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The Selfish Giant By Oscar WildeThis classic story by Oscar Wilde is set in a garden that is not unlike paradise. Children play freely among the trees and flowers. And then the owner, The Selfish Giant, returns from a long holiday and drives out the children. But all is not lost, for the giant finds redemption through a child.

If you like this story, you might also enjoy The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde.

Read by Natasha. Duration 14.12. Text by Oscar Wilde.

It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars, and there were twelve peach-trees that in the spring-time broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl, and in the autumn bore rich fruit. The birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the children used to stop their games in order to listen to them. “How happy we are here!” they cried to each other.

One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and had stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over he had said all that he had to say, for his conversation was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle. When he arrived he saw the children playing in the garden.

“What are you doing here?” he cried in a very gruff voice, and the children ran away.

“My own garden is my own garden,” said the Giant; “any one can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself.” So he built a high wall all round it, and put up a notice-board.


He was a very selfish Giant.

The poor children had now nowhere to play. They tried to play on the road, but the road was very dusty and full of hard stones, and they did not like it. They used to wander round the high wall when their lessons were over, and talk about the beautiful garden inside. “How happy we were there,” they said to each other.

Then the Spring came, and all over the country there were little blossoms and little birds. Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter. The birds did not care to sing in it as there were no children, and the trees forgot to blossom. Once a beautiful flower put its head out from the grass, but when it saw the notice-board it was so sorry for the children that it slipped back into the ground again, and went off to sleep. The only people who were pleased were the Snow and the Frost. “Spring has forgotten this garden,” they cried, “so we will live here all the year round.” The Snow covered up the grass with her great white cloak, and the Frost painted all the trees silver. Then they invited the North Wind to stay with them, and he came. He was wrapped in furs, and he roared all day about the garden, and blew the chimney-pots down. “This is a delightful spot,” he said, “we must ask the Hail on a visit.” So the Hail came. Every day for three hours he rattled on the roof of the castle till he broke most of the slates, and then he ran round and round the garden as fast as he could go. He was dressed in grey, and his breath was like ice.

“I cannot understand why the Spring is so late in coming,” said the Selfish Giant, as he sat at the window and looked out at his cold white garden; “I hope there will be a change in the weather.”

But the Spring never came, nor the Summer. The Autumn gave golden fruit to every garden, but to the Giant’s garden she gave none. “He is too selfish,” she said. So it was always Winter there, and the North Wind, and the Hail, and the Frost, and the Snow danced about through the trees.

One morning the Giant was lying awake in bed when he heard some lovely music. It sounded so sweet to his ears that he thought it must be the King’s musicians passing by. It was really only a little linnet singing outside his window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most beautiful music in the world. Then the Hail stopped dancing over his head, and the North Wind ceased roaring, and a delicious perfume came to him through the open casement. “I believe the Spring has come at last,” said the Giant; and he jumped out of bed and looked out.

What did he see?

He saw a most wonderful sight. Through a little hole in the wall the children had crept in, and they were sitting in the branches of the trees. In every tree that he could see there was a little child. And the trees were so glad to have the children back again that they had covered themselves with blossoms, and were waving their arms gently above the children’s heads. The birds were flying about and twittering with delight, and the flowers were looking up through the green grass and laughing. It was a lovely scene, only in one corner it was still winter. It was the farthest corner of the garden, and in it was standing a little boy. He was so small that he could not reach up to the branches of the tree, and he was wandering all round it, crying bitterly. The poor tree was still quite covered with frost and snow, and the North Wind was blowing and roaring above it. “Climb up! little boy,” said the Tree, and it bent its branches down as low as it could; but the boy was too tiny.

And the Giant’s heart melted as he looked out. “How selfish I have been!” he said; “now I know why the Spring would not come here. I will put that poor little boy on the top of the tree, and then I will knock down the wall, and my garden shall be the children’s playground for ever and ever.” He was really very sorry for what he had done.

So he crept downstairs and opened the front door quite softly, and went out into the garden. But when the children saw him they were so frightened that they all ran away, and the garden became winter again. Only the little boy did not run, for his eyes were so full of tears that he did not see the Giant coming. And the Giant stole up behind him and took him gently in his hand, and put him up into the tree. And the tree broke at once into blossom, and the birds came and sang on it, and the little boy stretched out his two arms and flung them round the Giant’s neck, and kissed him. And the other children, when they saw that the Giant was not wicked any longer, came running back, and with them came the Spring. “It is your garden now, little children,” said the Giant, and he took a great axe and knocked down the wall. And when the people were going to market at twelve o’clock they found the Giant playing with the children in the most beautiful garden they had ever seen.

All day long they played, and in the evening they came to the Giant to bid him good-bye.

“But where is your little companion?” he said: “the boy I put into the tree.”

“We don’t know,” answered the children; “he has gone away.”

“You must tell him to be sure and come here to-morrow,” said the Giant. But the children said that they did not know where he lived, and had never seen him before; and the Giant felt very sad.

