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    • The Little Duke

    • The Childhood History of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy
    • By: Charlotte Yonge
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Based on historical fact, full of intrigue and chivalry at a time when Normandy was not part of France, this is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France, who wanted to annex Normandy. But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes Learning History Unforgettable!

    • By Harriet on 07-31-12
    • The Childhood History of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy
    • By: Charlotte Yonge
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Here are American author Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws, who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor - and deserved misdeeds to the pompous and haughty rich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great presentation of a classic story

    • By Damon D. Hickey on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Fifty Famous Stories Retold

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Here are 50 famous stories of long-ago times, retold in a short form for all young people. These are tales of valor, bravery, and kindness, as well as high adventure. Included are "The Story of William Tell", "Damon and Pythias", "Androclus and the Lion", "The Story of Robin Hood" and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer Beware - Great Content but tracks messed up

    • By SpunkyMama on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Michele Elliott on 10-08-10

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

    • Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House
    • By: Elizabeth Keckley
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    A former slave who became a successful dressmaker with her own business, became the dresser, dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln during Abraham Lincoln's presidential adminstration. Behind the Scenes tells the story of the rise of Elizabeth Keckley from abused slave to independent business woman to friend of the First Lady of the land during the Civil War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No Southern Accent

    • By GMR on 08-13-14

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

    • By: Olive Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A poignant biography as told to Olive Gilbert by Isabella Bomefree - a slave who later took the name of Sojourner Truth. She recounts the harshness of life under slavery, and after winner her freedom, became a vociferous abolitionist for which she has been long remembered and revered.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • My kind of girl.

    • By Anonymous User on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    American author Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting and knightly jealousies played out in grand style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family-friendly chivalry

    • By Margaret on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Pudd'nhead Wilson

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Another of Mark Twain's best-selling yarns of skullduggery and mischief. Set in the deep South, Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character as an attorney who solves a murder mystery and lays bare the wicked deeds of a larger-than-life ensemble of personalities in his own wry and peculiar way.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible overacting by the narrators

    • By Janine on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Humorous Short Stories of Mark Twain

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94

    The master storyteller amuses and entertains with a collection of stories which includes: "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg", "The Double Barrelled Detective Story", "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "The Million Dollar Bank Note", "Benton and Mills", "A Tale", "Cannibalism in the Cars", "The Stolen White Elephant", "The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's", "The Good Little Boy", "The Bad Little Boy", and "Baker's Blue Jay Yarn".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Edited

    • By Candice on 10-21-13

    Regular price: $7.69

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great classic mystery

    • By Byron on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Paul Revere's Ride and The Pied Piper of Hamlin

    • By: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Two old poems of exciting events for the children in all of us.... Paul Revere's exciting midnight ride to warn all the neighbors in the countryside that the British were coming - one light if by land and two if by sea. And The Pied Piper of Hamelin.... He got rid of the pesky, hated rats, but when the villagers refused to pay for his services, the Pied Piper took matters into his own hands...and the villagers paid a very dear price, indeed, in the end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but in poem format

    • By H on 02-29-12

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Since publication in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has established itself as one of the most popular children's books ever written. The animals Rat, Toad, Mole, Badger, and many more share their trials and tribulations as well as joys as they progress through the seasons of the year. The magical fantasy of their journeys starts on the river bank and goes to the heights of Toad Hall, a truly fine mansion of many secret passages. All children will delight and be taken away on the wings of imagination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged (but dramatized)

    • By Yunae on 03-30-12

    Regular price: $7.69

    • Understood Betsy

    • By: Dorothy Canfield
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Elizabeth Ann was orphaned at an early age and raised by her maiden aunts in the busy city. But suddenly illness forces the aunts to send her to other relatives: the Putnams, who live in the country on a farm. Elizabeth Ann learns all about the farm and making butter and applesauce and dearly loves the the life there. Then, one of the aunts comes back and wants to take her back to the city. Such a dilemma!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved by kids, mom, and dad!

    • By knittymama on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Wild Animals I Have Known

    • Unromanticized Observations of Animal Life in the Early Days of Rough and Ready Rural America.
    • By: Ernest Seton
    • Narrated by: Laurelie Westaway, David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Ernest Seton's stories reach, inside the animals he writes about in telling their stories. He gives us a greater understanding of their lives on planet earth. Adventure, comedy and sadness all intertwine to make these stories hard to put down until the last word...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Henry James' signature theme - the American abroad - centers here on a chatterbox, provincial (not to say ignorant) daughter of a wealthy Schenectady industrialist, as she travels through Europe with her doting, vapid mother and rambunctious young brother. She meets up with one Mr. Winterbourne, another ex-patriate, with whom she flirts before coming to a sad end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good for its time.

    • By Emily Carter on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $4.89

    • The Lost Prince

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The wonderful adventure story of two boys, one the son of a mysterious impoverished grandee and the other a handicapped son of a n'eer-do-well drunkard, who together travel through Europe on a secret mission to save Samavia from its wicked rulers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great start with under-developed ending.

    • By ksec on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    Ms. Christie introduces us for the first time to Hercule Poirot as he solves the mysterious demise of Mrs. Alfred Inglethorpe at her country estate, Styles Court. Many suspects come under his scrutiny but it is his genius to unravel all the intricacies and end up solving the crime in a very surprising ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poirot accent tough to handle.

    • By Kim on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Alice in Wonderland

    • By: Lewis Carrol
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, Charles Lutwidge Dodson (1832-1898), published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865. Charles Dodgson was a brilliant and accomplished man. He was a mathematics teacher at Oxford for most of his career. He published several mathematics books as well as novels and poems. Dodgson was also a professional photographer and avid inventor.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • John Ransom's Andersonville Diary

    • By: John Ransom
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    An extraordinary day-to-day documentary of the Civil War's most infamous Confederate prison, Camp Sumter, better known as Andersonville. Where 13,000 wretched Union prisoners died within barely 14 months, under conditions which bear witness to man's inhumanity to man. And, one man's undaunted spirit to survive, to tell the dreadful tale! The diary mirrors Ransom's changing attitudes from the moody early staccato sentences when he is first captured to the resigned and eventually cheerful prose when the war draws to a close.

    Regular price: $7.69

    • The Cossacks

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The colorful Cossack way of life is made alive and real in this historical novel.

    Tolstoy's first novel and acknowledged as one of his best, it is based on his own forays into the Caucasus, abandoning his aristocrat life of gambling and carousing in Moscow and volunteering to be attached to the regular army.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tolstoy masterpiece is wounded by terrible audio

    • By Darwin8u on 07-24-13

    Regular price: $6.99

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