophisticated scale, and on the light-hearted vs. dark-and-grim scale, I'd put these somewhere in the middle. I'll just say that, as an adult, the kid in me enjoyed them.)

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  • Delaney Faulk
  • 10/11/2017

Not what I thought

The Old Grimm's Tales were scary and bad but these are cleaned up versions for adults. Def not my cup of tea

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  • Molly
  • 14/01/2016

Experience delight.

Pullman's light hand lets the original tellings carry the tales, but his words come like a breath of fresh air through a summer window. West's readings recall the childhood delight of bedtime stories. These brought me joy, and I will continue visiting this classic.

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  • Victoria
  • 11/07/2019

A good piece of work but hard going

The author has done a really good job of updating the language of these stories for modern day. However, ultimately it is 13 hours of fairytales and whilst it was refreshing to hear the source stories for the more famous ones, it did become repetitive and a bit boring.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/12/2016

So cool!

Well, to be honest I loved the book,and would recommend it to everyone I know

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  • Rebecca
  • 08/10/2016

Awesome

This is just awesome . I like the excitement. It is well narrated. It is gruesome but very lesson learning

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  • RueRue
  • 08/04/2015

Fun retelling of fairy tales

Ok, the prose is simple, the endings ( "happily ever after" ) predictable, but listening to the wonderful narration by Samuel West made these mostly familiar stories a pleasure. For anyone who loved fairy tales as a child. These would be OK to play for children, too.

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