A Rogue Librarian's Reading List

{December 31, 2014}   The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

snow queenPlot: In this fairytale that inspired the movie Frozen, a young girl leaves on a quest to retrieve her childhood friend who is being held captive by the Snow Queen.

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.

2014 (#73)


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