Book review: The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

 

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

 

By George MacDonald
Read by Brooke Heldman

ISBN: 978-1-61375-653-9
Category: Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile

Unabridged – 5.25 hours – 5 CDs
Released: Originally written in 1872.
October 2014

Publisher: Oasis Audio

Source: Received from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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A few years ago, I discovered Lilith by chance, looking for some good audiobooks for free on Librivox. I was stunned by the vastness of the book, like a major fresco. Time now to discover more works by this great master, and The Princess and The Goblin is definitely one of his most famous books. I’m grateful to Oasis Books for this superb audio-production and for allowing me to listen to it for free through the awesome Audiobook Jukebox,  a must for all audiobook lovers and reviewers.
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Spotlight and giveaway: Flambé in Armagnac – I love France #160

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Flambé in Armagnac

(cozy mystery)

Release date: August 6, 2015
at Le French Book

140 pages

ISBN: 978-1939474414

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SYNOPSIS

A small town holds fiercely onto its secrets.
In the heart of Gascony, a fire ravages the warehouse of one of Armagnac’s top estates, killing the master distiller. Wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to estimate the value of the losses. But Cooker and his assistant Virgile want to know more. How did the old alembic explode? Was it really an accident? Why is the estate owner Baron de Castayrac penniless? How legal are his dealings? The deeper the Winemaker Detective digs, the more suspicious characters he uncovers. There is more than one disgruntled inhabitant in this small town. As we witness the time-honored process of Armagnac distillation and the day-to-day activities of the hunt, the market place, and the struggle for power and duck confit, we get a glimpse of the traditions of southwestern France where this mystery of possible arson and murder lies below the surface.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and TV journalist
when he is not writing novels in southwestern France.
He is the grandson of a winemaker
and exhibits a real passion for wine and winemaking.
For him, there is no greater common denominator than wine.
He gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the Winemaker Detective,
which he coauthors with Noël Balen.
Noël lives in Paris, where he shares his time between writing, making records, and lecturing on music.
He plays bass, is a music critic and has authored a number of books about musicians in addition to his novel and short-story writing.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Translator Sally Pane studied French at State University of New York Oswego and the Sorbonne before receiving her Masters Degree in French Literature from the University of Colorado. She has translated several titles in this series.
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Book review: The Bookseller – I love France #159

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The Bookseller

The Bookseller

The Bookseller:
The First Hugo Marston Novel

by Mark Pryor

mystery

Publication Date: 2012
by Seventh Street Books

280 pp
ISBN 978-1-61614-708-2
Paperback • Ebook

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If you have had the opportunity to visit Paris, I would bet one of your favorite spots is the row of bouquinistes along La Seine. Now imagine a mystery centered on these book stalls. How cool is that! With ample suspense and great characters, I could not pass the opportunity to present to you The Bookseller.
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