Magical Tales on Audio Make Magical Shared Moments

Listening together and sharing timeless stories—fairy tales, myths, legends, and the stories inspired by them—creates magical moments that your family will treasure. Here are five audiobooks to get you started:

 

Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1)

Rick Riordan introduces this Hindu-mythology-based adventure by Roshani Chokshi, about twelve-year-old Aru Shah. Her mom is off on another archaeological trip, so Aru is spending her school break waiting at the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture. When she lights the museum’s cursed Lamp of Bharata, Aru must figure out how to save everyone from the evil gods she unwittingly awakens.
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The Creature of the Pines
Author: Adam Gidwitz
Read By: January LaVoy

Elliot Eisner is starting a brand-new school in a brand-new town, and he’s not happy about it. That changes when Professor Fauna takes his class on a field trip, and Elliot meets a secret group of adventurers, the Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. First up? Saving a Jersey Devil from conniving billionaires.
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Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that many of us know and love, including “Rapunzel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and “Hansel and Gretel.” These twenty-one tales are read by a cast of award-winning narrators.
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Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Brought to life by Academy Award®‒winning actor F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast of narrators, and featuring original music by Michael Bacon, this collection contains Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, like “The Princess and the Pea,” as well as a selection of lesser-known favorites, like “The Steadfast Tin Soldier.”
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The Tale of Despereaux

Despereaux Tilling is a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. Miggery Sow is a serving girl with a simple wish. Together they embark on a journey neither will soon forget.
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Want more? Take a look at our Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends collection.