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Phantastes

Narrated by: Brad Powers
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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A young man named Anodos experiences dream like adventures in Fairy Land, where he meets tree spirits, endures the presence of the overwhelming shadow, journeys to the palace of the fairy queen, and searches for the spirit of the earth. The story conveys a profound sadness and a poignant longing for death.
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  • C. M. W.
  • 24-12-18

THIS IS LIBRIVOX'S FREE RECORDING

This exact recording is available free on librivox and belongs to librivox. I'm agog that audible is charging folks for this. It's not their intellectual property. Audible has chopped out the "this is a librivox recording" part of each chapter. I wonder how often this has happened.

The reading is poor because the reader is merely a volunteer.

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  • sempervirens
  • 08-01-19

Same audio as free on librivox

The narrator seems like a volunteer; he mispronounces some words and is somewhat monotone, but otherwise good. You can download the very same audio free from librivox though, so I’m not sure why I paid for it here...

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  • Ron Hutchcraft
  • 14-07-17

Nothing but the Best!

So impressed, George MacDonald is the Grandfather of us All! Such a Beautiful reading absolutely Captivating and Riveting! Classic Poetry
Beautiful Literature, Rare Comfort. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Trevor Reed
  • 26-12-17

Terrible narrator

The story was intriguing but the narrator was unbearable to listen to. Couldn't get past second the chapter. I was really excited to get through this book too.

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  • Philip Jagt
  • 14-11-17

Rich, sad, hopeful fairy tale

One of the most moving tales I have ever known of. George Macdonald gives a tremendous sense of melancholy and redemption through this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-17

Wasnt as easy to get through but inspiring

wasn't as easy to get through as I hoped but it was definitely inspiring. I read it because CS Lewis sided this book as one of his Inspirations. I thought it would be a super exciting read but it was more of an exciting story told in kind of dragging way. at the end I felt very fond of the book. it could have been the reader's fault that it kind of dragged. I'm not sure but still happy I read it.

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  • stephen
  • 23-10-17

Unparalleled Fairy Tale

MacDonald's pace and poetic prose (and also his frequent unbridled poetry itself) is astounding. His subject is timeless, but his telling of it incredible. The insights into the nature of the soul, the nature of the cosmos, are profound.

The recording is slightly below the standards I'm used to, but it didn't detract much from the experience.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-17

Beautiful

I finished it and promptly started over. so beautiful. the narrator's voice is just right. it's like a slow, sleepy tour of faery and it WILL make you cry. let George take you to Tir Na Nog.

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  • V
  • 13-06-19

Caveat Emptor

Poor performance and apparently appropriated from Librivox. I'm confused, Audible usually does rather well. Oh well.

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  • Hharney
  • 20-02-19

The Master creates a baptized imagination within..

I now know why this book changed C.S. Lewis's life and helped him seek that feeling of joy found within this book. The narration is fabulous and MacDonald's prose is beautifully complex and addicting. The songs and poems within are bright, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.