Reading Level: All Ages
Length: 1 hour and 14 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Source: Audiobook from Audible.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
I got this audiobook for free as part of Audible’s Christmas giveaway. I had never actually listened to the original tale of The Snow Queen and ended up enjoying it quite a bit.
When a nasty gremlin takes an evil mirror into the heavens it shatters into a million pieces. One of the pieces, small as a grain of sand, falls into the eye of a young boy. The young boy grows cruel and is eventually snared by the Snow Queen. Meanwhile his best friend Gerta goes on a magical quest to find and save the young boy.
This was a well done reading of this Hans Christian Anderson tale. The narrator does a wonderful job with voices and narration and it was a joy to listen to.
I have read a number of Snow Queen retellings, but have never read the original tale. It was interesting to finally read the source for all of those retellings. There is a lot of magic and adventure in this tale and I think it is something readers of all ages will enjoy.
Overall this was a short, yet very well done listen. I would recommend if you are interested in listening to the original tale of The Snow Queen. If you are interesting in reading a wonderful retelling of The Snow Queen I would recommend Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu or Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee.