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Blessed (or cursed) with an ability to understand animals, the Lass has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess.
©2008 Jessica Day George; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Fairytale

This story was more of a traditional fairy tale than what I was expecting (hoping for). The narrator was dull and didn't add to the story. It felt like I was being read a bedtime story by my sister. I was hoping for a lot more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic Listen!

There is, in this world, a fine tradition of fairy tale retellings and "Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow" deserves a place alongside the best. I caught echoes of Robin McKinley's "Beauty," but they were not overwhelming. Furthermore, by choosing to deviate from the traditional fairy tale stock this novel stands on its own, charming feet.

I had previously read the book, so it was, as usual a shock to hear how badly I had mangled the Norwegian names in my head. Thanks so much to Audible for producing this book! I'd love to hear/read more by Jessica Day George!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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love is all Sun and Moon, ice and snow

beautiful story love and distress it is wonderful I loved it so much you will too

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Not what I hoped

Good, though I never really gave my heart away to this audio book, where I've given my heart to so many similar books. It just lacked strong personality-- and the ending was a women studies 101 nightmare; I know the ending probably came straight from the fairy tale and was softened by some side comments but it still made my inner feminist cringe.

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Entertaining

It kept my interest and I would have given 5 stars had it had a more satisfying end. Lass and her prince actually got married the servants that had served her all even the supposed dead ones coming alive, free and becoming human again, and going back to families, the name given to the girl having power to kill the evil tolls, and bring back life, the mother being ashamed of how she treated her wonderful, brave and kind hearted daughter, and when lasses Morher heard the praise of the queen ( mother of prince Ashland and how she loved her new daughter in-law and her gift of speaking to animals she changed her tune and saw their blessings in it and felt blessed to be the mother of such a girl, it would have been a 5 star book the prince in the the girls bed was a bit off too. B

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  • Elizabeth
  • Norcross, GA, United States
  • 03-07-12

Fun fairey tale

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The epic monster ending was alittle lame and uneventfull

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The main character could talk to animals and her brothers envolvement, the secret challenge at the castle, her character

What about Jessica Roland’s performance did you like?

good reader

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

sure