Aesop, Vernon Jones – translator, G. K. Chesterton – introduction – Aesop’s Fables

Among the oldest stories of human civilization, Aesop’s fables are a collection of extended proverbs with moral messages attributed to the Greek slave Aesop, who lived in the fifth century BC. Children will delight in these basic human truths represented by talking animals and plants, and adults will marvel at the plainspoken language of these ancient tales.

This translation by Vernon Jones includes an introduction by G.K. Chesterton and stories, such as “The Hare and the Tortoise”, “The Fox and the Grapes”, and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”.

Author: Aesop, Vernon Jones – translator, G. K. Chesterton – introduction
Narrator: Paul Ansdell
Duration: 4 hours 28 minutes
Released: 19 Jun 2002
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

manor nagging

The Enchiridion is a short collection of Epictetus’ writings, full of practical advice for daily life. First published almost two millennia ago, most of it is still straightforward and still directly applicable. It does have a couple scenarios that are a bit dated since there aren’t many gladiators these days and I don’t own a horse, but the message is still understandable.

I was a little worried about listening to an audiobook of this nature, as it is just a collection of relatively unconnected thoughts and could seem disjointed, but the narrator did a perfect job of keeping the pacing natural and smooth.

I was provided this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

My favorite piece of advice from this book was this: If anyone tells you that a certain person has spoken in a bad way about you, dont make excuses about what has been said, but answer “He was ignorant of my other faults, otherwise he would have mentioned those also.”