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 miller's daughter is locked in rooms full of straw by a greedy king after her father brags that she can spin straw into gold. She can't, of course, but along comes a strangely named little man who can.

Direct download: Grimm-55-Rumpelstiltskin.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 10:13am EDT
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A down on his luck traveller finds a magical tablecloth. He uses that to trick three others and steal a knapsack, a hat, and a horn. All three have magical military powers. He uses them to overthrow a king and seize the kingdom for himself.

Direct download: Grimm-54-KnapsackHatAndHorn.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT
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The classic story of a witch queen's jeolousy of her beautiful step daughter princess. Also, seven dwarfs.

Direct download: Grimm-53-SnowWhite.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 9:29am EDT
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A princess is overly critical and disrespectful of all of her potential suitors. In a fit of anger, her father marries her off to the first beggar who comes along, a travelling minstrel. The minstrel teaches her humility.

Direct download: Grimm-52-KingThrushbeard.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 10:31am EDT
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A wood cutter finds a child lost in the woods, and raises him as his own.

Direct download: Grimm-51-Foundling.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT
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An offended witch curses a young princess to die from pricking her finger on a spindle on her 15th birthday. A good witch blunts the curse by instead having her fall asleep for 100 years.

Direct download: Grimm-50-BrierRose.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT
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A king is tricked by a witch into losing his six sons and his daughter. Through the witch's magic, the boys are turned into swans. The young princess sets out to undo the magic, though it takes seven years and nearly costs her her life.

Direct download: Grimm-49-SixSwans.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT
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A farmer decides his old dog is too useless to keep around any longer. The dog, along with his frind the wolf, come up with a plan to convince him otherwise. The pair later get into a feud, and at a duel, a bear and a cat are their seconds.

Direct download: Grimm-48-OldSultan.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT
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An evil stepmother kills her step-son, cooks him into a stew, and serves the stew to the boy's father. Her daughter witnesses the whole thing, and buries the boy's bones beneath a juniper tree. The boy returns as an enchanted bird, and the stepmother finds justice.

Direct download: Grimm-47-TheJuniperTree.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT
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An evil warlock has a long history of kidnapping and murdering beutiful young women. One of his intended victims manages to escape and exact revenge.

Direct download: Grimm-46-FitchersBird.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 9:06am EDT
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