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    • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Lizza Aiken
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming!

    • By Catherine on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Haunting of Lamb House

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: John Franklyn-Robbins, Davina Porter, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Aiken makes use of the hallmark of Gothic fiction—the haunted house—in this story of three authors whose lives become inextricably tied to Lamb House, a Georgian mansion situated in the town of East Sussex, England: Toby Thomas, who lived there in the 18th century; followed by Henry James, who discovered Toby’s mysterious diary a century later; and ending with E.F. Benson, who struggled to put the agitated ghosts of Toby and Henry James to rest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted to like it

    • By Kerrie on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Foot in the Grave

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A truly creepy band of ghosts has been conjured up in this unusual and compelling collection of tales. In New York, Zia Tisna’s weird dolls keep watch over a pair of young lovers, while out of the River Thames crawls a ghost baby to torment Janet. Cousin Cherry falls victim to Mrs Wildeve’s gale-force powers, and Uncle Avvie returns from the Dismal Swamp with a bag full of something sinister.... More strange and spooky stories from bestselling author Joan Aiken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange and spooky!

    • By Kathleen on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $8.70

    • Arabel and Mortimer

    • By: Joan Delano Aiken
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Arabel Jones and her pet raven, Mortimer, find adventure wherever they go. In this silly sequel to Arabel's Raven, when they take a cruise, Mortimer floats out to sea on a grand piano. When they go to the zoo, Mortimer tries to get even with three giraffes that stole his doughnuts. Even at home, there's an excitement when the rambunctious raven flies away with a priceless treasure that was buried at their local park - King Arthur sword!

    Regular price: $18.27

    • Arabel's Raven

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Young Arabel's life is changed forever when her father, a taxi driver, brings home an injured bird he finds in the street. This wacky raven eats everything in sight, answers the telephone by squawking "Nevermore!" and causes chaos whever he goes - but Arabel loves her feathered friend, whom she names Mortimer!

    Children (and adults) will find great pleasure in these high-spirited engaging stories because the text is rich with wonderfully descriptive phrases as well as uniquely hilarious and witty situations.

    Regular price: $18.27

    • A Necklace of Raindrops

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Lizza Aiken
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime listening. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Tale of a One Way Street

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    We are taken to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really do happen. We meet strange creatures by going the wrong way up a one-way street. We learn about what a peculiar muddle your presents can get into when your birthday cake is baked with a wishing spoon. And if you manage to save the king of grasshoppers from drowning in your soup, what wonderful rewards may come your way! A magical collection of short stories from best-selling author Joan Aiken.

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Past Eight O'Clock

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    All these delightful stories are concerned with sleeping and waking, dreams, and night time, and around each tale is woven the theme of a familiar lullaby or bedtime song. There are also many memorable characters - helpful crows, a malicious kelpie, Gladiolus the invisible cat, and a girl who dreams of her future brother. This is a very special collection of goodnight stories, combining real life, magic, and fantasy, from acclaimed author Joan Aiken.

    Regular price: $12.27

    • The Kitchen Warriors

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Susan Skipper
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Everybody in the elves’ village was in a terrible state of worry and confusion, dashing hither and thither. And all because the King of the Elves had lost his crown. THEY - the people who live in the house - had been spring-cleaning, and had taken everything out of the china-cupboard where the elves’ village is. That, said the King, was when the crown was lost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming, intelligent children's story

    • By Jessa on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $9.07

    • A Creepy Company

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    These 11 stories include, amongst others, a terrifying Nordic curse and a country garden inhabited by a deadly ghost. Aiken's other works include 'The Kingdom Under The Sea', 'Mortimer Says Nothing' and 'Past Eight O'Clock'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Special Treat!

    • By Kathleen on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $16.71

    • Nightfall

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Franziska Bronnen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ein Rätsel aus der Vergangenheit wird Meggie zum Verhängnis: Als Kind war sie Zeugin eines Mordes, der nie aufgeklärt wurde. Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit kehrt sie zurück nach Cornwall, dem Ort des Verbrechens, und gerät dabei selbst in Lebensgefahr...

    Regular price: $2.64

    • Mortimer's Cross

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In 'The Mystery of Mr Jones’s Disappearing Taxi', someone has been driving Mr Jones’s taxi, and books have been mysteriously vanishing from the local library. Can Arabel and Mortimer solve the mystery? Mortimer’s Cross sees Arabel’s nasty great-aunt Olwen coming to stay, and subjecting Mortimer to a bath - much to his disgust. And in Mortimer’s Portrait on Glass the Jones family take a trip to Ireland and visit a glass factory, with unfortunate results.

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Mitternachtsstories von Joan Aiken (Nur für starke Nerven 5)

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Friedrich Schoenfelder
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Von 1973 bis 1990 strahlte Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) die beliebte Hörfunksendung "Nur für starke Nerven" (ab 1987 unter dem Namen "Die Mitternachtsstory") aus. Der Schauspieler Friedrich Schoenfelder las darin Grusel- und Kriminalgeschichten für Erwachsene zur guten Nacht vor. Bezeichnenderweise schlug er selbst 1972 der Unterhaltungsabteilung des SFB vor, eine Sendereihe zu starten, in der von ihm redaktionell ausgewählte Gruselgeschichten zu Gehör kommen sollten.

    Regular price: $5.88

    • A Necklace of Raindrops

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Lizza Aiken
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A beautiful audio edition of Joan Aiken's captivating collection of much-loved modern fairy tales. 'This Is how it all began....' From 'A Necklace of Raindrops' to 'The Patchwork Quilt', here are eight classic stories to treasure and enjoy. Beginning and ending with a birthday, this spell-binding collection conjures up a world filled with magic, where wishes can come true.

    Regular price: $21.68