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  • Possession | A. S. Byatt

    Possession

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire - from spiritualist seances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas.

    Andrea says: "Absolutely Excellent"
  • The Railway Children | E. Nesbit

    The Railway Children

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Father has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. Now Mother has moved Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis from London to an old English country house. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, the children are ecstatic to find that their new home is near a railway station. Making friends with both the porter and the station master is great fun. So is waving to a kindly old gentleman who rides through on the 9:15 every morning. When mother gets sick, it is he to whom they turn for help. And later, when a fortunate twist of fate returns their father to them, they are surprised to find the old gentleman involved once again.

    Jennifer Tait says: "Enchanting Performance"
  • A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    A Little Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    10-year-old Sarah Crue lives life like a princess until tragedy strikes, taking away her fine clothes and privileges. Without her velvet and silk and French maids, she's no longer the envy of all the girls at Miss Minchin's London boarding school, and even has to live in the school's attic, working for the students who were once her friends. Will Sarah's spirit remain unbowed? Follow her through her trials and triumphs in this unforgettable tale beloved by children the world over.

    File Squirrel says: "Credit Worthy Narration"
  • Barely a Bride | Rebecca Hagan Lee

    Barely a Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rebecca Hagan Lee
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    From nationally best-selling author Rebecca Hagan Lee comes a romance set in England during the 1790s. The Earl of Weymouth insists his son marry before going off to fight the French. Lady Tressingham insists her daughter marry as soon as possible as well. The children, however, are very resistant to the institution of marriage. But they do wed as a matter of convenience. When Griffen returns from war, though, he's a different man than before.

    Cynthia Lee Reneau says: "Wonderful Love Story!"
  • Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    On a summer holiday in the countryside of England, five children suddenly find themselves without the supervision of their parents. Left alone with the housekeeper, the children anticipate a dull vacation. However, they soon find more adventure than they can handle. The first day after their parents leave, the children head for a gravel pit to pretend that they are at the beach. While digging in the sand they find a Psammead, or a sand fairy.

    Mom says: "great story for everyone!"
  • To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf

    To the Lighthouse

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    At their second home on the Isle of Skye, the Ramsay family surrounds itself with friends and colleagues. They contend with World War I, family deaths, and hardships both spoken and unspoken. All the while, the lighthouse looms in the distance. Six-year-old James asks his father to take him there, but many years will pass before the voyage begins.

    Janey says: "Character thought."
  • The Marriage Contract | Cathy Maxwell

    The Marriage Contract

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Cathy Maxwell
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    When Anne Burnett is forced into a proxy marriage with Aidan Black, a dashing Scottish laird with a reputation for unpredictability, traveling to the wilds of 19th-century Scotland to meet him is only a small concern. Her biggest worry is how to inform her new husband that he is married. Falling in love with his castle and the fierce loyalty Aidan inspires in his people, Anne finds her greatest challenge is yet to come.

    Nina says: "Different Scottish Regency"
  • The Enchanted Castle | E. Nesbit

    The Enchanted Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathleen can’t go home for their school holiday because their cousin is sick with measles there. Instead, they stay at Kathleen’s school with the French teacher. One morning, they set out to find adventure. Instead, they find an enchanted place - and magic, too! Walking through a nearby forest, they discover an enormous mansion, where a girl lies asleep in the garden. Although she pretends to be an enchanted princess, she is Mabel, the housekeeper’s niece. But she has a ring that really is magical. It can make the wearer invisible and grant wishes.

    Katherine says: "An endearing classic"
  • Merely the Groom | Rebecca Hagan Lee

    Merely the Groom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rebecca Hagan Lee
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Rebecca Hagan Lee is a best-selling and award-winning author. She writes engaging historical romances that are packed with intrigue. Barely a Bride introduced the wealthy bachelors of the Free Fellows League. In this second novel of the series, Colin McElreath, Viscount Grantham, is being forced into a marriage - one intended to protect the League and the Viscount's good name.

    Todd C Rautenkranz says: "Great Book, Great Narrator, Poor Sound Editing"
  • The Tale of Hill Top Farm | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    It's 1905, and to recover from the loss of her fiance, Potter moves into a small farmhouse in Sawrey. Populated by colorful characters, both humans and critters, her new life is full of promise. That is, until a villager dies and murder is suspected. Now it's up to this amateur sleuth to find a killer roaming the English countryside.

    Tracy says: "Rich wonderful characters. Delightful"
  • The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Works by best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony awards. In The Tale of Oat Cake Crag, Miss Beatrix Potter is frustrated by distractions near her home. As the noisy test flights of a hydroplane disrupt her concentration, Beatrix investigates a string of bizarre letters threatening a friend’s reputation. Then life becomes even more complicated when the body of the hydroplane project funder is found at the foot of Oat Cake Crag.

