", " This is far and away the best "fairy tale" that I have ever read. A lovely tale. ", " Amazing! Kylin asked for it daily, though, so it's probably better than I give it credit for. ", " The more I read, the more I loved it. Don't forget the sequel The Princess & Curdie! It uses subtle layers of symbolism to tell a … They meet a young miner, Curdie, who confirms her sighting. Princess Irene's belief in her great-great-grandmother's powers becomes essential as she and Curdie work to foil the sinister goblin plan. ", " this book is based on a fairytale so one would think it is for children but the depth of the book is surely for an adult audience. ", " One of the best children's books out there. For a fantasy/magic book it was a little lacking. ", " Good book, bought it at a flea market just for kicks turned out to be really good. ", " Not my favorite tale, but I was engrossed enough to be highly annoyed when it ENDED in the middle of the freakin' story... one of these days, I will seek out book 2, but sheesh. Webs of meaning and beautiful story-telling. An excellent narrational voice. The plot doesn't move in the same way a modern story would. Having never read MacDonald before, I found his narration to be really top notch. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a house on a mountain, it is here that she meets her mysterious great-great-grandmother, and her friend the minor boy Curdie. ", " I had never read this classic and decided to buy it from a used bookstore. If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. ", " I shall certainly be reading this book to any future children that I have. Fantasy and wonder and magic aren't just for children, I say. I don't remember much of it now. Lewis). ", " What a delightful children's story. I will read the unabridged. The Princess and the Goblin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged George MacDonald (Author), John Roland (Narrator), Musaicum Books (Publisher) & 0 more 4.4 out of 5 stars 260 ratings It was a pity that I read Turkish translation as it was not entertaining to read the rhymes of Curdie in Turkish. But the story was kinda cool. The kids are enthralled. Ian Whitcomb is a published narrator of children’s books. Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. I liked it and intend to read the others with the Princess. :) ", " Loved this...I can see some of MacDonald's Universal Reconciliation come out, though not explicitly. it is so unlike the movie yet still so interesting. This is like, the guy Tolkien learned from! ", " One of the best children's books out there. Then read the something like a hundred other books he wrote. I'm glad I stumbled upon it. Tolkien and C.S. This book is beautiful and charming; perfectly written. George MacDonald (1824–1905), Scottish children’s author and novelist, was educated at Aberdeen University before training as a Congregational minister. ", " The more I read, the more I loved it. I most likely won't be reading this to the boys. ", " MacDonald has such a strong, clear vision for what kind of man a boy should grow to be. ", " I'm reading the Charming Classics edition. Since the read I find myself reflecting much on this beautiful story. Wikipedia Book - The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a house on a mountain, it is here that she meets her mysterious great-great-grandmother, and her friend the minor boy Curdie. ", " This was a cute book. LibriVox recordings are Public Domain in the USA. This book passes that test. Good read aloud. MacDonald crafts the story masterfully and with great purpose. This and "Our Bodies Our Selves." ", " This book would be good as a read-aloud. Further more there is nuance here, in that the goblins are not entirely evil, are in fact an old and repressed race forced into the mountains by humans, where they grew over generations dark and ugly, though intelligent and in some aspects civil. ", " You know that a children's book is good when adults enjoy it. Things are peaceful for Irene until the hideous race of goblins that live beneath the mountain start planning something big…. ", " I have a great and abiding love for CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, AA Milne and all those classic children's books but I found this very dry, except for great-great-great grandmother (one of teh stars is for her) ", " A beloved novel from my childhood. ", " On the surface a sweet story for children, but there are some really fun and deep concepts running through the story. ", " The 19th C English is a bit hard to follow at times, but it's a great classical fairy tale on the battle between good and evil. This guy has some wierd stories and an even weirder way of telling them. it was a pleasure to read, so much so that i read it in a couple of hours right through. Highly recommended for all ages! Didn't want to read about Goblins initially, but it is FANTASTIC. ", " Quite a good bedtime story book for reading to children. The Princess and the Goblin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged George MacDonald (Author), Ian Whitcomb (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher) & 0 more 4.5 out of 5 stars 322 ratings ", " I adore this book, it has a charm all of its own. Absolutely a classic! ", " I read it as a child, and loved it immensely. ", " This is such a cute story, and wonderfully written. Download and start listening now! " ", " My favorite work by George MacDonald is "The Light Princess" but this was okay. You must understand this has more to do with the style of storytelling in those days than anything else. Although once into it I enjoyed it. Beautifully written. ", " First fantasy book I understood! ", " It was the first time I read a book by George MacDonald who is considered as the "master" for many well-known, great fantasy authors (J.R.R. This is a nice book, though. We just finished it, and even Sage wanted immediately to begin the sequel (Princess and Curdie). Short, enjoyable and solid as Gibraltar. Much beyond that is implied and haunting, leaving the reader to render them from the stuff of his/her dread. Some of the published credits of Ian Whitcomb include The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie. ", " George macdonald is my hero. The Princess and the Goblin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged George MacDonald (Author), Jim Killavey (Narrator), Jimcin Recordings (Publisher) & 0 more 4.3 out of 5 stars 27 ratings [ShoppingCartItemsAddedOnMerge] audiobook(s) were left in your cart from a previous visit, and saved to your account for your convenience. ", " This is a good story, but I doubt that many children today would find it enjoyable to read. ", " I adored this classic fairy tale - what fun! This is a great story. ", " This is the book that got me addicted to fantasy. A bit scary and very wholesome. I was familiar with this book inasmuch as I had seen the 1994 movie, but the book was simply precious. ", " Kind of spooky and filled with big words. I love all George MacDonald's work too. If you like Tolkien you will quiver with delight and dread over the beauty and darkness of this book. Again a fun quick read. Days later, while on an outing with Lootie, Princess Irene believes that she detects a goblin. 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