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    • The Wonderful Garden

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Collins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy, a psammead, in a gravel pit. Every day 'It' will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset, often with disastrous consequences. Never out of print since 1902. The Introduction to this edition examines Nesbit's life and her reading, showing the change in childrens' literature from Victorian times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of my favorites

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Michele Elliott on 10-08-10

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Father has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. Now Mother has moved Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis from London to an old English country house. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, the children are ecstatic to find that their new home is near a railway station. Making friends with both the porter and the station master is great fun. So is waving to a kindly old gentleman who rides through on the 9:15 every morning. When mother gets sick, it is he to whom they turn for help. And later, when a fortunate twist of fate returns their father to them, they are surprised to find the old gentleman involved once again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By Greenleaf on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Five Children and It

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril and the Lamb are on holiday at the White House, a beautiful place on the edge of a hill with a chalk quarry one side and a gravel-pit on the other. Before they have even been there a week, they make an amazing discovery. Digging in the gravel-pit, they find a fairy! The Psammead is brown, furry, fat and shaped like a spider- as well as being very old, and very grumpy. But most importantly, the creature can grant wishes, and the children are soon having the most wonderful adventures...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • THIS HAPPENS BEFORE MOTOR CARS

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $7.01

    • The Magic City

    • Golden Deer Classics
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Janet Paulson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    After Philip's older sister and sole family member Helen marries, he goes off to live with his new step sister Lucy. He has trouble adjusting at first, thrown into the world different from his previous life and abandoned by his sister while she is on her honeymoon. To entertain himself he builds a giant model city from things around the house: game pieces, books, blocks, bowls, etc. Then through some magic, he finds himself inside the city, and it is alive with the people he has populated it with.

    Regular price: $2.73

    • The Book of Dragons

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Nicki White, Matt Stewart
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Eight enchanting short stories by E. Nesbit, featuring children and their misadventures with dragons. Although written over a 100 years ago, these magical tales are timeless classics and will appeal to all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrations & stories

    • By Rebecca C. on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This edition of Hamlet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Set in Denmark, the story dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This sounds like a robotic reading of Cliff Notes

    • By Gary W. Pearson on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Enchanted Castle

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy discover an enchanted garden and wake a beautiful princess from a hundred-year-sleep - only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. The quest to rescue her from her own magic proves difficult, humorous, and at times very frightening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Molly on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Magic World

    • Golden Deer Classics
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Janet Paulson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This collection includes: "The Cat-hood of Maurice", "The Mixed Mine", "Accidental Magic", "The Princess and the Hedge-Pig", "Septimus Septimusson", "The White Cat", "Belinda and Bellamant", "Justnowland", "The Related Muff", "The Aunt and Anabel", "Kenneth and the Carp", "The Magician's Heart".

    Regular price: $2.73

    • Complete Shakespeare Tales

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Friendship, betrayal, wisdom, humour, epic romance, jealousy, adventure, bravery and murder. There's everything in those iconic Shakespeare stories. His work transcends generations and appeals endlessly to other writers. His dramatic structures are both simple and complicated, intertwined with numerous relationships, which reappear in our lives again and again. This iconic collection of Shakespeare tales includes 20 of his most prominent works adapted by Edith Nesbit and transformed into modern English.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Railway Children

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Edith Nesbit's classic story of three children whose lives are turned upside down when their father suddenly goes away and they have to move to the country. They are captivated by the local railway and make friends with the local station staff and the old gentleman who travels daily on the train.The children experience all kinds of adventures, but the biggest adventure is the one which they do not even understand themselves... the reason for their father's absence and the mysterious quest to bring him home. A captivating story for all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kids didn't make a peep for 6 hours!

    • By knittymama on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $8.52

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy. The events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

    Regular price: $3.05

    • Gothic Tales of Terror: Volume 5

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Vincent Marzello, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Edith Nesbit. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, while you sit back and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you’d perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are "The Wedding Knell" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskell, and more.

    Regular price: $8.72

    • The Psammead Trilogy

    • Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
    • By: E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories:Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint

    • By jaspersu on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • Favorite Children's Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abbey Phillips Walker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Roberts, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Twenty more stories in this popular series by Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abby Phillips Walker, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Frank Stockton, Henry Beston, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Olive Thorn Miller, Ignas Kunos, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Anna R. Annan.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • *Strange Stories*

    • By Nana x 3 on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Wouldbegoods

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The Wouldbegoods, a sequel to The Treasure Seekers, reacquaints us with the six Bastable children: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noël, and H.O. Again, the story is told by you-may-not-know-who, and the children find all sorts of ways in which to amuse themselves in the country during the summer holidays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very funny

    • By Erica on 05-12-08

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    This edition of Romeo and Juliet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play, the incredible romantic story full of passion and wisdom retold in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama.  

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a complete reading

    • By Melissa B. Holt on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • This Is the Way the World Ends

    • How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America
    • By: Jeff Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Jeff Nesbit
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble - right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth’s systems unfolding across each continent.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing preach to the choir

    • By D. Hile on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Aunt and Amabel

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Journey to the roots of Narnia. C.S. Lewis enjoyed the writings of E. Nesbit from the time he was a child. And the story of Amabel and her journey through a mahogany wardrobe so struck him, that he later created his whimsical masterpiece, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Discover the tale that inspired the great C.S. Lewis, and journey to a world of fantasy and forgiveness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint old story with a nice moral.

    • By Nothing really matters on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $0.83

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