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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: Alex Jennings Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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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, the princess doesn't want to be rescued - and the ogre's dead wife is turning in her grave. 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/14/2014

    " Eva Ibbotson has once again created a captivating book with characters that draw you in and a creative plot with interesting twists and turns. When a troll, a hag, a wizard, and an orphan are charged with rescuing a young princess from the dreaded ogre of Oglefort, they know they are in over their heads, but things don't turn out to be uite what they expect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Lawrence | 2/5/2014

    " 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 Tash | 2/3/2014

    " So I read this for my aunt for my cousin. I thought the beginning was slow until it got to the boy. After that, it was pretty interesting. A nice tale for younger readers about friendship and a reasonable attitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 2/2/2014

    " the story was really good!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanshad Whelan | 1/30/2014

    " Classic Ibbotson. While I think I like some of her stories better than this, the overall tale here is still charming, whimsical and at times delightfully gross. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/21/2014

    " The Hag of Dribble needs a familiar and Ivo the orphan is willing to leave his dreary orphanage behind. Together with their friends they rescue Mirella from the Ogre, or is it the other way around? If looking for a quirky fantasy, this is a sure and humorous best bet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/13/2014

    " When I picked this book up, it was only because I liked the cover and now I am so glad I did. The characters were amazing- my favorite had been Ulf! Eva Ibbotson was a brilliant storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bayla | 12/10/2013

    " 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. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/18/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christen | 4/9/2013

    " An enjoyable story with quirky characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/11/2013

    " I love Ibbotson's books and this was no exception. She makes fantasy fun and exciting, not dark and scary. I will truly miss reading her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/22/2013

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/8/2012

    " A fun easy enjoyable read. Not the wow of 5 stars, but everything but. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donalyn | 11/2/2012

    " 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 Ratforcekids | 3/8/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 11/20/2011

    " 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 K8 | 10/30/2011

    " Absolutely absurd and delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/4/2011

    " I'd say this one was fairly standard middle grade fantasy fare, but there was also something charmingly British about it as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 7/6/2011

    " Things are not what they seem. Princeses don't always want to be treated royally. and ogres aren't nexessarily evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pkelsay | 5/20/2011

    " Everything one would expect from this author - fun, down-to-earth, clever. The ending surprised me a little, which was nice. "

  • 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

Alex Jennings, a distinguished two-time Olivier Award winner, has starred in numerous Royal Shakespeare and National Theatre productions; his films include The Four Feathers, The Wings of the Dove, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.