Little Lord Fauntleroy

Letto da: Johanna Ward
Durata: 5 ore e 40 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

"The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists" is how Marghanita Laski describes Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is the charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York.

One day he is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: for waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl's heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

Public Domain (P)1992 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
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  • Harriet
  • 26/05/2012

A Real Boy Becomes a Lord

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a children's story that is a fun listen. My older children (teens) thought it a little predictable and too 'perfect', but that didn't stop them from listening to it when it was on in the room. We did enjoy it. It was neat to see how his Mother put her son's best interests ahead of her own. She was exemplary. So often we say what we think without restraint instead of choosing to do what is right. It is a bit of a morality tale, but there is enough of a good story to make it fun to listen to.

What other book might you compare Little Lord Fauntleroy to and why?

THis story reminds me a bit of Mark Twain's book, 'The Prince and the Pauper'. Both have boys who have to live real lives to learn how to be a good ruler.

Any additional comments?

I would listen to this again.

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  • Generale
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  • Joyce Eriksen
  • 30/03/2017

Honor still understood

This is a story more out of time than a fairy tale. It is of goodness, honesty, caring and love. Wow, it is nearly fundamentally as hard to understand today as a greek tale.
Totally lovely!

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  • Generale
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  • Jennifer
  • 18/12/2016

Timeless

This timeless story of Little Lord Fauntleroy is beautifully read by Johanna Ward. The story is written by Frances Hodgson Burnett who also authored the Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Just sweet, with a bit of adversity thrown in.

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  • Generale
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  • Deborah
  • 12/11/2018

very "tinny" sounding recording.

love the narrator, love the story but audio quality was poor compared to other audio books. Had to spend another credit and download different version.

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  • Generale
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  • Happy Face
  • 26/02/2020

Marvelous

I enjoyed this book so much! A wonderful story. I am >60 and I would listen to it again. 🤗

  • Generale
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  • Eric Leid
  • 04/06/2019

good

pretty good but a little hard to get volume right as sometimes she reads loudly and sometimes quietly.

  • Generale
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  • J. C. WOODS
  • 07/01/2018

GREAT story for a family road trip!

This was an outstanding story and well narrated. My teenage boys like to be entertained more than anything at times but even they said this classic written in the 1890s was a good story :) It’s challenging to find a story that appeals to all ages, but this one did - including my younger girls. We were able to have some fun conversations about it al

  • Generale
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  • Heidi Shaw
  • 31/01/2017

What a perfectly darling little boy!

This is one of the most delightful stories you will ever listen to! It is a well written, heart warming tale that is excellently performed. I used to think that Secret Garden was my favorite children's book but Little Lord Fauntleroy surpasses it in every aspect. You absolutely fall in love with the main character unlike Mary, Mary quite Contrary. The plot is pleasant and happy unlike Little Princess. You will love every minute of this audiobook!

  • Generale
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  • David
  • 02/04/2012

Wonderful story about how love wins

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, especially those with young children. It's a book that will entertain the entire family.

Any additional comments?

This book put our grandson to sleep, but we thoroughly enjoyed it on our last trip to Chicago.

  • Generale
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  • STrummer
  • 13/11/2014

Not on par with A Little Princess

I was expecting something along the lines of "A Little Princess" (one of my favourite books of all time with an excellent psychological characterization of a child protagonist) or "the Secret Garden" but was disappointed. The characters don't feel like real human beings at all, rather idealized types and the writer "tells" the audience about how the little boy is so good and kind and beautiful, rather than showing through actions. It goes on and on about how lovely he looks and parts that are meant to be cute or funny don't really feel that way. Ceddy is also way too sweet and goody goody to be a real child.

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  • Generale
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  • Julia Brown
  • 08/07/2014

Relaxing story

Any additional comments?

This is a story I remember from childhood and it was just as good as I remembered. The narration was excellent and kept me interested. It is definitely worth listening to if you want a simple story to listen to in the evening. The American accent wasn't bad and the characters were suitably brought to life. I will look for other audible books from the authors and from the narrator, Joanna Ward.

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  • Treehugger
  • 27/01/2020

Sweet old fashioned story

This story was very enjoyable in a quaint old fashioned way. Like most of Frances Hodgson Burnett's main child characters, this little boy was too good to be true - unrealistically angelic, unselfish and adorable, with far more bravery and philanthropy than one could hope for from even an 1800s 7 year old - but obviously the aim was to inspire young readers to become likewise, and that kind of made it more pleasant to listen to!
The story follows the fortunes of Cedric Errol, a Pollyanna/Heidi- like character who went from rags to riches, taming a grumpy old git along the way. The moral of the story is, of course, that a kind heart is worth more than any amount of money.
The narrator was very good, clear, well spoken and nicely paced. However, I have knocked off one star because the story required different accents (American, Irish and the servants) and this was not a success! Her lamentable attempt at an Irish accent was just laughably ridiculous, and her American accent was no better than midatlantic at best. She would have done better to stick to the nice cultured English speaking voice which was her real one. Also, she didn't have much vocal range; rough male voices, soft female voices, raging anger and the child's high piping voice could have been portrayed with rather more variation.
The story was so twee and heartwarming though, that this wasn't a deal breaker. Just right for a bit of easy listening before bed.