The Violet Fairy Book

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(4.6 stars; 79 reviews)

Andrew Lang’s Violet Fairy Book (1901) 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 4 min)


00 - Preface 4:29 Read by BDSEmpire
01 - A Tale of the Tontlawald 33:31 Read by Sandra Estenson
02 - The Finest Liar in the World 7:44 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
03 - The Story of Three Wonderful Beggars 15:30 Read by Christopher Webber
04 - Schippeitaro 5:17 Read by Julia Niedermaier
05 - The Three Princes and Their Beasts 16:21 Read by Patti Cunningham
06 - The Goat's Ears of the Emperor Trojan 5:40 Read by David Lawrence
07 - The Nine Pea-Hens and the Golden Apples 20:12 Read by Christopher Webber
08 - The Lute Player 9:55 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
09 - The Grateful Prince 35:40 Read by Jeannie Tirado
10 - The Child Who Came from an Egg 19:00 Read by Jeannie Tirado
11 - Stan Bolovan 24:06 Read by Bellona Times
12 - The Two Frogs 3:54 Read by David Lawrence
13 - The Story of a Gazelle 32:13 Read by Vin Reilly
14 - How a Fish Swam in the Air and a Hare in the Water 7:12 Read by Kalynda
15 - Two in a Sack 8:52 Read by Sherri Vance
16 - The Envious Neighbour 7:57 Read by Julia Niedermaier
17 - The Fairy of the Dawn 52:24 Read by Vin Reilly
18 - The Enchanted Knife 4:59 Read by April Gonzales
19 - Jesper Who Herded The Hares 18:15 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
20 - The Underground Workers 12:55 Read by dflute
21 - The History of Dwarf Long Nose 45:19 Read by Karen Howard
22 - The Nunda, Eater of People 21:38 Read by Derek
23 - The Story of Hassebu 11:45 Read by BDSEmpire
24 - The Maiden With the Wooden Helmet 8:58 Read by Pamela Krantz
25 - The Monkey and the Jelly-Fish 8:06 Read by Pamela Krantz
26 - The Headless Dwarfs 15:57 Read by Derek
27 - The Young Man Who Would Have His Eyes Opened 8:14 Read by Pamela Krantz
28 - The Boys With the Golden Stars 16:51 Read by Suebee
29 - The Frog 7:48 Read by J. Carl Brown
30 - The Princess Who Was Hidden Underground 5:25 Read by Kalynda
31 - The Girl Who Pretended to be a Boy 41:34 Read by Jeannie Tirado
32 - The Story of Halfman 21:32 Read by Derek
33 - The Prince Who Wanted to See the World 11:09 Read by Julia Niedermaier
34 - Virgilius the Sorcerer 21:38 Read by BDSEmpire
35 - Mogarzea and His Son 12:27 Read by Tonya Ross


(5 stars)

love the idea of getting lots and lots of stories together!

An amazing classic

(5 stars)

I love and have loved this book since I was 3. An instant classic.

Very good

(4 stars)

This book is awesome 👌, but nothing can beat the crimson fairy book. Kaylnda has always been such a good reader. I wish she read all the tales....... lol ìm into fairy tales a lot. especially short tales. these were.. quite short but some do be long. like 30 minutes. 😀 set my change


(5 stars)

I love this book it is great for children if you are looking for other books for children try the Oz series it is also great for children

very interesting

(2.5 stars)

I really like the stories in this book

Excellent stories, some readers difficult to understand

(4 stars)

The stories are a good range from different regions. Unfortunately Julia Niedermaier is extremely difficult to understand so I have skipped those stories.

I wish I new the athours

(4 stars)

Women readers are lame

(0 stars)

Nothing ruins any reading more than listening to some woman that sounds like they are teaching a group of preschool kids, and if that isn't the case, then it's some woman talking with some unrecognizable accent, rattling on at near the speed of light. My hat's off to the men that read, as there is very seldom the case that their performance is not superb or in the very least quite adequate.