Sir Gibbie

Narrated by: Gordon Jack
Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A wonderful story of adventure through the different spheres of life by Scottish author George MacDonald. 

Listeners will fall in love with this "Christ-like" character, Gibbie, who is a mute, yet truly good in heart and in deed. A uniquely creative tale that will capture both the old and the young for ages to come.    

Though a fiction book, it has the potential of expressing life lessons in a most enjoyable way.

May you be blessed as you travel with Sir Gibbie in this tale!

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Wonderfully read

This book was read beautifully. The story is of trials, love, and grace. Forgiveness and reconciliation is given even when it was unasked for and undeserved. I know that Mr MacDonald purposely wrote the dialogue in Scottish but I feel I missed out on most of it because I could not understand. If the dialogues were rewritten in a way so that the listener could understand, this book would be even better. I always hoped the narrative would sum up the dialogue but that didn’t usually happen.

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An inspiring story to give hope-truly “beauty for ashes”

I cannot recommend this book more highly. The simple purity of the guiless love and selfless kindness of Sir Gibbie,from a small boy to an adult man, is such that one longs for that heart to be within one. Surely, Gibbie is a book to bring the concept of true human worth and the beauty of self-emptying love and trust back to mind. The hope, rather the certainty, that this loving Person does indeed exist and can be found within-by choice and grace is portrayed so well by the great George MacDonald. A must read for every person.

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Audio needs to be understandable

Way too much of the conversation was in very dense local ‘pigeon’ dialect from which I could only understand a few words and phrases.

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A Little Known Gem!

Enjoyed this story almost as much as I enjoyed the MAIDEN'S BEQUEST by the same author. A lovely story and full of incredible insights. The narrator couldn't have done a better job and I got great entertainment from the Highland Scotch. Definitely would listen to this one again!

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one of audibles best.

it takes awhile to get used to the dialect but it's worth it. day boy and night girl is another grand story from george Macdonald in fairy tale style. looking forward to lilith.

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AMAZING

This is the best book I have read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Supurb literature! The purest of true theology, of heart and soul, human love and virtues. I highly recommend.

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Amazing narration!

I’ve always loved this George Macdonald book but I couldn’t understand some of the old Scottish words— it was so much better to hear them said aloud. This is such a timeless story! I appreciate so much that this Audible was made!

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George MacDonald is the Best

I’ve been waiting for a George MacDonald book to come to Audible - one for adults, that is- and have enjoyed this so much. I’ve read everything of his in younger days and wanted to have them to listen to. For those not familiar with MacDonald, he’s a Christian writer from a different generation and his stories are both entertaining and filled with theology. My only “beef” with this rendition is the reading of the scotch dialect/Gaelic. This narrator is great BUT the conversations in scotch are difficult to discern. When reading them in print I could go slowly, read and reread and get the understanding but in this case, there is lots of rewinding. I can’t help but wonder if that is one of the reasons his books have not been available previously. There has to be a solution- possibly slow down since this narrator blows through those conversations (like they probably were said). OR could there be a bit of mild translation? With that said, it is still a wonderful read/listen and I will purchase any more and all of his books for adults! Please add more!

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a beautiful story

I love this book. the narrator did an excellent job with a difficult language.

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Best of the best

I love all George MacDonald books. He was a great inspiration to C.S. Lewis. The narrator is amazing!

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A strangely compelling read

I started the book because I had heard that MacDonald had inspired CS Lewis and Tolkien. The former was a childhood favourite, and the latter an adolescent joy. At first I was put off by the dialect, then I was put off by the overt Christianity. Despite this there is something strangely compelling in the story, in the language and in the imagery. In the end it sort of haunted me, tempting me to go further into its alien landscape and weird fantasy. I would not say 'I loved it' but I would say that it drew me in. Its definitely worth an attentive listen. …..or two... or maybe even three