Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales


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(3.8 stars; 79 reviews)

A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales, but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann Boulais) (5 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Preface 9:25 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Connla and the Fairy Maiden 5:41 Read by Kristin Gjerløw
Guleesh 29:31 Read by humanode
The Field of Boliauns 6:44 Read by Petra
The Horned Women 5:30 Read by Debra
Conall Yellowclaw 21:02 Read by humanode
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary 12:31 Read by Debra
The Shepherd of Myddvai 5:42 Read by klbonds
The Sprightly Tailor 5:01 Read by Charlotte Duckett
The Story of Deidre 27:36 Read by DublinGothic
Munachar and Manachar 7:18 Read by Debra
Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree 8:01 Read by SopranoHarmony
King O'Toole and His Goose 6:51 Read by MissRose
The Wooing of Olwen 22:16 Read by rachaelg
Jack and His Comrades 17:21 Read by MJ Franck
The Shee an Gannon and The Gruagach Gaire 13:26 Read by Debra
The Story-Teller at Fault 18:19 Read by Debra
The Sea Maiden 20:56 Read by SopranoHarmony
The Legend of Knockmany 17:44 Read by Debra
Fair, Brown and Trembling 17:35 Read by Debra
Jack and His Master 17:40 Read by sid
Beth Gellert 2:40 Read by Kevin Holmes
The Tale of Ivan 7:27 Read by Rapunzelina
Andrew Coffey 7:53 Read by Rapunzelina
The Battle of the Birds 25:14 Read by Rapunzelina
Brewery of Eggshells 3:32 Read by Snaefaxi
The Lad with the Goat-Skin 14:48 Read by Debra

Reviews

the book is great. the person reading the book however.terrible

(5 stars)

OMG I had this very book as a child!!!! it was my absolute favorite story book until my mother lost it!!! I am so glad to have found it back... even in a different form Lol

a good little book

(4 stars)

over all the same narrator was very good. very amusing tales well told

Noticed similarities

(5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to these folk tales. I'm obsessed with fairy and folk tales, and like to find how different countries' tales are similar to one another. I even heard tales I haven't heard since I was a little girl. I loved listening to these classic and wonderful tales.

Nice Collection of stories

(3 stars)

Most readers did great, I had no problem understanding the readers but like most collection of readers you have some that are better than others. On my case there was one reader who sounded too much like a radio commercial reader and it didn't feel like he was telling a good story but just reading another copy. It broke the continuity of the rest so I just skipped those two chapters. My only other gripe is the incorrect pronunciation that a few other readers stumbled over. While it didn't bother me to skip the two chapters, it was different for the others. I don't think the book manager should have allowed readers to complete their chapter without fact checking pronunciation; it doesn't take long to accomplish. That said, all but the two chapters were still enjoyable and the stories were quite good, in my opinion. Of you enjoy a bit of historical canon, I would say give it a go. If you have the means and time, download it to your e-reader! 😄

COOL

(5 stars)

I love this book I love all of the tales they are AWSIME

Fairly Good

(4 stars)

The tales were quite good, but not so for some of the readers. it's worth a listen though.

very good and novel to me

(4 stars)

Never heard Irish folk tales before, and this was a great introduction. Only problem is that the main reader reads at a somewhat low volume.

Boring

(1 stars)

couldn't get past the narrator's awful accent, could not understand a word he or she said