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  • George MacDonald

    'You must learn to be strong in the dark as well as in the day, else you will always be only half brave.' This work is a wonderfully evocative and mysterious tale of two children's fight against an evil witch. The boy Photogen, who has never seen the moon, meets the girl Nycteris, who has never seen the sun. Together they must escape from the witch Watho. As usual, the author George MacDonald takes the listener on a journey going far deeper than the story in...read more

  • George MacDonald

    This book is a wonderfully evocative and enigmatic tale of two children's fight against a wicked witch. The boy Photogen, who has never seen the moon, meets the girl Nycteris, who has never seen the sun. Together they must escape from the witch Watho. As usual, the author George MacDonald takes the listener on a voyage going far deeper than the story in...read more

  • George MacDonald

    The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid, Lootie, for company. Unknown to her, the nearby mines are inhabited by a race of goblins, long banished from the kingdom and now anxious to take revenge on their human neighbours. One rainy day, Irene explores the castle and discovers a beautiful, mysterious lady, who identifies herself as Irene's namesake and...read more

  • George MacDonald

    The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid 'Lootie' for company. Her father the king is normally absent, and her mother is dead. Unknown to her, the nearby mines are inhabited by a race of goblins, long banished from the kingdom and now anxious to take revenge on their human neighbors. One rainy day, the princess explores the castle and discovers a beautiful, mysterious lady, who identifies herself as Irene's namesake and great-great-grandmother. The story quietly suggests the ideas of courage and honor in every incident. It...read more

  • George MacDonald

    Anodos is a young boy who finds a large and mystical castle with a big and impressive library. The library hides the secret story of the poor Cosmo who was a student at the university of Prague. Cosmo’s life changed forever because of a mirror. But it was no usual mirror; it was an enchanted and a beautiful girl’s soul was kept inside of it. Cosmo was determined to free the girl but was he able to? Read this short story and find out. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA...read more

  • George MacDonald

    George MacDonald (1824 –1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. ‘Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women’ is a fantasy novel, which was first published in 1858. It is a coming-of-age tale or spiritual quest narrative of the character Anodos, a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike realm where he goes on a long journey full of dramatic adventures. Anodos discovers the fairies that live in flowers, the tree spirits, and a host of other creatures and apparitions. Ultimately he learns and understands about surrendering the...read more

  • George Macdonald Fraser

    Private McAuslan was ‘the biggest walking disaster to hit the Army’. Loosely based on his own experiences in a Scottish regiment, and written with rare humour, a sense of the ludicrous and real affection for soldiering, the second volume of George MacDonald Fraser’s McAuslan trilogy now finally comes to life on audio. Private McAuslan, J. – the Dirtiest Soldier in the World (alias the Tartan Caliban) – will be joyfully familiar to readers of THE GENERAL DANCED AT DAWN, the first volume of George MacDonald Fraser’s stories of life in a Scottish regiment. Unwashed, unbuttoned, and dropping pieces of soiled equipment as he came, civilian readers may...read more

  • George Macdonald Fraser

    Private McAuslan was ‘the biggest walking disaster to hit the Army’. Loosely based on his own experiences in a Scottish regiment, and written with rare humour, a sense of the ludicrous and real affection for soldiering, the first volume of George MacDonald Fraser’s McAuslan trilogy now finally comes to life on audio. Private McAuslan, J. – the Dirtiest Soldier in the World (alias the Tartan Caliban) – demonstrates his unfitness for military service in this first volume of stories of life in a Scottish regiment. Unkempt, ungainly and unwashed, civilian readers may regard him with shocked disbelief. But generations of ex-servicemen have hailed him with...read more

  • George Macdonald Fraser

    Private McAuslan was ‘the biggest walking disaster to hit the Army’. Loosely based on his own experiences in a Scottish regiment, and written with rare humour, a sense of the ludicrous and real affection for soldiering, the third volume of George MacDonald Fraser’s McAuslan trilogy now finally comes to life on audio. Private McAuslan’s admirers already know him as court-martial defendant, ghost-catcher, star-crossed lover and golf caddie extraordinary; in this third and final volume of army memoirs he appears as the most unlikely of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill; as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the...read more

  • George MacDonald

    The classic fantasy that influenced C. S. Lewis and Tolkien, considered one of George MacDonald s most important works, is the story of the young man, Anodos, and his adventures in fairyland which ultimately reveal the human condition. I write, not for children, wrote George MacDonald, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five. All-at-once written with an innocent whimsy and soulful yearning, the heart of Anodos journey through fairyland reveals a spiritual quest that requires a surrender of the self. MacDonald s fantasy novel as well as his other works have had major influence on many authors who considered him their mentor: C. S. Lewis said, I have never...read more

  • Edgar Allan Poe

    Scary tales to send a shiver up your...read more

  • George MacDonald

    A magical fairytale which features a fiesty princess who has been cursed with the unfortunate affliction of life without gravity. Can she break the spell before she flouts...read more

  • Vincent O'sullivan

    Vampires, werewolves and things that go BUMP in the...read more

  • George MacDonald

    The Golden Key is a beautiful allegory of life, death, and the afterlife.  This story follows a young boy and girl as they embark on strange adventures that help them to better understand the circumstances of their own lives as well as those surrounding life itself.  Their wanderings and discoveries bring them hope for life after death. In The Giant’s Heart two youngsters must learn to look for creative solutions as they struggle against a giant who guards his heart so carefully that he has lost sight of what is good and moral and has become quite a formidable and evil foe. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well...read more

  • George MacDonald

    A beautiful, tragic, and hopeful tale, this story centers around such themes as love, loss, and empathy.  While floating through life may provide this heroine with a seemingly carefree existence, she has to find real love to teach her the importance of genuine emotion as well as the gifts of sacrifice and selflessness. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works. Simon Bubb brings his passion to every performance and is considered to be one of the top...read more

  • George MacDonald

    Two girls born to very different families become spoiled and rotten, though in very different ways.  A wise and powerful woman visits each of them and offers them a look at their true self, at how others live, and at how to grow and change.  This powerful story dissects parenting, priviledge, self-awareness, and the ability versus the choice to change one’s life. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works. Simon Bubb brings his passion to every...read more

  • George MacDonald

    In this tale, a powerful witch attempts to control others’ perception of the world and subjugates a baby boy and baby girl to different experiments, attempting to gain knowledge and power.  These two young people grow into opposites and must learn to conquer their fears and rejoice in the differences of others in order to become whole again. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works. Simon Bubb brings his passion to every performance and is...read more

  • George MacDonald

    A collection of some of George MacDonald’s greatest short stories, this bundle brings together the lessons and delightful tales of The Golden Key & The Giant's Heart, The Light Princess, The Wise Woman, and The Day Boy and the Night Girl.  MacDonald is one of the most influential fiction writers and is famous for his eye-opening parables and extraordinary fantasies.   This collection of stories offers bold and beautiful insights to love, loss, growth, and life. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will...read more

  • Hans Christian Andersen

    An wonderful collection of short stories for...read more