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  • Swallows and Amazons

  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Idyllic, Funny, Vivid Childhood Adventure-Play

  • By Jefferson on 02-05-11

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Reviewed: 04-02-17

Writing that captivates your imagination. Filled with details that makes you feel as if you are coming along side.

  • The Tale of Applebeck Orchard

  • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In this sixth volume, Miss Potter must help the denizens of Near Sawrey solve a particularly knotty problem. After a suspicious fire consumes his haystacks, Farmer Harmsworth barricades the common path through his Applebeck Orchard. Tabitha Twitchet and her Cat Council are all in a tizzy when woodland creatures claim the fire was the work of a lantern-bearing specter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't like the bossy 'narrator'

  • By Lyric G. Eads on 12-09-15

Always one of my favorites!

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Reviewed: 04-10-16

I have read this and listened to it over and over. The writing in engaging. I love that about Wittig-Albert's style. The narration is fittingly perfect for the era.

  • The Tale of Holly How

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant surprise!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-25-07

This takes you back to a time.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-21-15

I love the series. The narrator does an excellent job. Fantastic dialect, right amount of pauses. A delightful mixture of author and story teller.

  • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

  • By: Susan Wittig Albert
  • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun to read

  • By Richard on 11-29-10

The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-24-15

Young or old these stories are delightful. They capture you away out of the normal activities of our daily lives.