The Brown Fairy Book

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(4.6 stars; 82 reviews)

Andrew Lang’s Brown Fairy Book (1904) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. (Summary by Wikipedia) (10 hr 2 min)


00 - Preface 4:42 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
01 - What the Rose Did to the Cypress - Part 1 41:46 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
02 - What the Rose Did to the Cypress - Part 2 42:05 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
03 - Ball-Carrier and the Bad One; How Ball-Carrier Finished His Task 33:23 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
04 - The Bunyip 8:36 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
05 - Father Grumbler 18:35 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
06 - The Story of the Yara 18:33 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
07a - The Cunning Hare 7:15 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
07b - The Turtle and His Bride 10:28 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
08 - How Gierald the Coward was Punished 18:46 Read by Muriel
09a - Habogi 12:48 Read by AnabelleC
09b - How the Little Brother Set Free His Big Brothers 17:19 Read by AnabelleC
10 - The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe 17:33 Read by Muriel
11 - The Wicked Wolverine 13:46 Read by AnabelleC
12a - The Husband of the Rat's Daughter 7:27 Read by SopranoHarmony
12b - The Mermaid and the Boy 28:22 Read by SopranoHarmony
13 - Pivi and Kabo 8:19 Read by Nolan Fout
14 - The Elf Maiden 12:25 Read by Jing Li
15 - How Some Wild Animals Became Tame Ones 8:16 Read by Debra
16 - Fortune and the Wood-Cutter 6:17 Read by Niki Salfranc
17 - The Enchanted Head 13:37 Read by Jerry James
18 - The Sister of the Sun 27:00 Read by alegriavida
19 - The Prince and the Three Fates 21:39 Read by Jing Li
20 - The Fox and the Lapp 21:58 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
21 - Kisa the Cat 11:05 Read by Debra
22 - The Lion and the Cat 11:30 Read by Grace
23 - Which was the Foolishest? 10:06 Read by SopranoHarmony
24 - Asmund and Signy 11:06 Read by SopranoHarmony
25 - Rubezahl 33:02 Read by Sukaina Jaffer
26 - Story Of The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate 34:17 Read by Wina Hathaway
27 - Story of Wali Dad the Simple-Hearted 20:21 Read by Sarika Pawar
28 - Tale of a Tortoise and of a Mischievous Monkey 34:05 Read by Wina Hathaway
29 - The Knights of the Fish 15:51 Read by Sarika Pawar


(5 stars)

I just love the color fairy book series!

if you like fairytales

(5 stars)

This is one of the best in Andrew Lang collection. Not all but several of the stories are enjoyed enough to be read and reread. Rubezahl and WaliDad are favorites though you may find other gems not commonly known tales to ponder and retell. Readers were all exceptional, with soothing tone, steady cadence and clear enunciation. I’ll come back to this book again. You should definitely give it a listen.

Great Fairy Tales

(5 stars)

Very entertaining book.

so boring

(0.5 stars)

0.5 this is not very good so boring stories not interesting at all other books which are written by Andrew Lang I am much better I like them very much but this is very very very strange the stories are all very e boring and meaningless. some of the stories in yellow fairy book are very good brown fairy book story tales are something to question they are very long so you can only hear about one or two stories in an hour Joseph Jacobs has made much shorter tales which are very amusing nonetheless.


(4.5 stars)

Unlike olive fairies, brown fairies believe in peace and equality. They express this by beating up all the olive fairies or any fairy who has ever eaten or looked at an olive. Support racial justice by only hanging out with the brown fairies

(4.5 stars)

This is my favorite of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. I believe I’ve heard them all. Interesting selection of stories. Good reading, pleasant voices.

(5 stars)

This is like the best story I have ever heard sick dragons foxes cats and bees with magical neuron it was awesome

Top rate stories

(4.5 stars)

Terrific stories. Some readers are great, and others not so much, but in general it's a wonderful collection.