We're enjoying having both of Sutcliffe's Ancient Greece stories read to us with flare by Robert Glenister as we study Ancient Greece.
I was feeling disinclined towards reading yet another book about a.Greek gods out aloud to the children, yet I was really wanting to cover at least 2 of Homers epic tales, in a child friendly format - this audio book fits the bill perfectly, and I'm getting to enjoy the story as a listener too.
This is one of my favourite Gene Stratton-Porter books from way back and I enjoyed listening to this audio version of it, alongside my then 13 & 11 yr old children as a summer time audio book.
It pays to note the mother is awful at the beginning of this book (nasty, embittered, and abusive!! ) and then a series of events happen that change her life, her attitude, and the way she treats her daughter, Elnora.
The Girl of the Limberlost, in my opinion, is one of those timeless stories of forgiveness, restoration, and redemption. If you appreciate the character development, and story line, in such books as: A Little Princess ~ Burnett, Understood Betsy ~ Canfield, Old Fashioned Girl ~ Alcott, then you'll appreciate this book... well, after you get past the awful mother portion!
There is romance in the book, the wholesome kind that is not sensuality based.
Christina Moore does a sterling job of bringing this book to "read aloud" life.
Abridged versions of Heyer's books are always sadly lacking - the story is missing the charm of the way only Heyer can tell a story.
Having cut very significant parts of the ending out - the ending was seriously disappointing.
If you are familiar with the Grand Sophy do not purchase this version; hold out for the undabridged telling of this book!
Perfect listening for summer time car travel. William is a guaranteed laugh generator for our family, and this audio book so skillfully narrated by Martin Jarvis is one of our Willian favourites.
Brilliant narration make this excellent story a Must Listen To!
For those that enjoy Twain's Huckleberry Finn character ... this story holds the same charm & wit.
We enjoyed this on holiday, as a family,.
We had to pause the story a time or two as the adults were in fits of laughter and the story could no longer be heard. ☺
I think this would be our favourite Just William audio, thanks mostly to the excellent narration by Martin Jarvis - that man is an artist!
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