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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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A thrilling novel from the best-selling children's author. When a Hag, an orphan boy and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed and the princess doesn't want to be rescued. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand - will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe | 2/16/2014

    " A horrible ogre lives on a far distant isle, hoping for peace and quiet, but he is plagued by humans on the run who want to be changed into animals to escape their troubles. When the misfit Princess Mirella arrives, running away from the dismal fate of an arranged marriage, she causes the ogre to have a nervous breakdown, and a small party of rescuers, sent by the Norn, or fates, find they have their hands full trying to take care of the ogre and figure out what to do with the princess. As usual Ibbotson has created a fun, cozy fantasy romp where the bad guys are vanquished and everyone lives happily ever after. Middle grades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clover White | 2/5/2014

    " I love this author-- I'll read anything she writes, even books about ogres aimed at eight-year olds. This did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bayla | 2/4/2014

    " This book has everything you love about Eva Ibbotson's children's books -- humor and magic, expectations turned on their heads, children who are different and wonderful and powerful. Not everything is what it appears or what you expect, and good always triumphs in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Irwin | 2/3/2014

    " A good story for kids. I liked the exploration of the various characters, so that we can see that we are more than what is on the surface. It showcased that we don't have to accept what we may perceive as our fate. A decent, harmless read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs.Charles | 1/28/2014

    " Good book. Cute twist on a typical fantasy/fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/19/2014

    " I love Ibbotson--humorous and light. She's one of my all-time favorite authors for kids. I'm sad because I just learned she recently passed away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/27/2013

    " Delightfully classic Ibbotson fantasy! Her last before she died. Grades 4 and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K8 | 12/20/2013

    " Absolutely absurd and delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 12/3/2013

    " I shall look for others by Ibbotson when I need a light-hearted fantasy with excellent use of the English language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tjala | 12/3/2013

    " Ok, but a bit dissapointing. I liked the ending though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/16/2013

    " The Ogre of Oglefort is so unexpected and fun. I can't always stick it out through an entire fantasy story but this one had me captivated from page one. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/23/2013

    " I read this book for school- I'm sure my Primary 7 boys will love the humour in it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandielle | 5/20/2013

    " Another great story by Eva Ibbotson! She writes fairy tales where all the normal biases are thrown out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/10/2013

    " I absolutely love Eva Ibbotson's books. I can't believe this is the last one she'll ever published. I was devastated when I found out that she had died last year, but now it's really over. She was an amazing author, and the world will sorely miss her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianne | 4/17/2013

    " Best books of 2011: Castles and Ogres... Oh My! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/18/2013

    " Wonderful charming story. Good to curl up with on a rainy Saturday! Would make a classroom read aloud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ratforcekids | 12/17/2012

    " Humorous fantasy with twists and turns and very kooky characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 11/9/2012

    " This was totally silly and fun. A perfect companion volume to the mammoth apocalyptic horror of The Passage. Sometimes enjoyment of a book is enhanced by timing and context. Haha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 9/28/2012

    " Fun fantasy that made me laugh. I loved the characters and the sense of humor of this book and will definitely be recommending it often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 6/3/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book and loved how the characters were a bit unconventional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ella | 11/10/2011

    " Ella loves Eva Ibbotson "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Lawrence | 8/26/2011

    " Such a fun, light read about a motley crew of fantasy characters and and ordinary boy who band together to rescue a princess. I could see kids really loving this. It reminded me a lot of Shrek too, many disgusting tidbits about the ogre that kids would enjoy for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donalyn | 6/13/2011

    " Eva Ibbotson wrote delightful fantasy for decades and in this book, her last, she leaves us with a charming story about a group of misfit creatures who find a family and home with each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 4/2/2011

    " This is pitch-perfect Eva Ibbotson. There's a curious cast of characters, an unusual ending, and logic that is so logical it defies logic. I loved how the entire book is a commentary on our current economic crisis. "

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About the Author
Author Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson (1925–2010) was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Her books have won and been shortlisted for many prizes.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.