Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2007
CD ISBN 978-962-634-461-3 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN $12.59
This abridgment of this British classic lacks the author's distinct style, as well as a coherent story line. The dashing story of time-travel has been cut apart in an unfortunate manner. Large chunks of dialogue and description have been removed so that characters appear and disappear without explanation. Part of the time-travel ritual is not included, making the last chapters of the book confusing. While Anna Bentinck's narration is competent, her portrayal of the Psammead, the magical sand fairy from the Middle East, does not suit his mystical personality. Not even the remains of Nesbit's glorious story can save this endeavor. C.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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