The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Series: The Bastable Family, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1899, The Story of the Treasure Seekers tells the tale of the Bastable children, Dora, Oswald, Dickie, Noel, Alice, and H.O. (short for Horace Octavius) and their attempts to restore the fallen fortunes of their family. They devise a series of plans to find or make money, varying from digging for treasure to being bandits, from going into business to rescuing rich elderly gentlemen from deadly peril.

Their schemes have varying degrees of success, but the real treasure turns out to come from a very different source than they imagined. Edith Nesbit's story has delighted generations of children and their parents - and will continue to entertain future generations to come.

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  • 11-06-15

Best ever

What made the experience of listening to The Story of the Treasure Seekers the most enjoyable?

The story, E. Nesbit has always been a good author.

What did you like best about this story?

The hilarious story

What about Cathy Dobson’s performance did you like?

That She used different tone for each expression, and She made the voices for Oswald, H-O, and Dora and the rest exceptional

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Holy anti-Semitic stereotype, Batman!

Loved this playful, sympathetic, and funny book...except for the greedy, hook-nosed Jewish moneylender who plops right down in the middle, ruining everything. Yikes! Why, Edith Nesbit? Why?

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Worst Reading I've Ever Heard

When I started listening to this, I thought that perhaps something had gone wrong with the download. The way in which the narrator exaggerates the last syllables of each sentence is downright bizarre. It's such a pity because the story is a gem. Buyer beware!!

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