I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Katherine Kellgren
Narrator: Katherine Kellgren
Length: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on June 15th 2014
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore
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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 Snow Queen 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."
Why Did I Listen To This Book?
I initially listened to The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson because it was assigned for a secret project. Unfortunately, I failed miserably at the secret project and ended up not listening to all of the books in time due to some personal things going on. The reason I listened to this one is because it was short, classic, seemed manageable and was narrated by one of my favorites – Katherine Kellgren.
What’s The Story Here?
Okay so basically the gist is that this troll guy who is the Devil has made a mirror that distorts the things it reflects and just makes everything look bad and ugly. So, then the devil tries to bring it into heaven to be a dick to god and the angels. Then the mirror slips into billions of pieces and breaks. They come back to Earth and get into people’s hearts and eyes, where the people can only see the bad.
Then, in the future there are two children, Kai, a boy and Gerda, a girl. They live next door and are BFFs. They learn about the Snow Queen from Kai’s grandmother. Kai then happens to see her, but is scared. Gerda learns a song about flowers. Then, okay, the mirror gets into Kai’s heart and he turns into a jerk. He only finds snowflakes beautiful.
That winter, Kai meets the Snow Queen twice and receives two kisses from her. She then kidnaps him. Then it is up to Gerda to find Kai, even though everyone thinks that he drowned. Of course, he did not and yeah, Gerda is about to head to Lapland and take on the Queen.
How Did I Like This Story?
Honestly, it has been nearly a year since I listened to this audiobook, so I do not remember exactly my feelings from when I listened to it. However, it is not a bad listen. I liked that I could connect elements of this story to Frozen, which haters gonna hate, I love.
How’s The Narration?
I listened to the version of The Snow Queen that is narrated by Katherine Kellgren. It is an hour and twenty minutes. Kellgren is the queen of narration always and forever and that is what you truly need to know.
Sum It Up With A GIF:
Essentially this is the perfect GIF – because of the being hit with shards of ice/glass.
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