The Windy Hill

Read by Peter Eastman

(4.1 stars; 24 reviews)

When two children come to stay with their cousin, they immediately realize something is wrong, but no one will tell them what. Their cousin is strangely altered: nervous, preoccupied, hardly aware of their existence. They soon discover that a conflict is brewing among the hills and farms of the Medford Valley, one whose origins reach back over a century. They must piece it together from scattered clues, and from the stories told to them by a mysterious bee keeper and his daughter. This 1922 Newbery Honor Book tells of the traits that run in a family—honor, stubborn pride, and a dark lust for wealth—and how they shape the destinies of three generations. (Introduction by Peter Eastman) (5 hr 33 min)


The Beeman 31:30 Read by Peter Eastman
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John Massey's Landlord 30:04 Read by Peter Eastman
The Garden Wall 18:12 Read by Peter Eastman
The Ghost Ship 35:53 Read by Peter Eastman
Janet's Adventure 22:29 Read by Peter Eastman
The Portrait of Cicely 21:07 Read by Peter Eastman
The Fiddler of Apple Tree Lane 30:49 Read by Peter Eastman
The Fiddler of Apple Tree Lane (Continued) 23:12 Read by Peter Eastman
A Man of Straw 22:12 Read by Peter Eastman
Three Cousins 35:05 Read by Peter Eastman
Medford River 26:17 Read by Peter Eastman


Enjoyable story

(4 stars)

The summary covers the plot. This story is unique in that some of the chapters are stories within themselves that are providing flashbacks into the history of what is a large family. I believe that part is what I found most interesting about the story, as I found myself asking, "How does this relate to the main part of the story?" The reader does a nice job, and the quality of the recordings is good. All in all I enjoyed this story very much.

The Windy Hills

(4.5 stars)

Nice juvenile story. Four stars. Very well read by Peter Eastman. He gets the five stars. Thank you for all the hard work.