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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The fox continues to vex his cousins, the wolves.

Direct download: Grimm-74-FoxAndCousin.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 3:26pm EST
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The wolf bosses the fox around and constantly threatens to eat him. The cunning fox thinks up a few plans to trick the wolf into being caught by humans so he can finally live in peace.

Direct download: Grimm-73-WolfAndFox.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 9:14am EST
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In this very short tale, the wolf disbelieves the fox, and discovers that a man is a very strong creature indeed.

Direct download: Grimm-72-WolfAndMan.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:46pm EST
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A disgruntled soldier assembles a team of extraodinary characters, who set out to make their way in the world.

Direct download: Grimm-71-SixMadeTheirWay.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 3:22pm EST
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Three sons go out into the world to earn their fortune, with only a rooster, a scythe, and a cat.

Direct download: Grimm-70-SonsOfFortune.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:24pm EST
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A witch lures young maidens to her forest castle and changes them into birds, which she keeps in cages. After capturing hundreds of maidens this way, the betrothed of her latest catch dreams of a way to free them all from the spell.

Direct download: Grimm-69-JorindaJoringel.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:20pm EST
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A man prays for guidance on a career for his son, receives a sign that he should become a thief, and so apprentices him out to a master thief.

Direct download: Grimm-68-ThiefMaster.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:28pm EST
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A prince fails to keep his promise to marry a princess, instead becoming engaged to another. The spurned princess and eleven lookalikes disguise themselves as huntsmen and try to win him back.

Direct download: Grimm-67-TwelveHuntsmen.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:33pm EST
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A short tale where a hare kidnaps a maiden so he can marry her, she escapes, and he becomes sad.

Direct download: Grimm-66-HaresBride.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:49pm EST
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In his grief over losing his beautiful wife, a king sets to marry his beautiful daughter, who reminds him of the wife he lost. She escapes, disguises herself, and hides in another king's castle. Before long, she is discovered by that king, who makes her his queen.

Direct download: Grimm-65-AllFur.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:57pm EST
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