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    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Angela Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Beyond the everyday world of King's Cross Station lies an island of oddities and magic. When their infant Prince is stolen, the island's magical residents form a team to rescue him. The only trouble is, they can't get to him for nine years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light, funny, magical listen

    • By E. Jensen on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Haunting of Hiram

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Alex McBuff doesn't want to sell the family castle. An orphan, its ghosts have been like a family to him. But it is falling to pieces through lack of money. A Texan billionaire offers Alex $500,000, but on condition that it is ghost free.

    Regular price: $16.48

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Print vs. Voice

    • By Elizabeth on 04-18-08

    Regular price: $7.94

    • The Ogre of Oglefort

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When a Hag, an orphan boy, and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn’t want to be rescued – and the ogre’s dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand – will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?

    Regular price: $8.20

    • Dial-a-Ghost

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    "Get me some ghosts," said Fulton Snoddle-Brittle. "Frightful and dangerous ghosts!" Fulton has gone to the Dial-a-Ghost agency with an evil plan. He wants to hire some truly terrifying ghosts to scare his nephew Oliver to death.

    But Oliver likes ghosts. And the peculiar ones he meets at Helton Hall decide at once to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Engaging

    • By Bradley on 04-08-08

    Regular price: $7.94

    • The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Madlyn and Rollo are sent to stay at ancient Clawstone Castle, they soon fall in love with the house and its eccentric, penniless inhabitants. There's grumpy, limping Uncle George, mousey Miss Emily, and reclusive Cousin Howard who hardly ever leaves his library. But, the children are especially enchanted by the cattle of Clawstone Park - rare and beautiful beasts, as white as snow and as wild as wolves. No one knows where they came from.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really cute

    • By D EVANS on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $10.44

    • The Morning Gift

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Ruth lives in Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. When Hitler’s forces invade, Ruth’s family flees to London, but she cannot get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and offers a marriage of convenience. On their return to London, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. But then Heini turns up.…

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I can't hear this audio book. It is horrible

    • By Tina on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $23.71

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I liked it!

    • By Anonymous User on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Star of Kazan

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. One day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not recommended for pleasure

    • By shmuel on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Dragonfly Pool

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Conolly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In the Dragonfly Pool, in 1939 Europe, Tally is apprehensive about attending Delderton, for she has many fears about boarding school. But Delderton proves to be a wonderful place after all, even allowing her to form her own dance troupe. She also makes fast friends with Karil, a crown prince. But then Karil's father is assassinated, and Tally vows to help her friend escape from the Nazis.

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Great Ghost Rescue

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The ghosts of Craggyford Castle have been happy for 500 years. But outside the world is changing. Soon there will be nothing left of their old haunts, with new factories and houses as far as a ghost can see. So they set out to find a new home.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • 5 Hunde im Gepäck

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Martin Baltscheid
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Der kleine Henry wünscht sich nichts mehr als einen Hund. Als er an seinem 10. Geburtstag wieder keinen bekommt, ist er todunglücklich...

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Monster Mission

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Panic seizes the country when three children are seized by a gang of kidnapping aunts. But far away, on a mysterious island, the children soon realize their strange captors are not like normal criminals. In fact, Aunts Coral, Etta and Myrtle are on a secret mission. And the children have been specially chosen to help them in an extraordinary, dangerous and magical adventure…A hilarious, charming fantasy from bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, read by Susan Jameson.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • A Song for Summer

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    When 18-year-old Ellen accepts the post of housekeeper at Hallendorf School of Music, Drama and Dance she wasn't expecting it to be quite so unusual. For deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, she finds an eccentrically magical world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers, and a tortoise on wheels.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Abridgement

    • By Millamant on 04-08-10

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Not Just a Witch

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Heckie is not just a witch. She's a good witch who wants to make the world a better place. So, with her Toe of Transformation and her Knuckle of Power she turns unpleasant people into animals. But to her surprise, Basil's parents want their son back.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • good book, wish it was read fully

    • By kristi s vaughn on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • The Morning Gift

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler's forces invade, Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her.

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Magic Flutes

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess - who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet, very special book!

    • By Cecilia on 02-03-10

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Heavily edited

    • By Melissa Keating on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Which Witch?

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Arriman the Awful, Wizard of the North, is tired of being the most evil wizard in the world so he decides he must get married and have a son to take over. His wife must be a witch with awesome powers but the organised contest has awful consequences.

    Regular price: $16.41

    • The Abominables

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Locke
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Renowned literary great Eva Ibbotson delivers a final novel in her classic, much-loved style. A previously unpublished work from this favorite author, The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Siblings Con and Ellen shepherd the yetis along their eventful journey, with the help of Perry, a good-natured truck driver.

    Regular price: $20.99

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