Molly Make-Believe (version 2)

Read by ashleighjane

(4.6 stars; 31 reviews)

Carl Stanton is an invalid suffering from an unusual bout of rheumatism. His fiancée is gone for the winter and though he begs her to write to help ease his boredom and pain she is stingy with her letters. She sends him what she calls a "ridiculous circular" which she states is very apropos of his sentimental passion for letters. In a sudden fit of mischief, malice and rheumatism, Carl decides to respond to the circular which results in bringing about the necessary distraction in a flurry of letters that do ease Carl’s boredom and pain but also bring him something else that he never quite expected. (Summary by Wikisource) (2 hr 58 min)


Chapter I 21:33 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter II 17:10 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter III 12:43 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter IV 14:44 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter V 9:49 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter VI 32:26 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter VII 14:24 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter VIII 15:53 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter IX 14:23 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter X 12:29 Read by ashleighjane
Chapter XI 12:45 Read by ashleighjane



(5 stars)

This story was called a serial and was published in a 1911 issue of the Girls Own Paper. Completely enchanting story and I devoured it to the very end. The narration is perfect and fits the tale well.

Like a visit from a friend

(5 stars)

Just like the main character, Carl Stanton, I was bed stricken, sick, cold, and lonely when I played this audio book. It is a charming story, written by a charming woman, and read aloud by another charming woman. It felt for all the world as if a friend sat beside my bed reading to me. I am so grateful to Librivox and Ashleigh Jane for turning what would have been a forgettable day of discomfort and misery into a happy experience. Thank you.

Good story

(5 stars)

Entertaining and intriguing. British reader is not yet a polished professional, but her voice is pleasant and certainly understandable.

Miss Abbott has a delightful imagination!

(5 stars)

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3 stars for the Story.

(3 stars)

A cute, improbable, very purple prose written story of an invalid man who pays to receive cheering love letters from a company which provides this service. Three stars for the book, which manages to draw you into the story. The reader is very difficult to understand and mispronounces many words.