The Magic World


Read by Ruth Golding

(4.8 stars; 19 reviews)


Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages.

The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie's Children's Annual), are typical of Nesbit's arch, ironic, clever fantasies for children. (Summary by Wikipedia and Ruth Golding)

(7 hr 27 min)

Chapters

01 - I - The Cat-hood of Maurice 43:18 Read by Ruth Golding
02 - II - The Mixed Mine 47:39 Read by Ruth Golding
03 - III - Accidental Magic 59:56 Read by Ruth Golding
04 - IV - The Princess and the Hedge-pig 46:36 Read by Ruth Golding
05 - V - Septimus Septimusson 35:38 Read by Ruth Golding
06 - VI - The White Cat 21:01 Read by Ruth Golding
07 - VII - Belinda and Bellamant 40:36 Read by Ruth Golding
08 - VIII - Justnowland 35:15 Read by Ruth Golding
09 - IX - The Related Muff 17:34 Read by Ruth Golding
10 - X - The Aunt and Amabel 23:16 Read by Ruth Golding
11 - XI - Kenneth and the Carp 42:16 Read by Ruth Golding
12 - XII - The Magician's Heart 34:25 Read by Ruth Golding

Reviews

(5 stars)

Great author and the reader does a magnificent job of bringing the characters to life.

Charming tales professionally read/acted

(4.5 stars)

These tales are a mix of traditional fairy tale archetypes with modern (contemporaneous, of course) characters and settings. Touches of humor add irreverence to the otherwise stately tales. The reader must be a professional actress. The characters were consistent, charming and all words were clearly annunciated. Fun, latter-day fairy tales.

Just odd enough

(4.5 stars)

Great bedtime stories for the kids, but I enjoyed listening to them, myself. Ruth's work is superb, as usual.

Great book of short stories, great reading preformance

(5 stars)