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 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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Three sisters marry a king and two of his ministers. The new queen births three children, but her two sisters conspire to throw the babies into the river. They are rescued by a fisherman, and with the help of a magical bird, all is made right.

Direct download: Grimm-96-ThreeLittleBirds.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 10:15am EDT
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A farmer's wife and a priest have an affair, and the farmer's neighbor helps him learn the truth.

Direct download: Grimm-95-OldHildebrand.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT
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A king is impressed by a farmer's daughter's cleverness.

Direct download: Grimm-94-CleverFarmersDaughter.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT
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After a princess is accidentally turned into a raven, and woodsman faces many challenges to break her from the spell.

Direct download: Grimm-93-TheRaven.mp3
Category:story -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT
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