The Wise Woman

Written by:
George MacDonald
Narrated by:

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2016
2 hours 57 minutes
George MacDonald was an influential Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. MacDonald's works (particularly his fairy tales and fantasy novels) claimed the admiration of such authors as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle.

The Wise Woman fairy tale was one of MacDonald's more popular works. This delightful story describes how a woman of mysterious powers pays visits to two very different young girls: one a princess, the other a shepherd's daughter. Neither girl is left unchanged by the startling events that are unleashed as a result: and the reader is confronted by astonishing fairy-worlds in which the girls are forced to choose between good and evil.

The Wise Woman has been subsequently republished under various titles, including:
- The Lost Princess, and
- A Double Story. (Summary by Godsend)
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Unique fairy tale type story. Good narration for the most part.

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Timothy D.

The story is really great, full of moral wisdom, especially regarding the raising of children. However, recording was very weak, and sometimes the narrator tend to kind of mumble, which, at the lower volume, made it difficult to understand portions of the story.

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I read this book years ago, when I first became a Christian and thought it was the beat thing since sliced bread, and it has stuck with me since, though I could never say what stuck. Hearing it again today, 7 years later I am still amazed by all the MacDonald packed into it, and it is a beautiful, short, intriguing book about the Christian life, through the lens of a thick fairytale. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it again, though a little less now than then.

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