The Friendly Five

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 11 reviews)

"There were neither examinations nor graduation exercises at the Coventry Institute. The only ceremony peculiar to the last day of school, except the farewells, was a little sermon from Mrs. Abbott, the principal, preceded by reading the average of reports for the year." Delia, Lily and Kate predict speeches and a visitor... but are surprised at what that visitor has brought them and what he wants them to do for the next year! Suddenly, they can't wait for next term! - Summary by Lynne Thompson (5 hr 37 min)


Mr. Bellamy’s Offer 9:32 Read by Annike Lindhout
Next Term 10:07 Read by Naomi Madeleine
In Katie’s Room 6:39 Read by Naomi Madeleine
Mrs. Abbott’s Explanation 13:04 Read by Diana Schmidt
Mary Ann Stubbs 9:00 Read by Elisabeth Holland
Mary Ann’s Charge 9:13 Read by Kathryn Phipps
Elfie Tells a Story 8:29 Read by Kathryn Phipps
A Rainy Day 8:48 Read by ChadH94
Some Leaves from a Diary 10:04 Read by dng04
A Mean Act 12:22 Read by nisaacs
The S. C.’s 9:52 Read by Millie Glassbury
Dressing Dolls 7:14 Read by Millie Glassbury
The Committee Buy Ribbons and Make an Acquaintance 9:11 Read by Millie Glassbury
The Adventure Discussed 8:45 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
The White Queen 10:45 Read by Elisabeth Holland
In Mrs. Abbott’s Room 7:20 Read by Maria de Fátima da Silva
Lily’s Preachment 12:56 Read by nisaacs
In Vacation 10:11 Read by nisaacs
A Happy Day 5:30 Read by Bhavya
Letters 10:47 Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez
In Katie’s Home 12:40 Read by Lynne T
The Christmas-tree’s Second Crop 10:59 Read by Silvi Roth
The Letter in Cipher 10:44 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Catching a Train 10:24 Read by Sage Tyrtle
The Sphinx 12:48 Read by Sage Tyrtle
Elfie Gone! 4:21 Read by ChadH94
On the Road 12:13 Read by nisaacs
A Traveling Acquaintance 10:55 Read by MaryWindishar
Watching and Waiting 12:34 Read by nisaacs
In Troy 7:36 Read by Sage Tyrtle
An Exciting Night 7:54 Read by Kathryn Phipps
A Deep Sleep 8:15 Read by Farrah
Marion is Happy 16:40 Read by Silvi Roth
The Prize Awarded 9:16 Read by Sage Tyrtle


Charming story

(3.5 stars)

A very charming & entertaining story. I would love to give it 5 stars, but some of the readings detracted from the presentation. If only readers would simply use their natural voices, so many of the books hear on LibriVox would be so much more enjoyable. Readers, please consider that this is not a platform for you to experiment with & attempt to perfect your character voices. Please leave it to the imagination of the listener to provide voices for each character.

(4 stars)

A good old boarding school story of a country girl gaining polish, overcoming scorn, and acting heroically.