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    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous, and award-winning adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for kids - let's go to the jungle!

    • By Mr Dan H N on 17-04-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Dragonfly Pool

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Patricia Conolly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In the Dragonfly Pool, in 1939 Europe, Tally is apprehensive about attending Delderton, for she has many fears about boarding school. But Delderton proves to be a wonderful place after all, even allowing her to form her own dance troupe. She also makes fast friends with Karil, a crown prince. But then Karil's father is assassinated, and Tally vows to help her friend escape from the Nazis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-07-18

    Regular price: £29.19

    • Journey to the River Sea

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an enchanting adventure

    • By Jessica on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Angela Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Beyond the everyday world of King's Cross Station lies an island of oddities and magic. When their infant Prince is stolen, the island's magical residents form a team to rescue him. The only trouble is, they can't get to him for nine years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • i listen to this book every night and i love it !!

    • By Kiwi Lover on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Star of Kazan

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Ruth Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. One day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true parent is the one who loves you for real

    • By Tisha on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £10.49

    • A Song for Summer

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When 18-year-old Ellen accepts the post of housekeeper at Hallendorf School of Music, Drama and Dance she wasn't expecting it to be quite so unusual. For deep in the beautiful Austrian countryside, she finds an eccentrically magical world occupied by wild children and even wilder teachers, experimental dancers, and a tortoise on wheels.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Great Ghost Rescue

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The ghosts of Craggyford Castle have been happy for 500 years. But outside the world is changing. Soon there will be nothing left of their old haunts, with new factories and houses as far as a ghost can see. So they set out to find a new home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ghostly yucky fun

    • By EC W on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Secret of Platform 13

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Which Witch?

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Arriman the Awful, Wizard of the North, is tired of being the most evil wizard in the world so he decides he must get married and have a son to take over. His wife must be a witch with awesome powers but the organised contest has awful consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourites

    • By Amy on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Magic Flutes

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess - who's given up her duties to follow her heart, working for nothing backstage at the Viennese opera. No one there knows who she really is, or that a fairytale castle is missing its princess, and Tessa is determined to keep it that way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Curate's egg

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-17

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Monster Mission

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Panic seizes the country when three children are seized by a gang of kidnapping aunts. But far away, on a mysterious island, the children soon realize their strange captors are not like normal criminals. In fact, Aunts Coral, Etta and Myrtle are on a secret mission. And the children have been specially chosen to help them in an extraordinary, dangerous and magical adventure…A hilarious, charming fantasy from bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, read by Susan Jameson.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good at Which Witch

    • By EC W on 05-08-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Morning Gift

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ruth lives in the beautiful city of Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. But her world is about to change forever. When Hitler's forces invade, Ruth's family flees to London, but she is unable to get a passport. Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and in an effort to bring her back to London, he offers a marriage of convenience. As Ruth throws herself into her London life, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a warm bubble bath

    • By jayne on 23-06-11

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Dial-a-Ghost

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    "Get me some ghosts," said Fulton Snoddle-Brittle. "Frightful and dangerous ghosts!" Fulton has gone to the Dial-a-Ghost agency with an evil plan. He wants to hire some truly terrifying ghosts to scare his nephew Oliver to death.

    But Oliver likes ghosts. And the peculiar ones he meets at Helton Hall decide at once to help him outwit the wicked Snodde-Brittles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must for young boys with Asthma

    • By EC W on 08-11-13

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Secret Countess

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Not Just a Witch

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Heckie is determined not to be just a witch. With the help of local wizards and a little boy, she sets about putting the world to rights. But then she falls under the spell of smarming, charming Mr Knapsack and all her good work is nearly undone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourites

    • By Amy on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Dragonfly Pool

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Tracy-Ann Oberman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more unusual and interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and she soon falls in love with its eccentric staff and pupils. Now she's even organizing an exciting school trip to the kingdom of Bergania... although Tally never expected to meet the prince.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AMAZIIING!!!!😜

    • By Mr Leo Spall on 04-09-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Ogre of Oglefort

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When a Hag, an orphan boy, and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn’t want to be rescued – and the ogre’s dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand – will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ideal for Harry Potter Fans

    • By EC W on 08-11-13

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Haunting of Hiram

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "I will buy your castle," declared Hiram C. Hopgood. "But only if there are no ghosts!"

    What is young Alex MacBuff to do? He can't afford to keep his beloved Castle Carra - and an American millionaire has made him an offer he can't refuse. But the castle is full of ghosts!

    There's Krok the hairy Viking warrior, mad Miss Spinks, a hell-hound called Cyril, and a vampire with no teeth.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Haunting of Hiram

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alex McBuff doesn't want to sell the family castle. An orphan, its ghosts have been like a family to him. But it is falling to pieces through lack of money. A Texan billionaire offers Alex $500,000, but on condition that it is ghost free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Amy on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £12.29

    • A Company of Swans

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • odd narration!

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-12-18

    Regular price: £9.09

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