The Enchanted Barn

Read by Gail Mattern

(4.6 stars; 441 reviews)

The Hollisters, a bright, spirited, wholesome family, are compelled to move into the country. After many efforts to secure a home, Shirley, eldest of the Hollisters, contrives a way out by renting a magnificent old stone barn at a ridiculously low price, transforming it into a house. The owner of the barn is not an ordinary landlord, as you will see, for he is a young man with fine ideals, and he is not content with establishing Shirley and her family in the quaintly beautiful old place, but makes the world a much happier place to live in for all of them. (Summary from publisher)

(8 hr 19 min)


01 - Chapter 1 26:32 Read by Gail Mattern
02 - Chapter 2 16:01 Read by Gail Mattern
03 - Chapter 3 19:43 Read by Gail Mattern
04 - Chapter 4 16:09 Read by Gail Mattern
05 - Chapter 5 12:54 Read by Gail Mattern
06 - Chapter 6 16:39 Read by Gail Mattern
07 - Chapter 7 18:32 Read by Gail Mattern
08 - Chapter 8 14:41 Read by Gail Mattern
09 - Chapter 9 19:12 Read by Gail Mattern
10 - Chapter 10 20:07 Read by Gail Mattern
11 - Chapter 11 17:39 Read by Gail Mattern
12 - Chapter 12 23:31 Read by Gail Mattern
13 - Chapter 13 21:35 Read by Gail Mattern
14 - Chapter 14 22:30 Read by Gail Mattern
15 - Chapter 15 15:38 Read by Gail Mattern
16 - Chapter 16 14:08 Read by Gail Mattern
17 - Chapter 17 21:59 Read by Gail Mattern
18 - Chapter 18 15:26 Read by Gail Mattern
19 - Chapter 19 20:12 Read by Gail Mattern
20 - Chapter 20 14:33 Read by Gail Mattern
21 - Chapter 21 22:03 Read by Gail Mattern
22 - Chapter 22 17:57 Read by Gail Mattern
23 - Chapter 23 18:36 Read by Gail Mattern
24 - Chapter 24 17:40 Read by Gail Mattern
25 - Chapter 25 11:56 Read by Gail Mattern
26 - Chapter 26 20:02 Read by Gail Mattern
27 - Chapter 27 12:25 Read by Gail Mattern
28 - Chapter 28 11:11 Read by Gail Mattern


Love it!

(5 stars)

I am so happy that I stumbled across this wonderful old-fashioned story. If you enjoy books like Pollyanna or Anne of Green Gables, you will most likely enjoy this. The reader did a perfect job. Thank you to all of the volunteers!

sweet & exciting tale

(5 stars)

a sweet love story around two wonderful families. it is a far fetched fairy tale but sometimes you just feel like reading one! some small religious undertones that blend well with the story. some unexpected excitement thrown in with dangerous plots and bad guys! a wonderful job done by the reader as well.

A story where the good and faithful triumph.

(5 stars)

Warning: Sappy, nice, lovey, touchy, feel good, good wins over evil, faith teaching, praying, family values, and God are in this book...........and I enjoyed every moment. I thank Gail for taking the time to record this book.

(5 stars)

Just what I was looking for, a story to get lost in but not think too hard. Picturesque in town and country this is a feel good story. Great narrator.

beautiful...completely beautiful

(5 stars)

The loveliest story I've had the pleasure of listening to in a long while. At first the narrator's voice drove me crazy and I wasn't sure I could continue, but I decided to give it a chance. I nearly forgot the reader had an accent and the words, previously jarring and harsh, seemed much softer as I was caught up into this engaging and thoroughly satisfying story. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Wonderful story and narration

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this sweet story. It does have some religious undertones too it but I think it contributed to the stories quaintness. Grace Mattern who narrated the story brought the characters to life and she did a wonderful job. I thought that her New England/New York? sounding accent made the story more realistic. I recommend this for an enjoyable stress free listen. It will bring hope back to your heart.

avid reader

(5 stars)

If there had been a place for ten stars, that would have been my rating!! When I am feeling down I must come back and listen to this precious family again. The reader is very talented, in her northeast accent, she made each one of characters alive in the listeners mind. Wish we could live in such a world like this...maybe one day on the new earth that the Bible promises.

(5 stars)

WOW!! Absolutely increditable!! This author, this book......just WOW. It is the complete opposite genre of what i normally read or lisen to. I am amazed at how much i truly enjoyed it. It deserves so much more than just 5 stars. Thank you to the reader as well. I cant wait to lisen to more books by Mary Higgins Clark. What i wouldnt give for an autographed book.