Featured Titles What big ears you have! The better to hear…GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES!

Listeners across the land have been enchanted by this timeless collection, read by a full cast of award-winning narrators. Hear clips and view listener reactions from critics, bloggers, and librarians alike!

Listening Library has assembled an award-winning cast to read 21 classic folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. For a full list of stories and narrators click here.

LISTEN TO A CLIP of “Rapunzel,” read by Katherine Kellgren:

Bustle also revealed an exclusive clip of “Rumpelstiltskin,” read by Jim Dale! “Trust me, his narration…perfectly captures the frightening-yet-fanciful spirit of the Grimm’s fairy tales we all know and love,” they raved.

 
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ICYMI, meet Divya Srinivasan: The Watch.Connect.Read blog, written by library influencer John Schumacher, aka Mr. Schu, revealed the original art and ran a Q&A with illustrator Divya Srinivasan about her work on the cover.
 
 

Once upon a time…librarians across the country joined Library Journal in Chicago, IL for their annual Day of Dialog. They were treated to the most magical panel ever: “Tell Me A Story,” a live reading of GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES with narrators Scott Brick, Dion Graham, Kate Rudd, Simon Vance with producer and VP, Content Production Dan Zitt. These audiobook fans were enchanted!

Left to right: Narrators Simon Vance, Kate Rudd, Scott Brick, Library Journal's moderator Stephanie Klose, Narrator Dion Graham, and VP, Content Production, Dan Zitt

Left to right: Narrators Simon Vance, Kate Rudd, Scott Brick, Library Journal’s moderator Stephanie Klose, Narrator Dion Graham, and VP, Content Production, Dan Zitt

Librarians loved hearing GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES!

Here’s just some of the amazing reactions to this magical audiobook production:

Jim Dale reads “Rumpelstiltskin.”

“Each tale gets a different narrator, chosen from the starry firmament of the audiobook world…[Dotrice] sounds like the voice of the Lord himself.”—The New York Times Book Review

On the Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast Laura Miller discusses her review (listen from 23:45 to 33:15). The podcast also includes audio excerpts from Jim Dale’s narration of “Rumpelstiltskin,” Roy Dotrice’s “Eve’s Various Children,” and Alfred Molina’s “The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces.” Listen to the podcast here.
 
 

Katherine Kellgren reads “Rapunzel.”

“This collection presents these tales in all of their original, macabre splendor…Stellar performances…with whimsical musical interludes.”—AudioFile Earphones Award winner

“[T]his well-rounded cast lends the perfect voice to each of these tales…The musical interludes between each tale were lovely and magical and added just that extra something to the collection.”—Starry Eyed Revue

“A treasure trove of classic stories…GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES contains basically the dream team of audiobook narrators…A veritable smorgasborg of excellence when it comes to audiobook narration.”—Good Books and Good Wine

Scott Brick reads “The White Snake.”

“Full of favorite tales like Cinderella and Rapunzel, along with several lesser-known stories, and with such a spectacular cast of narrators, this audio collection is a treasure!…Jim Dale reading Rumpelstiltskin was a real treat, and there isn’t one bad narrator in the bunch. If you are a fan of fairy tales, or have a pre-teen or young adult reader at home who might be, don’t miss this one.” —The Book’s The Thing

“I found every story to be captivating. The audio format enhances the ways the stories are told…provides excellent opportunities for teachers…”—Unleashing Readers

“[E]ach story is given star treatment by the eclectic roster of readers…Each brings their own unique storytelling skills to their respective stories, making for a captivating listen.”—Publishers Weekly

“All are of the highest quality and provide nuanced and captivating performances of this classic work.”—Booklist

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