Lilith

Narrated by: Rebecca K. Reynolds
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is the story of Mr. Vane, an orphan and heir to a large house - a house in which he has a vision that leads him through a large old mirror into another world. In chronicling the five trips Mr. Vane makes to this other world, MacDonald hauntingly explores the ultimate mystery of evil.

Public Domain (P)2019 Oasis Audio

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INACCESSIBLE BOOK BECOMES ACCESSIBLE AND ENJOYABLE

I love MacDonald. I have always loved his Princess and the Goblin book and its' sequels. Growing up we had an old collection of his Christmas stories. But unlike his Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind, I could never penetrate Lilith beyond the first twenty or thirty pages. I don't know why but I know I am not alone. Now I can truly say I have completed Lilith and I love it. Finally there is an audiobook with a narrator who gets it. Rebecca K. Reynolds is perhaps the most masterful storyteller I have ever heard narrate an audio book. Despite the protagonist being a male (Mr. Vane), Reynolds expertly portrays his male voice without strain. Her interpretation of Lona, Lilith's daughter, is noticeably sad. And her characterizations of the Little Ones, Her child voices are adorable. I would love to hear her narrate Peter Pan. Lilith is full of imagery and metaphor. If you, like me, picked this book up and set it down more than once because you didn't have it in you to struggle through, then I encourage you to listen to this version. The narrator clearly knows her material. As you conclude the book, you too will be able to say, "I get it!" Such a lovely 11-1/2 hours.

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Well Read Classic

I had previously despaired over the other version on audible due to the reader, but thankfully this version more than makes up for it! Rebecca does it justice. It has long been my favorite book and it is a delight to have it in an audio form. If you don’t know anything about the book, it is a bizarre fantasy adventure that delves into life and death and redemption. It is chalk full of so much wisdom you might want to have a pen and paper handy. You will never read another book like it. And again, thank God for Rebecca! Brilliant narration.

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Amazing

Loved the whole book. If you are a disciple of Jesus this book will blow you away.

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Superb narration

I’ve always wanted to read Lilith, but found it rather daunting. The narrator of this edition is so superb and I will forever be grateful to her for allowing me to experience this amazing book. I can see why Lilith is the grandfather of fantasy, there is really nothing like it.

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slow reader but excellent book esp. near the end

Really enjoyed listening to this story of redemption and last things, was not at all what I was expecting and now I am unlikely to ever forget a number of the scenes. The book is allegory and philosophy and theology much heavier than I anticipated, with a tiny amount of adventure to carry the plot forward. I will be listening to more of MacDonald's books.

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Mr. Raven sounds too unmusical for my musical ears

I found myself not listening to the parts spoken by Mr. Raven. The reader is expressive, though even speaking normally her voice is scratchy, becoming intolerable when depicting Mr. Raven. I can't listen to this.

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Fantastic

Wonderful book by a wonderful author. I enjoyed the narration so much that I purchased Alice's Adventures in Wonderland even though it is freely available in the public domain just to get the same narrator.