• Five Children and It

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-02-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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...
An abridged reading by Lynda Bellingham of E. Nesbit's classic tale.
©2012 E. Nesbit (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-14-17


This is your typical "Be careful what you wish for" type of stories. Each day is like a new story as the children get a new wish from the sand fairy. Kids will enjoy it, as the children get into bad situations, caused by their wishes.

The baby is called lamb, cause he is always making Baa sounds.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mel on 08-15-17

The only problem is that it's not longer!

I had forgotten I had an Audilble membership, so I was using up the credits before cancelling my membership. I chose Five Children and It randomly for the last credit.

I put this book on during a 2-hour drive. Unfortunately, I spent most of the last hour of the drive, after this story finished, listening to "Have you got the next one yet? Can we listen to the next one? Mu-um, where's the next sand fairy story?" The only way I avoided the same questions on the way home was by re-playing this story. I think it's safe to say that my 5 year old liked it!

So I've now re-activated my membership and will be purchasing The Phoenix and the Carpet.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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