Every afternoon, when school was over, the children came and played with the Giant. But the little boy whom the Giant loved was never seen again. The Giant was very kind to all the children, yet he longed for his first little friend, and often spoke of him. “How I would like to see him!” he used to say.

Years went over, and the Giant grew very old and feeble. He could not play about any more, so he sat in a huge armchair, and watched the children at their games, and admired his garden. “I have many beautiful flowers,” he said; “but the children are the most beautiful flowers of all.”

One winter morning he looked out of his window as he was dressing. He did not hate the Winter now, for he knew that it was merely the Spring asleep, and that the flowers were resting.

Suddenly he rubbed his eyes in wonder, and looked and looked. It certainly was a marvelous sight. In the farthest corner of the garden was a tree quite covered with lovely white blossoms. Its branches were all golden, and silver fruit hung down from them, and underneath it stood the little boy he had loved.

Downstairs ran the Giant in great joy, and out into the garden. He hastened across the grass, and came near to the child. And when he came quite close his face grew red with anger, and he said, “Who hath dared to wound thee?” For on the palms of the child’s hands were the prints of two nails, and the prints of two nails were on the little feet.

“Who hath dared to wound thee?” cried the Giant; “tell me, that I may take my big sword and slay him.”

“Nay!” answered the child; “but these are the wounds of Love.”

“Who art thou?” said the Giant, and a strange awe fell on him, and he knelt before the little child.

And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, “You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.”

And when the children ran in that afternoon, they found the Giant lying dead under the tree, all covered with white blossoms.

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346 Responses to “The Selfish Giant”

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Caleb, your mum has a good name.

  • Caleb says:

    My mum (Natasha) is also the same name as you! Very cool. Thank you for reading the story.

  • boby says:

    I like it

  • Kashif-ul-Islam says:

    It let my eyes to tears in the end, lovely, humble and moral story.

  • Kristi says:

    I like this story

  • Natasha says:


  • hi says:

    hi this story is cool

  • josie says:

    best story eva but so sad i will listen every day

  • Sandy says:

    this is a bit dull but ok to listen to!

  • jim says:

    it was as a bit odd but a classic

  • jim says:

    i thought it was dull

  • Bob says:

    This is rubbish

  • cool man says:

    this is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • zain says:

    I love this book its soooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooood amazing wonderful

  • no says:

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  • Jennifer Tr says:

    Omg!! I love it so so so much!
    Its so intresting, I keep reading it again (:
    Very nice story.

  • leigha says:

    love it

  • Michelle Zh. says:

    Great story and intriguing reading! The story is one of my all-time favourites. I like Oscar Wilde for his biting wit in wrtiing and thinking.

  • Ariyana Das says:

    Wow, it was such a lovely story. I liked it a lot for it was about children and kindness

  • Ricardo says:

    This story is so beautiful. I´m from Brazil, and I will use this website to help my children to learn english.

    Thank you.

  • Sasha says:

    Lovely story. I read this story often to my kids, in hope that they will understand the message…

  • Charlie the Creeper says:

    It taught me a lesson, to be kind and generous to people.

    Also, Its a VERY good story!

  • rose says:

    what a superb story

  • JERRY says:

    What an interest story

  • matt says:

    Dear Emma and Michelle, please no squabbling here. But thank you both for your many and energetic comments !

  • Alice says:

    What a sad story!

  • JOHN says:

    I love it.

  • JOHM says:

    I LOVE IT!!!

  • Charles.C says:

    I think the end is a bit sad.Why the Giant can’t play with the children forever?It’s only my opinion.

  • khushi says:

    It is a Very Good Story

  • Gertie says:

    This story is excellent,lovely touching story.
    I love it.
    I have told many friends about it,
    And now they listen to you every day!

  • nancy says:

    wot a sad ending!!!!!!!!!!.nice story!!!!!!!.

  • Cdog says:

    I like how you don’t figure out the little boy the Giant loved was Jesus until the end!!!

  • Amber says:

    oh no he died lol lol
    hahaha so he deserves it

  • Amber says:

    lol i loved this story and it is very true

  • Anonymous says:

    this story is very TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kyvan says:

    I liked this story because the selfesh giant was nice in the middle of the story but it was sad at the end because he died.

  • Manahil says:

    I loved this story!!!!!Who made the marks?????

  • youssef says:

    i liked this story very much.

  • christopher says:

    i liked it its really good

  • Jena says:

    I really liked this story because the Giant was selfish,then he was nice and he let the children play in his garden.

  • Farah says:

    I think its nice because the gaint is kind

  • Shahd says:

    I liked the story because it had good word choice and it was interisting. My favorite part was when the giant was kind. While I was reading the story I expierienced all kind of emotions.It was a great story.

  • Sally says:

    I like this story because the Gint was mean but now nice.This story is fun to read.

  • eman says:

    It was the best story i have ever heard

  • Ben says:

    I liked how the giant became nice to the chlidren.

  • rohaba says:

    i like the story sooo much!

  • Ashlyn says:

    My FAVORITE part was when the giant became nice.

