Edith Nesbit


Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit, historically credited as E. Nesbit, was an English writer and poet, best know for her books for children.Due to the ill health of Edith’s sister, the Nesbit family travelled extensively, living in France, Spain and Germany. Following her sister’s death, Nesbit and her mother settled in Halstead Hall in Kent, a location that provided the inspiration for The Railway Children. She had a tumultuous marriage to bank clerk Hubert Bland, adopting the several children that he had by other women. Nesbit’s novels featured realistic contemporary children in real-world surroundings, but who encountered magical objects. This approach was groundbreaking at the time, and influenced many later writers including C.S. Lewis, P.L. Travers, and J.K. Rowling. Two of her most celebrated works, The Railway Children and The Phoenix and the Carpet, can be purchased in physical audio format from Voxblock.She died in 1924, of suspected lung cancer due to her lifelong smoking habit.

Featured Edith Nesbit Audiobook

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix And The Carpet, audiobook front cover.
The Phoenix and the Carpet audiobook

When a phoenix egg hatches in the fireplace, Cyril, Robert, Anthea, Jane are thrust into a world of magic and adventure. With the Phoenix's revelation that the nursery carpet is in fact magic, the children can travel to any place and time they desire. But magic brings chaos as well as adventure...


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My daughter loves her new voxblock and listens to the stories over and over again. Wonderful product and have already recommended to friends. Love the mini books too and the fact there's no wifi. My 6 year old daughter was able to use it directly from the box with no input from me..it was charged and ready to go!




It’s a robust quality product. It’s simple for my 5 year old grandson to use. He loves listening to the wide range of literature available.


Customer from UK


Great product for a child what has difficulty getting to sleep. Easy control allows it to be used without lights on and sleep function also really useful.
No screen to distract too so is perfect


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Voxblock has been such an amazing gift for my niece, and I love the fact it’s a never ending gift idea being able to get her new stories for her library. She really enjoys spending time listening to books and is happy to replay stories. She’s even got the animals (dog and cat) chilled out listening with her.


London, UK

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Voxblock is new and you have questions. Find out the answers here.

Voxblock is a new screen-free audiobook player designed for children aged 3 to 12.

With no screen or connectivity and a simple-to-use player, children are in charge and can listen how and where they want.

Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Edith Nesbit is over 100 titles and growing all the time.