Celtic Fairy Tales

  • by Joseph Jacobs
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer.
Includes: 'Connla and the Fairy Maiden', 'Guleesh', 'The Field of Boliauns', 'The Horned Women', 'Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary', 'The Shepherd of Myddvai', 'The Sprightly Tailor', 'The Story of Deirdre', 'Munachar and Manachar', 'Gold Tree and Silver Tree', 'King O'Toole and his Goose', 'Jack and his Comrades', 'The Shee An', 'Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire', 'The Storyteller at Fault', 'The Sea Maiden', 'A Legend of Knockmany', 'Fair, Brown and Trembling', 'Jack and his Master', 'Beth Gellert', 'The Tale of Ivan', 'Andrew Coffey', 'The Battle of the Birds', 'Brewery of Eggshells', and 'The Lad with the Goatskin'.


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Customer Reviews

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What would have made Celtic Fairy Tales better?

The readers' voice was quite unpleasant to listen to...

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Someone with a more pleasant irish accent...

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Phoebe

Stories are great, if narrator was bearable

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

I'd try one... but would turn it off immediately if there was the same problem.

Any additional comments?

Narrator read so slowly that my brain couldn't focus on what she was saying. She would lose me halfway through a sentence. I try to do things while listening, and even sitting still doing nothing but listening... it was painful and impossible to stay focused with her reading.

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- Ecko Khamillien "-Ecko K."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2011
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks