- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: October 26, 2000
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000545FT
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This is the most famous and perhaps best of E. Nesbit's tales of magic and its potential for getting its users into unexpected, hilarious or frightening or both, situations, and the reader brings the tale to brilliantly to life. Her rendition of the "Ugly-Wuglies," dummies the children make from pillows and umbrellas and other props and inadvertently bring to life, had me laughing out loud and pounding the chair arm with mirth. - yet the reader is never obtrusive and never reads with the exaggerated emphasis so common in readings of children's books.
Nesbit with her intricate realizations of magic gone wrong provided one of the wellsprings of modern fantasy writing, from the wistful imitations of Edward Eager (whose stories can also be found in audio versions)to Poul Anderson's "Operation" series collected as Operation Chaos, to Harry Potter. A wonderful gift for Nesbit enthusiasts, and perhaps an even better gift for those who know only the often pale and muddled recent derivatives.
I love Edith Nesbit's use of the language and all the little bits about life at the turn of the century. I suggest The Five Children and It, also by E. Nesbit as further reading if you like this book