The Magic City
Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures.
As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and interesting ideas, as well as the over-arching story of how a boy and girl who have unwillingly become step-brother and sister eventually learn to like each other.
This is a story that works on many levels and will be equally enjoyed by adults and children. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
(7 hr 37 min)
|01 - Chapter I: The Beginning||40:34||Read by Ruth Golding|
|02 - Chapter II: Deliverer or Destroyer||45:25||Read by Ruth Golding|
|03 - Chapter III: Lost||39:45||Read by Ruth Golding|
|04 - Chapter IV: The Dragon-slayer||51:54||Read by Ruth Golding|
|05 - Chapter V: On the Carpet||40:46||Read by Ruth Golding|
|06 - Chapter VI: The Lions in the Desert||36:21||Read by Ruth Golding|
|07 - Chapter VII: The Dwellers by the Sea||41:45||Read by Ruth Golding|
|08 - Chapter VIII: Ups and Downs||37:35||Read by Ruth Golding|
|09 - Chapter IX: On The 'Lightning Loose'||36:52||Read by Ruth Golding|
|10 - Chapter X: The Great Sloth||41:27||Read by Ruth Golding|
|11 - Chapter XI: The Night Attack||22:46||Read by Ruth Golding|
|12 - Chapter XII: The End||22:02||Read by Ruth Golding|
Great childrens story for actual children and children at heart
This book had everything I love in a good read, a great story, suspence, likable characters and comedy. The reader was awesome, there were alot of characters for her to do and she had alot of voices. great job.
Love this book!
This is one of my favorite E. Nesbit books because it's so imaginative and yet everything fits together really well.
Humorous and charming story about adventure and acceptance of life's changes. Ruth Golding shows some of her best voice acting skills with this wide variety of characters.
I just have to say Ruth Golding is my favorite reader...she makes all the stories really come alive!! i enjoyed this book as well makes me want to be a kid again and live in my imagination freely!
I cannot say enough. the story was beautiful. the Auther work was excellent. and the story teller! what can I say? I was in love in the first chapter.
I really like the book. im not a fan of how ruth golding does the voices. overall the book is fantastic!
Ruth Golding again does a wonderful job reading a delightful story. Don't you wonder what it would be like for one of your "play cities" to become real? And from the sand castles at the shore to the stacks of blocks, everything here has been built by Philip. A very creative and exciting story.
I Really Enjoyed This Book
Imagine his surprise when the city comes to life! On top of that, his 'friend' Lucy, who he really doesn't like, ends up missing in the city. Feeling guilty, he embarks on a quest to rescue her and learns some lessons along the way. This book is wonderful, the reader is fabulous and has a very talented voice, and the story is sweet without being mushy. It is worth a listen.