Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 74 reviews)

This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is only matched by his sweet temperament. He is always thinking of others and what they might need.

One day, an English lawyer comes to Cedric's house with news that will change his young life forever. Cedric's papa was the son of a great Earl in England. The earl has lost all three of his sons and is now looking for his heir. He is a crusty old gentlemen with a hard, cold heart. He has spent his life chasing after his own pleasures and not caring one mite for the needs of others, especially the needs his tenantry. He is extremely prejudiced against Americans and was outraged when his youngest son married an American woman. His proud heart views with disgust his young heir before he even meets him, expecting him to be rude, uneducated, and selfish. Little does he know that the meeting of the Earl of Dorincourt with little Cedric is destined to change his life forever. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen)

Narrator: Abigail Rasmussen
Cedric : Steven Rasmussen
Earl of Dorincourt (Grandfather): John Trevithick
Mrs. Errol (Mother): Lydia Rasmussen
Mr. Hobbs: Sven Rafferty
Mr. Havisham: Robert Harder
Dick: Zack Rasmussen
Tall Footman: Jacob Rasmussen
Mary (Mother's Maid): Deena Rhoads
Mrs. Dibble: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Mellon: Kara Shallenberg
Wilkins the Groom; Mr. Mordaunt the minister; Sir Thomas Asshe: Todd
Miss Vivian Herbert: Julia Niedermaier
Lady Lorridale; Gate-keeper's Wife; Woman in Crowd; Starter (friend of Cedric): Rachel
Sirr Harry; Clerk: Elizabeth Klett
Ben (Dick's Brother); Mr. Higgins; Workman: Arnaldo Machado
Mr. Harrison; A Young Gentleman: Glenn O'Brien
Bridget; Dawson: Savannah Alday
Friend of Cedric: Vanessa Cooley
Another friend of Cedric: Mercy Rafferty
Lookers-on: Todd; Savannah Alday; Rachel and Glenn O'Brien

Audio edited by: Abigail Rasmussen and Rachel
Proof listeners: Abigail Rasmussen and Adele de Pignerolles

(5 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 22:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 02 49:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 03 11:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 04 23:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 05 39:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 06 44:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 07 14:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 08 18:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 09 12:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 39:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 22:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 18:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 11:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 9:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 15:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

I really enjoyed this very heartwarming story about a young lad that turns a sour old man into a new man! Very well done by all the volunteers ! I really love & enjoy all of LibriVox dramatic readings as they are all very well read and performed! Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers for taking the time to entertain us with this fine story!

(4 stars)

I enjoyed the story very much. I do, however, wish that all the readers' voices were at the same volume and that they wouldn't try to cop weird southern accents with characters who are supposed to be from New York.

(4 stars)

an enjoyable listen and well read, sometimes the voices are at different volumes and it distracts a little but not enough to not want to listen to it again and again.

Outstanding recording

(5 stars)

This is a good story about always doing right just because it is right. The speakers do awesome job with the voices! Excellent recording!

(5 stars)

Fun story. This recording was much better than the first one.

(5 stars)

Lovely fanfic reading of this sweet book.

(5 stars)

A pleasant story and nicely done!

amazing!

(5 stars)

Love this book sooo much