Books of Bayern

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264 ratings

The Goose Girl Publisher's Summary

Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is, or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess.

Bold in concept, stunning in execution, The Goose Girl is one of the most spectacular debut novels of recent years. Now more than four dozen actors bring it to thrilling new life in this unabridged audio edition—a recording that will delight those who already love the book, and enthrall those who have not yet discovered it.

©2003 Shannon Hale (P)2005 Full Cast Audio and AudioGO
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  • Book 1

    • The Goose Girl

    • Book One of the Books of Bayern
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718

    Princess Anidori-Kiladra of Kildenree was born with a word on her tongue, and a secret magic. Though she is raised in luxury, she is never quite comfortable with who she is, or what she is to become. Then she is sent on a journey to marry an unknown prince. The trip is difficult, and before it is finished all her expectations are overturned. Alone, friendless, stripped of her crown and her title, Ani must learn to make her own path in the world. Along the way, she just might learn to be a princess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fairy tale for the older kids in all of us

    • By McFitz on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Enna Burning

    • Books of Bayern, Book 2
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    It’s been two years since Enna was swept up in a heart-pounding court adventure. Now, having returned to her old life in the forests of Bayern, she is growing restless. When a strange force takes possession of her brother, Liefer, she returns to the capital to seek the help of her friend Isi, Bayern’s princess. But Bayern is tottering on the verge of war with neighboring Tira. When endowed with the terrifying gift that destroyed Liefer, Enna takes herself to war - only to embark on an epic journey of discovery and betrayal that will force her to come of age.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Same Enna

    • By MC on 06-06-13

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 3

    • River Secrets

    • Books of Bayern, Book 3
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Mark Allen Holt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Bayern has triumphed in its war with Tira. But though the war is over, simmering anger remains among the Tirans and new hostilities could erupt at any moment. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, King Geric sends an ambassador to the Tiran capitol. Of course, an ambassador needs a military guard. Razo - short, impish, and not at all skilled at combat - longs to be among those selected to go, but thinks he has no chance. So he is astounded when Captain Talone taps him to join the group. He’s even more astounded when he discovers the secret reason for Talone’s decision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great detective story

    • By Charity on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 4

    • Forest Born

    • Book Four of the Books of Bayern
    • By: Shannon Hale
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies as they venture into the Forest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. This seemed to drag on forever.

    • By Steva on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $15.36