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The Day Boy and the Night Girl

Gelesen von Laurie Anne Walden

(4,558 Sterne; 191 Bewertungen)

A boy named Photogen, who has never seen the moon, meets a girl named Nycteris, who has never seen the sun. The two of them must escape from the witch Watho. As usual with George MacDonald, this fairy tale has layers of meaning that go deeper than the story on the surface. (summary by L.A. Walden) (1 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-7

14:51

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Chapters 8-9

12:40

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Chapters 10-11

14:54

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Chapters 12-13

14:42

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Chapters 14-15

12:27

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Chapters 16-17

10:24

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Chapters 18-20

17:53

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Bewertungen

Enchanting

(4 Sterne)

Delightfully narrated and very listenable, with only a few small sounds to mar the sound quality. This is an enchanting tale of human capacity, that describes how when left ignorant, humans will attempt to find working theories for why our world is as it is. I first heard of this title referenced in Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean and it does carry some similar elements in trauma-bonds, and how when we know no other world, we can lack the imagination to comprehend our choices.

Astonishing!

(5 Sterne)

An amazing story and I cannot get over the author’s description of the night girl’s reaction to her very first time outside. No wonder George MacDonald influenced so many great authors over the years. I am smitten with Mr. MacDonald and will read everything he has ever written. Many thanks to LibriVox and the exceptional narrator.

(5 Sterne)

love to listen to this at night. :-)

Great Children’s story

(5 Sterne)

Well read, very clear and understandable. I listened to the whole thing in an hour and a half. A nice little way to keep my morning interesting while I do chores. George Macdonald is so good at creating a less gruesome version of a story that feels like a brother Grimm tale. I would highly recommend to mothers who are looking for good wholesome stories to share with their kids. His characters are constantly making mistakes and then instead of the author/movie excusing the fault or belittling it he addresses it and the character either realizes the mistake and repents and turns away from the destructive act or faces the consequences of the act and has to live with those consequences.

The Day Boy and the Night Girl

(4 Sterne)

It is so nice to see MacDonald's work here in the archive. This tale, which I had never heard of, is just wonderful. Well read by a single reader.

Sweet fantasy story

(5 Sterne)

Enjoyed this story Very much, especially the description of how the girl saw her night adventures with such intensity of her senses of things she saw. Extremely well read

Fantastic fairytale with great imagination

(5 Sterne)

Great recording, and great fairy tail by George McDonald. I love the way he tells stories. Good for children and adults alike.

(5 Sterne)

It's a truly enchanting tale, weaving in and out upon itself, and describing the glory and wonder of the phenomenon we call life from a perspective as fresh and childlike as morning dew on rosebuds. It is existence in a way not often, or perhaps never, told of. It is Innocence and menace and comfort and fright and elation and deepest sorrow, all woven into one marvelously simplistic and complex masterpiece. The narrator is lovely, and her voice fits the story like Cinderella's glass slipper. I thought it sounded like a sweet little brook or river, and was musical in a way that is simplistic and childlike and wonderful. Once again, Mr. George MacDonald has perfectly captured something beautiful like a firefly in a jar, and translated into something that can be enjoyed by everyone, five years old, fifty, or seventy-five. I encourage everyone to give this book a try, as it is a miracle made paper and ink.