The Chaucer Storybook

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.9 stars; 14 reviews)

Geoffrey Chaucer's classic "Canterbury Tales" has here been rendered into clear and contemporary English prose. These classic stories are now available to those who would like to read them without struggling through Middle English poetry. The character and humour of The Wife of Bath and other larger-than-life people created by Chaucer are now accessible to a wider audience, including children. Please note that the original Canterbury Tales includes 24 stories, of which 11 are reproduced here. - Summary by Beth Thomas (3 hr 56 min)


Preface 1:36 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
At the Tabard Inn 20:26 Read by Steve C
The Knight's Tale 44:00 Read by jamiekravitz
The Man of Law's Tale 25:39 Read by Robert Drexler
The Prioress's Tale 7:09 Read by axcel
The Nun's Priest's Tale 17:09 Read by aniroo
The Pardoner's Tale 13:41 Read by Sonia
The Wife of Bath's Tale 10:41 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
The Friar's Tale 10:09 Read by Phil Schempf
The Clerk's Tale 28:39 Read by Gerwin Kramer
The Squire's Tale 23:07 Read by Corey Matlak
The Franklin's Tale 17:12 Read by natedela
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale 16:45 Read by Ho-Yun Simpson


(3 stars)

Shame that each chapter has a different reader and some chapters are not recordered as well as they could, though I can't expect too much if it is free.