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    • The Plague and I

    • Common Reader Editions
    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    " The Plague and I" recounts MacDonald's experiences in a Seattle sanitarium, where the author spent almost a year (1938-39) battling tuberculosis. The White Plague was no laughing matter, but MacDonald nonetheless makes a sprightly tale of her brush with something deadly. "Anybody Can Do Anything" is a high-spirited, hilarious celebration of how "the warmth and loyalty and laughter of a big family" brightened their weathering of the Great Depression.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you, Audible!

    • By Ann Watson on 20-05-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Onions in the Stew

    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The author recalls episodes of love and humor from her experiences living on Vashon Island in Puget Sound.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Anybody Can Do Anything

    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    After surviving both the failed chicken farm - and marriage - immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her two young daughters. With the help of her older sister Mary, Anybody Can Do Anything recounts her failed, and often hilarious, attempts to find work during the Great Depression.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Egg and I

    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Betty MacDonald married a marine and moved to a small chicken farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she was largely unprepared for the rigors of life in the wild. With no running water, no electricity, a house in need of constant repair, and days that ran from four in the morning to nine at night, the MacDonalds had barely a moment to put their feet up and relax. And then came the children. Yet through every trial and pitfall - through chaos and catastrophe - this indomitable family somehow, mercifully, never lost its sense of humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The moment it finished I started listening again!

    • By Alan on 03-09-15

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic

    • By: Betty MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves everyone, and everyone loves her right back. The Children love her because she is lots of fun. Their parents love her because she can cure children of absolutely any bad habit. The treatments are unusual, but they work! Who better than a pig, for instance, to teach a piggy little boy table manners? And what better way to cure the rainy-day "waddle-I-do's" than hunt for pirate treasure in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's upside-down house?

    Regular price: £10.09