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George MacDonald

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  1. 6.0 hrs • Mar/14/2017 • Unabridged

    George MacDonald was the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, who influenced the work of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. This book collects some of his finest fairy stories, including “The Gray Wolf,” “The Cruel Painter,” “The Broken Swords,” “The Wow O’Rivven, the Bell” “Uncle Cornelius, His Story,” “The Butcher’s Bills,” and “Birth, Dreaming, Death.” “I do not write,” MacDonald once said, “for children, but for the childlike, whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.” Here then, for the childlike of all ages, is a collection of seven stories certain to delight both confirmed MacDonald readers and those about to meet him for the first time.

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    The Gray Wolf, and Other Fantasy Stories

    6.0 hrs • Mar/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 6.0 hrs • May/22/2016 • Unabridged

    The Princess and the Goblin, first published in 1872, was one of the very first fantasy novels and had a strong influence on the work of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. It is loved by fans of fantasy fiction to this day. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives in a remote mountainous region with no one but her nursemaid for company. Then she meets a mysterious old woman and Curdie, a young miner. Meanwhile, deep in the heart of the earth beneath her lurk grotesque and hideous creatures seeking vengeance against human kind.The Goblin and the Grocer by Hans Christian Andersen is a short fairy story about a very different sort of goblin who must choose between poetry and an edible Christmas treat.Hailed by The Times (London) as “hugely entertaining,” award-winning narrator Alison Larkin uses her wide range of voices to bring these powerful, delightful classics to a brand new audience.

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  3. 5.3 hrs • Nov/04/2014 • Unabridged

    One of the most successful and beloved Victorian fairy tales..._x000D_ The Princess and the Goblin is the story of Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who come face to face with the dreaded mountain goblins. This childrenu2019s fantasy novel was originally published in 1872. It uses subtle layers of symbolism to tell a story of courage and honor._x000D_

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    The Princess and the Goblin

    Read by Brooke Heldman
    5.3 hrs • Nov/04/2014 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.2 hrs • Aug/24/2009 • Unabridged

    In this inspirational collection of twelve sermons, George MacDonald offers compelling insight into the life of Jesus Christ. MacDonald stressed the necessity of salvation and the importance of combining Christian faith with obedience to Jesus’ teachings. He also believed that God’s universal grace would eventually save everyone. Though written in the mid-nineteenth century, these sermons, including “Mirrors of Christ,” “Glorified through Trouble, “Salvation from Sin,” and “The Giver of Rest,” continue to provide contemporary followers with the spiritual guidance they seek. For those who wish to know Jesus better, this is a book you will want to hear.

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    Getting to Know Jesus

    Read by Lloyd James
    5.2 hrs • Aug/24/2009 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.6 hrs • Jun/29/2009 • Unabridged

    Under the curse of a witch, a princess has lost her gravity, making her weightless!George MacDonald’s masterful teaching on the subject of sacrificial love is delivered eloquently in the events and characters of this engaging . The Light Princess is a warm and humorous tale with a surprisingly poignant conclusion.

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    The Light Princess

    Read by Veronica Murphy
    1.6 hrs • Jun/29/2009 • Unabridged
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  6. 5.3 hrs • Apr/06/2009 • Unabridged

    Young Princess Irene is sent to the country to be raised in a half-farmhouse, half-castle located in the side of a mountain. While exploring the top of the castle, Irene becomes lost and inexplicably finds her way to a mystifying and beautiful woman spinning a thread. Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. But after she returns, her nurse, Lootie, refuses to believe in the old woman’s existence, and the young princess cannot find the way back to her great-great-grandmother.Days later, while on an outing with Lootie, Princess Irene believes that she detects a goblin. They meet a young miner, Curdie, who confirms her sighting. Soon Curdie discovers that goblins lurking under the castle have constructed an evil plot against the king and his palace. Princess Irene’s belief in her great-great-grandmother’s powers becomes essential as she and Curdie work to foil the sinister goblin plan. As the Princess tells Curdie, “Sometimes you must believe without seeing.”

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    The Princess and the Goblin

    Read by Ian Whitcomb
    5.3 hrs • Apr/06/2009 • Unabridged
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  7. 6.0 hrs • Mar/09/2009 • Unabridged

    In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happenings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene’s mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of “animal” a person is at heart.She then sends him on a quest, accompanied by a peculiar dog-like creature named Lina, who was once a human. However, Curdie must resolve his own skepticism before he can use the powers granted him to defeat the evil that is threatening the future of the kingdom.

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    The Princess and Curdie

    Read by Ian Whitcomb
    6.0 hrs • Mar/09/2009 • Unabridged
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  8. 4.9 hrs • Jan/01/2006 • Unabridged

    Admired by J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis and considered by W. H. Auden to be “the only English children’s book in the same class as the Alice books,” The Princess and the Goblin is a classic example of nineteenth-century children’s literary fairy tales. This is an ageless tale of courage and loyalty, beauty and mystery, and above all, good and evil. The discovery of a secret stairway running to the top of the castle where she lives leads Princess Irene to a revelation even more weighty than the fiendish plans of the goblin community that Curdie, a miner boy, has discovered. Will the Princess and Curdie understand the significance of what they have found, or will Harelip and the goblins successfully execute their evil plan? 

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    The Princess and the Goblin

    4.9 hrs • Jan/01/2006 • Unabridged
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  9. 3.8 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged

    A favorite author of C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald delivers another lovely tale in the story The Wise Woman. It is a story of two girls, one is a princess and the other a daughter of a shepherd; both are spoiled and self-serving. Their lives are forever changed when they encounter the Wise Woman, who undertakes to teach them virtue with an astounding balance of grace and truth. Firm and loving, the Wise Woman is everything a good parent could hope to be, and a refreshing portrayal of the heavenly parent of us all. 

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    The Wise Woman

    Read by Veronica Murphy
    3.8 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged
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  10. 1.6 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged

    A witch’s curse ensures that a boy can never wake at night nor sleep when the sun beams. Conversely, a girl is doomed never to slumber at night nor be awake during daylight hours. Finally, a twist of fate unites them. MacDonald’s skill in imagery and grandfatherly style deliver a remarkable story that is accessible and light, yet acutely stirring and imbued with enduring value. Your capacity for imagination is sure to grow through this story that lifts our spirits and fills our minds with joy.

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    The Day Boy and the Night Girl

    Read by Paul Eggington
    1.6 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged
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  11. 1.0 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged

    Join the children Tangle and Mossy as they embark on a journey of faith, spiritual maturity and sanctification. Richly imaginative and sparkling with mythic qualities, this story communicates the joy of entering into faith as a child, traveling through life with a loving companion, and longing for the heavenly country. Poignant and beautifully written, The Golden Key will nourish both faith and imagination in the listener. C.S. Lewis delighted in the cleansing ability of reading George MacDonald, and The Golden Key certainly represents that quality.                                          

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    The Golden Key

    Read by Paul Eggington
    1.0 hrs • Jun/01/2004 • Unabridged
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