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by | Read by Angela Thorne

Children • 4 hrs • Unabridged • © 1994

Narrator Angela Thorne reads this fantasy story just as it should be presented--after all, fairy tales were meant to be told! There is a large and diverse cast, from humans to ogres and harpies, and each sounds believable. The prince of a faraway island is spirited away for nine years, and all of his island's unusual residents try to aid in his return from King's Cross Station, London. The prince is a spoiled brat whose difficult personality is matched only by his mother's. Thorne is at her best with these two most unpleasant characters. Truth and justice prevail after many trails and tribulations. Ibbotson's book is intended for a young audience; however, there are enough double entendres to keep Mom and Dad amused, as well. S.G.B. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 96]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1995

CS ISBN 074512500X $24.95 • Three cassettes

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