Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic--master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention b...

Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Published: 02/07/2017
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Ella the Slayer

Ella, the Slayer

by A. W. Exley

The flu pandemic of 1918 took millions of souls within a few short weeks. Except it wasnt flu, and death gave them back. Seventeen-year-old Ella copes the best she can by caring for her war-injured father, scrubbing the floors, and slaying the undead...

The Serenity House Series #1
Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir
Published: 06/15/2016
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The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy

by James Redfield

THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACEYou have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovere...

Narrator: Lou Diamond Philli...
Published: 04/01/2006
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Asgard Stories

Asgard Stories

by Mary. H Foster & Mable ...

This collection of classic stories delves into the fascinating lore of Norse mythology to reveal the tales of Odin, Thor, Freya, and more. Compiled over a century ago, Foster & Cummings' writings give life to the stories that inspired the Vikings ...

Narrator: Keith O'Brien
Published: 06/20/2016
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Henry the Gaoler

Henry, the Gaoler

by A. W. Exley

Imagine if Rapunzels parents were Edwardian preppers. Hazels parents saw the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as a portent of doom and locked their daughter away. Isolated and alone, each birthday she wishes to be free, whatever the risk. If only her chil...

The Serenity House Series #2
Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published: 06/14/2016
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Ragnarok

Ragnarok

by A. S. Byatt

Ragnarök retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves. Just as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic struggle for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so A.S. Byatt now ...

Narrator: Harriet Walter
Published: 02/07/2012
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Shadowland

Shadowland

by C.M.Gray

This is the story that came before, when Britain was just a Shadowland. We grow up with the Legend of King Arthur, but where did he come from? Who was Merlin? What part did the Druids play in bringing Arthur to his round table? On the night of Mid...

Narrator: Ioan Hefin
Published: 03/10/2016
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Magic Ring

Magic Ring

by Andrew Lang

There lived an older couple with one son, Martin. When the husband died, he left behind only a small amount of money for his wife and Martin. Finding themselves without food, the wife, although she had wanted to keep the money for a rainy day, sent Ma...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 04/02/2013
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The Six Swans

The Six Swans

by Andrew Lang

A king who was a fantastic hunter one day got himself lost in the forest. Unable to find his way back home, an old woman appeared and said she would help him get home, provided that he married her daughter. Although her daughter was beautiful and the ...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 04/02/2013
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Tales of Beatrix Potter

Tales of Beatrix Potter

by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potters charming stories have enchanted children for over a hundred years. This collection includes eighteen favorite tales about Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tittlemouse, and the others. Let your children share in the tradi...

Narrator: Nadia May
Published: 06/14/2010
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The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

by Unknown

Although based on historical persons from the ninth century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his sons inspired unknown writers to set down their s...

Narrator: Ray Chase
Published: 04/07/2015
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The Gospel of Loki

The Gospel of Loki

by Joanne M. Harris

“A surprise from the author of Chocolat,” New York Times bestselling author Joanne M. Harris, “this pacy adult fantasy is narrated by Loki, the Norse god of fire and mischief” (Vogue).This novel is a brilliant first-person narr...

Narrator: Allan Corduner
Published: 05/05/2015
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The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad

by Margaret Atwood

In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus ...

The Myths Series #2
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Published: 10/21/2005
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The Return of Merlin

The Return of Merlin

by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Some legends endure the effects of time, reaching back to the mystery and the magic of a place and a people whom we know are part of who we are today. Camelot is such a legend and the mist shrouded fields, the ancient stone walls, the graceful figures...

Narrator: Simon Jones
Published: 12/16/2008
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The Story of the Volsungs

The Story of the Volsungs

by null Anonymous

Written in the thirteenth century AD in Icelandic but based on much older source material, The Story of the Volsungs is a legendary Norse mythological saga.

Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Published: 06/30/2011
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The Dragon Of The North

The Dragon Of The North

by Andrew Lang

The Dragon of the North is an Estonian fairy tale of a terrible dragon who devoured all in his path on his way from the north. One brave man sets out to find a way to conquer him and protect the people of his home. The man consults a magician, who tel...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 08/03/2012
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The Dragon And His Grand Mother

The Dragon And His Grand Mother

by Andrew Lang

When three poor soldiers found themselves unable to live on their meager pay, they decided to try to desert the army. The three men are forced to hide, trapped because the army is not moving on from the camp. While stuck in a ditch, the men encounter ...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 08/03/2012
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The Invisible Prince

The Invisible Prince

by Andrew Lang

The Prince of Air was raised to fear love and distrust women. This all changes the moment he sees Princess Rosalie, and he kidnaps her and hides her away, much to the dismay of her father. When the Invisible Prince comes to visit Rosalie's father, it ...

