The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald & The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen (Annotated)

  • by George MacDonald, Hans Christian Andersen
  • Narrated by Alison Larkin
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I do not write for children, but for the childlike, whether of five or 50 or 75." - George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin was published in 1872. One of the very first fantasy novels this magical classic had a profound influence on the work of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and is loved by fans of fantasy fiction to this day. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a remote mountainous region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Then she meets a mysterious old woman and Curdie, a young miner. Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the earth beneath her lurk grotesque and hideous creatures seeking vengeance against human kind.
The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen is a short fairy tale about a very different kind of goblin who must choose between poetry or an edible Christmas treat.
Both stories are read by award-winning audiobook narrator, comedienne, and best-selling author of The English American, Alison Larkin. Other children's classic tales read by Alison Larkin include Peter Pan and The Inconsiderate Waiter by J M Barrie and Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - the 150th anniversary audio edition by Lewis Carroll.


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Wonderful classic fairy tale

A wonderful classic fairy tale. The whole feel of the writing style is very old. You can tell it was written in the 1800s. The writing style is different and not for everyone. Still enjoyable for fantasy or classic literature fans.

The narrator gave a good performance. Very enjoyable.

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- Iriyatesse "I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history."

fantastic very magical

book was absolutely great magical the narrator was perfect my grandchildren are all going to receive this book. this book is the kind to read over again and again I received this book from the author, publisher and or narrator for a honest and unbiased options for reviewing. from audio book boom dot com
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- Amazon Customer "I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2016
  • Publisher: British Classic Audio