    The story was AMAZINGLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sebastian says:

    the story was very funny but then it was sad at the end

  • Fiona says:

    I think this story was interesting but sad.

  • sebastian says:

    iloved the stoy of selfish giant it was funny

  • Noah says:

    It is a very good story, but what is really weird is that the giant dies.
    so sad

  • mariam o. says:

    It was a large lovely garden

  • siyeon says:

    I liked when the giant helped a little kid.^^

  • Lauren says:

    it was a nice story and i liked it alote and i espeshaly liked the end because it leves you hanging but it was also a sad part.i like this The Selfish Giant.

  • abubaker says:

    i like that story giant finly learnd his leason to not be selfish it was sad when the giant diead

  • Sulaiman says:

    It was a great story.

  • MOHAMMED says:


  • Isabel E. ♥ says:

    R.I.P Giant :(

  • salma says:

    I love this story. I want to get the story

  • Jun says:

    At first the giant is bad then he is kind.

  • Astha says:

    The giant was realy gready . my favorite part was when the children came and played in the garden.

  • Isabel E. ♥ says:

    I really liked the story :)♥ It was one of the best ones I have ever read before. Except I didn’t get how he died? But it was really good anyways! I loved it ♥ and It teaches not to be selfish :) Sad ending though :(

  • salma says:

    I love this story it is so butiful. I want to get the book.

  • Mariam I. says:

    I love the story but the sad part is when it was still winter in the giant’s garden and when the children were kicked out from the giant.

  • noora says:

    it is such a good story it was so intresting i thought it was sooooooo sad in the end poor giant =(

  • kalyn thompson says:

    it was good cuz the giant was kind at the end


    This is a good story to show that you shouldnt be selfish bucause if you do you will not have friends and nobody will like you.The lesson is you shouldnt be selfish……]

  • sufana says:

    i love this book it is marvelous faboulous great book awsome love this story i reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy love this awsome marvelous faboulas book i am lucky i read it.

  • sakira says:

    the story was nice because of the message the auther was telling us. the message was not to be selfish.

  • maryam says:

    at the end i was pretty mad but it was a lovely story

  • Nawaf says:

    I learned that you should not be selfish or else people will be selfish to you and you would not like it.

  • Judie says:

    i liked how they used alot of imagntion and vocb.

  • ghazal says:

    i like the middle of the story because the giant did not like the weather

  • Miguel says:

    I love this story so much.This story also told me not to hate each other or you will not like anyone so you have to be very nice to one another and if you be nice you desirve a prize of friendship.

  • sufana says:

    the selfish giant is a great book it is fun to read and fun to write about i just love it i think its a marvelous story fabulous story i reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy like it good job on writing this story .

  • landon says:

    Soooo great!!!!!! ( Love it )

  • charlize .c says:

    good story:)

  • ian says:

    This is the best story on the computer I ever read

  • charlize .c says:

    very very wonderful story but how did the giant die and why is he die its a very very very very very good story wish i could hear more so ya in other words its a good story:)

  • hani says:

    at first the gaint was selfish then when the cheldren tried to sneak in the felt sad because he was so selfish to the celdren.

  • mia says:

    the story was teaching us that we should be nice not selfish.

  • franco devi says:

    Very, very wonderful STORY! Faboulus O. WILDE!One of the best English WRITERS. Very good NATASHA. bye

  • Bharathi says:

    Nice Story

  • Justin says:

    Bertie I will kill you if you don’t make another wicked uncle or uncle Jeff story

  • Justin says:

    Uncle Jeff stories are ultamite

  • Justin says:

    Het Bertie will you please make another uncle Jeff story they are awesome please respond

  • sofia says:

    That was the most wonderful story I have EVER heard!! ♥♡♥♡♥

  • roman says:

    nice story

  • seo says:

    Natasha, I heard this story pleasantly cause your melodious voice. I visited by a website of my nation’s. Are you a briton? I didn’t have ever heard briton’s pronunciation before. So I felt feeling of fresh during listening your story. Anyway heard well. :)

  • Darlene says:

    On the first paragraph it says “in a garden not unlike paradise”

  • Cat says:

    I like it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KIM says:

    I think it is very instructive story that I might have committed the samething before too.

  • Yasser says:

    Thanks a lot for that hard work. I am sure after this first visit that I will be regular visitor of your nice website.
    thanks again!

  • Anonymous says:


  • Swetha says:

    It was a nice story . your voice was very sweet . I get 1 st in my story competion

  • andy says:

    wow it is great i think so~^^

  • Peh so says:

    What I don’t get it

  • elias says:

    I am glade the giant got to go to paradise in the end of the story. can you pleas tell us the story of Peter Pan. I seen the cartoon of Peter pan. It is also a book about kids. I love to read . what is your favorite story .I like the giant. It is a good book. the only part i don’t like is when the giant dies. good thing the children didn’t play on the rode because it was to dusty and hard other wise they will get hit by a car.I like the story because it is fiction. you tell good stories. You are good at telling stories.I’m the 246th person of comments. that means they’re a lout of people. I use the computer for the stories. I am 9 years old. i live in Pima I want a pet mouse my favorite color is red. i like superheros. i even made up 2 superheros ninja kid and super kid I have i brother and three sisters. I am a boy. and my favorite food is Totinios pizza.

