The Brothers Grimm Lunch Break: The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
A few times a week, over my lunch break, I will record, edit, and publish one of the original 250 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm and translated to English by Dr. Jack Zipes.
 

All stories read by Eric Wagoner from The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated by Jack Zipes (used with permission).

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A wounded soldier is dismissed by an uncaring king. He finds a magical friend and gets revenge.

Direct download: Grimm-116-TheBlueLight.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 11:15am EDT
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A poor wandering tailer robs and kills a fellow traveller.The victim's last words were "the bright sun will bring it to light". It took many years, but eventually, with the help of the bright sun, the tailor's crime became known. 

Direct download: Grimm-115-BrightSunToLight.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 8:13am EDT
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An unassuming little tailor correctly answers a princess's riddle and is then entitled to marry her, but he must first spend a night with a bear.

Direct download: Grimm-114-CleverLittleTailor.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT
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A young prince is kidnapped by foreign king and must pass a series of challenges. If he fails, he will be put to death, but if he succeeds, he will win one of the king's daughters for his bride.

Direct download: Grimm-113-TwoKingsChildren.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 10:02am EDT
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A farmer drops a turnip seed and it grows into a tree that reaches all the way up into heaven. So, naturally, he climbs it.

Direct download: Grimm-112-FlailFromHeaven.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT
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With the aid of a magical gun, a huntsman tricks and kills three evil giants. In doing so, he wins the hand of a princess.

Direct download: Grimm-111-ExpertHuntsman.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT
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Warning! This story contains offensive racial stereotypes from another era, and is not suitable for all audiences. A journeyman apprentice is granted magical items and powers after being kind to a dwarf, but he later uses them to toment a jew he meets along the road.

Direct download: Grimm-110-JewInThornbush.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT
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A beloved boy dies, and returns to tell his mother to stop crying.

Direct download: Grimm-109-LittleShroud.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT
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A farmer and his wife give birth to a son who is half boy, and hedgehog. He grows up to play the bagpipes, ride a rooster, and inherit a kingdom.

Direct download: Grimm-108-HansMyHedgehog.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT
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Two craftsmen, one a tailor and the other a shoemaker, one good and the other bad, travel together through the country.

Direct download: Grimm-107-TwoTravellers.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT
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A miller is nearing retirement age and has no family to pass his mill down to. He tells his three hired men that whichever goes out into the world and brings back the best horse can have the mill. One of them, a very simple man, finds a magical cat along the way.

Direct download: Grimm-106-MillersApprentice.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT
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Three very short and sad tales (fragments, really) about toads.

Direct download: Grimm-105-TalesOfToads.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT
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Good-hearted but dim-witted people get taken advantage of by greedy people.

Direct download: Grimm-104-CleverPeople.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT
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A cautionary tale about having a magic item but forgetting how to use it.

Direct download: Grimm-103-SweetPorridge.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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A chronicle of the short war between the animals that walk and the animals that fly.

Direct download: Grimm-102-WrenAndBear.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT
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A desolate soldier is given a proposition by the devil: live for seven years like a beast and be set for life, or forfeit his soul. The soldier passes the challenge and finds a wife in the process, but the devil also comes out a winner.

Direct download: Grimm-101-Bearskin.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT
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A down and out discharged soldier gets hired on to become the Devil's assistant. He serves well enough for seven years, and is well paid for his service.

Direct download: Grimm-100-DevilsSootyBrother.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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A student discovers a mean spirit in a glass bottle. He outsmarts the spirit, and once he sets the spirit free, he is rewarded with a magical item that sets him and his poor father up for life.

Direct download: Grimm-99-SpiritGlassBottle.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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A farmer asks a doctor how he too could become a doctor. The doctor gives him a sarcastic response, but the farmer follows it anyway. He then lucks into fame and fortune.

Direct download: Grimm-98-DrKnowItAll.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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A King lies dying, and only the hard to find Water of Life can save him. His three sons, two wicked ones and one younger good one, go out to find it. Along the way, everyone gets what they have coming.

Direct download: Grimm-97-WaterOfLife.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 8:51am EDT
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