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  • The Green Knowe Chronicles, Books 1-3

  • By: L. M. Boston
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

Here are books 1, 2, and 3 in L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, which have been entertaining audiences for half a century! 

Author Lucy Maria Boston (1892-1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is the house that inspired her, at the age of 62, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe chronicles. L.M. Boston said she wrote her books to please herself - but the pleasure of her stories extends to all who read or listen to them. 

Narrator Simon Vance is a native of Brighton, England. After graduating from the Brighton School of Music and Drama, and Leeds University, Vance embarked on a lengthy career with the BBC, in addition to narrating for the Talking Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Later, he moved his residence and narrating career to California. His work has received five AudioFile Earphones awards and three Audie Award nominations. 

"For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape." (Amazon.com)

©1959 L. M. Boston (P)2020 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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Historical children's stories

I've always !oved these stories so I was glad to find them on audible and so well read. It is a pity that they are accessible as 1 continous run, but for anyone like me who doesn't want to listen to them in sequence book 2 starts at chapter 44 and book 3 at chapter 94.

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An enjoyable return to an old favourite

I first came across these books as a child, but now as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed renewing my acquaintanceship with them. Imaginative and dreamy, but never boring. Narrated beautifully by Simon Vance.

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