The Wide, Wide World


Read by Bridget Gaige

(4.5 stars; 86 reviews)

"How should a seven year old child react when forced to be separated from a mother who meant everything to her? How should she react when she learns that the aunt with whom she was sent to live doesn't really care about her? Will she be able to make real friendships with people outside her family? Would she be able to take her belief in God as a comfort? If you want to find answers to all these questions, read the enjoyable novel "The Wide, Wide World". There, you will see how the amazing Ellen Montgomery reacts to all those things, and many, many more". Summary by Stav Nisser. (21 hr 28 min)

Chapters

01 - Breaking the News 15:31 Read by Bridget Gaige
02 - Gives Sorrow to the Winds 25:37 Read by Bridget Gaige
03 - The Worth of a Finger Ring 24:26 Read by Bridget Gaige
04 - The Bitter-sweet of Life 14:44 Read by Bridget Gaige
05 - A Peep Into the Wide World 29:12 Read by Bridget Gaige
06 - Night and Morning 21:55 Read by Bridget Gaige
07 - Strangers Walk as Friends 26:43 Read by Bridget Gaige
08 - Leaves us in the Street 27:43 Read by Bridget Gaige
09 - The Little Queen in the Arm-Chair 29:33 Read by Bridget Gaige
10 - Mud - and what came of it 30:33 Read by Bridget Gaige
11 - Running Away with the Brook 22:09 Read by Bridget Gaige
12 - Splitters 16:26 Read by Bridget Gaige
13 - Hope Deferred 16:16 Read by Bridget Gaige
14 - Work Not Deferred 19:42 Read by Bridget Gaige
15 - Mother Earth Rather Than Aunt Fortune 25:22 Read by Bridget Gaige
16 - Counsel, Cakes, and Captain Perry 32:05 Read by Bridget Gaige
17 - Difficulty of Doing Right 26:03 Read by Bridget Gaige
18 - Loses Care on the Cat's Back 28:26 Read by Bridget Gaige
19 - Showing that in Certain Circumstances White is Black 18:34 Read by Bridget Gaige
20 - Head-sick and Heart-sick 33:23 Read by Bridget Gaige
21 - Footsteps of Angels 26:35 Read by Bridget Gaige
22 - Shows how Mr. Van Brunt Could be Sharp Upon Some Things 18:45 Read by Bridget Gaige
23 - How Miss Fortune Went Out and Pleasure Came In 17:04 Read by Bridget Gaige
24 - Sweeping and Dusting 20:55 Read by Bridget Gaige
25 - Shows What Noise a Bee Can Make When it Gets Into the House 27:24 Read by Bridget Gaige
26 - Sundry Things Round a Pot of Chocolate 32:58 Read by Bridget Gaige
27 - The Jingling of Sleigh-bells 20:21 Read by Bridget Gaige
28 - Scraps of Morocco and Talk 21:44 Read by Bridget Gaige
29 - Stockings, to Which the "Bas Bleu" was Nothing 15:56 Read by Bridget Gaige
30 - Sunday at Ventnor 17:55 Read by Bridget Gaige
31 - Flowers and Thorns 27:24 Read by Bridget Gaige
32 - The Bank-Note and George Washington 18:19 Read by Bridget Gaige
33 - A Gathering Cloud in the Spring Weather 18:44 Read by Bridget Gaige
34 - The Cloud Overhead 27:36 Read by Bridget Gaige
35 - "This Working-day World" 39:36 Read by Bridget Gaige
36 - The Brownie 20:53 Read by Bridget Gaige
37 - Timothy and His Master 28:39 Read by Bridget Gaige
38 - Wherein the Black Prince Arrives Opportunely 25:00 Read by Bridget Gaige
39 - Halcyon Days 30:06 Read by Bridget Gaige
40 - "Prodigious!" 19:54 Read by Bridget Gaige
41 - "The Clouds Return After the Rain" 22:52 Read by Bridget Gaige
42 - One Less in the Wide, Wide World 23:24 Read by Bridget Gaige
43 - Those That Were Left 23:07 Read by Bridget Gaige
44 - The Little Spirit that Haunted the Big House 34:13 Read by Bridget Gaige
45 - The Guardian Angel 29:52 Read by Bridget Gaige
46 - "Something Turns Up" 33:59 Read by Bridget Gaige
47 - The Wide World Grown Wider 30:12 Read by Bridget Gaige
48 - How Old Friends were Invested with the Regalia 36:12 Read by Bridget Gaige
49 - Thought is Free 23:17 Read by Bridget Gaige
50 - Trials Without 23:04 Read by Bridget Gaige
51 - Trials Within 19:31 Read by Bridget Gaige
52 - "Thou!" 28:54 Read by Bridget Gaige

Reviews

Faith of an Young Girl


(3 stars)

The reading of this book is excellent. The book is more sermon and scripture than plot. The scriptures are to comfort the girl and to keep her steadfast to goodness. The Christian tenants will likely appear very strict to the modern listener, but there is still some value in its inspiration. It does end rather abruptly compared to the contrasting slow style of the rest of the book.

What a wonderful book!


(5 stars)

Oh, how I enjoyed this book. I want to obtain a copy of it for myself. I travelled with Ellen through a maze of joy, pain, and sorrow, and rejoiced with her as she gained grace and victory in her Christian walk. A very good book for anyone to read. The reader does an excellent job.

Sweet and lovely story


(5 stars)

Loved this endearing and sweet story. Great story and wonderful reader!!

Grueling, beautiful story


(5 stars)

This novel lasts forever.... and there are times when I wanted to pick up the phone to call CPS on Miss Fortune (so aptly named) who is so needlessly cruel and bitter. Add this to your list! The decision to take up your cross and follow Jesus is NOT easy. 1st- what a concept to encourage someone to live Christlike even BEFORE being born again. brilliant!!! Next, I ached for Ellen who tried so hard to live in a manner that would make her mother proud AND then Jesus happy, when she lived in a toxic environment. This is so real and relevant - even to today (April 2021). Folks around us don't magically change in a few pages (or days) when we are born again. In fact, too often the closest ones to you will try their best to make you crack. This isn't a story of a happy girl who loves Jesus and lives happily (like Pollyanna, my favorites). But rather this is a story of a little girl who has suffered great loss, and lives in a loveless home. She and we God is ever faithful. Phil 4:12.

Excellently read!


(5 stars)

A beautiful book. The reader, Bridget, did an exceptional job reading the story.

GREAT book


(5 stars)

One of the best books l have listened to on LibriVox

Lachrymose!


(2 stars)

I remember only two chapters in which the young heroine didn't dissolve into tears. I am a lifelong, born again Christian, but the religion crushing little Ellen in this book is pathological scrupulocity and guilt, not trust in a loving God. Not sure why I finished it--maybe I hoped Ellen would learn to get through the day without weeping...

Highly Recommended!


(5 stars)

This was my first Susan Warner book, and it was delightful. The narrator is excellent, and the Biblical truths as well as many gems in this book are priceless. My biggest lesson from this book is how God uses trials for our good.