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A magic spell whisks Philip away to a far-off island, where he meets the beavers, Mr Edgar and Baby B. All the other animals have been imprisoned by the wicked witch Oyin in the dungeons of Beaver Towers, and tomorrow night she will put them to death and take over the island.

Only magic can save them now, but Mr Edgar’s vital spell book is locked away in Beaver Towers. Philip sets out at dead of night on a perilous mission - into the witch’s stronghold…The first book in the magical ‘Beaver Towers’ series, from acclaimed author Nigel Hinton.

Read by Nigel Lambert.

©1997 Nigel Hinton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Highly recommended story for 7-9 year olds

I am a primary school teacher and have been for nearly 20 years. This story is a firm favourite with children with a good balance between moments of peril and moments of humour. I have been looking to get this as an audiobook for quite a long time, so was delighted to find it (and the sequel 'The Witch's Revenge) on audible. It tells the tale of Phillip, a young boy carried off to a far away island by a magical kite to help the animal inhabitants fight against Oyin, the evil witch.
The characters are memorable and the story is a real 'page turner'. Nigel Lambert's narration is good and this retelling is well worth a listen. This little known story is a real classic and is a great introduction to the 'fantasy' genre for younger children.

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Needing book 2 now

please make book 2 available, brilliant book series from my childhood, love it but a shame only books 1 and 3 are available

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Great book and brings back memories

I remember listening and reading the entire series when I was in primary school. We even wrote letters to the author. It is a shame that the rest of the series is not on audible. Its a bit weird that only the 3rd book is here, hope that one day they will add the rest of the series

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I love it

This is one of my favourites! I have read all of the books. Baby B is my favourite character.

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Wonderful

I am in my thirties now, but I can never forget Beaver Towers. I think about it often, as it was one of the last audiobooks I listened to as I left my childhood. The story rings clear in my mind, and I had decided to download audible specifically to listen to it again, bringing such comfort and delight (even now in my 30s and no longer 10 years old). An absolutely wondrous adventure that I am forever grateful for :)

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Excellent book...firm favourite of my seven year old son at bedtime

My son thoroughly loves this exciting book. Nigel Lambert tells it so well; keeps him gripped whilst soothing enough to fall asleep too when required. Reminds me of my own childhood too.... Timeless

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Brilliant audio book!

I got this for my daughter who's reading the books in school. She listens to this every night and loves it.

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Classic

My five year old daughter loved this. We listened to it together the first time to make sure that she wasn't scared and now she is bugging me to put it on her personal mp3 player so that she can listen in the car. I remember having the same audio book on cassette tape when I was a child! Swing away forever, Baby B.

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blast from the past

I bought this for my children because I had listened to it as a child. Fantastic story and very well read, still a little scary x X x