First published in 1912, Daddy-Long-Legs is an epistolary novel that follows orphan Jerusha "Judy" Abbott through her college years through a series of letters written to her anonymous benefactor, whom she nicknames "Daddy-Long-Legs." As Judy learns to navigate the complex world of studies, social life, and romance, her letters convey her growth and address the increasingly complex questions that preoccupy her. A classic coming-of-age story featuring a clever, engaging, and altogether realistic heroine, Daddy-Long-Legs has been a beloved tale since its publication and continues to delight its audiences.
Public Domain (P)2011 Tantor
My granddaughter had told me about this great book she had just read. So knowing that the title had a familiar ring, I googled it. To my surprise it was the same book that one of my favorite Fred Astaire movies was based upon. I rewatched the movie on Netflix and then had Audible read me the book. It was great! Can't wait to have her watch the old movie!
Witty, clean, and a bit predictable.
"The guernsey literary and potato peel pie society" because it is also witty and in letter form.
I liked Judy's views on life especially when she says "Most people don't live; they race"
This touching, coming of age story will appeal to everyone. The narrator does an excellent job conveying emotions - I could almost see the story play out in my mind!
Audio books have allowed me to do my two favorite things at the same time...read and knit!
I love the independence and spunk of Judy! It does seem a bit dated but it was so different in the past, and it makes me appreciate how far we've gone in women's rights (yet still so far to go, sigh). All in all a charming story read excellently by Julia!
I've seen this movie so many times but the book is even better! The reader and the author are a perfect fit. Timeless and touching. Judy is a heroine to be admired, and putting her in the context of her time, amazingly brave, independent, and charming.
Entertaining and well read, please can we have the sequel now, Dear Enemy, read by the same narrator if possible
Wonderful, bright, heart-warming
It made me laugh on pretty much every page (so to speak). I had so much admiration for the main character, Judy, I would highly recommend this book for both mother and daughter!
"RETURN TO MY YOUTH"
I would definitely listen again. I read this book when I was in my teens and it was a great experience to hear it again. The reader was clear and had lots of expression - helping to bring it to life. I would recommend this book HIGHLY.
The person writing the book.
The power of the written word
I LOVED IT
"Perfect feel-good book"
This is perfect listening if you're in the mood for a book that both entertains and uplifts the spirits. And (unlike all too many of Audible's choices) the choice of narrator is perfect - enhancing, rather than detracting from the listening experience. Buy and enjoy!
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