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 hungry fox happens upon a meadow full of young, plump geese.

Direct download: Grimm-86-FoxAndGeese.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 8:20am EDT
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This is kind of a greatest hits remix story, involving a talking wish-granting golden fish, golden brothers with matching golden lillies and horses, travels through the wide world, a sudden marriage, and a witch in the woods who can turn men to stone. And they all live happily ever after.

Direct download: Grimm-85-GoldenChildren.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 9:14am EDT
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A poor farmer uses homonyms to convince a rich farmer to let him marry the rich man's daughter.

Direct download: Grimm-84-HansGetsMarried.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT
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Hans, who must have been born under a lucky star, starts a journey with a nugget of gold the size of his head and is able to trade along the way until he ends up with what he really wanted most of all.

Direct download: Grimm-83-LuckyHans.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT
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Hans has such a gambling problem, he continues his habit right into the afterlife.

Direct download: Grimm-82-GamblingHans.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT
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A discharged soldier impresses St. Peter (who is disguised as a soldier). But as they travel together, St. Peter sours on the man. After having many adventured, the man arrives at heaven to find St. Peter barring the gates to him.

Direct download: Grimm-81-BrotherLustig.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT
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You can tell from the title that this isn't a happy tale, but it's worse than you think. The last line is "And then, everyone was dead." You have been warned.

Direct download: Grimm-80-DeathOfHen.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT
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A very short tale about children who are captured by, and then escape from, a creature at the bottom of a well.

Direct download: Grimm-79-WaterNixie.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT
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A four year old boy must remind his parents to respect their elders.

Direct download: Grimm-78-OldManGrandson.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT
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A fashionable cook, who is also a bit of a lush, eats all of the dinner she was supposed to serve to her master and his guest, so she quickly has to think of a story to cover her deeds.

Direct download: Grimm-77-CleverGretel.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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An evil cook learns what should have been an obvious lesson:don't kidnap a prince who has the power to make his own wishes come true.

Direct download: Grimm-76-PinkFlower.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT
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The fox is extremely rude to the cat, but the cat gets her revenge thanks to a huntsman's dogs.

Direct download: Grimm-75-FoxAndCat.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT
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