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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  • By: Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen with a friend or relative!!

  • By E. Dickson on 08-26-05

Very entertaining for my 2 sons, ages 11 and 9.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-18

We all enjoyed listening to this delightful book before bed. They bous enjoyed Nat and Kit and it gave them a better understanding of Puritan life.

  • Anna and the King of Siam

  • The Book That Inspired the Musical and Film 'The King and I'
  • By: Margaret Landon
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

Anna Leonowens, a proper Englishwoman, was an unlikely candidate to change the course of Siamese (Thai) history. A young widow and mother, her services were engaged in the 1860's by King Mongkut of Siam to help him communicate with foreign governments and be the tutor to his children and favored concubines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic

  • By Ellenaeddy on 03-30-13

Very interesting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Other than being really long, my son and I enjoyed a look into Siam in the 1800s. To hear how this country fought to keep its culture as well as admire and eventually, embrace the modern future.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • By: Baroness Orczy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Crossly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

The French Revolution is at the height of its fury. Daily, hundreds of aristocratic heads fall from the guillotine. Emotions run high, and anyone suspected of sympathy toward the nobility is in mortal danger. Only one man is daring enough to lead a small band against popular opinion - the Scarlet Pimpernel. Using masterful disguises and clever strategies, the Scarlet Pimpernel smuggles noblemen and women from France to safety in England. His success is a thorn in the side of the Revolution. As he vanishes from each escapade, he leaves no trace behind except an image of the colorful flower that is his emblem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great classic to listen to!

  • By Marydee on 08-12-15

Read for schoolwork in 8th grade

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The ending was good. It was very unexpected. The story was exciting and suspenseful. It was definitely better to listen too than to read because the sentences were complicated, the chapters long, and the French words hard to read but easier to listen to. I did not give the story 5 stars because the mechanics made it hard to understand while reading. Listen to the Audible version made it easier.

  • The Hidden Treasure of Glaston (Living History Library)

  • By: Eleanore M. Jewett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Amid great mystery Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his father, who must flee England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son. Ashamed of his physical weakness yet possessed of a stout heart, Hugh finds that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in this year 1171, in the turbulent days of King Henry II. Hugh; his friend, Dickon; and their strange friend, the mad Bleheris, uncover a treasure trove and with it a deeper mystery of the sort that could only occur in Glastonbury, where Joseph of Arimithea was said to have lived out his last years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-17

Lovely story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

My 12 year old and I enjoyed this book immensely! We are reading it as a part of his history curriculum and enjoyed listening tot his one together. The narration was well read and very pleasing to listen to. We highly recommend it!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful