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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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Like literally the best

The eternal brilliance of George MacDonald is strong with this one. An inspiring tale of overcoming through love and self sacrifice, which highlights the utility of suffering and the futility of transient power, riches, or prestige.

But what puts this particular number above the average is the incredible voice performance by Mr. Jack. The beautiful Scotch pronunciation really breathes a new dimension of vivacity into this already legendary story.

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Very engaging story from a wonderful author

The story starts a little slow but keep listening. It drew me into the lives of the characters and I ended up missing singer sleep in order to finish the book.

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Incredibly Inspiring Story and Writing Style

Man George Macdonald is my absolute favorite!! I hate to give the performance 3 stars because it was awesome but the traditional Scottish dialects were impossible to understand in an audio book. So I couldn’t wait for those parts to be over. Wish there was another way. The book had already impacted my day to day thinking and pondering about the world!

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  • 03-30-20

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

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  • Ioana H
  • 03-27-21

Delightful characters, full of insight

This is a perfect reading of this Scots Victorian bildungsroman. Although the characters speak almost impenetrable broad Scots for big chunks of dialogue, this narrator makes that a delight to listen to rather than a chore. After a few such paragraphs the ear tunes in to the Scots, which is in itself a character in this novel.
The main character is perhaps surreal, but I find him very endearing and symbolic. It reads a bit like a fairy tale blended with Dickensian novel. I will come to it again and again, my two young children (7 and 9) are also loving bits of it as they overheard it while I listened. I am now wishing this same narrator had read all the other novels I want to read. It helps a bit that I listened to him first, I can now almost hear his Scots and Scottish accent as I read silently the texts. Give it a go!

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  • Joycelyn Searle
  • 04-08-21

Inspirational

I have read a revised version of this book and loved it. To hear it in the original language was beyond my hopeful dreams. Thank you! Thank you! I struggled with the Scottish dialect at first but persisted and won through, helped by recollections of my Scottish grandmother's day-to-day speech. I hope to hear another of George Macdonald's novels one day, especially if told by the same narrator. Joy