The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair

Book 1
Narrated by: Sarah Ovens
Series: The Wishing Chair, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Set off a magical adventure with the first book in Enid Blyton's classic fantasy series about a chair that can fly and grant wishes! Perfect for children aged 5 and up. When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a magical wishing-chair! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some wonderful adventures - to a giant's castle to rescue a new pixie friend, to the Land of Dreams, and even to a disappearing island! Who knows what might happen next? First published in 1937, this recording is based on the classic text, except that the pixie character's name has been changed to Binky.  

©1937 Enid Blyton Ltd (P)2017 Hodder Children's Books

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  • 07-14-20

Scariest stories ever

We couldn’t get past the first chapter with my 5 year old. And honestly I was really scared myself listening to it.

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One of our favorites

We love this book. The narrator is so pleasant to listen to and she has a lovely range of voices for the different characters. Great for children from 3 years.

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  • Mr. O. Coleman
  • 01-02-18

Best book I’ve ever read/ listened to

This audiobook is absolutely amazing, it has a brilliant story line and the characters voices are amazing it makes the audiobook 10 times better.
I completely recommend this audiobook!!

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  • D. C.
  • 12-27-17

5 year old loved it

our 5 year old listened to the whole thing in one sitting during a long car journey. the different characters are all acted out really well making it interesting for children and adults.

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  • Not So Franch
  • 04-13-19

great children's book.

My two children loved this book. My son has ADHD but Sarah Ovens great performance of this book kept him hooked.

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  • Doug
  • 04-24-18

The wishing chair

Great book would recommend to anyone . Absolutely great author and love the secret seven

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  • Paul Bickley
  • 07-24-19

Wow

They can fly!!!!!Awesome! If you lie down and listen to this you immediately think-I wish I could do that!! I reallyreallyreallyreallyreally love this book

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  • B Keith
  • 06-18-19

Enjoyable!

some parts made you sit on the edge of your seat and some parts were very bright and happy.

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 04-30-19

Delightful

Made a nice diversion from my usual choice, a little bit of fun will have to listen to more now.

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  • Liz
  • 12-16-18

From George

From George

Please please LISTEN 👂 TO this book 📖 it is the best book 📚 on the island. 🌴 it is very interesting so watch this.

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  • N C.
  • 08-29-18

as expected, another great Enid Blyton book

good adventures to be had here in the magical lands - let your imagination run wild

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  • (Andee4me:)
  • 07-23-18

A solid performance all round!

This is a great story from Enid and it shows all the great qualities of her children’s work.
Likeable elves and Characters allied to a wonderful adventure which all the family can enjoy. This gets a BIG thumbs up.

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  • Teagan
  • 03-18-18

Kids love it!

My children just loved this beautifully told fairytale and immediately asked to buy number 2 next!

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  • Beck Hill
  • 09-08-19

Very enjoyable!

My children and I enjoyed this story. The Narrator was very good and the story was well written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-19

lovd it

hi im mara and i love these books they are so good . i thank the people who are talking they are good to. love mara

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-20

Capture the imagination of my 6 year old!

This kept my son asking for more while he spent 40 minutes in the car each morning

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  • DaleKeith
  • 03-12-20

Best books ever

I love Enid her books growing up have always been a favorite and I passed them down to my children..but it's a dam good treat for me to have them read to me. I love these books

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  • Melissa J.
  • 09-06-19

We absolutely loved this book. Narrated very well!

We loved this book and was very well narrated. We very much enjoyed all of the characters and their adventures.

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  • Rachimah
  • 12-28-18

scary and weird

kids did not like it. won't listen to it because its eery and weird. i also think it has some really sexist values sprinkled throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-18

I. Love this. Book

This is a great book. One of my favourites. It’s really awesome. Highly recommend. So much fun.