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The Mysterious Benedict Society

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ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it, they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden labyrinth of the school's underground tunnels is more than your average school supplies. First time children's novelist Trenton Lee Stewart takes listeners on an adventure that puts friends, family, and foe to the test. Are you up to the challenge?

©2007 Trenton Lee Stewart (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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50 Classic Thriller Short Stories. Works by Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, Edith Nesbit... And Many More!

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This Audiobook contains the following works: The Builder [Frank L. Packard], The Man Who Didn't Count [Frank L. Packard], Red Petals [Frederick Merrick White], The Other Man's Story [Frederick Merrick White], The Shebeeners [Frederick Merrick White], The Waterwitch [Frederick Merrick White], The Brand of the Wild [G.B Lancaster], A Fair Smuggler [George Newnes], A Castaway of the South [Gilbert Parker], As Deep As the Sea [Gilbert Parker], The Gift of the Simple King [Gilbert Parker], The Treasure of Sacramento [Nick Guy Boothby], A Personal Problem [H. Bedford-Jones], Gallegher of Beaver [H. Bedford-Jones], Sun, Sand and Soap [H. Bedford-Jones], The Image of Earth [H. Bedford-Jones], Said Afzel's Elephant [H. A. Lamb], Sir Albert's Fall [H. C. Bailey], The Devil of Marston [H. C. Bailey], The Lone Hand [H. C. Bailey], The Treasure in the Forest [H. G. Wells], Through a Window [H. G. Wells], The Jungle's Accolade [Charles Haven Liebe], An Unofficial Affair [Harold Edward Bindloss], Gillatly's March [Harold Edward Bindloss], The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Put [Harold Titus], Confession [Algernon Blackwood], S. O. S. [Algernon Blackwood], B. 24 [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Spider Arthur [O. Friel], The Vulture Arthur [O. Friel], Statement of Gabriel Foot, [Highwayman Arthur Quiller-Couch], The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands [Arthur Quiller-Couch], The Countess of Bellarmine [Arthur Quiller-Couch], The Adolescence of Number Eighty-Seven [Arthur Stringer], The Wire-Tappers [Arthur Stringer], The Nth Power [Arthur Cheney Train], The Mysterious Card [Cleveland Moffett], The Mysterious Card Unveiled [Cleveland Moffett], Carnage [Compton Mackenzie], A Locomotive as a War Chariot [Cy Warman], A Wild Night at Wood River [Cy Warman], Wakalona [Cy Warman], John Charrington's Wedding [Edith Nesbit], The Man at the Wheel [Edith Nesbit], The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace],Allan Poe],, The Man Who Died Twice [Edgar Wallace] The Man Who Hated Earthworms [Edgar Wallace], The Man Who Lived at Clapham [Edgar Wallace], The Man Who Was Acquitted [Edgar Wallace].

©2019 Edgar Allan Poe (P)2019 NTMC

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The Psammead Trilogy

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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. While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each wish last until sundown. All the wishes granted to the children go hilariously wrong. When they wish to be beautiful, nobody recognises them and they are shut out of the house. When they wish to be rich, they get a stack of gold coins but nobody will take them. When they wish for wings they find themselves stuck on a tall tower at sunset. When they wish that their baby brother was older, he turns into a grown-up and bosses them about. When Robert wishes he was bigger than the baker's boy (who has beaten him in a scrap) he becomes eleven feet tall. There are many more adventures... but you will need to listen and find out for yourselves.... The Phoenix and the Carpet. This is the second story about Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - who live in London. One day their mother buys a new carpet for the nursery which mysteriously contains a stone egg. When the egg falls into the fire by accident, nobody can possibly imagine what adventures will be unleashed. The egg hatches the Phoenix who reveals that the carpet is in fact a magic wishing carpet, which will take the children on a rollercoaster ride of adventures, scrapes and mishaps. They end up stuck inside a tunnel with buried treasure, on a sunny Southern shore where their cook is made Queen of the Island, having tea with the Rania in India, and even when they are at home in Camden town they mysteriously and unexpectedly become the owners of an unfeasibly large number of cats. The Story of the Amulet. The magic Psammead is back! This time the four children 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. The children experience one breathtaking adventure after another in Babylon, Egypt, the lost city of Atlantis, Tyre...

