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A Girl of the Limberlost Audiobook

A Girl of the Limberlost

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Publisher's Summary

Elnora Comstock lives with her widowed mother at the edge of Limberlost Swamp. Her mother is harsh and critical of her daughter, but Elnora is a loving girl who befriends all creatures. She is especially drawn to the beautiful moths that flutter through the trees in Limberlost. Although Elnora longs to go to high school, she has no money to pay for tuition and books. When her cruel mother refuses to help, all seems lost, until Elnora learns she can sell the rare insects she collects. Still, her journey through high school and college will be full of challenges - and surprises. First published in 1909, Gene Stratton-Porter's classic tale is a marvelous lesson in the powers of compassion and determination. Whether you remember this book from your childhood, or are meeting it for the first time, Elnora's shining personality will capture your heart. Her gentle spirit is conveyed in each sentence by narrator Christina Moore.

Public Domain ©1909 Gene Porter (P)2001 Recorded Books

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  • Chelle
    NZ
    26/02/14
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    "A story of forgiveness, restoration and redemption"
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    This is one of my favourite Gene Stratton-Porter books from way back and I enjoyed listening to this audio version of it, alongside my then 13 & 11 yr old children as a summer time audio book.

    It pays to note the mother is awful at the beginning of this book (nasty, embittered, and abusive!! ) and then a series of events happen that change her life, her attitude, and the way she treats her daughter, Elnora.

    The Girl of the Limberlost, in my opinion, is one of those timeless stories of forgiveness, restoration, and redemption. If you appreciate the character development, and story line, in such books as: A Little Princess ~ Burnett, Understood Betsy ~ Canfield, Old Fashioned Girl ~ Alcott, then you'll appreciate this book... well, after you get past the awful mother portion!

    There is romance in the book, the wholesome kind that is not sensuality based.

    Christina Moore does a sterling job of bringing this book to "read aloud" life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CLloyd
    24/07/16
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    "A story from my teen years."

    Read this book in my young teen years. It was always a favorite! Enjoyed the the way it was written so long ago...Christina Moore was a fabulous narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dayle
    Hoover, Al, United States
    13/06/16
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    "Memories"
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    My father bought for me most all of Gene Stratton-Porter books when I was in elementary school in early 60's. I loved them all, but remember this one (among maybe 3 others) was one of my favorites. My childhood came flooding back with this book. I was a loner and a nature lover, spending hours with my microscope, aquarium and various jars and boxes of critters I brought home and hid from my mom. I love the turn of the century language and sensibility. For those girls who love the old "Tammy" movies, "Lassie" and other real/fairy tale stories, these stories for for you. Wonderful narration by the way!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheri L Black
    03/06/16
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    "Beautifully done!"

    I have loved this book for years. The narration is superbly done. Christina Moore brings each character to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela G
    11/03/16
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    "great story"

    a wonderful book for young and older girls. tells of a young girl who is confident and finds happiness is what life has given her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dean W.
    20/10/15
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    "great"

    loved it!! I would recommend it to anyone. very interesting plot and story line. great all around

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    Newnan, GA, United States
    20/01/13
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    "This should be labeled for very young readers."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The main character was so saccharin, I almost go artificial diabetes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gene Stratton-Porter again?

    No. And to be fair, I didn't finish this one.


    Did Christina Moore do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Using the word "ejaculated" instead of "said" or "shouted" was aggravating.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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