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Aesop’s Fables

By: Aesop
Narrated by: Samantha Worthen
Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.

Public Domain (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Red
  • 06-08-18

This sounds like a computer reading.

The reading is very disjointed and the grammer, pausimy, and vocabulary are all off. Some stories have a different tone because of this weird translation. This file should be deleted.

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  • Evangeline
  • 13-05-16

Thoroughly enjoyed it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes. Many favorites that tell a lesson that many parents seem to have forgotten about.

What did you like best about this story?

they are children's stories that teach

What does Samantha Worthen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She adds feeling and her own personal touch. Very enjoyable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just reminiscing of childhood as I listened

Any additional comments?

Get this and listen to it with your children together.

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  • Sean
  • 12-11-15

Classic

Great bunch of stories there's something to learn each time through. Could have been organized in chapters maybe?

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  • M. Toomey
  • 16-07-19

Historically Significant

Aesops Fables are a bit odd. They do not follow the modern story structure. There is rarely a build up, and even less often a resolution. A typical story may look like this:

A man went finishing at the lake. Once he caught a fish that was to big and the line snapped.

And that's it. They remind me very much of parables. Meaning can be taken from them, but it is the job of the listener to do so. An interesting listen.

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  • Stephen C. Greeley
  • 29-09-16

Fun

this is a very enjoyable book. It is a fun read and a great narrator too.

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  • Craig
  • 18-04-13

Proverbs give the lesson, Aesop the backstory

The narration has not been adequately rehearsed. The presentation is stiff and takes effort to follow. It sounds like it was read once, then recorded.

The material is interesting from a historical view and is representative of its time. It is useful for insight into ancient thought.

Most of the fables do not have concluding summaries. I suppose in the 500 BC the messages would be clear. This is wisdom literature along the lines of biblical proverbs, but not as clear or helpful. Lots of animals interacting, representative of human behaviors and attitudes seen today. Proverbs state the lessons learned, Aesop gives the background stories.

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