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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"
  • 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.

    Loujujoe says: "Absolutely Excellent"
  • The Tale of Briar Bank: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Briar Bank: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    In this fifth delightful entry, Anthony and Agatha Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert re-imagines Beatrix Potter wearing her sleuthing cap as the village of Sawrey lies buried beneath a blanket of Christmas snow. While she and her animal friends investigate a puzzling death, Miss Potter wonders if she can acknowledge her fondness for Mr. Heelis and still remain loyal to her fiancé’s memory.

    MummyCooke says: "Enchanting & Fun"
  • 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!"
  • 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 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"
  • 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"
  • 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 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.

    says: "A pleasant surprise!"
  • 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 Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    It is 1907, and in her Lake Country village, Beatrix Potter is about to encounter both woodland magic and an intriguing mystery. As she helps some village children look for fairy folk, she stumbles upon evidence that a flame-haired stranger may have dangerous plans.

    Kristina says: "Loved it."
  • The Moorchild | Eloise McGraw

    The Moorchild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Eloise McGraw
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Moql's mother is Folk, one of those tiny fairies who live hidden from mere mortals, and her father is human. Young patrons will empathize as this tiny changeling experiences the fear, sadness, and danger of not belonging. Set against the backdrop of a charming medieval setting, this award-winning audiobook addresses problems that are still, sadly, quite contemporary.

    sarah Kramer says: "Exceptional book with incredible imagry."
  • 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.

    Kindle Customer says: "great story for everyone!"
  • 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.

    Christine Rautenkranz says: "Great Book, Great Narrator, Poor Sound Editing"
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hdogson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Frances Hdogson Burnett
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Imagine that you are a little boy. Your handsome father is dead, and each day your beautiful mother grows weaker from grief. The two of you have little money, and even less hope for the future. Would you want to give up, or can you be brave? Now a surprising message comes from England. You are heir to a title, a lordship. Soon, you will be on your way to live with a wealthy but grumpy old uncle, whom you have never met. But you are going to live with him in a castle! This is the story of Little Lord Fauntleroy.

    Yuefang says: "Wonderful Classic 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.

  • 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.

  • 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"
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