The Red Fairy Book


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 59 reviews)

The Red Fairy Book is the second in a series of twelve books known as Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Books. The series was immensely popular and proved of great influence in children's literature, increasing the popularity of fairy tales over tales of real life. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)

(12 hr 21 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 1:50 Read by Darla
01 - The Twelve Dancing Princesses 23:25 Read by Darla
02 - The Princess Mayblossom 38:15 Read by Darla
03 - Soria Moria Castle 24:22 Read by Darla
04 - The Death of Koschei the Deathless 25:26 Read by Darla
05 - The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen 28:10 Read by Darla
06 - The Master Thief 31:28 Read by Darla
07 - Brother and Sister 18:28 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
08 - Princess Rosette 34:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
09 - The Enchanted Pig 25:23 Read by Marian Martin
10 - The Norka 14:26 Read by Alana Jordan
11 - The Wonderful Birch 20:03 Read by Bereni
12 - Jack and the Beanstalk 25:16 Read by Mark F. Smith
13 - The Little Good Mouse 25:12 Read by Bereni
14 - Graciosa and Percinet 41:57 Read by Rachel Triska
15 - The Three Princesses of Whiteland 16:41 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
16 - The Voice of Death 9:21 Read by Ezwa
17 - The Six Sillies 6:10 Read by Ezwa
18 - Kari Woodengown 27:41 Read by Symmie
19 - Drakestail 11:57 Read by Symmie
20 - The Ratcatcher 12:12 Read by Symmie
21 - The True History of Little Goldenhood 10:19 Read by Ezwa
22 - The Golden Branch 31:25 Read by LaraC, Louisville, KY
23 - The Three Dwarfs 15:49 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
24 - Dapplegrim 20:08 Read by Elli
25 - The Enchanted Canary 29:21 Read by Bill Ruhsam
26 - The Twelve Brothers 10:13 Read by Robin
27 - Rapunzel 8:37 Read by Esther
28 - The Nettle Spinner 11:56 Read by azaliacc
29 - Farmer Weatherbeard 16:46 Read by Alana Jordan
30 - Mother Holle 9:12 Read by Ezwa
31 - Minnikin 34:07 Read by Alana Jordan
32 - Bushy Bride 12:47 Read by Wyndelyn
33 - Snowdrop 17:30 Read by Kayla Bernhard
34 - The Golden Goose 12:48 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
35 - The Seven Foals 13:21 Read by Wyndelyn
36 - The Marvellous Musician 8:51 Read by Ezwa
37 - The Story of Sigurd 15:57 Read by Wyndelyn

Reviews

Wonderful tales, unfortunate readings

(3.5 stars)

I am a huge fan of Lang's fairy tale collections. This particular audiobook gave me some trouble, though, with strong accents, rushed deliveries and the like. Of course I'm grateful to the volunteers, but frankly I had trouble understanding and listening to many of these tales.

12 dancing princesses

(4 stars)

I like how the princesses have their own castle. I've heard this story before I just didn't know the princes they danced with were the same ones that tried to find their secret. (BOB)★

andrew lang rocks

(4.5 stars)

In my preference I think that Andrew Lang is the best bedtime story book. I love his books. Make more books Andrew Lang!!!!

THE RED FAIRY BOOK.

(5 stars)

BEAUTIFUL STORIES,I LOVED IT GREAT ENTERTAINING CHILDREN'S STORIES. MS. SAGITTARIUSM

i love it

(5 stars)

good reading. good book

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(4 stars)

these are great fairy stories, some of the best of the entire collection. please know that all libravox readers should be commended and appreciated, although i am urged by integrity to say though that IMHO some of the readers unfortunately seem rather unpracticed at reading (thus begging one to wonder why on earth they choose to read​ for libravox?) and that most people in general read these types of stories without truly comprehending the content or without an actual sense of antiquity or a cultural awareness of the settings or time and circumstances these stories were originally told. to some this may seem pompous or to be but picky trifles, but without these certain understandings the stories cannot convey the feelings and mythos they were originally created to impart and pass along. I fear our modern society may now have been bereft of mythos for far too long to recover and as a result humanity may only to continue to grow more and more destitute. Again this is only IMO of course. Allan David Carroll

Nice audiobook.

(4 stars)

Excellent book for children. The readings were rather hurried. Other than that, nice book.