©1905 Public Domain (P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks

Narrator: Cathy Dobson
Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
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Complete Shakespeare Tales

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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.  This collection includes the following Romeo and Juliet A Midsummer Night's Dream Hamlet King Lear The Tempest As You Like It The Winter's Tale Twelfth Night Much Ado About Nothing Pericles Cymbeline Macbeth The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice Measure for Measure Othello The Taming of the Shrew Timon of Athens The Two Gentlemen of Verona All's Well That Ends Well Read in English, unabridged.

©2018 Sovereign (P)2018 Sovereign

Narrator: Josh Verbae
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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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. Their schemes have varying degrees of success, but the real treasure turns out to come from a very different source than they imagined. Edith Nesbit's story has delighted generations of children and their parents - and will continue to entertain future generations to come.

Public Domain (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks

Narrator: Cathy Dobson
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

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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. Included are: 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream 2. The Tempest 3. As You Like It 4. The Winter's Tale 5. King Lear 6. Twelfth Night 7. Night Much Ado About Nothing 8. Romeo and Juliet 9. Pericles 10. Hamlet 11. Cymbeline 12. Macbeth 13. The Comedy of Errors 14. The Merchant of Venice 15. Timon of Athens 16. Othello 17. The Taming of the Shrew 18. Measure for Measure 19. Two Gentleman of Verona 20. All's Well That Ends Well Edith Nesbit and William Shakespeare Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a British novelist, poet and magazine editor. Often called the "Queen of Children's literature", Nesbit published over 50 books for children, establishing a new genre. Generally, Nesbit's characters are real children in realistic environments, embarking on fantasy adventures with magical creatures, influencing the work of later writers like CS Lewis and JK Rowling.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks

Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Victorian Anthologies: Ghosts - Volume 1

Summary

Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers.  Featuring work by M. R. James, Edith Nesbit, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Atherton and many more, this enhanced audio collection of eight enduring stories - some well-known, others less familiar - transport you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of lonely coastlines, deadly rivers, dark, creaking corridors, horrific, everlasting love and unknown entities lurking in black velvet shadows.  Listen if you dare!

©2020 B7 Media (P)2020 B7 Media

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The Story Of The Amulet

Summary

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. The children experience one breathtaking adventure after another in Babylon, Egypt, the lost city of Atlantis, Tyre... 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. The Story Of The Amulet is the third and final book in this series. The first two are: Five Children and It, and The Phoenix And The Carpet.

Public Domain (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks

Narrator: Cathy Dobson
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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The Story of the Amulet

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The Story of the Amulet by Edith Nesbit Presented by the Online Stage Narrated by Cate Barratt This is final installment in Edith Nesbit's classic trilogy of time-traveling adventures by four enterprising children. The other volumes are Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet, both of which have also been recorded by The Online Stage. Cast: Jane - Charlotte Duckett., Anthea - Libby Stephenson, Cyril - Amanda Friday, Robert - Becca Maggie, The Psammead - John Burlinson. Additional roles performed by Jeff Moon, Carol Box, K.G.Cross, Leanne Yau, Elizabeth Chambers, Jennifer Fournier, Michele Eaton, Miranda Hodges. Ron Altman, Alan Weyman, tovarisch, David Prickett, Brett Downey, Chris Marcellus, Denis Daly and Peter Tucker.

Public Domain (P)2017 The Online Stage

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The Power of Darkness

Summary

When you hear the name Edith Nesbit, I'll bet "author of horror stories" is not the first thing that comes to mind. She is primarily remembered as a children's author of books like Five Children and It, The Books of Dragons, and many others, but her ghost stories also had great power with eerie, scary, and unlikely endings. J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, is one of Nesbit's many admirers.  The Power of Darkness is a very spooky tale, and not for the faint of heart. A man who is afraid of the dark is tricked into a bet that forces him to spend the night in a Parisian wax museum. This story does not end as you might expect, scaring the fainthearted senseless, as it proceeds.

Public Domain (P)2020 Jimcin Recordings

Narrator: Pam Walker
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 32 mins
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The Phoenix and the Carpet

Summary

The Phoenix and the Carpet by Edith Nesbit, presented by the Online Stage, narrated by Cate Barratt. In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous, and all of which are entertaining. Cast Jane - Charlotte Duckett Anthea - Libby Stephenson Cyril - Amanda Friday Robert - Becca Maggie The Phoenix - Ben Lindsey-Clark Mother - Elizabeth Klett Father - Peter Tucker The Lamb and Henri - Ollie and Izzy Lindsey-Clark Cook, French Lady, and Crowd Voice - Jennifer Fournier Eliza, Miss Peasmarsh, and Crowd Voice - Leanne Yau Indian Queen and Miss Amelia - K. G. Cross Mrs Biddle - Linda Barrans Miss Selina - Carol Box Burglar and Porter - David Prickett Rev. Blenkinsop and Clerk - Alan Weyman Urb, Carpet Seller, Curate, and Theatre Attendant - Brett Downey Ike, Islander, Indian, Uncle Reginald, and Crowd Voice - John Burlinson This text was published in 1904 and is in the public domain.

Public Domain (P)2017 The Online Stage

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The Phoenix and the Carpet

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First written in 1904, this is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved children's stories. It it the second story about a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - who live in London. One day their mother buys a new carpet for the nursery which mysteriously contains a stone egg. When the egg falls into the fire by accident, nobody can possibly imagine what adventures will be unleashed. The egg hatches the Phoenix who reveals that the carpet is in fact a magic wishing carpet, which will take the children on a rollercoaster ride of adventures, scrapes and mishaps. They end up stuck inside a tunnel with buried treasure, on a sunny Southern shore where their cook is made Queen of the Island, having tea with the Rania in India, and even when they are at home in Camden town they mysteriously and unexpectedly become the owners of an unfeasibly large number of cats. There are many more adventures... but you will need to listen and find out for yourselves....

©1995 Edith Nesbitt (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks

Narrator: Cathy Dobson
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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The Ice Dragon

Summary

"The Ice Dragon" recounts the wonders that George and Jane experienced on the evening of the 11th of December, when they did what they were told not to do. They left their garden and took the road to the North Pole where they meet the Ice Dragon and the Sealskin Dwarfs.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Sahar Wallis
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 32 mins
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The Book of Dragons

Summary

Dragons of every size, color, and temperament reside in this delightful collection of clever tales by Edith Nesbit.  There are dragons big, small, friendly, and fierce.  Let our family of narrators lead you on a journey of discovery and wonder.  This collection includes one of Nesbit's stories not included in the original, "The Last of the Dragons."  Stories included are: "The Books of Beasts"  "Uncle James or The Purple Stranger" "The Deliverers of Their Country" "The Ice Dragon" "The Island of the Nine Whirlpools" "The Dragon Tamers" "The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold" "Kind Little Edmund" "The Last of the Dragons"

Public Domain (P)2020 Jimcin Recordings

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New Treasure Seekers

Summary

The New Treasure Seekers is the third of Edith Nesbit’s delightful books about the six Bastable siblings in search of treasure to restore their family's failed fortune. The best efforts of the well-meaning children - Oswald (a master of the malapropism), Dora, Dickey, Alice, Noël, and Horace Octavius - go spectacularly astray. Nesbit’s sense of humor and gift of storytelling are of the highest order.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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King Lear

Summary

This edition of King Lear is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous tragedy. The story depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character after he disposes of his kingdom, giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all.  Narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of Shakespeare's original drama. Read in English, unabridged.

