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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,544 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gene Stratton-Porter Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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Elnora Comstock lives with her widowed mother at the edge of Limberlost Swamp. Her mother is harsh and critical of her daughter, but Elnora is a loving girl who befriends all creatures. She is especially drawn to the beautiful moths that flutter through the trees in Limberlost. Although Elnora longs to go to high school, she has no money to pay for tuition and books. When her cruel mother refuses to help, all seems lost, until Elnora learns she can sell the rare insects she collects. Still, her journey through high school and college will be full of challenges - and surprises. First published in 1909, Gene Stratton-Porter's classic tale is a marvelous lesson in the powers of compassion and determination. Whether you remember this book from your childhood, or are meeting it for the first time, Elnora's shining personality will capture your heart. Her gentle spirit is conveyed in each sentence by narrator Christina Moore.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 2/12/2014

    " A must read classic for girls "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi Salter | 2/12/2014

    " This is another book that I read because of my book club. We had the 1990 movie of this when my kids were growing up. They seemed to like it, but it never was a movie I was excited to watch. I didn't think I was going to like the book, and almost didn't read it. I thought I would be able to join in the conversation because of watching the movie many years ago. I second guessed myself thinking that it had been so many years since I had seen the movie, I would not remember all of the story line, so I decided I better read it. I am so glad I did! What a delightful story. Maybe some day there will be a movie made that is as good as the book. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Porter | 2/11/2014

    " My grandma gave me this book as a little girl and I re-read it for the first time in years. I think it is a very nostalgic story for me, but I like it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, though I wish I had read freckles first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Piebakersue | 1/28/2014

    " This was a popular book back in the very early 20th century, when it was written. It's dated but nevertheless quite interesting. The limberlost is a sort of swamp of 13,000 acres in Indiana (thank you wikipedia) and the girl, whose name I have forgotten. No, I remember, it was Elnora, lives on the edge with her crazy mother, where Elnora collects moths and excells in school. The mother is still pining the loss of her husband in the limberlost, and she resents Elnora, but truth be learned, her husband wasn't the pure soul she believed him to be... This becomes a love story, and it moves eventually to Mackinac Island, which sounds like quite the place to go in the early part of the 1900s. I'm glad I read this book for its historical significance, but I wuold only recommend it with reservations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jac S. | 1/27/2014

    " I'm torn between placing this on my 'best ever reads' shelf and the 'young adult' shelf. This is an amazing and unique book; very compelling and wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn | 1/26/2014

    " Bravo!! I did not want this book to end and I absolutely adored it! A delightful coming-of-age story and beautiful romance... As innocent and enchanting as Anne of green gables. I will definitely be reading more by the author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/25/2014

    " I liked it allot, but the ending wasn't my favorite. It just seemed like the girl didn't show very much affection to him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letty Preston Goering | 1/20/2014

    " I was so glad to see this surface on one of my friends lists, as I had forgotten about it until then, and it was one of my absolute favorite books growing up!!! I haven't read it in about 10 years, at least, but I stand by my stock line----you can't un-love something! Five Stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesismore | 1/18/2014

    " Certainly a dated story, but one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Hooray for Elnora and her delightful (to me) mother! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/9/2014

    " I read this because my mother and grandmother LOVED it. So, here is to them <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karyn | 12/25/2013

    " I loved this book! It is a story of a girl who has no family except a mother who doesn't care about her at all. She overcomes so many difficulties and becomes such an amazing woman! I love all of the descriptions of nature and the beauty that she finds there... Great classic! "

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

    " This book, and Freckles, and The Harvester are some of my favorite books, and my favorites of all the books written by Gene Stratton-Porter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Rayl | 12/14/2013

    " Maybe it was my mood, but I really enjoyed this book. The story took too long to wrap up, and the characters were a little too noble for my taste. Still I really grew to love them, and the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewestover | 11/27/2013

    " Loved it again! Truly a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Marler | 11/23/2013

    " This is a sweet, slow moving book of a young girl, elnora Comstock, who learns of life and love through ordinarey experiences. The book is full of the smells of the forest, the kindness of friends and in the end, the joy of a tender romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 9/2/2013

    " I finished it this morning. I had wondered if reading it from an old lady perspective might make me enjoy it less than when I read it from a teen-ager perspective. The answer is no--I love this book. The story is heart-warming and it tells of a moral code that we would all do well to live by! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 8/24/2013

    " Possibly the worst book I have ever forced myself to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 8/18/2013

    " This is a lovely book. It's charming and warm. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindi | 7/28/2013

    " I read this many years ago, but still remember feeling connected to this girl whose family just really didn't understand her, who wanted something different than the expected. I had no idea that Stratton Porter had written so many books; I'll have to try some others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 7/20/2013

    " Excellent! Why in the world isn't this a "must read" in school? There is so much to this wonderful book, adventure, drama, and love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 4/13/2013

    " I was so confused about who was in the wrong in the beginning of this book. The characters do some really weird things, but as you can see, I did get 3 star enjoyment out of this book. To sum it up, this book is odd but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 3/15/2013

    " This is my most favorite book. I've re-read it a million times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndyj | 2/27/2013

    " Loved the first half!Second half was just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Case | 1/29/2013

    " Really hated the first 50 pages and the end was only so-so. As a linguist and a book proofreader, it was fun to see old fashioned punctuation and terms. After the first 50 pages I got more into it. It wasn't great or terrible, and it had some really good quotes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalee Z. | 1/17/2013

    " Great book about dealing with what life gives you and inner strength. "

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