Aesop: The Complete Collection

  • by Aesop
  • Narrated by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan, Brenda Blethyn
  • 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

40 of Aesop's tales specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.
Stories include:

The Hare and the Tortoise
The Frogs and the Ox
The Fox and the Crow
The Monkey as King
The Bundle of Sticks
The Gnat and the Lion
The North Wind and the Sun
The Fox and the Grapes
The Dog, the Cockerel and the Fox
The Miller, His Son and the Donkey
The Wolf and the Heron
The Donkey in the Lion's Skin
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Vain Jackdaw
The Frogs who Wanted a King
The Cat and the Mice
The Lion and the Mouse
The Caged Bird and the Bat
The Fox and the Goat
The Lion and the Elephant
The Crow and the Pitcher
The Fox and the Stork/Two Travellers and a Bear
The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
The Kid and the Wolf
The Old Lion and the Fox
The Eagle and the Jackdaw
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
The Goatherd and the Wild Goats
The Dog in the Manger
Androcles and The Lion, plus 9 more.

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This is a Children's Book

What would have made Aesop: The Complete Collection better?

I purchased this audiobook expecting to enjoy a mature re-telling of these timeless tales. What I got was a goofy rendition that would be better suited for kids than adults. Furthermore, these fables are not unabridged, but have been made subject to dramatic license. Most important of all, the philosophical lesson or morale of the story is too ambiguous.


Has Aesop: The Complete Collection turned you off from other books in this genre?

No


What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

It was puerile.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aesop: The Complete Collection?

I would do it completely different. I would change everything.


Any additional comments?

This audiobook should be clearly marked as a Children's book.

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- George

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited