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The Fairy Tales of Herman Hesse

By: Hermann Hesse,Jack Zipes - translator
Narrated by: Donovan
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Publisher's Summary

Step into a world of visions, philosophy, and passion in which dreamers, seekers, princesses, and wandering poets dwell. The 6 wonderful, romantic tales in this collection are reminiscent of ancient Oriental and German fairy tales. The selections, "The Poet," "The Flute Dream," "The Dwarf," "Faldum," "Ziegler," and "Dream of the Gods" were hand-picked by the narrator, legendary folk and rock musician Donovan.
Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Translation Copyright ©1995 by Jack Zipes

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The reading is quiet and heavenly

I keep listening to the stories over and over. Hesse is such an inspiring writer!

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  • 06-04-20

dark and bright

Having read several of Hesse's book I was really intrigued by these fairy tales. Hesse's writing, twists and peering in the dark and bright corners of the human condition were beautifully read by Donovan. The guitar inserts are a nice addition . The chapters are randomly organized, it would have been much easier to navigate the book had they been organized by stories.

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  • 11-07-18

Just perfect!

Gripping stories told with a smooth expressive voice. I also liked the music between readings.
Truely enjoyed!

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  • 10-02-16

Donovan reads Hesse

Donovan made for a refreshing narrator, with his soft, dulcid tones, interspersed with guitar chords as emphasis. My only criticism, if any, would be his tendency to trail off his sentences in places, making them difficult to hear clearly, but it could be more down to the actual recording volume, but he can be forgiven regardless. I enjoyed it immensely, and I hope Donovan does more Hesse, or even Kahlil Gilbran, whose stories would suit his style.