Timothy Crump's Ward


Read by Sharon Kilmer

(4.5 stars; 92 reviews)

A poor family is surprised with an infant on their doorstep on New Year’s Eve with a note and monetary support requesting them to raise the child. Eight years later, the child is stolen and the family is put into more trouble trying to find her. This is a story of how love and good morals are reward with a fairy tale “happily ever after” ending. (Summary by Sharon Kilmer) (4 hr 32 min)

Chapters

01 - Introduces The Crumps 10:47 Read by Sharon Kilmer
02 - The Events Of An Evening 10:30 Read by Sharon Kilmer
03 - The Landlord's Visit 9:54 Read by Sharon Kilmer
04 - The New Year's Present 10:06 Read by Sharon Kilmer
05 - A Lucky Rescue 11:03 Read by Sharon Kilmer
06 - What The Envelope Contained 6:31 Read by Sharon Kilmer
07 - Eight Years. Ida's Progress 9:55 Read by Sharon Kilmer
08 - A Strange Visitor 15:34 Read by Sharon Kilmer
09 - A Journey 16:35 Read by Sharon Kilmer
10 - Unexpected Quarters 8:10 Read by Sharon Kilmer
11 - Suspense 8:43 Read by Sharon Kilmer
12 - How Ida Fared 8:41 Read by Sharon Kilmer
13 - Bad Coin 8:13 Read by Sharon Kilmer
14 - Doubts And Fears 9:38 Read by Sharon Kilmer
15 - Aunt Rachel's Mishaps 10:14 Read by Sharon Kilmer
16 - The Flower-Girl 10:13 Read by Sharon Kilmer
17 - Jack Obtains Information 10:17 Read by Sharon Kilmer
18 - Finesse 8:25 Read by Sharon Kilmer
19 - Caught In A Trap 9:02 Read by Sharon Kilmer
20 - Jack In Confinement 9:25 Read by Sharon Kilmer
21 - The Prisoner Escapes 9:46 Read by Sharon Kilmer
22 - Mr. John Somerville 10:52 Read by Sharon Kilmer
23 - The Law Steps In 8:10 Read by Sharon Kilmer
24 - "The Flower-Girl" 11:26 Read by Sharon Kilmer
25 - Ida Is Found 9:20 Read by Sharon Kilmer
26 - "Never Too Late To Mend" 10:15 Read by Sharon Kilmer
27 - Conclusion 11:09 Read by Sharon Kilmer

Reviews

an unlikely story


(3 stars)

I found the book to be more than a little silly and unlikely. The equivalent to Hansel and Gretal.

Not a Typical Boy Hero Alger Story!


(4 stars)

I am sad that after listening to Timothy Crump's Ward, there are no more Alger books for me to listen to! I hope Librivox will record more soon. Timothy Crump's Ward does have a typical Alger teen boy as a main character, but an eight year old girl is the one that has most of the adventures. I really enjoyed this story. As with all Alger books, the coincidences can be unrealistic, but through it all, good triumphs over evil. If you like turn of the century children's books, I think you'll enjoy it too!

Enjoyable


(3 stars)

Despite an astonishing amount of coincidences, stupendously naive characters, silly 19th century ideals, and a very sappy ending, this book was surprisingly enjoyable. The narrator made frequent mispronunciations, and was a bit stilted. But I liked her voice and reading pace, so I shall look out for more of her readings.

This is a really sweet story!


(5 stars)

I appreciate a good, clean story in this awful world and this one filled the bill. The reader was hard to listen to. Very stiff and stilted, with many mispronunciations, I found that the reading distracted from the story. Story =5 Reader=3


(5 stars)

This is one of my go back to stories! I still laugh out loud each time. I absolutely love EVERY aspect! The plot the excellent reader and the ending. THANKS to all who made it possible

READS. LIKE A SHORT STORY


(4 stars)

Enough societal detail abd tension to make it a story. It reads like an outline of a film plot. It has the depth of Anne of Green Gables. Enjoyable.


(5 stars)

Excellent book and great reader. Unlike a few recent books, the story line was perfectly mended together from beginning to end. Excellent book! May God bless the reader.

Excellent story...lots of excitement and mystery.


(5 stars)

keeps u on ur toes!! can't see what I am writing....Excellent example of forgiveness and repentance @the end. Enjoyed the narration.