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The Snow Queen

By: Hans Christian Andersen
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
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Publisher's Summary

Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale The Snow Queen is an enchanting story of the bond of love and friendship between young playmates Kai and Gerda. When a small shard of a wicked troll's broken mirror lodges in Kai's eye and heart, he loses his joyfulness and sees only the world's imperfections. With his heart turned to ice, the Snow Queen kidnaps him and returns to her castle in the far northern reaches of Lapland.

Gerda, heartbroken but innocent and full of love, sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters a bewitching old woman, talking crows, a prince and princess, and others who help her on her journey. With childlike faith and pureness, she finds the strength to continue on to the SnowQueen's isolated palace, never giving up on hope that she will reunite with Kai and thaw his heart.

Told in seven parts, this classic fairy tale is considered one of Andersen's finest works and has inspired countless other stories, including Disney's smash hit Frozen. Princess-obsessed kids and parents alike will be charmed by Gerda's perseverance and faith throughout this tale of friendship, love, and bravery.

Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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A classic — but nonsense

I have a soft spot for old tales and sentimental stories, but this story by Hans Christian Andersen is such a fantastical mash-up of magic fairytale tropes, I can only recommend it for people who are tripping on prodigious amounts of mushrooms — for whom it may make perfect sense.

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MARVELOUS!!

Simply marvelous!! Especially on this Christmas Eve as it brought beautiful memories of my childhood in snowy Poland..

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This was much more insane then I expected, and I love it.

These kids are insane, and I love it. It’s a strange bundle of connected stories that I enjoyed very much.

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LOOSELY the Inspiration for Frozen

The story was a bit disjointed with some strong scenes that have inspired other media. As a short story it rushes the plot without flashing or characters, but the narrator does a wonderful job giving each a unique voice and very appropriate tonality and inflection. Worth a listen, but probably not a repeat.

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Great reading!

The reading is perfect! The story is what frozen is (VERY loosely) based on, but with many very creative and bizarre parts that Disney chose to leave out.

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A short, wonderful adventure.

I loved the store and when I didn’t finish the first time I listened, I started it all over again to finish it, happily.

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Christian story

too many references to christ for my taste but not a bad story altogether.

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wow

hans Christian Andersen is describing ever so much.there is a imagination in this lovely book

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Narrator ruins the story

I've listened to thousands of audio books lasting from a few minutes to in excess of 50 hours. This is the worst narrator I've ever encountered. In addition to her normal voice being as melodious as nails on a chalkboard, the voice characterizations are even worse. I lost count of how many times she forgot to change from a character's voice to narrator voice or changed to character voice during narration.

If I had paid for this travesty, I would be extremely irritated.

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great read

great read, glad it's included in the membership. the narrator did a great job distinguishing characters

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