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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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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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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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 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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The Return of Merlin

The Return of Merlin

by Deepak Chopra

The fictional debut of bestselling author, Deepak Chopra.

Narrator: Simon Jones
Published: 12/16/2008
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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The Fourth Bear

The Fourth Bear

by Jasper Fforde

The inimitable Jasper Fforde gives readers another delightful mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to those mean streets where no character is innocent. The Gingerbreadman—sadist, psychopath, cookie—is on the loose in ...

Narrator: Simon Vance
Published: 08/03/2006
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Eventide

Eventide

by Kent Haruf

Kent Haruf's honors include a Whiting Foundation Award and a special citation from the PEN/Hemingway Foundation. His most recent novel, Plainsong, won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los...

Narrator: George Hearn
Published: 05/04/2004
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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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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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Under the Sunset

Under the Sunset

by Bram Stoker

Under The Sunset is a fairy tale written by the famous Bram Stoker, writer of Dracula. This little tale is about a land described as 'under the sunset' and the story of what happens when hearts grow cold.

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Published: 07/03/2012
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The Invisible Giant

The Invisible Giant

by Bram Stoker

Young Zaya was very sad and lonely when her mother died, but she eventually found solace in the company of birds, who proved to be her only friends. When Zaya sees the form of the Giant-Plague, she immediately tries to warn her the pe...

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Published: 07/03/2012
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Policeman Bluejay

Policeman Bluejay

by L. Frank Baum

Two children, Twinkle and Chubbins, are lost in the Great Forest when they encounter the evil tuxix. The tuxix casts a spell on Twinkle and Chubbins and turns them into little birds with their human ends. The bird-children meet Policeman Bluejay who s...

Narrator: Kathy Garver
Published: 04/09/2013
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Sky Island

Sky Island

by L. Frank Baum

One day a young girl, Trot, encounters a strange young boy with a big umbrella. She learns his name is Button Bright and he uses this umbrella to go on long journeys. Trot's friend, Cap'n Bill, joins the two children and they venture to a fantastical ...

Narrator: Abby Craden
Published: 04/09/2013
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Twinkle and Chubbins

Twinkle and Chubbins

by L. Frank Baum

Twinkle and Chubbins is a collection of short children's stories written by L. Frank Baum, but published under the pen name Laura Bancroft. The stories included in the collection are: Mr. Woodchuck, Bandit Jim Crow, Prairie-Dog Town, Prince Mud-Turtle...

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 05/28/2013
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Alphege the Green Monkey

Alphege, the Green Monkey

by Andrew Lang

Alphege was born the son of a King, whose mother died in childbirth. His father mourned for several years, but eventually remarried to a beautiful, but evil, new queen who also bore him a child. The queen desired for her son to be the rightful heir, s...

Narrator: Nicola Barber
Published: 02/05/2013
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Homers The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey...

by Alberto Manguel

In this graceful and sweeping addition to the Books That Changed the World series, Alberto Manguel traces the lineage of Homer's epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Books That Changed the World #9
Narrator: Michael Prichard
Published: 02/05/2008
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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 ...

Narrator: Wes Talbot
Published: 08/06/2013
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The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus

The Story of Big Klaus and Little...

by Andrew Lang

Big Klaus and Little Klaus lived in the same village, but where Little Klaus only had one horse, Big Klaus had four. Little Klaus lent his one horse to Big Klaus all week, and Big Klaus lent his four horses on Sunday only to Little Klaus. When Little ...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 06/18/2013
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Hermod and Hadvor

Hermod and Hadvor

by Andrew Lang

Hermod and Havdor were foster brother and sister, raised by a King and Queen, and very close. They long had plans to wed each other when they were old enough. When the Queen fell ill, she made her husband promise that if he remarried, it must be to th...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 08/06/2013
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Hazelnut Child

Hazelnut Child

by Andrew Lang

There was an old couple who were not able to have children and so they constantly prayed to be blessed with one -- even one the size of a hazelnut. And that is exactly what they were given -- a child the size of a hazelnut who never grew!When he reach...

Narrator: Michelle Ford
Published: 03/26/2013
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Enchanted Island of Yew

Enchanted Island of Yew

by L. Frank Baum

The Island of Yew is divided into five kingdoms, the central of which, Spor, is a place ravaged by crimes and robbers. One day, a young girl, Sesely, living in the nicer kingdom of Heg, is enjoying a picnic with some companions. A fairy comes down and...

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 05/28/2013
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The Three Brothers

The Three Brothers

by Andrew Lang

A village was being plagued by a witch in the form of a hawk and three brothers tried to stop her. The older two failed, but the youngest was able to shoot down the hawk and he found a strange abyss where the hawk was shot down. With the help of his b...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 10/01/2013
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The White Duck

The White Duck

by Andrew Lang

Shortly after the queen and her new husband are married, he is forced to leave to fight in a war. He advises her that she must always remain inside and never to trust any visiting women. She listens at first, but when an old woman appears at her windo...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 10/01/2013
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The Nixy

The Nixy

by Andrew Lang

The miller had always led a very prosperous life, but one day found himself down on his luck and without any money. While he is fretting, a nixy (a siren-like being) emerges from the mill-pond and strikes a deal with him - he can become prosperous onc...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 10/01/2013
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The Witch in the Stone Boat

The Witch in the Stone Boat

by Andrew Lang

The King and Queen, getting older in years, found it important that their son, Prince Sigurd, find a lady to marry. His father had a certain princess in mind and Sigurd set off to find her. This king eagerly granted his daughter's hand to Sigurd, but ...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 10/01/2013
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Die Snow White Die Damn You

Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!

by Written, produced, and ...

With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast expos of fairy-taledom.At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven sno...

Narrator: a full cast
Published: 04/18/2012
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Prince Bull

Prince Bull

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens created some of the worlds most memorable fictional characters. Widely regarded as the greatest writer of the Victorian period, his novels and short stories continue to be widely popular today. One of his lesser known works, Prince Bul...

Going Public in Shorts
Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir
Published: 12/06/2013
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The Witch And Her Servants

The Witch And Her Servants

by Andrew Lang

When he undertakes the daunting task of saving his father's ailing fruit trees, the young Prince Iwanich becomes enamored by a dream lady, Militza, who he cannot speak of, for he is bound to secrecy. Praised as a hero for saving his father's trees, t...

Narrator: Wes Talbot
Published: 08/03/2012
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Ghost Train to New Orleans

Ghost Train to New Orleans

by Mur Lafferty

COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New Yor...

The Shambling Guides
Narrator: Mur Lafferty
Published: 03/04/2014
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A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandoras Box, slay Medusa with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as ...

Narrator: David Thorn; Bobbi...
Published: 02/20/2014
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