The Enchanted Castle

  • by E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by Virginia Leishman
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


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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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- Katherine "I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!"

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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- Judith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books