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Sir Gibbie

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(4,809 Sterne; 102 Bewertungen)

These are the adventures of Sir Gibbie through the Scotland moors. Not being able to read or speak, Gibbie survives on the streets without a mother and having an alcoholic father. Yet, he wins the hearts of his neighbors and helps others. Children and adults learn through Sir Gibbie self-sacrifice, honesty, and purity. (Summary by Maggie Travers) (18 hr 1 min)

Chapters

The Earring

12:35

Read by Mary Ann Weathers

Sir George

14:47

Read by Mary Ann Weathers

Mistress Croale

13:45

Read by Mary Ann Weathers

The Parlour

19:47

Read by Taysha Lynn

Gibbie's Calling

15:43

Read by Taysha Lynn

A Sunday at Home

36:10

Read by Taysha Lynn

The Town-Sparrow

16:48

Read by Mark Hissong

Sambo

22:17

Read by Mark Hissong

Adrift

27:22

Read by Hannah Mary

The Barn

17:15

Read by Anna Roberts

Janet

22:30

Read by Maggie Travers

Glashgar

15:34

Read by Tony Addison

The Ceiling

8:51

Read by Maggie Travers

Hornie

22:50

Read by Hannah Mary

Donal Grant

9:46

Read by Mark Penfold

Apprenticeship

9:19

Read by Liz Loomans

Secret Service

12:23

Read by Hannah Mary

The Broonie

14:20

Read by Hannah Mary

The Laird

20:02

Read by Hannah Mary

The Ambush

15:14

Read by Jeremybuttler

The Punishment

26:08

Read by Jeremybuttler

Refuge

27:03

Read by Devorah Allen

More Schooling

20:55

Read by Devorah Allen

The Slate

16:27

Read by Devorah Allen

Rumours

17:15

Read by Devorah Allen

The Gamekeeper

29:12

Read by Devorah Allen

A Voice

10:36

Read by Amarlie

The Wisdom of the Wise

10:08

Read by Hannah Mary

The Beast-Boy

21:53

Read by Devorah Allen

The Lorrie Meadow

18:05

Read by Devorah Allen

Their Reward

13:08

Read by Devorah Allen

Prologue

17:48

Read by Devorah Allen

The Mains

29:12

Read by Devorah Allen

Glashruach

22:08

Read by Devorah Allen

The Whelp

13:45

Read by Devorah Allen

The Brander

22:40

Read by Devorah Allen

Mr. Sclater

10:43

Read by Devorah Allen

The Muckle Hoose

13:32

Read by Devorah Allen

Daur Street

18:00

Read by Hannah Mary

Mrs. Sclater

15:48

Read by Devorah Allen

Initiation

8:30

Read by Devorah Allen

Donal's Lodging

32:16

Read by Hannah Mary

The Minister's Defeat

17:19

Read by Hannah Mary

The Sinner

24:13

Read by Devorah Allen

Shoals Ahead

15:37

Read by Hannah Mary

The Girls

17:46

Read by Devorah Allen

A Lesson of Wisdom

10:35

Read by Mark Penfold

Needfull Odds and Ends

25:10

Read by Devorah Allen

The Houseless

13:21

Read by Twinkle

A Walk

25:03

Read by Devorah Allen

The North Church

12:42

Read by Devorah Allen

The Quarry

22:35

Read by Devorah Allen

A Night-Watch

17:16

Read by Devorah Allen

Of Age

13:22

Read by Devorah Allen

Ten Auld Hoose O' Galbraith

11:45

Read by Mary Ann Weathers

The Laird and the Preacher

10:11

Read by Devorah Allen

A Hiding-Place from the Wind

15:04

Read by Maggie Travers

The Confession

12:55

Read by Devorah Allen

Catastrophe

16:00

Read by Devorah Allen

Arrangement and Preparation

9:58

Read by Mark Penfold

The Wedding

14:30

Read by Hannah Mary

The Burn

14:02

Read by Hannah Mary

Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

What a lovely, imaginative story. If only there were people like “Sir Gibbie” - what a wonderful world it would be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.I give it 5 stars although the site does not appear to quite fill in the last star for some reason.

Thankful for Sir Gibbie

(5 Sterne)

I really enjoyed "Sir Gibbie." I'd heard about it being one of MacDonald's best "non-fantasy" books for a while and was glad to see the LibriVox community take it one. The readers did a wonderful job--thanks to each one of you! And the story itself was captivating. Never a real "page turner" (though the climax of the second third of the tale was pretty intense), MacDonald's story still drew me in and I was involved in the character's lives....learning from them and intrigued to see what the author had in store for them.....I actually didn't see the ending coming and was pleasantly surprised!

Sir Gibbie: Fully Alive

(5 Sterne)

Sir Gibbie is a picture of a child, a boy, and a young man fully alive. The readers for the most part did an amazing job bringing the story and words to life. George MacDonald portrays a heart responsive to grace and mercy. Sir Gibbie is a picture of what a person fully alive in God’s grace. We may say Sir Gibbie is someone we should aspire to live like but is not attainable. I think George McDonald is saying let us all live like Gibbie and we will find out whether it is attainable or not. Gibbie was a human fully alive!

Lovely Story

(5 Sterne)

After listening to other books and getting frustrated with the main character being 'overly perfect' I wondered, 'What is so different about Sir Gibbie?' I just loved him right from the start! I think the reason is that, instead of being the model of a 'perfect Christian' he is, instead, a type of Christ, who is the model for what a Christian should be like. This book has a lot of Scots in it, but I got used to it as the book went on. Most of the readers are excellent, Esp. Devorah Allen and Hannah Mary. Thanks for making this available! So inspiring 💕

(5 Sterne)

Great story. Even though George MacDonald's theology is not completely sound it is evident his love of Jesus is real. Gibbie is an unreal human being with a nature more akin to a pre-fall condition of man than after. Donal seems more real because of his weakness than Gibbie but it is an inspiring tale non the less.

(4,5 Sterne)

This book is fantastic. So many gems of wisdom, truth, goodness, and beauty throughout each chapter. There were several chapters that were quite difficult to understand due to a change of reader, but the majority of readers were fine and even relayed a delightful Scottish accent.

Echoes of so many themes

(5 Sterne)

There is a little of "The Gods must be Crazy". Janet could be Curdie's mother in "The Princess and the Goblin". Greed undermining wealth. Alcoholism is vividly portrayed, but unlike with Pansy, Prohibition is not a cure.

George MacDonald comes through again

(5 Sterne)

a hard start that almost made me wait listening, but i powered through and am delighted with the book. Lots of Scottish dialect that requires close listening, some readers succeeding better than others at being comprehensible.