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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Kate Lock Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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Spring, 1922. Tessa is a beautiful, tiny, dark-eyed princess who's given up her duties to follow her heart and work backstage at the Viennese opera. She keeps her true identity a well-guarded secret, but when a wealthy, handsome Englishman discovers this bewitching urchin backstage, Tessa's two lives collide - and in escaping her inheritance, she finds her destiny....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Racheal | 2/18/2014

    " I LOVED IT!!! Eva Ibbotson brilliantly threads operas into this fantastic novel, showing how love always finds a way, with a little bit of music. =)I loved the characters, the setting, the music references, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Hagan | 2/16/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. I have always enjoyed fairy tales. This book is like a modern historical fairy tale. (That was only slightly contradictory.) Well that is the best way I can describe this book. It is a great story about what people will do for those that they love. It shows how much people are willing to give up for those they truly love. I highly recommend this book. It is a great story and a wonderful experience for the reader. I hope to read this book again soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Badger | 2/12/2014

    " Ibbotson's historical romances definitely have a formula, and feature moderately annoying too-perfect ingenues, but I can't help but like them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael Smith | 2/10/2014

    " Preferred the title 'Magic Flutes' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/8/2014

    " This book was originally titled Magic Flutes, which is much better. I love Eva Ibbotson beyond all imagining! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/6/2014

    " Wow, a surprisingly similar plot to her other book that I just read. Still cute, but WOW, so much alike. Makes me curious, are all of her books about young, runaway girls with innate goodness that fall in love with rich, slightly older men who choose the young girl over their beautiful, pined over option from the past? I'll have to try a 3rd one and see! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 1/24/2014

    " I liked this book. I like Eva Ibbotson's writing. It is romantic and artist and it makes me want to keep reading. I loved Tessa and how strong she was. I felt a part of the story. I like how there is always some art form in these books, in this book, it was opera and even though I know nothing about opera, I still felt a part of what was going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/22/2014

    " I thought that it was enjoyable to read but it was rather predictable. I was a little impatient for the author to get to the place she was obviously going. I also thought that the last page of the book was laughable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katina | 1/20/2014

    " This book is NOT called Magic Flutes, its called The Reluctant Heiress "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katelyn Roberts | 1/18/2014

    " I did not like this book. I thought it was slow paced and predictable. I also really didn't like the male love interest. I didn't understand why the girl would be so crazy about him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kacee | 1/6/2014

    " I really loved this book. It was a fun easy read but somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke -Brooke's Books | 12/22/2013

    " Historical fiction set in Vienna post WWI. Very quick and pleasant read with a romantic story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna Smith | 12/16/2013

    " Sappy romances, gotta love them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chels | 12/11/2013

    " I loved this book. The plot was not something I would normally enjoy, so I was shocked when I could not stop reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 12/9/2013

    " It was cute. The characters were fun and the story wasn't predicatable, however, it lacked something that really captured my love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/8/2013

    " Fun read, but it got a little wordy in some sections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/4/2013

    " It was good. A lot like The Countess Below Stairs. I had another one of hers too, but after reading this one I had no desire to read the other because they're all the same after a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia | 10/16/2013

    " Another wonderful romance from Eva Ibbotson. Not only do the two main characters fall in love, but you fall in love with them too, and with the opera that makes up it's setting. Delightful, as with all Ibbotson's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 7/20/2013

    " I found it a little slow going at first, but rather enjoyable once I got into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 6/28/2013

    " I liked this book for its simplistic love story. I loved the way Ibbotson describes things with enough detail to really let you see things without overbearing page after page of detail. I also really like her characters. Its the kind of book you let out a happy little sigh at the end of. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saralyn | 6/20/2013

    " I read and didn't like a different Ibbotson book, but I was told to give this one a chance. It was okay. I liked some of the characters. I loved all the talk about the great musicians and of course my favorite opera (The Magic Flute). But... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MJ | 5/16/2013

    " This was a cute, light, clean, romantic book. What deterred from it were all the German/Austrian locations & names that were so frequently mentioned. I guess I just don't equate German with the language of love... call me weird! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline Pratt | 5/14/2013

    " Not bad, but not great. I can generally identify with main characters and feel a part of their story; however, I had a hard time connecting with this book's characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanna | 4/30/2013

    " I didn't even read this book. She lost me on the first couple of pages. Maybe it's because I just read a really thrilling and fast-paced book that I wasn't able to handle the slow plot development. I don't know. But I just couldn't get into the book or it's characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 4/2/2013

    " I really like this book. I would have given it four stars, but I felt it took a really long time to get into the plot and the language was hard for me to follow at times. Halfway through the book I was able to get "into" it and enjoyed the rest of its pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kath | 3/1/2013

    " For a book originally published (as the magic flute) in the 1980's, it was a REALLY awesome read. The setting and time period were really quite cool and interesting. Liked it a lot :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoire | 2/18/2013

    " At first this book was kinda boring it was kind of like reading a history text book but once I got past the prolog it was amazing! It was a little hard to process all the 5 sentence names, and the names of opera's since most of them were German or Austrian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wadwilkins | 1/13/2013

    " Loved it, loved it, loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moriyah | 12/18/2012

    " Awesome book, but so far, what book by this author has not been great? :D "

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About the Author
Author Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson (1925–2010) was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Her books have won and been shortlisted for many prizes.

About the Narrator

Kate Lock has played Mrs. Linde in The Doll’s House, Celia in Captain Oates Left Sock, and several leading roles at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. She co-wrote Tuesday’s Child with Terry Johnson and in it played Teresa Doyle at Theatre Royal, Stratford, and for the BBC. She has also appeared in several television productions, including Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends, Coronation Street, The Brief, The Bill, and Sweet Nothings, as well as comedy sketches with Rory Bremner, Hale and Pace, and Morecambe & Wise.