George MacDonald was a Scottish author known particularly for his poignant fairytales and fantasy novels. He inspired many authors, including W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, and Mark Twain. C.S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master". G. K. Chesterton cited The Princess and the Goblin as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence". MacDonald himself said, "I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or 50, or 75."
A Major Concern
My main concern, besides the poor quality of the narrator, is the length of the book. It needs to be broken up into chapters, at least for those who cannot possibly listen to all 5hours and 42 minutes of it in one sitting! Other than these two concerns, it is a decent copy, and what you should expect for the price.
Reader's voice seemed very elementary. I would have preferred a little more dramatic voices.