This review is based on the audiobook narrated by Julia Whelan.
This audiobook was Audible’s holiday gift to it’s members this year and it is a great tale for the season. For all that can be said about Amazon, who now owns Audible, I do love the service and the wonderful audiobooks that it gave me access to this year. I highly encourage you all to give it a try at Audible.com.
But enough advertising. This was an enthralling and magical fairy tale in seven parts starting with a magic mirror, traveling down frozen rivers, through witches’ cottages, princess’ palaces and ending with rescues and happy endings. It’s always a pleasure to read a fairy tale where the girl is the victorious hero and not simply a future wife to be rescued.
The whole is only a little over an hour long and narrated skillfully by Audible’s narrator of the year.