Enchanted Castle
E. Nesbit

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Narrated By: Johanna Ward

Duration: 7 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy hope to find adventure when they set off to explore the woods, but they get far more than they bargained for when they discover the Enchanted Castle. At first, they seem to be in a fairy tale come true, until a friend turns invisible, thanks to a magic ring she can’t remove. Adventure follows adventure as they seek to control the magic—but the magic has a will of its own, and it is all they can do to keep up. Faced with sleeping princesses, magic rings, and moonlit gardens filled with magic, the children must use all their courage and ingenuity to control the magic and solve the mystery surrounding the Enchanted Castle.

Genre

Children’s / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Family and home stories, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Families and family members

Listen to a sample

“The popular British author’s adventures of childhood have always been good read-aloud choices; the audiobook format superbly showcases them.”

AudioFile

“[Nesbit] was able to create a world of magic and inverted logic that was entirely her own…There is something strange about [The Enchanted Castle] which sets it off…The mood is midnight. Statues of dinosaurs come alive in the moonlight, the gods of Olympus hold a revel, Pan’s song is heard…It is the sort of nightmare that might have occurred to a highstrung child, perhaps to Nesbit herself. And one must remember that a nightmare in those days was a serious matter for a child who had no electric light to switch on when a bad dream awakened him; he must continue in darkness, the shadows that menaced him undispelled.”