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  • Sarah, Plain and Tall | Patricia MacLachlan

    Sarah, Plain and Tall

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (45)

    "I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall." A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a cat named Seal, and singing and laughter to the quiet house. But will she like it enough to stay? Anna and Caleb wait and wonder -- and hope. Performed by Glenn Close

    it's a great game on business says: "Great story"
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall Audio Collection | Patricia MacLachlan

    Sarah, Plain and Tall Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite audio collection.

    G. Rokosz says: "Missing Skylark, but still excellent"
  • The True Gift: A Christmas Story | Patricia MacLachlan

    The True Gift: A Christmas Story

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Aya Cash
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in the meadow, things will be different. This Christmas, Lily and Liam will find out the meaning of a true gift.

    Hidalgo says: "Feel Good Story"
  • The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm | Patricia MacLachlan

    The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Tim Gregory
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents on Fair Meadow Farm. Although times are hard, the Aldens are happy - “the best family of all,” Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, and a traveling family needs shelter. The Aldens take them in, and the strangers soon become friends. But things never stay the same at the farm, and the spring and summer bring events that will forever change their lives.

  • Skylark | Patricia MacLachlan

    Skylark

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, where they would be safe. Papa stayed behind. He would not leave his land.

    BM says: "Beautiful sequel"
  • Word After Word After Word | Patricia MacLachlan

    Word After Word After Word

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russell and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class, bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding.

  • The Poet's Dog | Patricia MacLachlan

    The Poet's Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Michael Curran-Dorsano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children. Then, one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. hen Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home - and they understand him.

  • Caleb's Story | Patricia MacLachlan

    Caleb's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    "It's your job now," Anna says as she hands Caleb her journals, asking him to continue writing the family story. Caleb fears there will be nothing left to write about, until a mysterious old man is discovered in the barn. Everyone is excited about the arrival of a new family member except for Jacob, who holds a bitter grudge.

    valia says: "What a wonderful book"
  • Edward's Eyes | Patricia MacLachlan

    Edward's Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Milo Ventimiglia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Jake is part of a very special family: a rowdy bunch of siblings and an incredible mom and dad. They have a life filled with art, music, long summer nights on the Cape, and lots and lots of baseball. But no one is more special in Jake's mind than his younger brother, Edward. From the moment he was born it seemed Edward was destined for greatness - until the unimaginable happened and Edward died.

    FanB14 says: "Sweet Story; Read, don't Listen"
  • More Perfect than the Moon | Patricia MacLachlan

    More Perfect than the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Patricia MacLachlan
    • Narrated By Glenn Close
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on Sarah feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be.

    Laura says: "Continues the Sarah, Plain and Tall series"
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