©2018 Sovereign (P)2018 Sovereign

Narrator: Josh Verbae
Length: 6 mins
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Five Children and It (Adaptation)

Summary

When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. "It" was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old. It was a strange little thing - fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes - one wish a day. "How wonderful!" the children said. But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

©1995 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

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Five Children and It

Summary

I daresay you have often thought what you would do if you had three wishes given you...and felt certain that if you had the chance you could think of three really useful wishes without a moment's hesitation. These children had often talked this matter over, but now that the chance had suddenly come to them, they could not make up their minds. When five children discover the Psammead - a malevolent sand-fairy - who says he can grant wishes, the children cannot believe their luck! All their wildest secret dreams will come true: beauty beyond compare, riches greater than kings, the ability to fly. But wishes are not always what they seem, and every wish the fairy grants goes wrong for the children. With each wish, the children attract more danger and consequence. They eventually must learn that their struggles cannot be wished away and that every wish they are granted spreads ripples of misfortune for themselves and those around them. But the power to have one's heart's desires fulfilled is incredible valuable, and the temptation to continue wishing may be too much for the children to resist, even once they know those wishes will come at a price. From Edith Nesbit, one of the earliest authors of children’s literature, comes Five Children and It, a fantastical and timeless tale of the risks and consequences of careless wishes.

Public Domain (P)2020 InAudio

Narrator: Erin Bateman
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Five Children and It

Summary

Considered by Time Magazine to be one of the best fantasy books of all time, Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It follows a tribe of children on their magical adventures during a summer in the English countryside. When a strange, furry creature appears in front of the children and offers a wish a day, the children take advantage of the creature's abilities and discover that their wishes have many unforeseen - and often quite funny - consequences. As the children learn valuable lessons about thinking ahead and responsibility, the story of their summer with It has remained a timeless classic and stayed with readers and listeners for generations.

Public Domain (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Rosie Akerman
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: Less than 1 minute
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Five Children and It

Summary

While exploring the beach, four adventurous children make the acquaintance of a very odd creature: a sand fairy. When they have adapted to the brusque and forthright demeanor of the fairy, they discover that he has unusual powers, which he can be persuaded to demonstrate. As a result, the children enjoy many bizarre adventures, some of which are dangerous, but all of which are entertaining. Five Children and It is the first volume of a trilogy. The later escapades of the children are described in the succeeding volumes, The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet. Narrated by Cate Barratt. Cast Jane - Charlotte Duckett Anthea - Libby Stephenson Cyril - Amanda Friday Robert - Becca Maggie Psammead - John Burlinson Martha - K. G.Cross The Lamb - Amanda Friday Cook - Jennifer Fournier Rebecca - Cate Barratt Mother - Elizabeth Klett Amelia - Maureen Boutillier Jessie - Leanne Yau Little Girl - Miranda Hodges Mr. Beale - Denis Daly Mr. Crispin - Tovarisch Mr. Peasmarsh - Alan Weyman Beale the Gamekeeper - David Prickett Pharaoh - Brett Downey Levi - Brian Mansi Audio edited by Michele Eaton.

Public Domain (P)2016 The Online Stage

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Favorite Children's Stories, Volume 5

