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The Enchanted Castle

By: E. Nesbit
Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathleen can’t go home for their school holiday because their cousin is sick with measles there. Instead, they stay at Kathleen’s school with the French teacher. One morning, they set out to find adventure. Instead, they find an enchanted place - and magic, too! Walking through a nearby forest, they discover an enormous mansion, where a girl lies asleep in the garden. Although she pretends to be an enchanted princess, she is Mabel, the housekeeper’s niece. But she has a ring that really is magical. It can make the wearer invisible and grant wishes. It’s not long before the four friends are surrounded by strange and wonderful things.

E. Nesbit, born in 1858, was an unconventional woman whose home was a center for writers and artists, including George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells. When she was asked to try her hand at children’s stories, she created a series of books that combined fantasy and memories of her own childhood. First published in 1907, The Enchanted Castle is a timeless story of friendship and magic.

Public Domain (P)2001 Recorded Books
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Enjoyable

I ordered this as an undemanding bedtime listen, and gentle trip down memory lane. Although it's a children's book, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. What was a bit of a revelation was to realise just how good a writer E Nesbit was. Listening now as an adult, it really brought home to me just how inventive and playful her prose is, and how good her understanding of the way children speak and behave. An excellent listen, which I would recommend whatever your age group!

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  • Judith
  • 20-02-16

Childlhood Imagination That Even Adults Enjoy

Wonderful Book, esp. as read on Audible where the narrator comes to life by acting out with her voice, the different characters and their personas.

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  • Devin Merritt
  • 28-08-15

Lovely story and well read.

enjoyable story we listened on a long road trip. everyone from the 3rd grader to the adults listened quietly.

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  • Katherine
  • 27-02-14

An endearing classic

Another endearing children’s fantasy by a woman who obviously knows what children like. You can’t go wrong with Edith Nesbit and most of her books are in the public domain so you can get the free ebook at Amazon and add the whispersync narration. Great deal.

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  • Wendy Teets
  • 20-04-17

It sucks never read The

I disliked the story it was hard to understand it but. The main characters
Are ok.