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  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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 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"
  • 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.

    Mom says: "great story for everyone!"
  • 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 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."
  • Enchantress of Numbers

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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.

  • On the Night of the Seventh Moon | Victoria Holt

    On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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....

    genia says: "A classic ...."
  • 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 Tale of Castle Cottage: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Book 8 | Susan Wittig Albert

    The Tale of Castle Cottage: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Agatha and Anthony Award nominee Susan Wittig Albert has garnered popular and critical acclaim for her whimsical mysteries based on the life and times of Beatrix Potter. Set in the summertime splendor of 1913 England, this eighth tale finds Beatrix eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But a few obstacles are still blocking the happy couple’s path to the altar - like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage, Will and Beatrix’s future home.

    Tracy says: "A Treasure"
  • 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 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 Shadow of the Lynx | Victoria Holt

    The Shadow of the Lynx

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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.

    Lil 2 U says: "Not my favorite VH novel but very well performed"
  • The Pursuit: The English Garden Series, Book 4 | Lori Wick

    The Pursuit: The English Garden Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lori Wick
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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.

    Barbara says: "Great Series!!"
  • 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "It really makes you think!"
  • Tale of Hawthorn House | Susan Wittig Albert

    Tale of Hawthorn House

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    Susan Wittig Albert delights mystery lovers with this series based on the life and stories of beloved English children's author Beatrix Potter. When Beatrix finds an abandoned infant, Captain Woodcock and Dimity care for the child as Beatrix and her furry and feathered friends search for its mother.

    Nony R. says: "The best yet!"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • The Great Fire: A Novel | Shirley Hazzard

    The Great Fire: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shirley Hazzard
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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.

    Margarita says: "Always found something else to do"
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