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    • A Company of Swans

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • didn't realize this version was abridged...

    • By Rebecca on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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 Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.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

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Angela Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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.

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

    • By E. Jensen on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Morning Gift

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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: $29.08

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Rupert, the young Earl of Westerholme, returns home from the war - and Anna, a housemaid, falls hopelessly in love with him. But they can never be together - Rupert is engaged to the snobbish and awful Muriel. And anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling!!

    • By Lenee on 11-17-10

    Regular price: $18.27

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Not Just a Witch

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $7.94

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous, and award-winning adventure.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Dial-a-Ghost

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • 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

    • Magic Flutes

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess who’s given up her duties to follow her heart and work backstage at the Viennese opera. She keeps her true identity a well-guarded secret, but when a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa’s two lives collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By amy tran on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Monster Mission

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Three children have been kidnapped by some mysterious, mad aunts and panic is spreading. But Myrtle, Coral and Etta are far from killers - they need the children to help them in a very caring mission. The secret island where they live is a sanctuary for strange and wonderful creatures - mermaids, selkies, the amazing boobrie bird, and even the great Kraken himself.

    Regular price: $7.94

    • One Dog and His Boy

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    All Hal had ever wanted was a dog. "Never!" cries his mother. "Think of the mess, the scratch-marks, the puddles on the floor." But on the morning of Hal's 10th birthday, the unbelievable happens. He's allowed to choose a puppy at Easy Pets, a rent-a-pet agency (a fact his parents keep from him). The moment he sees the odd-looking terrier, he knows he's found a friend for life. But no one tells Hal that Fleck must be returned and when Hal wakes up on Monday morning, Fleck is gone. If dog and boy are to stay together they'll have to run away....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fun story by Ibbotson

    • By Jerri C on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Madensky Square

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Susanna Weber is the best dress maker in Imperial Vienna. Through skill and hard work, she now owns her own dress shop, looking out over the beautiful Madensky Square. To do so, she has left her past behind, if not without regret, at least resolutely. Looking around her, at her customers and friends, Susanna is aware that she has more than most - but a few small changes cause her to realize just how precarious her situation is.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming afternoon treat

    • By Marina on 01-09-14

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The Star of Kazan

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Connolly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    In early 20th-century Vienna, Annika is raised by Ellie and Sigrid, a cook and housemaid for a household of three professors. Abandoned when she was a baby, Annika dreams of the day her mother will come back to claim her. Then one day, it happens. A glamorous woman arrives and sweeps Annika away to a crumbling castle in Germany. But there is much more to this new woman than meets the eye - and none of it is good.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant afternoon listen

    • By Bruce on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Star of Kazan

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Magic Flutes

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Dragonfly Pool

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Conolly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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 Abominables

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Deep in the Himalayas, the daughter of an English earl is kidnapped by a huge hairy monster. Agatha Farlingham is introduced to a family of motherless yetis and devotes her life to their upbringing. She teaches them to talk, tells them stories and insists on polite manners. But as time passes, tourists and yeti-hunters arrive in to the mountains. Agatha knows that there is one place where they would be protected - at her home in England. So begins a hugely entertaining road trip half way across the world...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, but a bit heavy handed

    • By Kendra on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $8.98

    • 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 11
    • 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

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