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The Fisherman and his Soul

Gelesen von Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

(4,338 Sterne; 130 Bewertungen)

”The Fisherman and his Soul” is a fairy tale first published in November of 1891 in Wilde’s “A House of Pomegranates”. It tells of a fisherman who nets and falls in love with a mermaid. But to be with her he must shed his soul, which goes off to have adventures of its own. Will forbidden love endure? -- This reader has also recorded the three other tales in “A House of Pomegranates” which can be found in the LibriVox Short Story Collections, volumes 37, 38, and 39. (Summary by Gregg Margarite) (1 hr 20 min)


The Fisherman and his Soul (Part 1)


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)

The Fisherman and his Soul (Part 2)


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


Oldy but goody...if you were still around Mr Wilde.

(5 Sterne)

Marvelous penmanship with verses such as this, as it concerns itself with the innate & various qualities of the fisherman's soul; not just a love story. There's *dark* magic in the air with this tale. If you were still with us Oscar Wilde, I would've put you on my bucket list to earnestly stalk you out & have an in-depth discussion with over a freshly brewed cup of earl grey. Or if you're out of tea, maybe straight absinthe? Btw I don't know why so many people incessantly whine over the quality of the reader's voice...he sounds fine to me. Too many listeners expect every narrator to sound like Brad Pitt or Elle Degeneres not realising that all this is being given to them FOR FREE. The fellow who's narrating this story has passed away, so he cannot even defend himself against the nitpickers, the whingers or the tormenters. IF YOU HAVE A HEART, LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! 😡

(4 Sterne)

the reader, at first, was odd to listen to... but once aclamated to, the strange tale took over and delighted my imagination. The only complaint I had was the ending was a little mbiguous. I was found wanting a firmer ending. a story, like a movie, is only as good as its ending.

I Agree w Captain Felix

(4 Sterne)

Just to add on to the Captains review I happen to love Gregg Margarites narrations. I like him best when he reads science fiction. My favorite narration by him is the Ethical Engineer., Sci fi category.

well read and written, but..

(3 Sterne)

I guess you just have to be in the mood. Rich, elaborate imagery, luxurious descriptions, but I couldn't pay attention and I didn't hear half of it

(3,5 Sterne)

First part was interesting. The second part was tedious at times and a bit too obvious in its philosophical direction.

Value of a Soul

(4 Sterne)

Well read. Interesting take on what is the value of one's soul.

sAn Arabian tale of black magic

(5 Sterne)

An Arabian tale of black magic, beautifully written and read

very well read

(4,5 Sterne)

very much enjoyed the story