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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George MacDonald, Ian Whitcomb Narrator: Ian Whitcom Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by whalesister | 2/20/2014

    " See my review for The Princess and the Goblin. My kids made me read this to them for four hours straight Sunday afternoon (I wasn't hard to persuade), and then were disappointed that we had to stop for dinner. Eric hurried and got ready early for school the next morning so I could read another chapter, and the first thing he said to me when he got home from school was "Princess and Curdie!" and grabbed a snack and the book and a blanket and headed outside with me and Abby to read on the lawn. Guess what we're finishing up before bed tonight? I finished it already myself, actually. I cheated and read on ahead while they were at school. Great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susan | 2/18/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Has the idea of "second breakfast" ever been used anywhere but here and Tolkien? I was surprised and a bit bummed by discovering it's usage here as I thought it was a Tolkien original. Small detail. Old-school writing style is worth the effort. Also bemused by the ending as the storyline was fast-forwarded so abruptly compared to the style of the rest of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brenda Bindschatel | 2/14/2014

    " Sweet story about faith and trust, choosing to believe in and follow someone even in the face of seemingly contrary evidence and much opposition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 2/14/2014

    " I re-read this recently on my Kindle. Classic older children's book, sequel to 'The Princess and the Goblin'. In this story, Curdie sets out on an adventure where he discovers a city full of corruption and treachery, and determines to stand up for what is right. Plenty of Christian allegory for those who are interested in seeing it, and lots of excitement and adventure for all. Recommended. "

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About the Narrator

Ian Whitcomb is a published narrator of children’s books. Some of the published credits of Ian Whitcomb include The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie.