The Well of the World's End and other Tales

CD-Audio: 'Well of the World's End and other Tales' Congratulations! You have arrived at the page to download the stories on the CD, stories to make you laugh, stories to move you with beauty and truth.
The title story, The Well of the World's End, is a powerful English version of The Frog Prince.

This 60-minute CD is a live recording of a performance at the Grimms' Fairy Tales Festival in Hanau, Germany.


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The stories are:

  • The Blood-Covered Vampire
    - you can read the version one of my students wrote after hearing this
  • The First Key
    - a tale which shows why women smile more than men
  • Bishop Daley
    - probably the story I am most often asked to tell again; listen to it once and you will understand why!
  • The Louse and the Flea
    - from the 2,000-year-old Hindu story collection The Panchatantra - read the bare bones here
  • Death in the Nut
    - a powerful tale showing the place of death in the wider scheme of life
  • The Well of the World's End
    - read the story here



File format and compatibility

The download files are in mp3 format and you can save and play them on all your computer and smart phone devices.
If the CD player in your home stereo or car is a modern one, it will probably also play mp3 files.
However, if it does not, you can easily convert the mp3 to a WAV or AIF format and burn this to a CD blank which will play on any player.
This wikiHow page has simple instructions on how to do this for free.

Of course, you can also order a physical copy of this CD: here is how

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