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Alan

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  • The Princess and the Goblin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    George MacDonald was a Scottish author known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels. He inspired many authors, including W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle and Mark Twain. C.S. Lewis that wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master". G. K. Chesterton cited "The Princess and the Goblin" as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".

    Alan Rither says: "An excellent story but a mediocre narration"
    "An excellent story but a mediocre narration"
    Overall

    Years ago I listened to a free version read by someone whose strong foreign accent made it hard to understand, so I thought that I would download the Audible version to really enjoy it. Unfortunately the narrator plods through it with all the enthusiasm of a computer-generated voice synthesizer. After trying hard to listen for nearly two hours, I finally gave up and turned it off. Listen to the story read by Ian Whitcomb or Frederick Davidson instead.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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