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Sir Gibbie

By: George MacDonald
Narrated by: Gordon Jack
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Summary

A wonderful story of adventure through the different spheres of life by Scottish author George MacDonald.

Listeners will fall in love with this "Christ-like" character, Gibbie, who is a mute, yet truly good in heart and in deed. A uniquely creative tale that will capture both the old and the young for ages to come.

Though a fiction book, it has the potential of expressing life lessons in a most enjoyable way.

May you be blessed as you travel with Sir Gibbie in this tale!

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Delightful characters, full of insight

This is a perfect reading of this Scots Victorian bildungsroman. Although the characters speak almost impenetrable broad Scots for big chunks of dialogue, this narrator makes that a delight to listen to rather than a chore. After a few such paragraphs the ear tunes in to the Scots, which is in itself a character in this novel.
The main character is perhaps surreal, but I find him very endearing and symbolic. It reads a bit like a fairy tale blended with Dickensian novel. I will come to it again and again, my two young children (7 and 9) are also loving bits of it as they overheard it while I listened. I am now wishing this same narrator had read all the other novels I want to read. It helps a bit that I listened to him first, I can now almost hear his Scots and Scottish accent as I read silently the texts. Give it a go!

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A Masterpiece

This is book was so good. George MacDonald was truly a master of story telling. The perfect story! And Gordon Jack's was perfect.

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A strangely compelling read

I started the book because I had heard that MacDonald had inspired CS Lewis and Tolkien. The former was a childhood favourite, and the latter an adolescent joy. At first I was put off by the dialect, then I was put off by the overt Christianity. Despite this there is something strangely compelling in the story, in the language and in the imagery. In the end it sort of haunted me, tempting me to go further into its alien landscape and weird fantasy. I would not say 'I loved it' but I would say that it drew me in.
Its definitely worth an attentive listen. …..or two... or maybe even three

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