I was familiar with this book inasmuch as I had seen the 1994 movie, but the book was simply precious. I love wonderful children's literature! ", " I tried reading "The Princess and Curdie" when I was in middle school (I think), and it was horrible. MacDonald was an influence on Tolkien and Lewis, etc. An excellent narrational voice. [ShoppingCartItemsAddedOnMerge] audiobook(s) were left in your cart from a previous visit, and saved to your account for your convenience. Webs of meaning and beautiful story-telling. ", " I loved this book! This would be a fun read for both boys and girls. This is like, the guy Tolkien learned from! I've it's sequel (Princes and Curdie), part of At The Back of the North Wind, and The Light Princess. I think it would be a little scary for a kid! It was a fun story. You may view or remove these audiobooks on the shopping cart page. ", " This is a good story, but I doubt that many children today would find it enjoyable to read. ", " It's a classic, and a good one at that. But the magic in MacDonald is perhaps more exotic and strange and beautiful than that of Tolkien. 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. ", " Probably more of a 2 1/2. it was a pleasure to read, so much so that i read it in a couple of hours right through. ", " An excellent fantasy adventure for children, old fashioned, but with a touch of the Lord of the Rings, which this predates by decades. then you can read the sequel! I also liked how it was a parable of faith. I loved it! Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. ", " This book is a lot like the Chronicles of Narnia, which isn't surprising since it inspired the Chronicles of Narnia. Much beyond that is implied and haunting, leaving the reader to render them from the stuff of his/her dread. ", " This book would be good as a read-aloud. The language is difficult to understand. Again a fun quick read. Lewis and Tolkien (who in turn inspired countless others) I felt that it was really good for the time period. This guy has some wierd stories and an even weirder way of telling them. But the story was kinda cool. Great read aloud with the kids. Days later, while on an outing with Lootie, Princess Irene believes that she detects a goblin. ", " It was a great book and I think you should read it! ", " I loved this book. This short and easy read definitely left me wanting to search out more MacDonald. I was worried that this book would also be too saccharine, but it was sweet in a thoroughly good way, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. ", " This was a fun classic fairy tale complete with a little princess and "scary" goblins. Great for children and adults alike. However, since George MacDonald's books inspired C.S. ", " 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). I assume it will work really well for young people. ", " I shall certainly be reading this book to any future children that I have. ", " I'm reading the Charming Classics edition. ", " This is a good book. ", " I thought that it wasn't that great nor that bad. [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. LibriVox recordings are Public Domain in the USA. More for 9 and under. It was a pity that I read Turkish translation as it was not entertaining to read the rhymes of Curdie in Turkish. It is definitely now a favorite. Beautifully written. If I ever have a little girl, this is the book I will read to her. I will read the unabridged. This book passes that test. Wikipedia Book - The Princess and the Goblin, The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. ", " I love a good fairy tale. Really?? Good read aloud. One of the most successful and beloved Victorian fairy tales The Princess and the Goblin is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who come face to face with the dreaded mountain goblins. ", " This was a cute book. : ) There were some parts that you didn't know whether to like or not, but overall, it works out and we liked it. 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. Absolutely a classic! ", " 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. A bit scary and very wholesome. ", " What every children's story should be. ", " 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. ", " Excellent book!!! I don't remember much of it now. This and "Our Bodies Our Selves." ", " A cute children's story. This is a nice book, though. ", " I read it as a child, and loved it immensely. 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 beautiful and charming; perfectly written. :) ", " Loved this...I can see some of MacDonald's Universal Reconciliation come out, though not explicitly. I can't believe I only just discovered it. ", " It was a cute fairytale. 6209 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Ste 303 • St. Peters, MO, 63304. I'd recommend it for any and all ages. 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 ", " One of the best children's books out there. I love all George MacDonald's work too. ", " What a delightful children's story. I did not trust the "great-great grandmother" the entire book - thinking she intended harm to the Princess. ", " 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.