The Orange Fairy Book

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(4.6 stars; 80 reviews)

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories.

Many of the books were illustrated by Henry J. Ford. Lancelot Speed, and G. P. Jacomb Hood also contributed some illustrations. (Summary by Wikipedia) (9 hr 40 min)


00 - Preface 5:50 Read by Paul Vinson Brown
01 - The Story of the Hero Makoma 16:04 Read by Neeru Iyer
02 - The Magic Mirror 12:51 Read by Neeru Iyer
03 - Story of the King Who Would See Paradise 6:25 Read by Neeru Iyer
04 - How Isuro the Rabbit Tricked Gudu 12:34 Read by Paul Vinson Brown
05 - Ian, the Soldier's Son 28:59 Read by jedopi
06 - The Fox and the Wolf 11:28 Read by Kathleen Costa
07 - How Ian Direach Got the Blue Falcon 20:21 Read by Cate Mackenzie
08 - The Ugly Duckling 24:23 Read by Julie VW
09 - The Two Caskets 21:52 Read by Heather Lawrence
10 - The Goldsmith's Fortune 6:52 Read by Puno
11 - The Enchanted Wreath 20:15 Read by Chris Caron
12 - The Foolish Weaver 4:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
13 - The Clever Cat 22:17 Read by Puno
14 - The Story of Manus 12:31 Read by Chris Caron
15 - Pinkel the Thief 21:12 Read by Chris Caron
16 - The Adventures of a Jackal 9:10 Read by Elli
17 - The Adventures of the Jackal's Eldest Son 7:45 Read by Elli
18 - The Adventures of the Younger Son of the Jackal 5:54 Read by Elli
19 - The Three Treasures of the Giants 19:42 Read by Kathy Liddle
20 - The Rover of the Plain 20:11 Read by Bellona Times
21 - The White Doe 44:00 Read by Gwendolyn Grace
22 - The Girl-Fish 18:57 Read by Puno
23 - The Owl and the Eagle 10:18 Read by Cap'n Pugwash
24 - The Frog and the Lion Fairy 39:43 Read by Laura McElree
25 - The Adventures of Covan the Brown-Haired 25:40 Read by Chris Caron
26 - The Princess Bella-Flor 17:20 Read by Gwendolyn Grace
27 - The Bird of Truth 21:30 Read by Bob Sherman
28 - The Mink and the Wolf 9:49 Read by VPeek
29 - Adventures of an Indian Brave 13:57 Read by Ted Nugent
30 - How the Stalos Were Tricked 12:30 Read by Maria Therese
31 - Andras Baive 10:57 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
32 - The White Slipper 26:06 Read by Gwendolyn Grace
33 - The Magic Book 18:46 Read by Robert White


(5 stars)

stories are great. there is one guy who reads so terribly I skipped his stories. I also skipped the young lady with the very strong accent. but the rest are wonderful.

Great Stories

(5 stars)

I loved this book so much. It has a lot of beautiful stories and the readers are great.

Finally I found you!

(5 stars)

Thank you very much for posting this audiobook.

I love this series

(5 stars)

Very well read.

orange fairy book

(3.5 stars)

enjoyable and interesting stories most readers were great but here again is the guy who obviously doesn't bother to read the story before recorded it and so stumbles his way through the readings making it hard to make sense of the storyline.

great stories

(4.5 stars)

great stories. Terrible readers. love these stories but hate the readers

These stories recapitulate white hegemony over BIPOCs

(4 stars)

They stories are told from an exclusively heteronomative white cis gendered cultural imperative. By reading these stories you are oppressing Native Americans and enslaving African Americans in Liberia. I luv this book soon much.. The only thing more raycyst than these stories might be Adolf Hitler, Mr Rogers, or perhaps that infamous raycyst known as Dr Suess