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 little tailor kills seven flies with one blow, and milks the feat for all it's worth. And then some.

Direct download: Grimm-20-BraveLittleTailor.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT
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A fisherman catches a wish-granting flounder, and his wife wishes for more and more outlandish things.

Direct download: Grimm-19-FishermanAndWife.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT
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A peice of straw, a smoldering coal, and a bean escape from a poor old woman's house and head off for a foreign country. Along the way, we learn why beans to this day have a black seam.

Direct download: Grimm-18-StrawCoalAndBean.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT
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A servant secretly tastes the king's food, and is given the power to talk to animals.

Direct download: Grimm-17-WhiteSnake.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT
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A young man makes a name for himself, and is able to marry a king's beautiful daughter. An illness takes her, but a snake provides three miraculous leaves that he uses to bring her back to life. Unfortunately, she returns a changed woman, and conspires to kill her husband. His servant uses the same leaves to bring him back to life, and she meets justice.

Direct download: Grimm-16-ThreeSnakeLeaves.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT
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A poor woodcutter can afford to feed his children, so he abandons them in the forest. They find an edible house, but the witch who lives inside ensnares them and want to cook them. They escape, and live happily ever after.

Direct download: Grimm-15-HanselAndGretel.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT
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A lazy girl doesn't want to spin flax, but her mother's lie to the queen finds her in the middle of three rooms full of the stuff. Three women with odd features happen by and agree to spin the flax for her. They do, and the girl never has to spin again.

Direct download: Grimm-14-ThreeSpinners.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT
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A good girl is tortured by her evil stepmother and stepsister, but thanks to the gifts bestowed by three gnomes in the forest, everything works out for the good girl and her tormentors come to a terrible end.

Direct download: Grimm-13-ThreeLittleGnomes.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT
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