The House of Arden

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(4.4 stars; 84 reviews)

This novel describes how Edred and Elfrida Arden and their Aunt Edith embark on a treasure hunt through time - for the famous Arden family treasure. With help from the magical creature Mouldiwarp, they find a whole lot of excitement and adventure. They need to discover the missing fortune before Edred's tenth birthday - or it will never be theirs. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) (7 hr 36 min)


01 - Arden's Lord Part 1 19:39 Read by Elizabeth Klett
02 - Arden's Lord Part 2 22:14 Read by Elizabeth Klett
03 - The Mouldiwarp Part 1 20:29 Read by Elizabeth Klett
04 - The Mouldiwarp Part 2 18:19 Read by Elizabeth Klett
05 - In Boney's Times 26:22 Read by Elizabeth Klett
06 - The Landing of the French 19:44 Read by Sonja
07 - The Highwayman and the - 32:18 Read by Daphne Lee
08 - The Secret Panel 32:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
09 - The Key of the Parlour 31:38 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
10 - Guy Fawkes Part 1 18:40 Read by Sonja
11 - Guy Fawkes Part 2 17:26 Read by Sonja
12 - The Prisoners in the Tower 31:47 Read by Sonja
13 - White Wings and a Brownie 31:48 Read by Sonja
14 - Developments 21:28 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
15 - Developments 23:02 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
16 - Films and Clouds 27:06 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
17 - May-Blossom and Pearls 25:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
18 - The Finding of the Treasure 36:02 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


This was an enchanting story . I traveled through time with the

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

This is the best book ever. I love E nesbits books and , I say boo to the bad reviewers.😝

Beyond good

(4.5 stars)

The perfection of the combination of a great tale with the silver tongued tones of a great bard, for the most best chapters ! For any one wanting to study narrative perfection you need only listen to a chapter being read by Lars and you will know without a doubt left over what perfection truly is in any language! I will miss his rare talent being amongst us every day !!! All my best wishes go out to his family, and to all the LibriVox world, that such a dear person has undertaken the final adventure of life!

Just okay story - good narration though

(3 stars)

I had a hard time rating this story. I thought it started off well, it held my interest and I was curious about what would happen. Then when the children kept traveling back and forth through time it got a bit repetitive and I lost interest. The last chapter was pretty good, but even the last chapter was hard to get through. I would say fast forward through all the mouldywarp adventures. I liked the narration it was Elizabeth Klett, Sonja and Lars Rolander all who have voices well suited to a fairy tale like story.

(3 stars)

I enjoyed the plot of the book, but sadly the audiobook was slightly spoiled for me by the reading of Zonya (not sure of the spelling), as I couldn't understand half of the time what she was saying ;/

Cute story

(5 stars)

Very cute story. It was very interesting to hear Dracula narrate the story. Their accent made the story very interesting I loved it! I wish they narrator more chapters.

(3.5 stars)

The readers were great! Thank you to them! The story was a little lacking for me, given how much I love other works from E. Nesbit.

(4 stars)

good story, but multiple narators, some non native speakers, took away from the book, and made a little hard to stay focused