A Girl of the Limberlost


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(4.8 stars; 144 reviews)

A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel written by the American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, was first published in August, 1909. The story takes place in Indiana, in and around the Limberlost Swamp, during the early 20th century. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(11 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 35:28 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 02 19:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 03 23:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 04 35:17 Read by Deborah Clark
Chapter 05 20:16 Read by Deborah Clark
Chapter 06 28:58 Read by Heather Barnett
Chapter 07 43:03 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 08 11:39 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 09 25:13 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
Chapter 10 36:44 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
Chapter 11 29:26 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 12 44:31 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 13 31:11 Read by Sarah Key-DeLyria
Chapter 14 20:00 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 15 22:57 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 16 22:29 Read by Arctura
Chapter 17 31:45 Read by Arctura
Chapter 18 20:28 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 19 23:52 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 20 15:19 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 21 29:27 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 22 33:53 Read by Mary Anderson
Chapter 23 23:29 Read by Betsie Bush
Chapter 24 21:58 Read by Betsie Bush
Chapter 25 34:58 Read by Kymm Zuckert

Reviews

Great Essential Read

(4.5 stars)

This has been one of my favorite books since I was a little girl.

(5 stars)

Listen to the 1st book , "Freckles" 1st, by the same author, also available on Librivox.

Amazing Book, Good Readers!

(5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this rendition of what is, in my eyes, a wonderful classic. A Girl of the Limberlost is one of my favorite books! Gene Stratton Porter is an artist when it comes to using enchanting style and word choice to convey the thoughts and experiences of her delightful characters. The readers also do a good job using tonal variance, making this book not only a good story, but a much appreciated listen.

(5 stars)

Every girl should hear this story. An incredible balance of sugary sweet wholesomeness and dark realism. This is a powerful tale of morality and dignity. On a slightly negative note ch 16 and 17 (i think) were read by a soft spoken woman (named ankala?) who is so difficult to understand and mispronounced several words so badly that I had to rewind to puzzle them out.

(5 stars)

I know this is fiction but there are humble, generous, hard working, and loving humans that are forged in suffering like Eleanor. Unfortunately, hardship and suffering leaves the majority, ugly, bitter, lazy and ungrateful There is beauty in this author's protagonist as she takes even more joy in another's healing and happiness and not just her own.

(3.5 stars)

This story was well written for it's time and an enjoyable story with timeless truths skillfully woven in for the listening ear.

(5 stars)

I have loved her stories for 60 years. Never tiring or trite.

A Girl of The Limberlost

(5 stars)

Awesome story, and fantastic narration.