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The Wise Woman

Gelesen von Nathan

(4,651 Sterne; 63 Bewertungen)

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)

Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Starlite and Tricia G (2 hr 57 min)


01 - Chapter 1


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02 - Chapter 2


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03 - Chapter 3


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04 - Chapter 4


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05 - Chapter 5


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06 - Chapter 6


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07 - Chapter 7


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08 - Chapter 8


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09 - Chapter 9


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10 - Chapter 10


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11 - Chapter 11


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12 - Chapter 12


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13 - Chapter 13


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14 - Chapter 14


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15 - Chapter 15


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(3,5 Sterne)

A story well worth listening to. A parable of the good character needed of children and the attention parents need to pay towards it. Like George MacDonald's "Back of the North Wind" the Christ figure in the story is a wise woman. >>The narration is good (but not great). The audio quality is very poor, and required turning down the bass and treble (to heighten voice tones) and turning up the volume in my car. I almost did not listen due to the poor quality.

Unable to hear

(3 Sterne)

I was really excited to listen to this. The narrator seemed good as well. Unfortunately it was so quiet I could not hear in the car or on my iPhone while I did dishes, which is when I usually listen. I searched for apps to help boost the sound but finally gave up. I heard snippets of the story but the sound just became frustrating.

(5 Sterne)

This wonderful story is, on the surface, about two girls, their parents, and a mysterious woman. But it is a spot-on depiction of how hard it is to realize our problems in character, and how many stages it takes to change our hearts.

Amazing piece of literature

(4 Sterne)

One of MacDonlads best in my mind and a great job of reading by the host!

Such a meaningful story. I will listen again since there is so

(5 Sterne)

Insightful and Engaging

(5 Sterne)

Deep, insightful, moving, and practical. I love this book!

Lovely story

(4 Sterne)

This is a lovely story that I was not familiar with - but what a wonderful tale that makes you think about the interaction between beauty, self-discipline and sacrifice. How we all want our own way, and how like we are to the two little girls in this story. Yet with humor and a light heart, MacDonald helps us to see a higher way. Nathan did a wonderful job of reading this solo project. The sound quality leaves a bit to be desired, but it's worth a listen regardless.