Undine


Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

(4.7 stars; 21 reviews)


Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldbrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." (Summary from Wikipedia)

(3 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Dedication, How The Knight Came To The Fisherman 13:40 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
In What Way Undine Had Come to the Fisherman 11:27 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How They Found Undine Again 8:05 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
Of That Which the Knight Encountered in the Wood 12:25 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How the Knight Lived on the Little Promontory 9:33 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
Of A Nuptial Ceremony 11:19 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
What Further Happened on the Evening of the Wedding 6:23 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
The Day After the Wedding 11:40 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How the Knight Took His Young Wife with Him 9:25 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How They Lived in the City 7:56 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
The Anniversary of Bertalda’s Name-Day 10:59 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How They Departed from the Imperial City 7:53 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How They Lived at Castle Ringstetten 14:06 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How Bertalda Returned Home with the Knight 12:51 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
The Journey to Vienna 11:33 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How It Fared Further with Huldbrand 8:14 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
The Knight’s Dream 5:49 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How the Knight Huldbrand is Married 9:21 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
How the Knight Huldbrand was Buried 5:29 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA

Reviews

Undine

(5 stars)

A wonderful and sad story. Dear reader, you have a true talent, your reading of this beautiful tale excellent. I hope to hear more stories read by you. Thank you!

Beautiful

(5 stars)

A very beautiful, tragic story with a wonderful reader. :)

Interesting story

(4 stars)

Sad, then it had to be

wonderful reading

(5 stars)

thank you for this!

(5 stars)

The reading is clear and straightforward.