• Aesop's Fables (AmazonClassics Edition)

  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Honesty is the best policy. Beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Look before you leap. A bird in the hand. These and countless other everyday expressions originated centuries ago with Aesop, the slave and storyteller of ancient Greece. With humor, irony, and commonsense philosophy, Aesop’s Fables illuminates the follies, frailties, and resilience of humankind to this day. 

Scale a vine with a hungry Fox, join the race between the Tortoise and the Hare, and tread as softly as a Mouse in a Lion’s lair, to discover the meaning of sour grapes, the rewards of persistence, the might of the meek, and more in this enduring collection. 

Revised edition: Previously published as Aesop’s Fables, this edition of Aesop’s Fables (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Dirt cheap and worth every penny

I don't get it. These are micro fables, most well-known to most, but in this version some with summary axioms, some not. I tried playing them for my 1st and 3rd graders, and they were left blank at the fables that were kind of "left hanging".

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short and easy to follow

easy to understand, pithy. want to buy foreign language version so that I can practice language skills.

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Take it slow

This is a book that is not meant to be read as a whole. It'll tire you out if you try to finish this in a day or two.
Also, I didn't realize the fables are connected to Roman mythology. It was interesting.

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Little Tid Bits

I has been a long while since I read a Fable. This was a good collection. Good lessons can be learned from Fables. Also, very nostalgic!