Summary

Volume 5 of this popular series consists of the following stories:  "The Books of Beasts" by Edith Nesbit "Prince Sneeze" by Henry Beston "Kind Little Edmund" by Edith Nesbit "The Plate of Pancakes" by Maude Lindsey "The Castle of Life" by Edward Deboulyea "The Glass Dog" by L. Frank Baum "The Country Called Nanomia" by Evelyn Sharp "The Sea Dragon" by Alan McCall "The Professor of Practical Jokes" by Evelyn Sharp "Revenge of the Fireflies" by Abbie Phillips Walker "Snow White and Rose Red" by The Brothers Grimm "Jean Mailin and the Bull Man" by Louisa Bontemps "The Marvelous Dog and the Wonderful Cat" by Henry Beston "Circe's Palace" by Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese" by William Eliot Griffis "Oh" by Nicolas Shebresky "The Princess Eglantine" by Constance Harrison "The Stuffed Alligator" by Frank Stockton "The Wise Girl" by Miroslav Lukin

Public Domain (P)2018 Jimcin Recordings

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Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 14

Summary

We continue to explore the world of our feral friends and learn about some of their darker secrets, some of the naughty episodes of their hidden lives, and some of the most revealing confessions of what cats think about their human masters. It may come as a surprise, but cats often do watch humans and attempt to imitate their behaviour, albeit not always very successfully. And in the second half of this collection we meet humans who don't seem to know how to handle their pets without embarrassment and even those humans who try to be a bit too close to nature for their own good. Read in English, unabridged.

©2018 Sovereign (P)2018 Sovereign

Length: 59 mins
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Fairy Tales for Adults, Volume 13

Summary

In this volume we enter the hidden world of cats and discover their ways of life and how cat mothers teach their kittens important wisdom and lessons of life. The humorous tales are told through the eyes of the animal and reveal a great deal about human people as well as cat people. In the second half of this volume we meet a mysterious countryman who lives in deep forest and is able to talk to birds in their own language. We follow him on his meditative journey and learn more about animal life, nature, and Gamayune, a prophetic bird of Russian folklore. Read in English, unabridged.

©2018 Sovereign (P)2018 Sovereign

Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Edith Nesbit Box Set: New Treasure Seekers; The Ice Dragon; Billy the King & Acting for the Best

Summary

Edith Nesbit (Edith Bland,1858-1924) was an English author and poet. She authored or collaborated on more than 60 books of fiction for children, many of which have been adapted for film and television. She wrote tales of fantasy, magic, and misadventure in which children in normal circumstances are faced with extraordinary characters or events. Her stories about the Bastable children, like The New Treasure Seekers, brought her fame and fortune.  These tales, told by Oswald Bastable, were modern and gripping, in contrast to the mainstream of Victorian children’s literature. The Ice Dragon narrates a journey to the North Pile where an enormous dragon lives among wicked sealskin dwarfs, while Acting for the Best tells the story of two cousins, Jane and Mattie, who represent two vastly different character traits.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Billy the King

Summary

This charming little story was published in the 1905 Oswald Bastable and Others. The Bastables feature heavily in Nesbits others works but "the others" are introduced as separate tales.  Billy the King tells the story of a relentless dreamer who can’t accept a boring reality when his mind is so filled with delightful fantasies.

Public Domain (P)2018 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Jessica Young
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 31 mins
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Acting for the Best

Summary

Although best known for her children’s stories, Edith Nesbit has written several short stories for adults, including "Acting for the Best" in the collection titled In Homespun (1896). As a rather sinister twist on the literary and social tradition of sense and sensibility first introduced a century before, Nesbit tells the story of two cousins representing two very different character traits. With Jane focusing on the practical sides of love and Mattie losing herself in sentiment, Nesbit very ably combines these traits with a moral code befitting each woman.

Public Domain (P)2018 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Jessica Young
Author: Edith Nesbit
Length: 21 mins
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A Diagnosis of Death - A Short Story Volume

Summary

We sit. We lie. We wait. We are examined. We are left alone.   Emotions fritter.   The door reopens.   The face.  Is it tinged with sadness or reassuring and open?   The words.   Are they easy to comprehend?   Is it good news or bad?   We can answer that.  It’s bad. Undeniably bad.   None of our authors have good news for you.  The diagnosis?  You already know that.  Death.

©2018 Deadtree Publishing (P)2018 The Copyright Group

Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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