Michael O'Halloran


Read by Mary Anderson

(4.8 stars; 136 reviews)

The story of a plucky, optimistic newsboy, Michael O’Halloran, who has been orphaned from a young age and asks nothing of the world but to “Be Square!” This is a warm and joyous story of how Michael makes life sunnier for those around him, bringing joy to all who know him. (Summary by Mary A.)

(14 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Happy Home in Sunrise Alley 31:49 Read by Mary Anderson
Moccasins and Lady Slippers 26:42 Read by Mary Anderson
S.O.S. 40:00 Read by Mary Anderson
"Bearer of Morning" 39:29 Read by Mary Anderson
Little Brother 46:04 Read by Mary Anderson
The Song of a Bird 38:06 Read by Mary Anderson
Peaches' Preference in Blessings 39:23 Read by Mary Anderson
Big Brother 45:52 Read by Mary Anderson
James Jr. and Malcolm 32:05 Read by Mary Anderson
The Wheel of Life 47:34 Read by Mary Anderson
The Advent of Nancy and Peter 51:52 Read by Mary Anderson
Feminine Reasoning 39:09 Read by Mary Anderson
A Safe Proposition 34:42 Read by Mary Anderson
An Orphans' Home 33:40 Read by Mary Anderson
A Particular Nix 44:35 Read by Mary Anderson
The Fingers in the Pie 55:53 Read by Mary Anderson
Initiations in an Ancient and Honourable Brotherhood 1:06:40 Read by Mary Anderson
Malcolm and the Hermit Thrush 43:00 Read by Mary Anderson
Establishing Protectorates 52:10 Read by Mary Anderson
Mickey's Miracle 59:14 Read by Mary Anderson

Reviews

A Treasure!

(5 stars)

I've heard that other people didn't like "Michael O'Halloran" because it was too "preachy," but the big ideas and great values are just why I like it. A few of the prejudices and pet ideas of the day show through, but I find that they only serve as insight into a different era. Mary Anderson did a fantastic job reading this book. I really enjoyed her performance.

sweet

(5 stars)

I've listen to this twice and each time was delighted to hear child able to do what's necessary to overcome huge obstacles because his mother left him prepared with common sense & training in thinking and doing wisely.

loveable character LOTS of wise excerpts

(5 stars)

this is a group of characters ib would gladly spend hours following them long past where the author left us. But Mickey and others in the book say some real GEMS. wisdom which transcends the century between the writingand my hearing. * NOTE There are a few instances of little Lily using profanity (including once using God's name in vain). if listening to this with children, just be ready to explain how this poor girl had been exposed to very bad people.

Michael O' Halloran

(4.5 stars)

So fun to hear a Gene Stratton Porter book read to me. I love this story and who doesn't love Mikey. An inspiration and entertaining too.

Just not my favorite but a good book nevertheless.

(3.5 stars)

A decent reader. Some of the incidents and characters are not real-to-life. Some very interesting twists and details.

Enjoyed the botany focused story telling!

(4 stars)

Just adore this sweet story as I do all the author's books. Reader did a fine job.

Michael O Halerin

(5 stars)

delightful dialog--enchanting characters--a tale of wrongs made right---my favorite book from childhood now available in audio--I loved it

(5 stars)

This is my absolute favorite book by Gene Stratton-Porter, and one of the best stories I've ever known!