Fifty Famous Stories Retold


Read by Laura Caldwell

(4.4 stars; 119 reviews)

Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin is a collection of short stories that give a snapshot into the life of a legendary hero or an event in history. Hear how Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, the kindness of Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington and his hatchet, King Alfred as well as many other interesting tales. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) (3 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Concerning These Stories 3:08 Read by Laura Caldwell
King Alfred and the Cakes 3:35 Read by Laura Caldwell
King Alfred and the Beggar 3:49 Read by Laura Caldwell
King Canute on the Seashore 3:08 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Sons of William the Conqueror 5:24 Read by Laura Caldwell
The White Ship 5:15 Read by Laura Caldwell
King John and the Abbot 7:24 Read by Laura Caldwell
A Story of Robin Hood 5:57 Read by Laura Caldwell
Bruce and the Spider 2:36 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Black Douglas 3:59 Read by Laura Caldwell
Three Men of Gotham 2:22 Read by Laura Caldwell
Other Wise Men of Gotham 5:27 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Miller of the Dee 2:38 Read by Laura Caldwell
Sir Philip Sidney 2:12 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Ungrateful Soldier 2:17 Read by Laura Caldwell
Sir Humphrey Gilbert 1:56 Read by Laura Caldwell
Sir Walter Raleigh 4:38 Read by Laura Caldwell
Pocahontas 2:12 Read by Laura Caldwell
George Washington and His Hatchet 1:50 Read by Laura Caldwell
Grace Darling 3:39 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Story of William Tell 3:03 Read by Laura Caldwell
Arnold Winklereid 3:20 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Bell of Atri 7:41 Read by Laura Caldwell
How Napoleon Crossed the Alps 1:47 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Story of Cincinnatus 5:58 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Story of Regulus 4:06 Read by Laura Caldwell
Cornelia's Jewels 3:34 Read by Laura Caldwell
Androclus and the Lion 4:16 Read by Laura Caldwell
Horatius at the Bridge 4:36 Read by Laura Caldwell
Julius Caesar 2:31 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Sword of Damocles 3:20 Read by Laura Caldwell
Damon and Pythias 3:06 Read by Laura Caldwell
A Laconic Answer 1:58 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Ungrateful Guest 2:21 Read by Laura Caldwell
Alexander and Bucephalus 2:46 Read by Laura Caldwell
Diogenes the Wise Man 2:24 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Brave Three Hundred 2:47 Read by Laura Caldwell
Socrates and His House 1:09 Read by Laura Caldwell
The King and His Hawk 5:08 Read by Laura Caldwell
Doctor Goldsmith 1:58 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Kingdoms 3:28 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Barmecide Feast 4:50 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Endless Tale 4:03 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Blind Men and the Elephant 2:40 Read by Laura Caldwell
Maximilian and the Goose Boy 5:15 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Inchcape Rock 4:05 Read by Laura Caldwell
Whittington and His Cat 14:58 Read by Laura Caldwell
Casabianca 3:38 Read by Laura Caldwell
Antonio Canova 5:47 Read by Laura Caldwell
Picciola 6:07 Read by Laura Caldwell
Mignon 5:51 Read by Laura Caldwell

Reviews

Lovely Stories, Lovely Reader


(5 stars)

Listening to these little stories, and the lovely voice of the reader. Little children would love to listen to her voice, and these precious little tales.

50 famous stories retold (read by Laura Caldwell)


(5 stars)

Love, love, love Ms. Caldwell's voice! Son first listened to these stories as a toddler. He still wants them now as a 'mature' 3rd grader. Thank goodness for the app!


(5 stars)

Hey! Listen to this! Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, the kindness of Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington and his hatchet, King Alfred as well as many other interesting tales. (Summary by Bethesda boolied. (sounds funny.))

Interesting.


(4 stars)

Although this recordings are aimed mainly to children, it is pretty interesting to someone like me...a latin american who didnt know what seems to be common knowledge in other countries. But I would recommend this book for children older than 12. Younger children might find it boring.

Great stories, the greatest reader


(5 stars)

What a lovely & pleasant voice you have! I look forward to more readings from you. I love you & never disappoint me and the listeners all over the world with your charming voice.

A great book.


(4 stars)

Great short stories, explains some history. I’ve listened and read this book many times already.

great book love it!


(4.5 stars)

It is a awesome book I love it 😀.

Iread all 50storis in the Grolier book of knowledge growing up.


(5 stars)