The Princess and Curdie

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By Tom on 04-20-05

Another wonderful George MacDonald book

After reading The Princess and the Goblin, I couldn't wait to listen to this one. It was just as good as The Princess and the Goblin. Again, the narrator was excellent.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

By DJCinNC on 03-31-10

George McDonald is now one of our favorites

After listening to The Princess and the Goblin which was a literature requirement in our home school, we wanted to follow the characters on our own so we bought this book. We listened only in the car and my kids ages 5-13 did not want to get our of the car when we arrived at our destinations. We were sad to finish this book.
One of our very favorites.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

By Carole P on 11-09-07

An Enduring Favorite

I've loved this book since I was a child. The tale centers on being honorable, choosing to do right, and learning to have faith in what you believe in--presented in the most delightful Victorian style prose which demands that you think and pay attention to the narrative. I'm sure I will listen to this audiobook at least as many times as I have read the book--which is a great many times indeed.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By Dr. on 02-19-13

Good, but not as good as Goblins

It is entirely enjoyable, but as a sequel to The Princess and the Goblins, it is noticeably stodgier. It lacks the fast paced unfolding of the story, with many long detailed digressions into descriptive imagery. However, it is still very rich in narrative detail and good fun to listen to. It is also a bit heavier on the moralism, and consequently less interesting than the Goblins.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

By Poppa on 11-15-12

Fabulous story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Princess and Curdie to be better than the print version?

Yes, the audio version comes “alive” in a way that, for me, improves upon the print version.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

By Susan on 02-12-10

Good, but disappointing ending

My three daughters and I enjoyed the adventure scenes and thought provoking observations on life in The Princess and Curdie, however the ending was quite disappointing. One of the main characters who we came to care about was summarily killed off at the end with no explanation. It seemed to have no point. Also, the author goes on to mention generations after the main characters who save the kingdom, and how those later generations destroyed the kingdom. It ended on a very dismal note, which did not seem to follow from the rest of the book. I don't think we'll read or listen to any more George MacDonald.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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