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    • The Wonderful Garden

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • YES!😋☺️😊😘😍

    • By Justin D. Rule on 01-07-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Five Children and It

    • Psammead Trilogy 1
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Collins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably a good story, but narration was bad

    • By Sockosim on 01-19-19

    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 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 Magic City

    • Golden Deer Classics
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Janet Paulson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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 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

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. This is one of the most prolific Shakespeare works, featuring themes of passion, jealousy, love, betrayal, revenge and repentance. This edition of Othello is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Railway Children (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Jennifer Bassett (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "We have to leave our house in London," Mother said to the children. "We’re going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line." And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line. But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?

    Regular price: $5.04

    • The Enchanted Castle

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • The Story Of The Amulet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The magic Psammead is back! This time the four children, Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane are stuck in London for the Summer, when they come across the Psammead (or wish-giving sand-fairy), imprisoned in a pet shop. They manage to free him, and he tells them where they can get hold of a magic amulet which will bring them their hearts' desire. Unfortunately when the amulet is secured, it is incomplete. They and the Psammead must travel back into ancient history to see the part of the amulet which was lost.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Merchant of Venice

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Having squandered his estate, he needs 3,000 ducats to subsidise his expenditures as a suitor. Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice who has previously and repeatedly bailed him out. This edition of The Merchant of Venice is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Justice, mortality, mercy in Vienna, dichotomy between corruption and purity. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall. Mercy and virtue prevail, as the play does not end tragically, with virtues such as compassion and forgiveness being exercised at the end of the production. This edition of Measure for Measure is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous drama, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare work. 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • The Magic World

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    These magical stories contain some of the best things ever written in the realm of fairy tales. Included are the "Cathood of Maurice", the story of Kenneth, who is turned into a fish and has to be caught before he can transform back into a boy; and of Amabel, who opens the wardrobe and discovers inside an enormous railway station. There are also stories set in fairy tale lands inhabited by kings and queens, princes and princesses who have to outwit wicked fairies and evil magicians. A favorite is the tale of Princess Belinda, who was condemned to be ugly during the week and beautiful on Sundays.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the Magic!

    • By L. E. Weyts on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Story of the Treasure Seekers

    • Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune
    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best ever

    • By dk on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Much Ado About Nothing

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. This edition of Much Ado About Nothing is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama.  

    Regular price: $4.36

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