Five Minutes' Stories

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 7 reviews)

This is a collection of short stories for children.
Listeners may wish to have a look at the text at Project Gutenberg to see the many illustrations accompanying each story. - Summary by Carolin (2 hr 4 min)


Abdallah the Unhappy 6:40 Read by Simon Sherriff Allen
Fifine and her Cat 9:19 Read by Claudia Salto
The Long Ladder 7:33 Read by Georgann Fennell
A Four-Footed Gentleman 7:19 Read by Georgann Fennell
The Bad Fairy 6:53 Read by Lydia
The Goblin Face 9:36 Read by Claudia Salto
The Lost Brooch 8:03 Read by Lynne T
Only a Bunch of Violets 9:14 Read by Georgann Fennell
A Canary Tragedy 11:06 Read by Georgann Fennell
Coo-Coo's Second Husband 10:34 Read by Georgann Fennell
Harry's Reward 9:50 Read by Georgann Fennell
Brother's and Mushrooms 10:23 Read by Ashley
A Remarkable Watch 7:19 Read by Stacey Chambers
The Blackberry Elf 10:13 Read by Roohi



(3 stars)

These were interesting and fairly straightforward little stories, but none of them were quite as good as the longer stories the author wrote. There are a few mentions of death, both animal and human, so parents might like to have a quick look before passing the book onto their children, particularly if they are sensitive. Most of the narrators were good and I thank them for their efforts.