  • Ayesha says:


    was a wonderful and beautiful but just a bit sad

  • Anonymous says:

    This was a beautiful and sad story!!!!!!!!

  • supriya says:

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood stosy

  • KARTHIK says:

    I like this story very very much .At last i like the selfish Giant.

  • sameetha says:

    Wow!I loved this story.It was awesome!I liked the ending of this story.It was nice.And i liked that little boy,who is the reason for the change of the giants character.Really it was nice.
    And thank you Ms/Mrs.Natasha for narrating this story in such a wonderful way.thank you thank you so much.And you are the main reason why i liked this story so much.Your voice is so nice.

  • tereza says:

    great story

  • Natanata says:

    It’s very nice tail! I has heard one with great pleasure. Thank you, O. Wilde! Thank you, Natasha!!!

  • gabby says:

    nice story so coollove it

  • MathangiSaji says:

    Wonderful storyyyyyyyyyyyy, I will definetely going to tell this story to my II-I friends in BIRLA VIDYA NIKETAN -

    Mathangi Saji
    II-I, BVN, Sector-4, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi-110017.

  • Ufuk says:

    Today, you can find many people such as Selfish Giant. Can you dare to enter anyone’s garden. You can find selfish doctor, engineer, dealer etc.

  • lulu says:

    I am 3rd. I also enjoy it but I did not get to listen to all of it because I fell asleep. I am going to listen to all of it but I will try not to sleep

  • Natasha says:


    The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde is a beautiful tale. The Giant learns how not to be so selfish from the children who play in his garden.
    You may also enjoy the Happy Prince by this author on

    Thanks for listening
    Bye Bye
    N *

  • Michelle says:

    I have heard this story before!!!
    I love it a lot!!!

  • yusra says:

    he is a bit too selfish XD

  • yusra says:

    oh wow i love this story xD and i am 4th

  • fereshte says:

    I realy like this kind of story. why can’t I download part 2 of sleeping beauty? can you take some animaton story here? thank you for everything.

  • Natasha says:


    The Selfish Giant is a sad but beautiful tale by Oscar Wilde. We begin to care about the Giant who is able to open his heart to all the children in the Garden when he discovers them playing there in Spring time.

    Thanks for listening to this tale
    Bye Bye
    N *

  • Beatrice says:

    You know last comment of mine? Well I ment to add more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+++

  • Beatrice says:

    I love the way you used a giant.IT WAS AWESOME!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the way you used a giant.IT WAS AWESOME!

  • shivi says:

    read this story in school. had always loved it. but only if some was there to tell it the way you do. thanks. :)

  • Leilani says:

    Beautiful writing. Though very sad. A touching story that should be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Lucy I agree, this story by Oscar Wilde is very touching.

  • Lucy says:

    This “storynory book” I find very touching,
    especially the end.

  • Natasha says:

    Thank you for your comment. The Selfish Giant is an interesting story and the giant is wise to learn how to show the children that he cares. There are other stories By Oscar Wilde that you may enjoy on including the Happy Prince.

    Thanks for listening
    Bye Bye
    N *

  • mariana says:

    i like this story because it has in teresting things and words

  • rylan says:

    …..not so bad…..

  • anne gabrielle says:

    i think that this story is a very amazing story. i learned that it is not good to be to selfish. i liked the part when the giant turned unselfish.

  • noman says:

    i think this story is sad because the people wear poor

  • ivan says:

    I liked the part when he terned unselfish.

  • alex says:

    Its a very interesting story.

  • adrian says:

    It is a good story.

  • fdfsf says:

    this staor is cool in it asome bye

  • Leena says:

    I loved the story.
    It was fun to read the story.
    I enjoyed it

  • Saood says:

    A-Maz-Ing Nice story :)!!!!!!!!!!!

  • abdullah says:


  • zaeem says:

    This story is amazing and delightful

  • Ayesha says:

    wow,this story is AWSOME!!!!!!! i liked the part when the giant let the children play in his garden,and when he turned nicer,at the begining he didntn let the chilren play in the preety garden.I liked this story!!!!

  • almaha says:

    this story is very nice and i enjoyed it.
    i really like storys like this. i love it.

  • max says:

    This is a nice story

  • Mui says:

    Do you know that the boy is Jeses The Christ?

  • Lionie says:

    Absolutely beautiful, thankyou to all who have enabled so many to continue to experience that wonder of these stories. It is a relief to have a story that actually covers death, and so beautifully. This is so important in a culture that largely denies this aspect of our natural cycle.

  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ says:

    f**** you b***

  • max says:

    best story ever

  • max says:

    i love this story are you married natasha i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu i want to go horny

  • Kenny says:

    Natasha that was an awesome book if you have another book please say it here it would be an oner.

