Narrated by Mike Vendetti, this is the original version of Hensel and Gretel published by the Brothers Grimm. Probably not suitable for the polite and sensitive child under 12.
A really wicked stepmother convinces the children's father to lead the children out into the woods far enough so they wouldn't be able to return home, but they do return one time to the chagrin of the stepmother. The next time they are taken to the woods they are not able to return home but do stumble upon a little house constructed of cake and confectionery which they immediately begin to consume. Bad news is it is inhabited by a cannibalistic witch intent upon consuming the children. All is good in the end though because Gretel shoves the witch into her own 360° oven, and they find upon returning home with most of the jewels they have liberated from the wicked witch that the wicked stepmom is dead.
Public Domain (P)2013 Audio Books by Mike Vendetti