Understood Betsy (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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(4.6 stars; 23 reviews)

Sickly and sheltered, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann is horrified to hear she must be sent away to live with the "Putney cousins." According to Aunt Harriet, these mysterious relations are cold-hearted, stiff-necked, as well as heavy-handed when it comes to the delegation of children's chores. But what will life at the Putney farm truly have in store for Betsy? (Summary by Twinkle88)

Cast List:

Narrator: MaybeCordelia
Betsy: Nancy Halper
Abigail Putney: Maria Kasper
Henry Putney: Larry Wilson
Ann Putney: Joanna Michal Hoyt
Aunt Frances: Kim Lamb
Aunt Harriet: thestorygirl
Little Molly: Lily
Ellen Peters: Jenn Broda
Stashie Monahan: JayKitty76
Eliza: Laura Riley
Ralph: Philip
‘Lias Brewster: David Purdy
Miss Benton: Mariah Martin Shein

Additional characters voiced by Andrew Gaunce,
April H,
Carol Pelster,
Dave Aery,
David Purdy,
Drue,
Greg Giordano,
Jake Malizia,
Joanna Michal Hoyt,
Laura Riley,
Lauren-Emma Blake,
Michelle Purdy,
thestorygirl,
ToddHW, and
Zach Hoyt

Audio edited by Erin Stone,
Guster,
KevinS,
KHand,
MaybeCordelia, and
Mira Williams

Additional proof-listening by likagorskaia, rraudales, and YANGXU (3 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 2:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1: Aunt Harriet Has a Cough 23:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2: Betsy Holds the Reins 22:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3: A Short Morning 19:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4: Betsy Goes to School 12:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5: What Grade is Betsy? 18:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6: If You Don't Like Conversation in a Book Skip this Chapter! 25:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7: Elizabeth Ann Fails in an Examination 20:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8: Betsy Starts a Sewing Society 21:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9: The New Clothes Fail 12:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10: Betsy Has a Birthday 27:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11: ''Understood Aunt Frances'' 31:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews


(5 stars)

a lovely old-fashioned tale which takes you back in time and reminds us that children are more able than we give them credit for. well spoken and dramatised