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  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • 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.

    Susan says: "Nice book, strange narrator"
  • 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 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"
  • 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!"
  • Agnes Grey | Anne Brontë

    Agnes Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anne Brontë
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    In her daring first novel, the youngest Brontë sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the 19th century, Bronte accepted the only "respectable" employment available - and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness.

  • 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 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"
  • 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"
  • The Rescue: The English Garden Series, Book 2 | Lori Wick

    The Rescue: The English Garden Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lori Wick
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Acclaimed author Lori Wick is one of the best-selling Christian fiction authors in the world, with more than two and a half million copies of her books in print, including The Proposal. When Anne Gardiner slips off a ladder, she falls—quite literally—into the arms of a handsome stranger named Robert Weston. Anne’s father decides the couple must marry immediately, but Robert isn’t entirely fond of that plan.

    Martha says: "sweet christian love story"
  • 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.

  • 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."
  • Until You: Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2 | Bertrice Small

    Until You: Friarsgate Inheritance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Bertrice Small
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Set in the 16th century, Until You tells the tale of a young heroine who discovers the love of a lifetime. Beautiful Rosamund is introduced to the Earl of Glenkirk, and they immediately fall in love. Their growing passion is stifled, however, when war breaks out between England and Scotland.

    D. Hurley says: "A good story but ..."
  • Delicious | Sherry Thomas

    Delicious

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sherry Thomas
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Delicious presents Verity Durant, an irresistible woman of a more elegant age. Verity is renowned from London to Paris for her succulent cuisine - and for her rapacious carnal appetite. And she's determined to tempt prim and proper politician Stuart Somerset with forbidden fruits he's never tasted.

    karen says: "A light historical romance"
  • Mozart's Sister | Nancy Moser

    Mozart's Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nancy Moser
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Eleven-year-old Nannerl is arguably the best keyboard player in all of Europe. Yet, because her six-year-old brother, Wolfie, can play almost as well as she, he receives virtually all the praise and adulation. Traveling far and wide with her family, she and her brother perform before the crowned heads of Europe. Social convention and public clamor relegate her to living life in the shadow of a prodigy. When will Nannerl ever realize her own dreams and aspirations?

    I. Locke says: "Un-listenable"
  • 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"
  • Tale of Hawthorn House | Susan Wittig Albert

    Tale of Hawthorn House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Susan Wittig Albert delights mystery lovers with this series based on the life and stories of beloved English children's author Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.

    Mz. B. says: "The best yet!"
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