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Download A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Drowned Maidens Hair: A Melodrama (Unabridged), by Laura Amy Schiltz
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,027 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Amy Schiltz Narrator: Alma Cuervo Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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Laura Amy Schlitz delivers this Horn Book Fanfare and Cybils Award-winning best-seller that whisks 11-year-old Maud Flynn from a cold New England orphanage and into the stately mansion of three wealthy spinsters. After the Hawthorne sisters adopt her in 1909, they tell her she's their secret child. She must remain indoors at all times and must never stand in front of windows. Since these old ladies treat her so well, Maud doesn't mind their restrictions. But she does wonder what could possibly require such secrecy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 1/22/2014

    " My 10 year old niece and I both enjoyed this story of an outspoken orphan (is there any other kind?) yearning for a place where she can belong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 1/15/2014

    " extremely wonderful! I stayed up late every night reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/12/2014

    " poor orphaned Maud is adopted by an elderly lady Hyacinth. But all is not it seems, even though Maud loves her books, new clothes and plenty of food and thinks she adores Hyacinth. An interesting look at mediums and trickery earning a living in the early 1900's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Ann | 1/4/2014

    " A "plain" orphan taken in by spinster sisters, not the Arsenic and Old Lace types, to help in the family business of making money with fake seances. Maud is 11 and in love with the thought of being loved. Just how far will she go to be part of a family? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 1/3/2014

    " This was my first Melodrama, and I think it was well written. Maud is an orphan, and when the Hawthorne sisters take her in suddenly, and she gets dragged deeper and deeper into the knowledge of a past betrayal and tradgedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 12/22/2013

    " A ripping yarn, more or less a Gothic novel in the older sense of the word, with a young protagonist brought into an unfamiliar household where there are secrets gradually to be revealed. The style is vigorous, a page-turner, and the old-fashioned setting and sense of delicacy make the story suitable for younger readers as well as adults. Nice work for the author's first novel, and I hope she thinks up a second one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rory | 12/19/2013

    " it calls itself a "melodrama" on the cover, but it's not nearly as hackneyed or over-rich as that label suggests. it's got a lot of classic elements--orphans, mysteries, victorian setting--but it's also got complex, both-bad-and-good characters and humor and a really darn satisfying narrative. should have won the newbery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/14/2013

    " Plucky orphan in Victorian New England. Adopted by three elderly sisters for their use in devious faux-spirtualist seances. No revolutionary new ground here, but still a great little book. Memorable characters. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha | 11/5/2013

    " The setting was very believable in this book, unlike most modern written Victorian era books I've read. I got very attached to Maud and felt all of her emotions as if I were her. That, to me, is a sign of a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 10/1/2013

    " i have not read this book yeat "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/3/2013

    " This is a very good book! I recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenna | 8/2/2013

    " This was a fun young adult book appropriate for girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona | 6/17/2013

    " Nice mystery with a twist. I think it's a good tween, early teen book for girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annabelle S. | 5/13/2012

    " This book is really good, it is really is more of a mystery than anything. I was so suprised when I found out that she was sphyic! She was tottaly not a pouser like her gardians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/5/2011

    " Oh, this was a fun book. Maud was a little spitfire, and the book focuses on an aspect of Victorian society that most people don't know about. Romantic steampunks, pick this one up! It'll give you some great ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 7/22/2011

    " I really loved this book. To me, it was very unusual, at least in this day and age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GraceAnne | 3/18/2011

    " A most excellent melodrama indeed. And it had a carousel. (I love carousels.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Llamalover | 10/9/2010

    " i knew what was going to happen in the end! Duh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Parisa | 9/20/2010

    " Even though I'm just starting to read it, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be one of my favorite books! You should read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/1/2010

    " i like how historical info was incorporated into this story. nice, strong central female character. safe for a middle school read (as so many prent patrons want to know). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 5/30/2009

    " Oh so wonderful and exciting and interesting! I didn't want to put it down! Had me rather on the edge of my seat at times. Wonderful stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/17/2009

    " A fun and fascinating book, a quick read about spiritualism, I guess it could be considered historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heloyce | 11/24/2008

    " After reading Good Masters, I looked for other books by Laura Amy Schlitz. Once I read the first paragraph of this book, I was hooked. The unexpected turns kept me reading to the end, and I cheered for Maud Mary Flynn. You will too. "

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