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Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop
Narrated by: Brian Kelly
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
3 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature.

First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried "wolf"?

©2018 Aesop (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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very disappointed

I was so looking forward to listening to these again but I was very disappointed with the whole thing.

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  • Garry
  • 01-01-19

Oh no, they didn’t ...

But they did! The quality of the recording was terrible. At multiple times you could hear a phone ringing in the background; the foreground vocalist was recorded with a faint echo that was very distracting to say the least. Several of the fables were recorded twice at different locations.
One note on the positive side, Aesop’s fables are available in other formats and quality recordings- unlike this one!

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  • ROBERT SUITER JR
  • 16-01-19

Ancient advice still valid

This new collection of timeless wisdom is as valid as ever. A must for all!

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  • Nelson
  • 10-01-19

thought\hoped it would be more, but nay...

Just a bunch of very, very sorry stories and morals only got through the first two chapters.

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  • Loren Riano
  • 29-11-18

Aesop would have cried...

I was looking forward to listening to the complete works of Aesop, but I am struggling past the first hour. The content is quite good. But the narrator is difficult to stomach. His voice is pleasant, and he does add some intonations in the appropriate places, but what is missing is any sense of break between the title, body and ending moral line. All three are read like a pedantic laundry list, each blending to the next and then to the next fable and so on. It is more annoying in its banality than I expected.

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  • Joseph G. Simpson
  • 23-11-18

Time tested truths

Many enjoyable fables to nod and reflect upon in silent agareement, many through one's personal life experience.

One disagreeable remark though, quite a few fables are repeatedly retold, and at one point, the reader actually takes a long moment to hack and clear his throat.