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    • 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 765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637

    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: $24.95

    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    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: $19.95

    • Possession

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    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

    • 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 239
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

    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

    • Enchantress of Numbers

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • By: Victoria Holt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • The Tale of the Oat Cake Crag

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for Beatrix Potter fans!

    • By Byron on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Tale of Hill Top Farm

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    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 Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood

    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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 Great Fire

    • A Novel
    • By: Shirley Hazzard
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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 Tale of Castle Cottage

    • Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Book 8
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Treasure

    • By beigeplum on 10-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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 Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Glowing with narrator Virginia Leishman’s finely tuned phrasing, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye is the perfect introduction to A.S. Byatt, an author who continues to receive international awards and acclaim. Her wondrous fairy tales are iridescent stories full of spells, marvelous creatures, and beautiful princesses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The title story is superb

    • By Phebe on 12-28-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • The Visitor

    • The English Garden Series, Book 3
    • By: Lori Wick
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Lori Wick

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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 Tale of Applebeck Orchard

    • The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
    • By: Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

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