Under the Lilacs (version 3, dramatic reading)


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When a raggedy boy from the circus limps into the lives of the Moss family, he is unlike any child they have ever met. With his devoted and clever dog, Sancho, at his side, Ben’s amazing stunts from the big top and kindly, eager persona win the hearts of the Mosses, as well as the nurturing affection of his new mistress, Miss Celia, and the friendship of her spoiled brother, Thornton. From birthday parties to broken bones, times of triumph to times of tragedy, the group sticks together through it all in this heart-warming children’s story by Louisa May Alcott. (Summary by Twinkle)

Cast List:
Narrated by Christine Lehman
Ben Brown: Aaron M. Lebowitz
Bab Moss: Rachel
Betty Moss: SuperCoconut
Miss Celia: Lian Pang
Thorny: Kangaroo692
Mrs. Moss: Beth Thomas
Mr. Brown, Billy Barton: Tomas Peter
Sam Kitteridge: Teresa Bauman
Alfred Barlow: Paige Al Qasem
Sancho: Esther ben Simonides

Other characters voiced by Teresa Bauman, Lilith Branda, Jarek Celuch, Edgard Coronado, Charlotte Duckett, Gaby, KHand, Kalynda, Lydia, Ross McGrath, Adele de Pignerolles, Sonia, SuperCoconut, Twinkle, and Leanne Yau

Audio edited by Michele Eaton, Aaron M. Lebowitz, Christine Lehman, and Twinkle

(8 hr 30 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 2:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1: A Mysterious Dog 20:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2: Where They Found His Master 12:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3: Ben 13:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4: His Story 10:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5: Ben Gets a Place 15:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6: A Circulating Library 10:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7: New Friends Trot In 17:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8: Miss Celia's Man 16:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9: A Happy Tea 20:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10: A Heavy Trouble 12:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11: Sunday 36:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12: Good Times 26:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13: Somebody Runs Away 24:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14: Somebody Gets Lost 34:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15: Ben's Ride 28:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16: Detective Thornton 27:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17: Betty's Bravery 29:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18: Bows and Arrows 19:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19: Speaking Pieces 23:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20: Ben's Birthday 20:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21: Cupid's Last Appearance 23:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22: A Boy's Bargain 20:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23: Somebody Comes 19:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24: The Great Gate is Opened 23:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers