", " This is a good story, but I doubt that many children today would find it enjoyable to read. I liked it and intend to read the others with the Princess. The plot doesn't move in the same way a modern story would. I love the theme of belief and the patience of the great great grandmother who cannot believe in her. ", " 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. ", " It was a great book and I think you should read it! We just finished it, and even Sage wanted immediately to begin the sequel (Princess and Curdie). One of my favorites by MacDonald. MacDonald was an influence on Tolkien and Lewis, etc. ", " I liked this, but didn't love it. ", " 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. Download and start listening now! " If you like Tolkien you will quiver with delight and dread over the beauty and darkness of this book. It uses subtle layers of symbolism to tell a … ", " This was a cute book. I love wonderful children's literature! ", " I read it as a child, and loved it immensely. ", " One of the best children's books out there. ", " Kind of spooky and filled with big words. The dialogue doesn't flow like I am used to and there were paragraphs that were mixed dialogue. But after she returns, her nurse, Lootie, refuses to believe in the old woman's existence, and the young princess cannot find the way back to her great-great-grandmother. I loved this book when I was younger. An excellent narrational voice. It was a fun story. I think it would be a little scary for a kid! ", " I was reading this story for my thesis, and it was a sweet little old-fashioned fairytale with, of course, some pretty interesting illustrations (that's what I'm writing my thesis on). ", " Reading this one aloud to the kids (after reading it for the first time myself last year) - love MacDonald, love Curdie. Kylin asked for it daily, though, so it's probably better than I give it credit for. I'm glad I stumbled upon it. As the Princess tells Curdie, "Sometimes you must believe without seeing." ", " This book is a lot like the Chronicles of Narnia, which isn't surprising since it inspired the Chronicles of Narnia. LibriVox recordings are Public Domain in the USA. Don't forget the sequel The Princess & Curdie! ", " 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. 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. [ShoppingCartItemsAddedOnMerge] audiobook(s) were left in your cart from a previous visit, and saved to your account for your convenience. I will read the unabridged. ", " This book would be good as a read-aloud. Since the read I find myself reflecting much on this beautiful story. ", " 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. A bit scary and very wholesome. ", " We loved this book. If I ever have a little girl, this is the book I will read to her. There wasn't anything wrong with it, it just felt a little flat. He published over fifty volumes of fiction, verse, children’s stories, and sermons but is remembered chiefly for his fairy stories, including The Princess and the Goblin (1872) and its sequel The Princess and Curdie (1873). 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. 6209 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Ste 303 • St. Peters, MO, 63304. Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. ", " George macdonald is my hero. ", " This is another book I found on a list of fantasy classics that no one reads anymore... and they really should. ", " One of the best children's books out there. ", " I tried reading "The Princess and Curdie" when I was in middle school (I think), and it was horrible. I agree with some of my classmates that kids might enjoy listening to the book read aloud. ", " On the surface a sweet story for children, but there are some really fun and deep concepts running through the story. This is a nice book, though. It was very creative and descriptive!!! But it is very imaginative and fun. ", " Probably more of a 2 1/2. [Ian's] voice had an excellent timbre and pace, and he had the right level of emotion and range that it felt like MacDonald himself was reading it to you. 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. ", " great story! ", " a classic! The Princess and the Goblin Audible Audiobook – Unabridged George MacDonald (Author), Stanley Green (Narrator), Audioliterature (Publisher) & 0 more 4.4 out of 5 stars 254 ratings ", " It was a cute fairytale. You may view or remove these audiobooks on the shopping cart page. The kids are enthralled. MacDonald crafts the story masterfully and with great purpose. ", " Absolutely fantastic. This children’s fantasy novel was originally published in 1872. Written by an ordained Scottish minister at the turn of the 20th century, it is a Christian allegory with frequent nuggets of wisdom. But the magic in MacDonald is perhaps more exotic and strange and beautiful than that of Tolkien. ", " As a kid, this was the coolest book. I assume it will work really well for young people. ", " The more I read, the more I loved it. In here you will find some of the seeds of the LOTR, such as hideous goblins and their dark, corrupt origins, cavernous journeys in subterranean mines of misty mountains, heroic innocence and magic. Wikipedia Book - The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. ", " It's a classic, and a good one at that. I read it to my boys and we are ever so thankful for the information about goblins. ", " This is such a cute story, and wonderfully written. This is like, the guy Tolkien learned from! A quick, easy read, it still might be good with children of to get a sense of what children were reading in the nineteenth century in England. This is a great story. Didn't want to read about Goblins initially, but it is FANTASTIC. Absolutely a classic! ", " Excellent book!!! Some of the published credits of Ian Whitcomb include The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie. It is definitely now a favorite. I was familiar with this book inasmuch as I had seen the 1994 movie, but the book was simply precious. ", " I loved this book. While exploring the top of the castle, Irene becomes lost and inexplicably finds her way to a mystifying and beautiful woman spinning a thread. ", " One of my favourite children's books. Really?? ", " This was a fun classic fairy tale complete with a little princess and "scary" goblins. This book is beautiful and charming; perfectly written. ", " It helps to know this fable is a Christian allergory - and was written late 1800s / early 1900s. ", " 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. it was a pleasure to read, so much so that i read it in a couple of hours right through. Much beyond that is implied and haunting, leaving the reader to render them from the stuff of his/her dread. I did not trust the "great-great grandmother" the entire book - thinking she intended harm to the Princess. George MacDonald (1824–1905), Scottish children’s author and novelist, was educated at Aberdeen University before training as a Congregational minister. I'm looking forward to reading the second part. Having never read MacDonald before, I found his narration to be really top notch. ". I've it's sequel (Princes and Curdie), part of At The Back of the North Wind, and The Light Princess. 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