Grimm Tales for Young and Old

Grimm Tales for Young and Old

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In this enchanting audiobook of classic fairy-tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling. Characters both familiar and less so are skilfully brought to life by narrator, Samuel West.

From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella', to the danger and wit of lesser-known tales such as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long and become part of our collective storytelling imagination.

These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging. Pullman's Grimm tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you listening again and again for many years to come.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 224g
  • ABC/Audible Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 065564556X
  • 9780655645566
  • 2,917,580

Review quote

'One of Pullman's most useful additions is the vastly improved poems and jingles ... his freer versions are catchy and authentic.' -- Guardian 'Pullman has chosen carefully; there are both old favourites and strikingly unusual tales. Each has been marinated in his mind, then offered, as a jazz musician offers a familiar theme, in his own wonderfully lucid, compelling voice.' -- The Independent
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About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is one of the finest and most popular authors writing today. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
The His Dark Materials trilogy has been honoured by several prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award -the first time in the history of that prize that it was given to a children's book.
In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the '50 greatest British writers since 1945'.
Samuel West is an English stage, film and television actor. West made his London stage debut in 1989 at the Orange Tree Theatre, performed at the National Theatre and spent two seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1991, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Howards End and for this role, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 1993 BAFTA Film Awards. He also appeared in Notting Hill and is a familiar face on television appearing in Midsomer Murders, Waking the Dead and Poirot. He appeared in the BBC production of Cambridge Spies and is also a reader, performer and director of radio dramas for BBC Radio.
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