Betty Wales, Freshman

Read by Daryl Wor

(4.4 stars; 24 reviews)

First published in 1904, Betty Wales Freshman is the first book in an 8 volume series that follows Betty and her classmates throughout college and beyond. It takes place at Harding in New England (NOT to be confused with the Arkansas university) based on the author's time at Smith College in Massachusetts. Some humour and frivolity ensue as well as interpersonal drama among Betty and her many peers. And of course, the usual fascination with basketball that tends to run the gamut in the bountiful supply of books about most boarding school girls. (The popularity of this series inspired product placement by a dressmakers company.) (Summary by Daryl Wor) (6 hr 17 min)


01 - First Impressions 14:46 Read by Daryl Wor
02 - Beginnings 14:36 Read by Daryl Wor
03 - Dancing Lessons And A Class Meeting 14:45 Read by Daryl Wor
04 - Whose Photograph? 13:58 Read by Daryl Wor
05 - Up Hill And Down 18:37 Read by Daryl Wor
06 - Letters Home 15:59 Read by Daryl Wor
07 - A Dramatic Chapter 17:03 Read by Daryl Wor
08 - After The Play 16:53 Read by Daryl Wor
09 - Paying The Piper 19:03 Read by Daryl Wor
10 - A Rumor 21:34 Read by Daryl Wor
11 - Mid-Years And A Dust-Pan 20:02 Read by Daryl Wor
12 - A Triumph For Democracy 23:35 Read by Daryl Wor
13 - Saint Valentine's Assistants 26:02 Read by Daryl Wor
14 - A Beginning And A Sequel 22:29 Read by Daryl Wor
15 - At The Great Game 24:07 Read by Daryl Wor
16 - A Chance To Help 21:05 Read by Daryl Wor
17 - An Ounce Of Prevention 22:41 Read by Daryl Wor
18 - Into Paradise-And Out 16:57 Read by Daryl Wor
19 - A Last Chance 18:32 Read by Daryl Wor
20 - Loose Threads 15:03 Read by Daryl Wor


Takes me back

(5 stars)

I first read the Betty Wales books mote than 40 years ago. They belonged to my Granny who went to Wellesley in the class of 190-.. I own the books now, well worn and much loved They are books of their time and ftimeless as well. Respect yourself and others, nice matters, work and play are both important, women don't need men to define themselves,, women can rescue themselves, social standing is nowhere near as important as courage, loyalty and generousity of spirit. The reader has a lovely presence and differentiates the characters well. This book was my bedtime reading for several evenings. Now I'm going to dig out my copy of Betty Wales Sophmore and read it allowed to my dogs <G>.