  • Natasha says:


    The Selfish Giant is a beautiful tale and we learn to sympathise with the Giant when he gives the children the chance to play in his garden. There are other Oscar Wilde Stories you may enjoy on Storynory
    including The Happy Prince
    Thanks for listening
    Bye Bye
    N *

  • Jerry says:


  • Jamez says:

    I LOVE YOU NATASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jerry says:

    Hey Natasha! I Love this story. PLEASE LET ME LISTEN TO IT EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    yes i like it too much thank you oscar wild

  • MPL Brackendene says:

    It was really nice, We like the bit where the giant realised he’d been selfish.

  • Natasha says:


    Thank you for your comment, The Selfish giant is a wonderful tale and we feel sad for the Giant who only learns to value the youth of childhood towards the end of the Story. Never the less he helps the children play in the gardens and through doing so becomes less selfish.

    Thanks for listening to this fairyatle, you may also enjoy reading The Happy prince by Oscar Wilde

    Bye Bye

  • WAZZUP? says:

    I rdeally injoyed that story actully but if a littled kid sore the end they might get scared but it was good other wise………………….

  • Joshua.m. says:

    this is the best story I have ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Natasha says:

    Hello Rose

    Thanks for sharing this. Drama is a very valuable skill when it comes to story reading, acting and writing. I hope you continue

    Bye Bye
    N *

  • Natasha says:


    The Selfish Giant is one of Oscar Wild’s saddest tales. We feel moved by his character because he finds a way to show compassion to the young boy who plays in his garden. It is a story we can relate to whether we are very old or very young.

    Thanks for listening

    Bye Bye

  • Natasha says:

    Thank you for you comment
    This is a sad but memorable tale by Oscar Wilde in which the young boy in the garden teaches the Giant not to be so Selfish in his ways.

    Thanks for listening
    Bye Bye
    N *

  • cj says:

    terrific story Bertie!

  • Awsomeness Leigh says:

    I am srry Bertie but I really do not like this story, I think you could have done better, I will read ur next 1 ASAP though.

  • till says:

    du, du hast, du hast mich !!!

  • ANJALI says:


  • Sharmistha Sarkar says:

    Whenever I read this story, it makes me cry. I love the Selfish Giant & Jesus (the little child).

  • Laura says:

    Very beautiful story.
    Natasha you’re too good!
    We did this long back when I was in the 5th grade…
    atleast 10 years back.
    I’m doing summer job of helping teachers in my own school so they were yet doing this story in elocution period in the 5th grade so I remembered…
    And I came to this site to check out other stories to teach other children in other grades.

  • Niel says:

    I remember crying when I read this story 40 years ago..and I’am still moved to tears now!!!!

  • Ailun S. says:

    This is a very lovely story, despite that! I’m the drama queen and I’m in student council!

    Rose Filled with Love,
    Ailun S. 10 years old

  • MR.X says:


  • Natasha says:

    The Selfish Giant is a sad tale by Oscar Wilde in which the Giant learns the value of child hood from the young boy under the blossom tree.
    Thanks for listening to this classic tale

    Bye Bye
    N *

  • abhishek says:

    its good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mary says:

    they have a nice voicee

  • mary says:

    this is a nice story it iinspired me so muchhh and its looks ok to meee

  • leann says:

    I love this story it is the best story ever.I hate that selfish giant.I love how Natasha reads.She is the best reader I have ever heard. I love those little children.It must be very cold, and the giant is now nice. Storynory is the best place for stories, I love storynory. Thank you.bye-bye.

  • swathi says:

    selfish man should have to read it!!!!!!!!!

  • hoyungzhen says:


  • Natasha says:


    Thank you for your comment
    The selfish giant dies in the garden at the end of the tale because he is old. He learnt to play with the children and not to beome so selfish and for this he is blessed with blossoms that cover him, fallen from the tree.

    Thanks for listening to

    Bye bye


  • money minder renee says:


    Why the giant is dead?????? I love the giant very much I love the story , it’s very interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

  • mahadi says:

    was such like leason for life also can gives feeling of spritual meanings

  • lina says:

    i like this story litte bit only

  • Natasha says:


    The selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde is a sad tale, but the giant who is so lonely finds comfort in the children who play in the garden where the seasons change with the shedding of the leaves from the trees.

    Thanks for listening to

    Bye .bye


  • Simon says:

    I heard this story when i was a kid…..and this time it made me cry

  • Natasha says:


    Thank you for your comment

    The Selfish Giant like many Oscar Wilde tales, both happy and sad at the same time. The garden captures the spirit of the young children who play there. And where the giant meets the young boy, who is sad for it is always winter there.

    Thank for listening
    Bye bye


  • Honey Angels says:

    the best story ever and ever !!!

  • sufi says:

    that is the very sad ending for me and it is really a wonderful story too.

  • sufi says:

    it was a very great story and a sad ending.the selfish giant became a good giant after all.the giant has found his lost child that he loves so the end the giant go to the child garden at the paradise and passed away under the tree that he found the child and cover with white blassoms.

