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I bought this book for my 8 year old daughter who is all in princess’s phantasies, to learn some more English. For this purpose the Little Princess is excellent, because it’s language is reach, but kind of easy to follow, since the story is interesting, the characters well developed, scenes so richly but not excessively described and chapters not to long.
Her writing reminded me of Charles Dickens stories which I devoured so eagerly when I was a little older than my daughter is now... But on the other hand I don’t like this double moral standards and a hidden message than happiness is only permanent in lordly possessions....
All in all I believe it is a nice book for an 8 yer old princess ;)
I could not put it down and it made me so happy!! This book is a wonderful antidote for sadness.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The narrator's voice needs to be deleted and re-recorded with someone else at the helm.
This sounds like it's being read out by a computer! I can't stand it! My children won't entrain listening to it but I've had it too long to ask for a refund now. It's awful!
Would you ever listen to anything by Frances Hodgson Burnett again?
Yes, so long as the narrator is different
How could the performance have been better?
It could be 100% better!
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We listened to this as a family on a long trip from London to Scotland. We are two boys (12 and 10), a girl (7), plus Mum and Dad. Comments from the family: “A brilliant story to listen with the family” (7year old); “A great, exciting story, full of surprises. I really liked it.” (10 year old): “I really enjoyed it and am glad I listened to it, even though I found it a little slow on n the middle. It’s also really really well read.” (12 yr old); “Beautifully written with lovely rich language and wonderful positive messages.” (Dad); “Wonderfully old fashioned, wholesome family read. A little predictable but who cares! It’s got all the ingredients of a great story - a loveable heroine, an evil adversary, joys and great losses restored by a happy endingWe all loved it and it provided much food for conversation - especially around the rich vocabulary.” ( Mum). We highly recommend it.