Narrator: CJ Critt
Published: 08/03/2012
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The Wizard King

The Wizard King

by Andrew Lang

After losing his beloved wife, a king, who was also a wizard, sets off on a voyage to foreign lands, as he can't stand to be reminded of his lost wife. Using his wizardry, he sets his sights on a princess who he locks up in a tower, hoping she will on...

Narrator: Wes Talbot
Published: 08/03/2012
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The Golden Crab

The Golden Crab

by Andrew Lang

There once was a fisherman who sold all of his catches to the King. One day, the fisherman caught a golden crab, which he set aside instead of selling it to the King. Much to the surprise of the fisherman and his wife, the golden crab could talk! He r...

Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/05/2013
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The Iron Stove

The Iron Stove

by Andrew Lang

There once was a princess lost in a forest, terribly distraught, who stumbled upon a talking iron stove in the middle of the forest. The stove told the princess he could direct her back to her father's kingdom if she promised one thing -- that she wou...

Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/05/2013
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Flower Queens Daughter

Flower Queen's Daughter

by Andrew Lang

One day while a prince was riding through a meadow he came across an old woman trapped in a ditch. The prince rescued the old woman and assisted her out of the ditch, safely. In return, the old woman told the prince about the most beautiful woman in t...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 06/11/2013
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A Short History of Myth

A Short History of Myth

by Karen Armstrong

What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them?The history of myth is the history of humanity; our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. M...

The Myths Series #1
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Published: 10/21/2005
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The Ology of Isms

The Ology of Isms

by Emmanuel Adeleye; Hans ...

The Ology of Isms is a Nigerian twist on Hans Christian Andersons classic fairy tale The Emperors New Clothes, written by Nigerian playwright Emmanuel Adeleye. This radio theater production is produced by Joe Bevilacqua and features sound effects, mus...

Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua
Published: 07/07/2015
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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper represents Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. The book, set in 1547, tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, Lond...

Narrator: John Greenman
Published: 05/03/2016
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Celtic Mythology

Celtic Mythology

by Philip Freeman

Most people have heard of the Celts—the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol ...

Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Published: 03/01/2017
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The Red Garden

The Red Garden

by Alice Hoffman

“Hoffman’s characters are always moving back and forth, challenging our perceptions, daring us to judge them.”—New York Times Book ReviewThe Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusett...

Narrator: Nancy Travis
Published: 01/25/2011
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The Flying Ship

The Flying Ship

by Andrew Lang

There was a family of three brothers. The older two were very intelligent and much beloved by their parents; the youngest however was considered to be a dunce and a pest and was always getting in his mother's way. One day, the king announced that he w...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 10/01/2013
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The Little Green Frog

The Little Green Frog

by Andrew Lang

Fairies play a large role in the lives of Prince Saphir and Serpentine and their families. The fairies place magical mirrors in the rooms of both the young boy and the young girl, enchanted so that each youth gazes upon the other. Saphir discovers a l...

Narrator: CJ Critt
Published: 08/03/2012
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The Giant and the Herd Boy

The Giant and the Herd Boy

by Andrew Lang

There once was a young shepherd who one day discovers a wounded giant. Although at first frightened, he decides to care for the giant who shows his gratitude by giving the young boy a belt of invisibility and taking him underground to a giant's weddin...

Narrator: Wes Talbot
Published: 02/05/2013
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The Grateful Beasts

The Grateful Beasts

by Andrew Lang

Ferko, a handsome young man, was born into a very poor family with very wicked brothers. Because the family is so poor, the parents have to send the three brothers away, with only a loaf of bread each. The brothers gang up on Ferko while he is sleepin...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 05/07/2013
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The Glass Axe

The Glass Axe

by Andrew Lang

A king and queen who have long had everything they desire except a child, are finally graced with one but are immediately faced with tragedy. The queen dies on the day after her son is born, but not before she warns her husband to never let their son'...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 05/28/2013
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Prince Ring

Prince Ring

by Andrew Lang

Prince Ring was a prince not as adventurous as most. But one day, while out hunting, he finds a beautiful golden ring on the antlers of a deer that greatly attracts him and he finds himself on a much greater adventure than he ever intended. He gets se...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 05/28/2013
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The Witch

The Witch

by Andrew Lang

A widowed peasant man was left to raise his two twin children, a boy and a girl. He tried his best but nothing seemed to go right without a woman's touch. And so, he remarried and had more children but things were still not right - the stepmother was ...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 03/26/2013
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Boy Snow Bird

Boy, Snow, Bird

by Helen Oyeyemi

From the prizewinning author of Mr. Fox , the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity. In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes...