  • andrew says:

    best story ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andrew says:

    best story ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chloe says:

    what a wonderful story !

  • AARON says:


  • KITTY GIRL says:

    I love this story expeshily when they be friends.

  • SA says:


  • [...] The Selfish Giant [...]

  • amna says:

    this is the best story ever .i liked e gaint alotht

  • dasean says:

    i wish the story was about ducks because ducks are awsome jk

  • lol says:

    hart felt………………………jk

  • giuseppe capasso says:

    it was weird and i love turtles so dnt hate turtles dnt hate me cuz im beutiful and andrew brazicki is rite its so fake….

  • andrew braziski says:

    this is sooooooooooo fakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • dab dab says:

    this is a interesting story!! it makes me hanging :)

  • momo says:

    why was it so slow ?

  • cb says:

    It was great

  • Poppy says:

    i think it was a bit sad at the end and wonder why the giant died

  • Lucianna says:

    This story was amazing!!! It was beautiful!! it had heart and soul. I loved her accent! it was perfect for this type of story. I hope to see more audiobooks like this in the future.

  • Lucianna says:

    This story was beautiful. It had heart and soul. I couldnt take my eyes off of it. I also loveed her accent!! It was a good choice for this type of story…i hope to seemore of these type of stories in the future.

  • Oliver Meadows says:

    the story spoke to me. it had an amazing story line and it was good.

  • billy bob says:


  • nishita says:

    It was a fantastic story with a light-hearted ending

  • nishita says:

    It was a brillient story and it had a very happy ending

  • steven says:

    OMG i LOVE this STORY

  • ethan preze says:

    like omg i love this story like heart heart like LOL omg and love you guiys lol

  • Haitam says:


  • Jasmize says:

    I enjoyed the story. It shows how one person’s need can change another person’s life. The spiritual content also blessed me. Very poignant!

  • Noelia says:

    I think this story is really useful for those who are learning English as a second language, besides it has some mistakes, it doesn’t affect the fact it’s an interesting and also useful material to learn pronunciation and lots of new words at home while they’re not having grammar lessons.

  • Haitam says:

    I like the story because it is Funny

  • PEARL says:


  • chloe says:

    I didn’t know oscar wilde wrote a fairy tale though I major in English literature. This story is beautiful and a bit sad. Anyway, I’m glad to find this website because it is good to study English, especially British accent! I always think British English is very awesome.

  • Sarah says:

    The End Was Too Sad

  • Sarah says:

    Hello again i hope prince bertie heal soon the story was good and i enjoy a lot update your site i will visit this web again with a lot of thanks to natasha bye bye

  • Haitam says:


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  • katie says:

    I LiKe your story

  • Mays says:

    it is the worst story i had read.(read is in the past tense)

  • Fatheya says:

    Dear Novelist,
    I think the story is intersting,but needs some improvments. It has couple of mistakes that need to be correct.At the end the story is boring and needs some exagerations!

    Your reader,

  • reema says:

    the story is extremly amzing and intersting.

  • pauvyaneythra says:

    i like this story though i an already 11 yars old.the story will be enjoable for children younger than me too.addition:CCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • Nekomimi says:

    Every afternoon, on their way home from school, the children
    went and played in the Giant’ s garden.
    I guess that it had better to add upper sentence
    “It was a large lovely garden,????”

  • Fabian says:

    I like thes story

  • Kara says:

    Sorry if I mispeled anything

  • Kara says:

    Oh I did’t know you responded. That rely suprised me

  • luv it!!!! says:


  • Bertie says:

    Dear Kara, Paradise is often used to mean heaven.

  • Kara says:

    In the end when the giant dies and goes to paradise is it like going to heven?

  • steven says:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ why would there be a dinosaur

  • ????mystery???? says:

    sad sad story… not too bad

  • Matthew says:

    the boy is too tiny. soooo funny.

  • matthew says:

    the best story ever . how did he die?

  • Brad says:

    How did the giant die? did the blossoms kill him or what?

  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    interesting very interesting well the boy was Jesus obviously

  • lala says:

    it was good

  • Matthew says:

    british people are awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • Matthew says:

    it was very good. the plot was amazing. the giant seems cool.

  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ says:

    i wish there was a dinosaur involved

  • daniel says:

    so sad the giant died but he understand what he did was wrong. He also got to meet that little boy his first friend and he realized he was in paradise a.k.a heaven.

  • John says:

    No alsa I have not

  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ says:

    did the giant die auto-maticly or wat?

    cause the story said the giant died in blossems maybe the blossems thout he was very selfish and cut him……………. ah forget it

  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ says:

    pretty wierd story

    ……………the giant dies in the end

  • random says:

    i hate this story!!!!!!!!!

  • ahmed says:

    it is the best story i ever heard

  • Alexander says:

    What a sad ending.

  • Kay says:

    When I was a little girl I would read the Selfish Gaint over and over again. I wanted my son to read it but I couldn’t find it. And now I have found it on the computer. I loved the story then and I still love this story. Everyone should read it to their children.

