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The Ice Children

By: M. G. Leonard
Narrated by: Helen Keeley,Izabella Dziewanska,Josh Zaré,Pete Gold,Carlyss Peer,Luke Harper,M. G. Leonard,Charlie Piper,George Neilly,Kaiah Coombes,Luke Howitt,Annabella Panayiotou,Shekhina Crellin,Laura Doddington,Richard Reed
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Summary

At the stroke of midnight on the dawn of December, five-year-old Finn Albedo is found frozen in the city park on a pedestal of ice. The doctor says his heart is beating, but no one can wake him.

Finn’s big sister, Bianca, suspects the beautiful sparkling book Finn got from the library has something to do with it all but the mysterious book has vanished and no one will listen.

As more children are frozen, Bianca realises she’s running out of time.

Is there a connection between the peculiar stranger wearing a top hat and the disappearing books?

The search for truth hurls Bianca into a fantastical winter wonderland where all is not as it seems…

Can Bianca remember her mission and find a way to save her brother and the other Ice Children before all their hearts are lost forever?

A future classic with a powerful message at its core.

©2022 M. G. Leonard (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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Very imaginary & important story

An important story and will be enjoyable for the young people especially and thought provoking for the older generation. performances from all involved were excellent. Well written and if generations can take onboard the damage we are inflicting on our planet and act to improve it and our governments then it will be a well directed story. well done 👍

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A perfect, uplifting Christmas story for our times.

This story is wonderful; the voice cast is superb, the story completely compelling, and the ending so uplifting.

While M G Leonard doesn’t shy away from addressing important and relevant themes, the overall tone of The Ice Children is so very positive and uplifting, filled to the brim with the joy of winter.

A must-listen for any child who loves snow and stories!

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i love the story and my friend

I love how she forgot and got frozen. I had just the 30 day trial but I ❤️ listening to it.

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Excellent children's story

A powerful, well told , entertaining and meaningful story. Took my children a while to get into it but they loved the second half!

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Wonderful story

Listened to this with my six year old daughter and we both loved it.. a story for all ages!!

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Great great great great great great great

It was one of the best books I’ve ever heard
You are a great Author

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Magical and inspired

Fantastic story with a message about climate change, a must read for all children. Wonderful.

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I loved this magical journey! Highly recommended.

MG Leonard creates beautiful magical worlds for children whilst engaging us all effortlessly with issues of climate change!
It’s a wonderfully performed story… lots of amazing sound effects, a great audio drama for children (9yrs plus) and young at heart adults.

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Magic Winter Wonderland

Finn Albedo is found frozen solid at night in a rose garden on December 1. Doctors and police don't know what to do or think of this strange case. On the second day of December, two children are found frozen. Bianca is Finn's sister and she is convinced a silver book is behind the magic that is turning children to ice, but none of the adults believe her.

This is a great story, I wasn't expecting the climate change to be such a large part of it but I am glad it is. And I also hope children and adults feel compelled to change something after listening to it. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that sometimes I could not understand the words as the narrator was speaking louder than some of the characters. The Winter Queen is particularly hard to listen to if you're not using headphones.

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Magical Journey

Loved the story and all the different magical aspects of it - my son and I really enjoyed this book.
I did find some of the character narration a bit annoying as it was very quiet compared to the rest of the conversation, but the story itself was well narrated and had a real message to it in the end.

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  • 13-01-23

Better than most originals

There were a ton of plot holes, but it was nice and wintery and it was better than most audible originals (although that’s not a very high bar).

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I actually really liked it!

Not only was this a pretty interesting story. But it also had an important message about saving our planet. I liked it.

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  • 24-12-22

lovely story

great for kids of all ages... recommend for kids falling in love with books makes u think of writing your own imaginary story

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  • 30-11-22

Wish we could hear better

A very good little story for my children and I to listen to on the way to and from school. Narration was stellar- beautiful voice, clear and strong. Biggest issue was the change in volume for the individual characters. Bianca is loud enough but various others sound like they're several feet from the microphone in a large studio. But we're still enjoying it- at top volume!