An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (Dramatic Reading)

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(4.1 stars; 73 reviews)

When a neighbor brings word that Grandma is sick, Mr. and Mrs. Bassett hurry off to tend to her, leaving their seven children to prepare for Thanksgiving on their own. The story of the adventures of Eph, Tilly, Prue, Seth, Sol, Roxy, and Rhody Bassett as they go sledding, face bears, tell old stories, and wrestle with plum puddings is a holiday treat fit to make anyone stop and count their own blessings. (Summary by Eden Rea-Hedrick)

Narrator: Maria Therese
Mrs. Bassett: Elizabeth Klett
Seth Bassett: Stefanie Heinrichs
Sol Bassett: Grace
Tilly Bassett: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Roxy Bassett: Lyn Silva
Rhody Bassett: Charlotte Duckett
Prue Bassett: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr. Bassett: ToddHW
Eph Bassett: Samantha J Gubitz
Gad Hopkins: Bill Mosley
Aunt Cinthy: Lynne Thompson

Audio edited by Eden Rea-Hedrick (0 hr 39 min)


Chapter 1 17:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 21:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


i will share this story with my children its so comfortable

(5 stars)

Fun for Thanksgiving

(5 stars)

A fun and quick listen for Thanksgiving.

don’t waste your time

(2 stars)

That was downright painful to listen to. The narrator sounded robotic, yet lacked pronunciation. There was no inflection whatsoever to her reading. I understand what all the readers were hoping to create when combining all of their recordings, but it was a complete failure—some sounded far away, like they recorded through a telephone, some sounded muffled, while others were too loud. I think there was only one voice, maybe two, that were of good quality. It was incredibly hard to follow the story when all these voices are being thrown at you, plus the horrible narration, serves as more of a distraction that enjoyment.

not that good

(1 stars)

i know it is a short story, and therefore short on details, but it is SO barebones that besides the oldest you can't figure on the kids age. the story seemed rushed and thrown together. not like her other stories at all. it is sappy and hokey sounding though. i dont think very many people would enjoy this book.

Not sure

(3.5 stars)

I like to read this story at the library but I don't really like the voice's in this.I think they could of done better on the audio. But I did enjoy it!! Eliana Johnson age 10

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

(4.5 stars)

A A frn and fnnt,, lively tale AF youngsters left alone on Thaksgiviving while she visits her thought to be dying own mother, Well read by all.

Very fun listen

(5 stars)

All the different voices make it so I felt like I was there. Great idea and great job by the readers and editor

l loved it!

(4.5 stars)

The narrator was amazing and everyone else was too! I only could not entirely understand 'Tilly' and 'Jack'-otherwise,true Alcott and delightful!