An Old-Fashioned Girl (Dramatic Reading)


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(4.8 stars; 12 reviews)

When country girl Polly Milton comes to visit her friend Fanny Shaw, city life isn’t all she had hoped it would be. Thrown in the middle of a dysfunctional family, Polly remembers the teachings of her wise mother, and does her best to plant seeds of cheerfulness, honesty, and respect -- and teaching virtue by example.
Four years later, Polly returns to scratch out a living as a music teacher, but finds herself mixed up in much more than piano lessons. Through heartache and love triangles, temptation and tragedy, Polly’s story shows that even the dreams of old-fashioned girls can come true.


Cast List:
Narrator: Christine Lehman
Polly Milton: Hannah Mary
Fanny Shaw: BookAngel7
Tom Shaw: Tomas Peter
Maud Shaw: Laura Riley
Mr. Shaw: Greg Giordano
Mrs. Shaw: KHand
Grandma Shaw: Beth Thomas
Mr. Sydney: Daniel Metivier

Additional characters voiced by Adele de Pignerolles, April6090, Ashur Gharavi, Devorah Allen, Esther ben Simonides, Jasmin Salma, Leanne Yau, lorda, Stacy Simon, thestorygirl, TJ Burns, toadoftoadhall, and Twinkle

Audio edited by fiddlesticks, Maria Kasper, and Rachel (10 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Preface and Dramatis Personae 4:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1: Polly Arrives 29:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2: New Fashions 28:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3: Polly's Troubles 28:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4: Little Things 32:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5: Scrapes 31:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6: Grandma 1:11:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7: Good-By 33:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8: Six Years Afterward 35:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9: Lessons 34:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10: Brothers and Sisters 40:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11: Needles and Tongues 33:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12: Forbidden Fruit 34:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13: The Sunny Side 33:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14: Nipped in the Bud 33:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15: Breakers Ahead 36:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16: A Dress Parade 23:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17: Playing Grandmother 39:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18: The Woman Who Did Not Dare 26:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19: Tom's Success 22:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

STANDING OVATION

(5 stars)

THIS troupe of readers was spectacular!!! This is a great book, but poor reading and editing would have absolutely ruined it!!! instead, they did credit to LMA's book and actually IMPROVED on the original!

Good

(5 stars)

This book was very acceptable, I liked the reading a lot.