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    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By Greenleaf on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Little Princess

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561

    Ten-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Credit Worthy Narration

    • By File Squirrel on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Possession

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Excellent

    • By Loujujoe on 05-12-09

    Regular price: $46.77

    • Enchantress of Numbers

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know", Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Numbers can be poetry.

    • By Joyce Heffernan on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Barely a Bride

    • By: Rebecca Hagan Lee
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice book, strange narrator

    • By Susan on 01-14-06

    Regular price: $55.83

    • On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • By: Victoria Holt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic ....

    • By genia on 12-22-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Shadow of the Lynx

    • By: Victoria Holt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oldie but good

    • By RueRue on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Great Fire

    • A Novel
    • By: Shirley Hazzard
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This mesmerizing, poetic novel won the 2003 National Book Award for fiction and has earned universal acclaim. Set against the beautiful but tragic landscape of post-World War II Asia, The Great Fire tells a sweeping tale of the search for new beginnings in a world ravaged by tragedy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Always found something else to do

    • By Margarita on 02-11-04

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Pursuit

    • The English Garden Series, Book 4
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series!!

    • By Barbara on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Five Children and It

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story for everyone!

    • By Mom on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Merely the Groom

    • By: Rebecca Hagan Lee
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Narrator, Poor Sound Editing

    • By Christine Rautenkranz on 04-24-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Proposal

    • The English Garden Series, Book 1
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story!

    • By Tammy on 01-24-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Rescue

    • The English Garden Series, Book 2
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Loved the Book and despised the performance

    • By Katidid on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Enchanted Castle

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Childlhood Imagination That Even Adults Enjoy

    • By Judith on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Kristina on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Matisse Stories

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Matisse Stories, this Booker Prize-winning author offers three elegant tales that explore the subtle interplays between mind and eye, heart and hand. In the first, Medusa’s Ankles, a fashionable woman watches her life take on darker, more ominous shades in the mirror of a beauty salon.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Moorchild

    • By: Eloise McGraw
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By odog on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $20.99

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