• The Secret of Platform 13

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-01-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (4 ratings)


Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.
But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.
© Eva Ibbotson; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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Critic reviews

"This kind of fun will never fail to delight." (Philip Pullman)
"Eva Ibbotson is...the heir to Nesbit's genius...This is one of the very best novels for children of seven and above that you can find. Sian Thomas's gentle, dulcet reading...is touching, hilarious and totally captivating." (Christmas Children's Special, Independent on Sunday)
"Three hours of magic... This has everything that you could wish for: magic, mayhem, laughter and sadness and it's beautifully written and read. Published years before Harry Potter, by the way." ( Daily Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 18-04-08

Print vs. Voice

Audible version and Scholastic print version (copyright 2000) do not agree. Much is left out, so it is difficult for a child to follow voice with print copy.

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