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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,816 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hans Christian Andersen Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll’s broken mirror lodges in Kai’s eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world’s imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland.

Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters a bewitching old woman, talking crows, a prince and princess, and others who help her on her journey. With childlike faith and pureness. she finds the strength to continue on to the Snow Queen’s isolated palace, never giving up on hope that she will reunite with Kai and thaw his heart.

Told in seven parts, this classic fairy tale is considered one of Andersen’s finest works and has inspired countless other stories, including Disney’s smash hit Frozen. Princess-obsessed kids and parents alike will be charmed by Gerda’s perseverance and faith throughout this tale of friendship, love, and bravery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was one of the greatest fairy-tale writers of all time”

    Library Journal, praise for the author

  • “Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.”

    Noel Daniel, editor of The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, praise for the author

  • “Katherine Kellgren’s performance wrings all of the emotion and suspense from Andersen’s classic tale of friendship, innocence, wickedness, and despair…Kellgren becomes the restrained storyteller, an old witch, talking crows, and more as she spins Andersen’s iconic story to its happy conclusion. Those who have been engaged by the alternative retellings of the past few years will be newly enchanted by the original. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/19/2014

    " A wonderful retelling of the Snow Queen fairytale! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Travis | 2/7/2014

    " While not the best of the series, it only rates that because the first few were so good. If you can find the hard cover copy at the used book store, buy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy | 1/31/2014

    " This is in the same line as her other tradition books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 1/31/2014

    " Not the best piece I've read from her, but still enjoyable. "

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