Aesop's Fables, Volume 01 (Fables 1-25)


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(4.3 stars; 349 reviews)

Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 1 of 12. (Summary by Chip) (0 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Introduction by GK Chesterton 11:08 Read by Chip
The Fox and The Grapes 0:46 Read by Joplin James
The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs 1:06 Read by Joplin James
The Cat and the Mice 1:41 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Mischievous Dog 1:22 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Charcoal-Burner and The Fuller 1:07 Read by worraps
The Mice in Council 1:30 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Bat And The Weasels 1:36 Read by Beth Dudek
The Dog and The Sow 0:44 Read by Beth Dudek
The Fox And The Crow 1:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Horse and the Groom 1:05 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Wolf and the Lamb 1:39 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Peacock And The Crane 0:58 Read by Beth Dudek
The Cat And The Birds 0:56 Read by Beth Dudek
The Spendthrift and the Swallow 1:13 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Old Woman and the Doctor 2:09 Read by Kristin LeMoine
The Moon and her Mother 0:49 Read by worraps
Mercury and the Woodman 2:35 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Ass, The Fox, and The Lion 1:52 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Lion And The Mouse 1:47 Read by Robert Garrison
The Crow And The Pitcher 1:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Boys and The Frogs 1:10 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The North Wind and The Sun 1:21 Read by Alice Elizabeth Still
The Mistress and Her Servants 1:06 Read by Alice Elizabeth Still
The Goods and The Ills 1:42 Read by Alice Elizabeth Still
The Hares and The Frogs 1:36 Read by Alice Elizabeth Still

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

I wish that the morals were added at the end of each reading, but it was otherwise fantastic! Thanks, all!


(5 stars)

Very good lessons for primary school students to begin to navigate the real world.

too many copyright notices


(4 stars)

I did very much enjoy listening to this one, which has given me much to happily ponder, but do we have to have the copyright notice 25 times in one book and every few minutes ? Fair enough you need to put this in there to some extent, though if they're in the public domain, what's the big deal that they are at the beginning of every chapter which is so short ?

Childhood memories


(5 stars)

Most of these were one way or another already told to me while in school(excluding some) ... Felt great reliving those days and learning something new in my early 20's.. And much appreciation towards all the readers all of them were sincere.. Hope to see more quality content in the future

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(2 stars)

This Libravox collection is like nails on a chalkboard! A chore to listen to, and WAY to many public domain disclaimers. Add that to reading these even short stories will put you to sleep... yuch!

whimsical and full of good morals


(5 stars)

I love it the narration was wonderful

decent


(3 stars)

the fables were excellent but some of the readers were unbearable. i had to skip a lot of the early fables due to poor microphones, being way too loud, or being too quiet even on max volume. this needs a second reading.

timeless lessons


(4 stars)

Good set of timeless lessons. Easy fix for long intros: just fast forward to :28 or :30 (except to :18 for last 4).