The Princess and the Goblin

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3 out of 5 stars
By S. Helms on 07-29-16

Not a good choice of narrator

The Princess and the Goblin has been a favorite book since reading it as a young girl. I thought it would be lovely to hear it read as an adult. Would that I had had a sound preview.

Admittedly it can be challenging to find a reader who can effectively portray male and female characters; however, when the main character is a young girl, hearing her portrayed with a raspy male voice that sounds as if it has had too many cigarettes and/ or Scotches is disconcerting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. on 02-19-13

Excellent fun

I loved it, but wasn't sure my kids (5,9) would understand the language, but found they thoroughly enjoyed it. The reading is clear and well paced, and the rich language was not at all an issue as the context of the story and the vivid narrative made it perfectly comprehensible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By John Bradshaw on 08-10-18

Why haven't I heard of this before?

I found the story very enjoyable and refreshing. None of the characters had hidden dark secrets or agendas, but the story didn't need any if that to keep my attention. The narrator for this audio book was very good too except maybe his princess voice was a bit shrill (imo of course). I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jolene on 10-15-16


I read this because I went to, "C. S. Lewis on Stage," with Max McLean playing C. S. Lewis. There I heard of Lewis' and Tolkien's admiration for MacDonald and can see why. MacDonald also appears in The Great Divorce. Look forward to meeting them some day. 😎

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