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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (53,048 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shannon Hale Narrator: Cynthia Bishop, A Full Cast Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Books of Bayern Series Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781482983531
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Get ready for a fine adventure tale full of danger, suspense, surprising twists, and a satisfying conclusion. The engaging plot can certainly carry the tale, but Hale's likable, introspective heroine makes this also a book about courage and justice in the face of overwhelming odds.”

    Booklist

  • “A fine adventure tale full of danger, suspense, surprising twists, and a satisfying conclusion…This also a book about courage and justice in the face of overwhelming odds.”

    Booklist

  • “A full-cast production voiced by over four dozen actors brings this well-known Grimms fairy tale to life, albeit it with a modern and magical twist—This tale of courage and perseverance is a listening delight.”

    School Library Journal

  • “More magic, drama, and a far stronger princess than the original…A beautiful coming of age tale, filled with magic and self-discovery. Ms. Hale manages to take a brief, fairly well-known fable and weaves an impressive, lush story that is completely irresistible.”

    TheBookSmugglers.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittani | 2/18/2014

    " Though this a a young adult book, I really enjoyed it. I like the mix of mystical. I will for sure have my daughters read this when they are old enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shana | 2/15/2014

    " The story contains some minor differences from the Brothers Grimm version I grew up with, but overall, it follows the story fairly close. This story has just enough suspense in it that it kept me turning pages. I recommended this book to my family, and now my parents are both reading it. I think guys could read this book without feeling that it is too "girly," because there isn't a ton of romance in it. (There is a little romance, but not as much as I expected). I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book and all the books in the Series. It was such a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breanna | 2/7/2014

    " This book is so cute. It has true love, and death but it is adorable I love it it is one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia Fish | 2/4/2014

    " I really loved reading this book. I loved the characters, the setting, and the magic. It was a great read, I already want to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 2/4/2014

    " I really liked this book. It was a tiny bit slow a couple of times, but overall very good. The character development was better than any book I've read in a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 2/4/2014

    " Delightful! You were right again, Ruthie! Thanks! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Hepworth | 1/9/2014

    " I LOVE this book. I would love to see it made into a movie. I have read it too many times to count. It is a great "fairytale" read with some great life lessons included. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Wheeler | 1/3/2014

    " I love Goose girl!, it's not an every day princess and price book, it's better and awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toren | 11/26/2013

    " This was a fun quick read, well I guess listen in my case. I enjoyed the book on tape. Didn't realize it was a young adult story when I picked it out, but it was very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa Moreno | 11/25/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Etta | 10/22/2013

    " Book group May pick. I liked it for young adult fiction. Book group suggested the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubri | 9/9/2013

    " Excellent book with complex, filled out characters. A pleasant distraction with enough danger and intrigue to make it interesting. This author was inspired by Robin McKinley and it shows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylah Hassard | 8/18/2013

    " so good! and and easy read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty | 8/4/2013

    " I definitely liked parts of the book and the story as presented had potential. I wasn't a fan though of the writing because it was very plodding at times and it was hard to feel sympathetic for the princess because she kept disappearing and was a very weak main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Line | 4/2/2013

    " 2,5 star :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciara Corry | 12/25/2012

    " This book is a read over and over book. I don't ever get tired of this story and I probably know it like the back of my hand by now. I can relate to this book. It's definitely hard to live up to the standards your mom or others have set for you. "

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About the Author
Author Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the author of multiple award-winning young adult novels, including Austenland and the New York Times bestselling Princess Academy, which is also a Newbery Honor book. Her first book, The Goose Girl, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and won the Josette Frank Award. In addition to her successful young adult novels, she cowrote two graphic novels with her husband, Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack. Hale received a degree in English from the University of Utah and a master’s in creative writing from the University of Montana.