A Little Princess (version 2)

Read by Karen Savage

(4.9 stars; 1038 reviews)

Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree with children. After several years as Miss Minchin's show pupil, news comes that Captain Crewe has died penniless, and left Sara destitute. Miss Minchin keeps her on as an unpaid drudge, until a mysterious benefactor comes to her aid. (Summary by Karen Savage) (5 hr 41 min)


Sara 18:18 Read by Karen Savage
A French Lesson 10:09 Read by Karen Savage
Ermengarde 12:43 Read by Karen Savage
Lottie 15:00 Read by Karen Savage
Becky 16:51 Read by Karen Savage
The Diamond Mines 17:08 Read by Karen Savage
The Diamond Mines Again, Part 1 16:31 Read by Karen Savage
The Diamond Mines Again, Part 2 16:31 Read by Karen Savage
In the Attic 17:31 Read by Karen Savage
Melchisedec 18:46 Read by Karen Savage
The Indian Gentleman 19:51 Read by Karen Savage
Ram Dass 15:10 Read by Karen Savage
The Other Side of the Wall 13:27 Read by Karen Savage
One of the Populace 16:58 Read by Karen Savage
What Melchisedec Heard and Saw 8:28 Read by Karen Savage
The Magic, Part 1 13:31 Read by Karen Savage
The Magic, Part 2 13:53 Read by Karen Savage
The Magic, Part 3 13:34 Read by Karen Savage
The Visitor 26:01 Read by Karen Savage
'It is the Child' 11:17 Read by Karen Savage
'I Tried Not to Be' 18:27 Read by Karen Savage
Anne 10:58 Read by Karen Savage


Fabulously fantastic!

(5 stars)

This is the novel from which "The Little Princess" (1939) starring Shirley Temple was adapted. This original version is just different enough from the classic movie to keep listeners guessing whether it will end the same way. Sara Crewe's time at Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls is well fleshed out in this 1905 novel, which gives more insight into Sara's character, bearing, and thoughtfulness to others -- even when straitened circumstances befall her. A delightful, magical tale by the same author who wrote "The Secret Garden" and "Little Lord Fauntleroy." This Librivox version is read by a wonderful reader as well :)

(5 stars)

An excellent book that speaks to us even today about charity, kindness, sharing and compassion. We all can be Sarah ' s. There are far too many who are uncharitable. I loved the book; it's a shame it had to end. Karen Savage read it beautifully. Thank you. More please

Well Read

(5 stars)

Thank you, Karen, for yet another great read! This is such a heart-rending story that will have you laughing and crying as you listen. Lots of life lessons for the princess (or prince) in all of us.


(4.5 stars)

Note#1 LOVE IT just like all of your books. Note#2 please do the book "Anne Of the Windy Populars"


(5 stars)

I love Karen Savage’s voice and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s stories are wonderful when I am sick and am trying to soothe myself. I think I am sick with the flu, and I listened to the entire book today when I wasn’t sleeping. It made me feel so much better. Ms. Savage’s voice lessened my aches and pains just like the voice of my mother reading to me. Thank you.

Love Karen Savage!

(5 stars)

I consider Karen Savage to be one of the best audio book readers. There were such good reviews for version 1, that I thought I would give another reader a try, but I quickly switched to version 2, and am so grateful for Karen Savages readings here on librivox. Version 1 was still good, but this version is excellent!

Karen Savage is the Best!

(5 stars)

I love this book. The story nearly always makes me tear up! And in my opinion Karen Savage is my very favorite LibriVox reader!! Her British accent definitely enhances the experience. :-)

A Librivox Favorite!

(5 stars)

The story is a beautiful one that keeps you wanting to listen to know what will happen next. The reading is beautifully done by Karen Savage. The combination of story and reader has made this my favorite listen on LibriVox!