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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (202)

    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    Carol says: "What a wonderful story!"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A brilliant story, fabulously read. I loved it. A brilliant unfolding of a story all about the 'lives of quiet desperation' lead by ordinary people. The story also captures beautifully the particular eccentricities of Englishness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Princess and Curdie

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Ian Whitcomb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (33)

    In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happenings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.

    Tom says: "Another wonderful George MacDonald book"
    "Good, but not as good as Goblins"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Princess and the Goblin: Presented by Blackstone

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By George MacDonald
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The discovery of a secret stairway running to the top of the castle leads Princess Irene to a revelation even more weighty than the fiendish plans of the goblin community that miner boy Curdie has discovered. Will the Princess and Curdie understand the significance of what they have found, or will Harelip and the goblins successfully execute their evil plan?

    Dr. says: "Excellent fun"
    "Excellent fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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