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The Magic City

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,709 Sterne; 302 Bewertungen)

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


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02 - Chapter II: Deliverer or Destroyer


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03 - Chapter III: Lost


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04 - Chapter IV: The Dragon-slayer


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05 - Chapter V: On the Carpet


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06 - Chapter VI: The Lions in the Desert


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07 - Chapter VII: The Dwellers by the Sea


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08 - Chapter VIII: Ups and Downs


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09 - Chapter IX: On The 'Lightning Loose'


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10 - Chapter X: The Great Sloth


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11 - Chapter XI: The Night Attack


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12 - Chapter XII: The End


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(5 Sterne)

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!

Great childrens story for actual children and children at heart

(5 Sterne)

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.

Great reader, better than usual fantasy.

(5 Sterne)

Reminds me of when I was young and still had imagination enough to see shapes in the clouds. The story's somewhat predictable, but as it's written from a child's viewpoint, and more than likely written for children, I'd expect nothing more challenging. I'll be passing this along to my grand nieces and nephews. Once again, Ruth, you have outdone yourself! Thank you for lending your considerable talents to LibriVox. We are all richer for your generosity.

Lovely Story

(5 Sterne)

We listened to a chapter of this book every morning before school. It was so much fun. Some parts had us laughing aloud! The narrator did an amazing job. Thank you!

I Really Enjoyed This Book

(5 Sterne)

Not a whole lot of mystery here (my preferred genre) but it is still a neat story. This is an early (IMHO) coming-of-age story. Phillips's sister and dearest friend has abandoned him by getting married. He feels alone, mistreated, and decides, one night, to break the rules and build a grand city out of things around the house. 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.


(5 Sterne)

It took me so long so to find a audio book that i liked. #Picky Girl! LOL! The first 15mins was a little confusing because i didnt know what was happening. But after that i just couldnt stop listening! And Ruth Goldin is the best reader in the world. Thanks for reading it RG! I hightly recommend this if your a kid-teen or if your listening to this as a family. Thank you for taking the time to read this long review. I hope this helped you decide if you want to listen to this.

I liked it mostly

(4 Sterne)

I liked it because it was adventurous and high-spirited, but I felt like the way it described some things was a bit off, and I thought one thing was a bit disgusting. I liked the way the narrator spoke with accents for the different characters, but I felt like the momentum of the story at the end of the chapters didn't really come in enough. -Lizzie, age 8

enchanting journey

(5 Sterne)

This fanciful story is a joy to listen to. The reader is amazing and the journey is pure pleasure. It has a dreamlike quality which is enchanting. I highly recommend it. Librivox is a treasure trove of stories like this. The volunteer readers are often skilled in accents and inflections, as is this reader. I'm going to search for other books she's read. What fun!!