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    • Timeless Tales for Kids

    • By: E. Nesbit, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and others
    • Narrated by: Alistair McGowan, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Timeless Tales for Kids is an enchanting compilation of children's classic stories read by an all-star cast. Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children, a masterpiece in children's fiction wonderfully evoking a bygone age, packed with fun, excitement and adventure. Bill Nighy reads a much-loved children's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which continues to delight young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and magical shoes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stupid

    • By MJL on 09-01-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Railway Children

    • (A Puffin Book)
    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Congratulations

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Railway Children (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Dramatisation
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    The story of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental, and unforgettable, the novel's enduring appeal lives on in this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation starring Timothy Bateson as the Old Gentleman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, highly recommended!

    • By Rosie and Duncan on 24-11-10

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Five Children and It

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Collins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy, a psammead, in a gravel pit. Every day 'It' will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset, often with disastrous consequences. Never out of print since 1902. The Introduction to this edition examines Nesbit's life and her reading, showing the change in childrens' literature from Victorian times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Ms J S Rolling on 30-01-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Complete Shakespeare Tales

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Wonderful Garden

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Psammead Trilogy

    • Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
    • By: E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Classic Tales of Hauntings

    • By: Bram Stoker, Ambrose Bierce, Lafcadio Hearn, and others
    • Narrated by: Hayward Morse, Liza Ross, Garrick Hagon, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Sixteen classic stories from masters of the genre: "The Judge's House", by Bram Stoker; "A Jug of Sirup", by Ambrose Bierce; "The Reconciliation", by Lafcadio Hearn; "The Woman With a Candle" by W. Bourne Cooke; "The Ebony Frame", by E. Nesbit; "On the Northern Ice", by Elia W. Peattie; "The Haunted Doll's House", by M. R. James; "The Old House in Vauxhall Walk", by Charlotte Riddell; "The Underground Ghost", by John Berwick Harwood; "Haunted", by Anon (from Tinsley's Annual); plus five more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Victorian Hauntings

    • By Highlight on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Railway Children

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Edith Nesbit's classic story of three children whose lives are turned upside down when their father suddenly goes away and they have to move to the country. They are captivated by the local railway and make friends with the local station staff and the old gentleman who travels daily on the train.The children experience all kinds of adventures, but the biggest adventure is the one which they do not even understand themselves... the reason for their father's absence and the mysterious quest to bring him home. A captivating story for all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read

    • By J. Magona on 13-11-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Great Horror Stories

    • Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cathy Dobson - Please, please stop narrating!

    • By Dr. O on 04-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 but all of which are entertaining.

    Regular price: £15.29

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Winter's Tale follows two childhood friends: Leontes, King of Sicilia, and Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. Polixenes is visiting the kingdom of Sicilia and is enjoying catching up with his old friend. However, after nine months, Polixenes yearns to return to his own kingdom to tend to affairs and see his son. This edition is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous comedy, narrated in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama. Read in English, unabridged.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Five Children and It

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Filled with wit and humour, Nesbit's 1902 fantasy tells the adventure of five siblings sent to spend the summer with their uncle. One day, when the children wander from the strange house by the sea to play in old gravel pits, they uncover 'It', a prehistoric Sand-fairy. The unusual Sand-fairy grants the children one wish a day, each lasting until sunset. Though wishes can come true, they are not always as pleasant as they might seem, which the children soon discover.

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • By: William Shakespeare, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Josh Verbae
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This edition of Romeo and Juliet is an adaptation of Shakespeare's eponymous play, the incredible romantic story full of passion and wisdom retold in plain modern English, capturing the very essence and key elements of the original Shakespeare's drama.  

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Olivia Colman Reads The Railway Children (Famous Fiction)

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Olivia Colman
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel. 'The Railway Children' is a masterpiece of children's fiction. It wonderfully evokes a bygone age and is packed with fun, excitement and adventure. When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis have to move from London to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station they make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Memories from my childhood afresh!

    • By MISS S L KETTELL on 30-11-16

    Regular price: £3.69

    • Favorite Children's Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abbey Phillips Walker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Roberts, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twenty more stories in this popular series by Edith Nesbit, Hans Christian Anderson, Abby Phillips Walker, The Brothers Grimm, L. Frank Baum, Frank Stockton, Henry Beston, Nathaniel Hawthrone, Olive Thorn Miller, Ignas Kunos, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Anna R. Annan.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Five Children and It (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: E Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Terry Molloy, Julia McKenzie, Simon Carter
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Julia McKenzie, Simon Carter and Terry Molloy star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. On a hot, Edwardian summer's day, five children are granted a series of wishes by a strange creature they find.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great family listen

    • By House Elf on 23-02-19

    Regular price: £9.99

    • 10 Bedtime Stories for Children

    • By: Flora Annie Steel, Beatrix Potter, Johnny Gruelle, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicki White, Matt Stewart
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of 10 classic children's stories to delight and entertain.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Five Children and It

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril and the Lamb are on holiday at the White House, a beautiful place on the edge of a hill with a chalk quarry one side and a gravel-pit on the other. Before they have even been there a week, they make an amazing discovery. Digging in the gravel-pit, they find a fairy! The Psammead is brown, furry, fat and shaped like a spider- as well as being very old, and very grumpy. But most importantly, the creature can grant wishes, and the children are soon having the most wonderful adventures...

    Regular price: £6.79

    • More Strange Tales

    • By: E. Nesbit, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Another collection of 16 classic tales of the macabre and supernatural by some of the best-known writers in these genres.

    Regular price: £16.99

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