The Children Of Green Knowe [4CD]

The Children Of Green Knowe [4CD]

Author: Boston, L.M.

Narrator: Simon Vance


Format: 4 CDs

Length: 4 Hours

ISBN: 9781593160609

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L. M. Boston's thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. There are three children: Toby, who rides the majestic horse Feste; his mischievous little sister, Linnet; and their brother, Alexander, who plays the flute. The children warmly welcome Tolly to Green Knowe... even though they've been dead for centuries.

But that's how everything is at Green Knowe. The ancient manor hides as many stories as it does dusty old rooms. And the master of the house is great-grandmother Oldknow, whose storytelling mizes present and past with the oldest magic in the world.

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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 sixty-two, 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 them.

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.


Ingram Library Services
"The classic tales of Green Knowe, written by L. M. Boston in the 1930s, have returned to audio thanks to Listen & Live Audio. The first two, The Children of Green Knowe and Treasure of Green Knowe, are fabulous. Simon Vance, the narrator, captures the voice of each child and adult presented through these glimpses of time as it exists at Green Knowe. Vance is even willing, and quite capable, of singing the snippets of songs that are presented throughout the stories. His smooth voice brought me into the world of Green Knowe--I was so disappointed when I had to leave."
"For those willing to suspend their disbelief and read carefully, the world of Green Knowe offers a wondrous escape."

The Washington Post
"Magic and mystery combine... Boston is an effortless stylist and her magic seems as simple as breathing."

The Bulletin
"Stands on its own as an intriguing time-shift fantasy, deftly blending the real and the fantastic... written with grace and conviction."

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