Narrator: Susan Bennett
Published: 04/01/2014
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Mr Fox

Mr. Fox

by Helen Oyeyemi

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales dont get complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox cant stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It is not until Mary, his muse, ...

Narrator: Carole Boyd
Published: 10/01/2011
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Letters to Zell

Letters to Zell

by Camille Griep

Everything is going according to story for CeCi (Cinderella), Bianca (Snow White), and Rory (Sleeping Beauty)—until the day that Zell (Rapunzel) decides to leave Grimmland and pursue her life. Now, Zell’s best friends are left to wonder wh...

Narrator: Amy McFadden
Published: 05/19/2015
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The Lightning Queen

The Lightning Queen

by Laura Resau

A stunningly rendered mystical novel, set in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s, illuminates the power of an unlikely friendship that blends cultures, magic, and possibilities. Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mou...

Narrator: Thom Rivera; Chris...
Published: 11/01/2015
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The Bird and the Sword

The Bird and the Sword

by Amy Harmon

Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak an...

Narrator: Trina Nishimura
Published: 10/12/2016
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Shadowmancer

Shadowmancer

by Lee Isserow

Mystical espionage agency vs. Lovecraftian horrors. Jules was born with a gift, but until now, he's only used it for small and selfish reasons. That will all change as he's inducted into The Circle, a secret international organisation that takes the ...

Narrator: Lee Isserow
Published: 12/27/2016
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Mabinogion the Four Branches

Mabinogion, the Four Branches

by Colin Jones

The Lady Charlotte Guest translation of the original Four Branches of the Mabinogion with introductory notes by Colin Jones. After reading, recording, and listening to the Four Branches of the Mabinogion, I'm amazed that the world isn't full of Mang...

Narrator: Colin Jones
Published: 03/31/2017
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Murder on the Serpentine

Murder on the Serpentine

by Anne Perry

Queen Victoria herself presents the head of England's top investigative force, Thomas Pitt, with his most high stakes case yet in the thirty-second installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Anne Perry. When Thomas Pitt is summoned to Que...

Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Mysteries
Narrator: Jenny Sterlin
Published: 03/21/2017
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The Lost Heiress

The Lost Heiress

by Roseanna M. White

Roseanna White Debuts Sparkling British Historical Romance Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she's British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. Whe...

Ladies of the Manor #1
Narrator: Liz Pearce
Published: 09/08/2015
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Coyote Blue

Coyote Blue

by Christopher Moore

With New York Times best-sellers like Bloodsucking Fiends to his credit, Christopher Moore has developed a devoted cult following. Coyote Blue introduces Samuel Hunter, a young man who's running from his past while being tormented by an ancient Crow G...

Narrator: James Jenner
Published: 11/19/2008
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Grendel

Grendel

by John Gardner

World renowned critic John Gardner has received prestigious awards for his wide range of literary achievements including short stories, novels, and essays. When he turns his talents to retelling Beowulf, the earliest epic in British literature, the re...

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 12/11/2003
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Weight

Weight

by Jeanette Winterson

In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperide...

The Myths Series #3
Narrator: Dick Hill
Published: 10/21/2005
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The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles

by Tim Slover

Just in time for the holidays comes a heartwarming and irresistible Christmas story—the true and complete history of Santa Claus—sure to delight fans of Richard Paul Evans and inspire people of all ages looking for a little holiday spirit....

Narrator: William Dufris
Published: 11/02/2010
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Sea Fairies

Sea Fairies

by L. Frank Baum

Young Trot and the old captain, peg-legged Cap'n Bill, might seem like odd friends, but they are constant companions and Cap'n Bill taught her to love and appreciate the ocean. Trot was especially fascinated by the idea of mermaids and talked about th...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 04/09/2013
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Odysseus

Odysseus

by Charles Rowan Beye

In this entertaining "biography," Charles Beye fills out the story of this extraordinary figure while portraying Odysseus' evolution through the course of a strange and adventuresome life, at times so remote, at times so immediate to contemporary life...

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 06/25/2005
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Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse

by James Hartwell

A collection of four traditional Persian tales - The Cat and the Mouse, The Son of the Soap Seller, The King's Treasure, and The King and the Fisherman. The stories embrace such topics as power struggles, the reward for kindness and loyalty, and the i...

Narrator: Wes Talbot
Published: 08/06/2013
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