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The Brown Fairy Book

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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


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

01 - What the Rose Did to the Cypress - Part 1


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

02 - What the Rose Did to the Cypress - Part 2


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

03 - Ball-Carrier and the Bad One; How Ball-Carrier Finished His Task


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

04 - The Bunyip


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

05 - Father Grumbler


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

06 - The Story of the Yara


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

07a - The Cunning Hare


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

07b - The Turtle and His Bride


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

08 - How Gierald the Coward was Punished


Read by Muriel

09a - Habogi


Read by AnabelleC

09b - How the Little Brother Set Free His Big Brothers


Read by AnabelleC

10 - The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe


Read by Muriel

11 - The Wicked Wolverine


Read by AnabelleC

12a - The Husband of the Rat's Daughter


Read by SopranoHarmony

12b - The Mermaid and the Boy


Read by SopranoHarmony

13 - Pivi and Kabo


Read by Nolan Fout

14 - The Elf Maiden


Read by Jing Li

15 - How Some Wild Animals Became Tame Ones


Read by Debra

16 - Fortune and the Wood-Cutter


Read by Niki Salfranc

17 - The Enchanted Head


Read by Jerry James

18 - The Sister of the Sun


Read by alegriavida

19 - The Prince and the Three Fates


Read by Jing Li

20 - The Fox and the Lapp


Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)

21 - Kisa the Cat


Read by Debra

22 - The Lion and the Cat


Read by Grace

23 - Which was the Foolishest?


Read by SopranoHarmony

24 - Asmund and Signy


Read by SopranoHarmony

25 - Rubezahl


Read by Sukaina Jaffer

26 - Story Of The King Who Would Be Stronger Than Fate


Read by Wina Hathaway

27 - Story of Wali Dad the Simple-Hearted


Read by Sarika Pawar

28 - Tale of a Tortoise and of a Mischievous Monkey


Read by Wina Hathaway

29 - The Knights of the Fish


Read by Sarika Pawar


(5 Sterne)

I just love the color fairy book series!

if you like fairytales

(5 Sterne)

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.

loves it

(5 Sterne)

I love Andrew Langs colerful fairy books I just can't even

Great Fairy Tales

(5 Sterne)

Very entertaining book.

so boring

(0,5 Sterne)

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.

(0,5 Sterne)

I get that many, many ancient tales do not age well (specifically, most can be expected to be deeply sexist), but the brutal anti-Black racism of this text is so profound that it should come with a disclaimer before any child (of any race) should be allowed to listen to it.


(4,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.