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Summary

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. Listen to his journey from rags to riches; it is a story full of surprises. Often, the caricature festooned with golden curls and velvet suits has kept listeners from discovering Little Lord Fauntleroy for themselves. No matter what age you are, take this opportunity to listen to a classic that will captivate you with its delightful charm, humor, and insight. Narrator Virginia Leishman’s delicate phrasing is the perfect complement to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s timeless novel.

Public Domain (P)1997 Recorded Books

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The narrator has a very pleasant voice, and the adult I am mostly enjoyed listening to her. I do wish though that, without losing its value, she had made Little Lord Fauntleroy's voice more childlike, but again her narrating him was above average. Quite satisfied I shall be looking for other books read by her. Narrators make us love, at least enjoy some books. Others are repellent. Here is an example of a voice that makes for a pleasurable journey!

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  • Marla McClanahan
  • 08-02-19

Beautiful Despite Redundancy

After a while we get a little weary of hearing how perfectly formed, unafraid, generous, pleasing and pure Cedric is. A few times I heard myself thinking, "I've got it already." But the beauty of this almost believable tale is the death blow it strikes to one's desire to ever poison the well, presenting, as it does, a deeply convicting picture of just how much good can come when we are willing to let others believe the best of someone we despise - or have a right to despise.

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  • Yuefang
  • 02-07-17

Wonderful Classic Story

I'm glad I ventured on it after I finished with The Lost Prince. Now I'm sort of a big fan of children Classic stories. Oh the narrator really did a great job to bring the story to life , and even more enjoyable.

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  • Karyn Read
  • 12-06-21

Fantastic!

Another truly great Story by this Author. Well narrated. An extremely compelling story to listen2.

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  • Shadow Of Night
  • 14-05-21

Wonderful!

A delightful story that warms the heart. A nice story to read to your children about kindness and goodness. Please keep this book in mind when you want to be uplifted and warmed to the heart! Enjoy!

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  • CB
  • 08-07-19

good story

loved it!! i was pleased with the narrator and the story as usual brings such simplicity and grace.

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  • Candace Daly
  • 21-07-18

Loved listening to this wonderful story.

Children always amaze me everyday what they can accomplish. Easy listening way to follow. Excellent story line.