  • alephia says:

    i thought the story was amazing and intresting and good i say 100 stars for it

  • freegladiator says:


  • malika says:

    please could i boro the selfish giant to put on youtube! thank you!


  • Nick says:

    I like this story about Selfish Giant very much.Best of all I liked how Selfish Giant changed.I think this story s interesting because it tells us not to be selfish.I was very sorry that Giant Died

  • Peter says:

    I just don’t get what the prints of nails on the boy’s hand and feet.

    Could anyone help me out

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Moria, I love Horrid Henry, but unfortunately his author might get a bit annoyed if we stole him.

  • moria says: says:

    can you write horid henry stories

  • Sunny says:

    Why did the giant have to die at the end of the story?…

  • Isaac says:

    wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! he died

  • spring says:

    i am confused! why the tiny boy had the prints of 2 nails on his plames and his feet? they were sign of love? why had god punished him?
    i had seen its movie, but your narration is great

  • Jane says:

    Can you write Alice and Greta booksPleasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Jay says:

    Can you do a another giant storrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Mary says:

    I loved the story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Claudia says:

    This is the best story I’ve ever read.
    I felt familiar with the story and the plot was understandable.

  • hottie101 says:

    i thought that this book ws a really great book because it tells us not to be selfish and to treat other people as you would like to be treated

  • mansoor says:

    Great Story………..teaching us to lay down our selfishness……………..

  • RASHMEET says:

    I realyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy like the story but it was a sad anding

  • Suci says:

    why I can’t hear the sound. Is this site have a problem connection ?

  • ZULZAKWAN says:

    I understand you all.
    that what i not selfish but the giant were changed
    his mind and knocked down the wall
    for the children play
    inside it

  • Bertie says:

    You can scan the text by scrolling down

  • rubi2000 says:

    can’t find the synopsis

  • maria says:

    el gigante son los adulto que a veces estamos tan ciegos que no vemos a los demas y pensamos solos en nosotos y nada mas …por ende menos vemos en las carencias de los pequeños niños que nos rodean que tanto necesitan de nuestro amor y guia para ser el bien en la humanidad

  • Steffen says:

    Hi Natasha
    A very moving story indeed.The little Christ wants to
    lead the Giant to his own garden,the Paradise.
    A real sign of love and charity.


  • fayth says:

    this story is grate to help children read i would give this 10 out of 10

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  • EVELYN says:

    I LIKE THE STORY THE SELFISH GIANT AND MANY MORE STORYS.IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE IT.THE THING i like about the story is when was not being selffish and it is nice story sometimes i hear diffant story

  • benjo says:

    I’ts a pertty nice story ^_^

  • Ralph says:

    I like at the end when the children ran in that afternoon,they found the giant lying dead under the tree,all coverd with blossoms!!!

  • FREDDIE says:


  • FREDDIE says:


  • Jerelle says:

    this story is about “the selfish giant”.

  • FREDDIE says:


  • JACOB says:

    This story is about THE SELFISH GIANT.Ones upon time thers was a big giant that has alot of garden.there were some gilddren that are geting some plants from the giants garden.

  • JACOB says:

    This story is about THE SELFISH.Onces upon time there was a giant that has alot of graden.There was gilddren that are giting some

  • matthew says:

    this story is about the gaint lying dead cover of blossoms i like giant. because i like dogs

  • felicia says:

    I was beautifull. I think the little boy was GOD
    it is a very good way to show little kids to be nice

  • kjgiu lu8iou[jlj[u says:

    i thought it was amazing

  • HARMONY R. CHAO says:


  • GINKA says:

    ME TOO

  • MONKEY GIRL says:


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  • HARMONY says:


  • Luigi says:

    I like the sefish giant.
    Thank you.

  • zaafra says:

    liked the stoy t was nice with children
    and trees . at the last it was nice
    bye bertie.

  • sally says:

    this is a cool story lol

  • franco devi says:

    Thanks for the wonderful opportunities to access (and free) A magnificent tales of O Wilde. I am a child of 73 years, with a great desire to read and hear these beautiful fairy tales with a content of topical always moral. I wonder if it is possible to download other tales by Oscar Wilde (The Happy Prince, the devoted Friend, and others) . Tanks frank

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Eshaka have a great half term !

  • eshaka says:

    after half term our teacher is going to tell the class what happened but don’t need toknow the end because i already read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sezgin says:

    great story!!at the same time the best way to improve the language by hearing and reading…thanks natasha..

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Sara, Really glad you like the Katie stories. The past couple of episodes add up to one story and they are 19 + 19 min

  • sara jawaid says:

    waiting for your reply.

  • g says:

    this story is awsome

  • g says:

    i li this story

  • sharon says:

    Yes i very like this story because it wonderful.

  • sharon says:

    i very like this story

  • suresh Gowrugolla says:

    Nice to Hear

    The Giant has Kind heart

  • Mom of five says:

    Dear Bertie,
    I’ve read this story before, and it didn’t move me quite like it did after listening to Natasha’s reading it. I’m so glad that you and Natasha decided to post it. Thank You! *sniff*

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Allison, You are very kind. Thank you for listening to our stories. It’s lovely to know that you like them so much.

  • allison says:

    Dear Bertie, your stories are the best stories in the whole world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please reaply Allison:p

  • marysel says:

    i really like this story…i cried a few tears…

  • Bertie says:

    Hello Sharanya, yes, Natasha does have a lovely voice. Glad you like The Selfish Giant. It is a beautiful story.

  • sharanya says:

    bertie: i love this story thanx for putting it in storynory

    natasha: great voice

    from sharanya:)

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Allison, The giant dies because he is old, but he does go to heaven.

  • allison says:

    why does the giant die

  • Raphaello says:

    The Little Child in the story must be Jesus, The Son of God. I liked the story very much. It teaches us to care, to forgive, to love and to believe. Blessings to all who read the story and liked it.

  • Bertie says:

    Princess Emma, the Boy and the Sword sounds like the King Arthur Legend and we will be doing that one day.

  • Dear Bertie, have you publish “The Boy and the Sword”?
    Like.. the strongest man can’t pull the sword which is stuck in stone… and then… the weakest boy pull easily the sword out of heavy stone… he becomes king…

    Is that story u remember?

  • ali says:

    Thank you for this a wonderful, anyway, It’s satifying conclusion. thank you again Natasha and wish you the best.

  • Jenna says:

    Love this story!!

  • Michelle said: Princess Emma,
    I don’t think that’s going to happen. Nice thought, though.


    P.S. My name is Michelle, not Mitchelle!

    Emma replied: I was just put ur wrong name because of ACCIDENT… I heard you are Bertie’s loyal fan, is that right?


    Michelle said: P.P.S. Considering that, why are you ‘princess’ Emma?

    Emma replied: I just want to put princess on my name whatever i want. Why don’t you want to put “Queen” on your name?? AND why don’t you see other person that put “Prince” on Percy’s name???


    Michelle said: P.P.P.S. I really think that’Princess Emma’ is a dumb name! It sounds snooty!

    I never squabble to Michelle. She’s fault first… She is first person who is really mean in storynory that i hear EVER… -.-


    -sigh- i answered Michelle’s quotes…
    Soo…. Do you forgive me, Michelle?

    Princess Emma~

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Emma and Michelle, please no squabbling here. But thank you both for your many and energetic comments !

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Niki, The Selfish Giant is a beautiful story but I can’t take the credit for the writing as it was by Oscar Wilde

  • nikki.p says:

    hey wat up bertie!
    the selfish giant is a very inspiring story i loved how u made plants and seasons talk to eachother. :) it really helps relate to da kids.
    well plz reply


  • Michelle says:

    P.P.P.S. I really think that’Princess Emma’ is a dumb name! It sounds snooty!

  • Michelle says:

    P.P.S. Considering that, why are you ‘princess’ Emma?

  • Michelle says:

    Princess Emma,
    I don’t think that’s going to happen. Nice thought, though.


    P.S. My name is Michelle, not Mitchelle!

  • Mitchelle, you should update your name~ :]
    Example: Queen Mitchelle
    because you’re top and drama queen~

  • Bertie says:

    Hi Michelle, great minds think alike

  • Michelle says:

    And I’ve acted in every school play!!!!

  • Michelle says:

    Wow, Bertie. It’s a miracle. I was practicing my key skills. I was typing the selfish giant. Then I decided to drop by in storynory, to listen to the new story. And it was the same story I had been practicing my key skills with!!

    P.S. Bertie, you are not going to be able to keep the Katie story a secret. Everyone can see it!!
    (Yes, I am a drama queen. also, an awarded fashion gru, and top student in every class.)
    (I’m ten years old.)

  • Kevan says:


  • Hannah E. says:

    Bertie something tells me the secret is out!

  • I quit Sheryl’s name [Not Saffron... just other name], I am Princess Emma( i love ppl that call my name) now… I would like to learn old english what giant saying. Like.. “Who art thou?”
    I felt it almost same as Romeo and Juliet…
    Of course Katie is my favorite character in witch story… I would glad that you publish Katie’s witch story. Anyways, i heard Bertie lives in London. omg he’s in England (UK). I live in USA… I wish i’m in England that will be Queen of England…
    Have a awesome summer~

  • Bertie says:

    Thanks Toni for the suggestion.

  • Bertie says:

    Rosa we’ve just recorded a new Katie story and we will publish it in the next week or two. Just between me and you, it will be called The Witch Who Lost Her Spells, but don’t tell anyone because it’s a secret.

  • rosa says:

    GET MORE KATIE STORYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • toni says:

    another good story by Oscar wilde is the nightingale.

  • jodie says:

    im 7th

  • bertie says:

    dont worry about the placing

  • future dog says:

    where can i find this story in the archives

  • Oj says:

    I think this was a marvelous story! What a wonderful, fabulous story!

  • Jose says:

    I’M the third

  • Sheryl says:

    Hannah, Silly yeah! I’m 2nd!

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