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All six Bastable children - Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius - are ambitious adventurers, digging detectives and intrepid treasure seekers by nature. Unfortunately, the Bastable family is currently facing an uncertain financial future. When father takes ill, and his business partners abandon him, the six children team up in an effort to restore their family’s wealth. Although they devise some ingenious escapades, their efforts usually end up unprofitable but fun - and sometimes their digging gets downright dangerous. But one day their adventure leads them to completely unexpected results. Author E. Nesbit’s classic children’s stories have entertained countless readers since their original publication over 100 years ago. With Simon Prebble’s exceptional narration this marvelously written tale shines as brightly as gold coins.

Public Domain (P)2001 Recorded Books

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  • 06-28-17

Fun and Engaging Book

My children and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It helped a lot to listen and read text simultaneously, for proper pronunciation and understanding (since we are American).

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Great story for kids (and adults)

Such an endearing story. The perspective from the children's eyes is fantastic. They are right: grown ups do say and do all those things! The children's innocence and imaginations are refreshing. Loved it and highly recommended it! <3

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There are many recordings of The Treasure Seekers and they vary greatly in quality. It is fundamentally important that the reader understand this story’s narrator in a sympathetic way. Some of the recordings are rot because the reader doesn’t seem to like the children, but Mr. Prebble’s reading is A-1.

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I love this book😉❤️!!!

I think this book is a very good book. I think anyone who likes funny stories and classic English books should read or listen to this book because I think it is a classic but you can decide for your self❤️😍😉!!! I like this book because it was written by E. Nesbitt. If you like this book you should read or listen to five children and it which is sort of like the story of The treasure seekers but it is a little more magical then the story of the treasure seekers100%❤️💛💚💙💜!!!

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good children's book

the narrator does a good job of explaining the British venacular into the American language

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I like how I can relate to this book in all sorts of ways. My favorite part is the scene with the robber and burglar (apparently two different things).

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Grate narration, slow moving story

The narration was awesome the story was very Charming but at times it seemed very slow and it seems that we would lose track of what was happening due to that. We did finish it and we're happy with the ending. In some ways I think this would better read rather than listen to.

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This was a delightful story from yester-year.

each chapter was a joy to read, and the narrator was splendid. I'll read it again soon and I definitely recommend it to you!

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  • 10-09-20

Wonderful story, fabulous adventures..

A wonderful story, evoking times gone by when children were free to have adventures outside and make up their own games and get into scrapes. It is of its time.. so of course girls and boys were different although these girls are brilliant and Dora, a little mother. I cannot understand the former review at all. There is a brief mention of colonialism as was happening in history at this time..none of the children are racist in any way, welcoming a 'self professing, poor indian gentleman and inviting him for a nursery tea, thinking he is a red indian, but they are children and he has a 'jolly time, not being poor at all!"
One of Edith Nesbit's best.
Cleverly told from a 'child's point of view' with a motherless group of children trying to restore their fallen fortunes. a lovely group of caring, imaginative children with the 'child author' always trying to remember to behave like a gentlman but getting into wild scrapes due to a father working so hard and no mother to guide them. made me smile, laugh, feel sad and joyful. This story will make you smile.

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  • valleywriter
  • 07-23-20

Explicit content: parents be aware!

It’s important to know that this book is very much of its time and reflects disturbing imperial attitudes regarding class, race, women & girls. It includes overtly racist and explicitly anti-semitic content. There are some very lovely elements in the book (a great story in many ways, and beautifully written) but it’s badly in need of a re-write. I really don’t think this unexpurgated version should be available for children.