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A King Midas Audiobook Story

King Midas has everything, a kingdom, palace and loving daughter but he is obsessed with gold. When a wanderer appears the king may just learn what real treasure is. King Midas is a great fairy tale to help adults explain to children that human relationships are more precious than material possessions. King Midas's desire for gold and wealth leads to destructive consequences, blinding him to what truly matters, his daughter Goldie. King Midas is also a great story for exploring the themes of Family, Greed, Kindness and Generosity, with your little ones. King Midas originated in Ancient Greece and is still to this day an incredibly popular and relevant teaching! Our retelling of King Midas is based on the Greek poet Ovid's "Metamorphoses," a narrative poem written in the 1st century BCE!

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Can you read the King Midas story for free?

Yes! You can read this modern retelling for free. Our story retellings closely follow the original storylines and add modern twists in the illustrations.

Is there a King Midas story read aloud?

You can choose to experience this story read aloud or you can read it yourself.

Who is King Midas?

If you’re wondering whether King Midas was real, there was actually a king called Midas in Greek mythology. It’s understood that he ruled Phrygia in the late 8th century BC.

Why do we write bedtime stories for kids?

When we first decided to create a bedtime story for kids, we knew we wanted it to be fun, engaging and high quality.

We wanted Sooper Books to bring children's publishing into the 21st century. We strongly believe that nighttime stories for kids need to fit seamlessly into modern family lives which is why our free stories are all online.

It began when we started writing stories for our own family. Then our friends and wider families asked for copies and we started to share Sooper Books with other children.

At Sooper Books we write, curate and narrate stories for kids so they can enjoy the best quality content, enchanting stories and magical adventures. With our stories we work towards promoting a positive attitude to reading and instill a love of books in children from an early age.

About Sooper Books

Our 5-10 minute online kids bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny rhymes and fables all come with award-winning audio.

From short stories for kids to multiple story episodes in our original series collections, our content is sure to make your little ones’ eyes sparkle with delight.

At Sooper Books, children can explore the magical world of fairies and witches, brave knights, talking animals and more. Our stories for kids feature an array of characters such as lovable princesses, funny frogs, gentle giants and wise wizards.

So whether you're specifically looking for a fairy tale or a rhyme, or maybe you just need some short bedtime stories for kids. Take the stress out of bedtime by reading one of our kids stories today!