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There was no money, the family was scattered, and Lucille, who had mothered them all since she was 16, was going to be married. So the house must be sold; Lucille knew that was the only sensible things to do, but the family had other ideas.

Home they came by whatever way they could, penniless and bedraggled but with certain newfound friends who were to help them to upset Lucille's plans - all her plans for a calm, settled, and sensible life.

©1955 Elizabeth Cadell (P)2016 Janet Reynolds

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Fabulous story, fabulous choice of narrator!

[{ "answer" : "That narrator brought part one of the Wayne family trilogy to life for me. I'm very grateful. I'm sure to be listening to this book again, (like I've listened to all my Audible DE Stevenson's) two or three times. ", "type" : "Overall", "question" : "What did you love best about The Lark Shall Sing?", "id" : 51, "typeString" : "overall" }, { "answer" : "I really can't choose because to me, they are all part of the whole listening experience. ", "type" : "Story", "question" : "Who was your favorite character and why?", "id" : 5, "typeString" : "story" }, { "answer" : "As I said, I am not able to choose one over another. I have a couple of hundred Audible books and Stevie Zimmerman rates up the top along with Barbara Rosenblat, Kate Reading, Tanya Eby, Lorelei King, Suzanne Toren, George Guidall, Juliet Stevenson, Diana Bishop, and ALL the D E Stevenson narrators. ", "type" : "Performance", "question" : "Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?", "id" : 18, "typeString" : "performance" }, { "answer" : "Yes. I was overjoyed to finally get it on Audible. I am very pleased and very grateful to the author's heirs who have facilitated this. ", "type" : "Genre", "question" : "Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?", "id" : 83, "typeString" : "genre" }, { "answer" : "You can't go wrong with an Elizabeth Cadell. There is something for everyone. Two autobiograhical books, some romances, some mysteries, foreign travel... I have read and owned all but one that was too scarce to buy. I've been reading them since I was a teenager and will always read them in Kindle and Audible format from now on. ", "type" : "Misc", "question" : "Any additional comments?", "id" : -1, "typeString" : "misc" } ]

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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So much fun!

Would you listen to The Lark Shall Sing again? Why?

I have already listened to it again. It's just a happy story and the recording is lovely.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lark Shall Sing?

So many fun moments in this book. Love the humor and irony.

Which scene was your favorite?

When all the kids arrive home. :-)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh yes!

Any additional comments?

All of us who are fans of Elizabeth Cadell have been hoping for these books to be released in both digital and audio! So glad to see it happening so that new generation of readers can read/hear these fun stories.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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This author grows on you

I am beginning to really like Elizabeth Cadell. Odd thing about her books, though, is that they really do require your full attention. Since I don't always do that, particularly with audionooks, I am finding her books good the first reading and very good the second listen. I hope that Audible will consider carrying more selections by this author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Delightful entertainment!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book! This family has so much charm! The love interests were wonderfully written and performed. The struggles and the resolutions are so believable. I can not wait for the next book about the Wayne family to be available on Audible,

What other book might you compare The Lark Shall Sing to and why?

All Elizabeth Cadell books are fun to read- this is one of the best!

What does Stevie Zimmerman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Stevie did a great job of making the many characters so very different from each other. I have read this book many times and I thought her interpretation of Lucille was much richer in character than I had in my mind.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment when Simon is waiting for Long John's appearance through the kitchen window. I cry every time I read this and this performance did not disappoint me- tears came again.

Any additional comments?

How soon will Blue Sky of Spring and Six Impossible Things be available? These are the next books about the Wayne family.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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All in the Family

A delightful story about a noisy family and their family home. Lucile tries to make decisions for her brothers and sisters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Entrancing story,great characters,beautiful read

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lark Shall Sing to be better than the print version?

I didn't read it in print but can't imagine it could measure up to the characterisation the narrator adds.

What did you like best about this story?

The colorful adventure that is both intriguing and yet comforting. Great characters and an unpredictable plot. NOT a common or garden story.

Any additional comments?

I found this book because I have listened to many of Stevie Zimmerman's narrations. This one was quite different from many of her others, but easily one of her best. A beautiful, slightly old fashioned but nonetheless touching, story of an unusual family. Can't wait for the rest of the trilogy.

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Thrilled!!

I have read Elizabeth Cadell’s books for over 20 years and I’m so happy to find several of them available on Audible!! They are pleasant, clever, and interesting studies of a variety of personalities. I enjoy them over and over again!

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A keeper!!!!!!

My sister and I loved this book. It was amusing and well written. I hope they bring out the rest of this series in audio, as well as Yellow brick road, Alice Where Art Thou and others. We like the audios because we listen to them together.

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LOVED THIS STORY!! Part 1 of trilogy! Buy all 3!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lark Shall Sing to be better than the print version?

This audio edition is fantastic and even better than the print edition, but love them both!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lark Shall Sing?

When all of the kids come home...heartstopping adorable!

Which character – as performed by Stevie Zimmerman – was your favorite?

Julie of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not put it down!!!

Any additional comments?

Stevie Zimmerman is amazing!