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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781455170432
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“The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists,” is how Marghanita Laski describes Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Little Lord Fauntleroy. It is the charming story of a seven-year-old American boy, Ceddie Errol, who lives on the edge of poverty in New York. One day he is visited by a gruff lawyer at the tiny house he shares with his widowed mother, and his life is never to be the same: waiting in England is Dorincourt Castle, where Ceddie is to reside as the sole living heir to the irascible, proud, and selfish Earl of Dorincourt. It will be up to this virtuous boy to capture and warm the Earl’s heart and transform him into a doting grandfather and responsible landlord.

This stirring classic is a great family listen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best version of the Cinderella story in modern idiom that exists.”

    Marghanita Laski, English journalist and novelist

  • “[A] moralistic Victorian tale.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 2/17/2014

    " Sweet, innocent, precious and timeless. Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 2/17/2014

    " going through a children's classic's phase. Cedric is too idealistic a child, and unrealistically perfect "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duckpondwithoutducks | 2/14/2014

    " I love The Secret Garden and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and I wanted to read more of her works, so I read this one! It is the story of a young boy who unexpectedly becomes the heir to an earldom, and through his sweet innocent nature softens the heart of his crabby grandfather. It was thoroughly enjoyable, and several times almost brought tears to my eyes, even though the moral lessons are sometimes a trifle heavy-handed, and young Cedric juat a touch too saccharine for reality! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 2/10/2014

    " This was an interesting book, more readable than I'd expected. Of course the descriptions of the little boy were too perfect to be believable but I did find the character likeable rather than annoying. I'd seen it referenced in another book that was set in the early 1900s and wanted to understand the reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delicious Strawberry | 2/7/2014

    " This is not a full novel like some of the author's other works, but it is still overall an enjoyable book about a little boy who finds out about a family he never knew he had (a rich grandpa) The writing style is a bit dated, so people who are more used to contemporary literature may be thrown off a bit, but it's still a cute book. If you're familiar with Ms. Burnett's writing style, this should be nothing new for you. "

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

    " This was an adorable read, but somehow it didn't grip me as much as The Secret Garden did. Maybe it's just me, but Cedric is a little too flawless and the story is all too smooth with no real conflict except for the last quarter of the book. Apart from that, it's a lovely children's story that is worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Hight | 1/28/2014

    " Little Lord Fauntleroy is not in the same class with A Secret Garden and A Little Princess due to a lack of character development in the main protagonist. Little Lord Fauntleroy the boy is portrayed as so very naive that he comes across as a bit vapid and dull, in spite of being repeatedly described as intelligent, bright and mature and the like. The story itself is truly about the old man, his grandfather, and how this idiot-genius of a boy changes his relation without being remotely changed himself, and that story is childish but fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalee Z. | 1/16/2014

    " One of my favorite children's classics (but good for adults too!). It helps remind me the importance of having a positive nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Hertz | 1/15/2014

    " A charming little children's story, with a happy ending. Written by a relative on my father's side of the family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 12/25/2013

    " Read this as an adult, and I was surprised how much I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Christensen | 12/10/2013

    " A sweet read. Good for youth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/8/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The reviews are fairly mixed so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a quick read and since I don't remember reading Secret Garden, maybe it was better. Nothing to freshly compare it to. I'll have to read it soon and see which I like more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 12/2/2013

    " What a great book, would love to read this to my future kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry Simmons | 11/20/2013

    " This book was predictable, yet an enjoyable easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clarissa | 11/4/2013

    " Sappy, but sap from my childhood is good sap! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeandlaura | 10/11/2013

    " I loved this book. All the characters were well written and I found myself caring about what happened to them. The plot is simple. The characters are engrossing. I certainly think this is one I will read again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 5/20/2013

    " Inscription 1917, B&W frontispiece from 1914 film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bob | 2/23/2013

    " I had read to my daughter both Secret Garden and Little Princess. They were great stories. So I thought I ouls read this one to my son. He loved it and so did I what a great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginnie | 12/31/2012

    " The Main character in this book is way too prissy and has no flaws, he is so perfet he's fake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Ursaner | 11/29/2012

    " Such a cute book I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 9/18/2012

    " Great children's read. I just finished reading to my 10 year old. It has just the right amount of adventure, royalty, and a small bit of mystery. Also read Secret Garden by same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/6/2012

    " Another Burnett that touched my childish heart. Of course it is not about a little girl, so it cannot hold the same place as Secret Garden or Little Princess, but it is there nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ticia | 1/2/2012

    " Cute book, but could have been developed a little better. I really doubt there ever was a child this perfect! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/12/2011

    " One of my favorite books to read to my boys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 7/18/2011

    " I've never understood why this moralistic book was such a hit in the author's lifetime....perhaps it had a message for the Edwardians which doesn't reverberate for us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Ryburn | 5/21/2011

    " there are so many things that could be said, i suppose, in critique of this sweet story. i will speak none of them. charming, uplifting, and altogether wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 5/18/2011

    " Darling, predictable, happy book. I love this author for "pick-me-up" reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/15/2011

    " One of my all-time favorite books. Such a sweet story about goodness. A lovely book that I have read many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the.Bookworm | 4/12/2011

    " The story is okay so far. Having read A Little Princess and The Secret Garden, I'm quite familiar with Burnett's way of writing so, yeah, I'm having fun reading. The little lord is adorable... XD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2011

    " This is a sweet book, and it certainly gives Paul something to aspire to. How fun to find out you're a Lord and will some day be an Earl. My only complaint is that Little Lord Fauntleroy really is too good to be true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 3/22/2011

    " I love Frances Hodgson Burnett's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anja | 3/9/2011

    " One of my favourit books when I was younger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eivilys | 2/23/2011

    " A GREAT book, everyone should read it. It shows how everything can change just because of one pure and gentle heart. All the same, there's Pollyanna that shows the same thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/16/2011

    " I read this book several times as a child, and even now as an adult, I find myself charmed by little Cedric and how he manages to win over the heart of his grandfather. It's definitely a type of literature that you won't be able to find these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/7/2011

    " I read this myself and then listened to it with the kids. I loved the message of the power of a mother's influence. I liked the goodness in the book and the message that we are happier as we serve and miserable as we are selfish. We all enjoyed it very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ros | 2/6/2011

    " This is one of those I loved as a child, but now I am finding that I can rather too easily put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 2/3/2011

    " It was better than I thought it would be. Very precious. I downloaded it for free on my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 1/26/2011

    " Great little book. Makes you want to be a better person. The kind of book that I need to read frequently. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 1/15/2011

    " Loved this heartwarming tale. Not sure why I haven't read it sooner. I love the little princess and this is the male version. Guess I needed to get it free on my ipad first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dj | 1/9/2011

    " Such a sweet and adorable book! It was quite similar to her other books, but I still loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwonam | 1/6/2011

    " Pure syrupy indulgence. Like drinking a potful of saccharine during a Thomas Kinkade exhibition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella9Tink | 12/21/2010

    " omigosh..... This book is sooooo good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 12/20/2010

    " Finally got around to reading this. Didn't realize it was by the same author as Secret Garden and Little Princess. A male version of Pollyanna perhaps. Too good to be true. But a sweet story all the same. Full of qualities we'd like to see in an Earl-to-be. A quick, easy read too. "

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About the Author
Author Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865, she established a popular reputation with the publication of That Lass o’ Lowrie’s in 1877. She is best known for such novels as Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

About the Narrator

Johanna Ward (a.k.a. Kate Reading) is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.