    Byron says: "A must read for Beatrix Potter fans!"
  • The Visitor: The English Garden Series, Book 3 | Lori Wick

    The Visitor: The English Garden Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lori Wick
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Acclaimed author Lori Wick has penned more than two dozen books, which regularly top Christian best-seller lists. More than three and a half million copies of her books are in print. In The Visitor, Alexander Tate temporarily loses his eyesight when thrown from his horse. Cared for by the charming Steele sisters, he grows especially fond of Cassandra, who reads to him each day. But Cassandra fears that Alexander will not love her when he regains his sight. Only by trusting God’s plan can the pair find happiness

    Amazon Customer says: "Love Lori Wick"
  • The Shadow of the Lynx | Victoria Holt

    The Shadow of the Lynx

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    The Shadow of the Lynx follows beautiful young Nora Tamasin as she leaves her home in Victorian England. Recently orphaned, she sails toward the untamed lands of gold-rush Australia. Her journey will take her to the Lynx: the man her father designated as her guardian before he died. Rich, powerful, and commanding, the Lynx is a man who can safeguard her finances, but cannot control her heart. More than 56 million of Victoria Holt’s books have been sold worldwide. She also writes as Jean Plaidy and Philippa Carr.

    Lil 2 U says: "Not my favorite VH novel but very well performed"
  • Poison | Chris Wooding

    Poison

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Chris Wooding
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    ALA Best Book for Teens recipient Chris Wooding delivers "a twisted fairytale fantasy" (Wooding) sprinkled with marvelous characters and seasoned with incredible plot twists. In the rotting stilt-village of Gull just above the foul-smelling Black Swamp, 16-year-old Poison vows to rescue her kidnapped sister from the phaeries. A wise friend reluctantly provides the money, directions, and ancient lore necessary for her journey. Poison soon encounters the treacherous phaerie lord, the terrifying bone witch, and the deceptive spider queen. But when her reality is completely upended, Poison questions whether she can save anyone.

  • Let Me Be the One | Jo Goodman

    Let Me Be the One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jo Goodman
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    USA Today best-selling author Jo Goodman begins a delightful new quartet of Regency romances with Let Me Be the One. The four gentlemen of the compass club-North, South, East and West-are all unwed. Now North has fallen for the charms of Libby Penrose, an intelligent beauty with a strong determination to remain unattached. When North awakens feelings deep within Libby, whirlwind events lead to their marriage. Yet a dark secret threatens to tear their newfound happiness apart.

    Heather says: "a wonderfull suprise"
  • On the Night of the Seventh Moon | Victoria Holt

    On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy....

    genia says: "A classic ...."
  • The Tale of Holly How | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Holly How

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    The serenity of Hill Top Farm is shattered when a local shepherd is murdered. Beatrix, when she's not busy making friends with her fellow villagers, lends her insights to the investigation. Nationally best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert cleverly blends fact and fiction in this cozy mystery starring iconic author Beatrix Potter.

    A User says: "A pleasant surprise!"
  • The Pursuit: The English Garden Series, Book 4 | Lori Wick

    The Pursuit: The English Garden Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lori Wick
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    With more than four million books in print, Lori Wick is one of the best-selling inspirational authors in the world. The Pursuit is the richly satisfying final chapter of her beloved English Garden series. Edward Steele is returning to England from Africa when he meets a man named Denley. When Denley becomes ill, Edward agrees to stay with him. But God works in mysterious ways, and befriending Denley places Edward in the path of a woman who changes his life.

    Amazon Customer says: "a lovely wrap up"
  • The Proposal: The English Garden Series, Book 1 | Lori Wick

    The Proposal: The English Garden Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lori Wick
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Acclaimed, best-selling author Lori Wick’s The Proposal is a moving tale of Christ’s love at work in early 19th-century London. William Jennings is not married and likes it that way. But when a relative passes away, he is suddenly guardian of three young children. This unexpected development provides him a male heir without the bother of a wife, yet the children quickly become more than he can handle. Finding help from a truly remarkable woman, he learns to see the world in a completely different light.

    Tammy says: "Wonderful story!"
  • Private Arrangements | Sherry Thomas

    Private Arrangements

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sherry Thomas
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    When Lady Tremaine petitions her husband for an end to their civil but loveless marriage, Lord Camden agrees on one scandalous condition - she must give him an heir within a year. Their early attempts to fulfill this delicate arrangement are marred by cold detachment, but soon sparks of passion and long-forgotten lust begin to be kindled anew.

    Yuefang says: "Well Developed Plot And Characters"
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