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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Norton Narrator: Rowena Cooper Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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The end of the story of The Borrowers was, as it turned out, by no means the end of Pod, Homily and their daughter Arrietty. They escaped to the fields where their cousins lived, but it was a long and dangerous journey.

It was up the azalea bank, through the privet hedge and across the orchard, and they were hiding from humans and being attached by insects. But at last they found a new home and adapted themselves superbly to mid-field conditions. It was harder work in every way than under-floor borrowing, but to Arrietty the life was enchanting. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 2/12/2014

    " Still sparking my imagination, I couldn't wait to sit down with this book whenever I could. I love how I was right there with Arietty as she played in the great wild outdoors. Makes me want to create more tiny homes for imaginary people in my studio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ai Ito-Roland | 1/30/2014

    " I love this series! This book taught me about human arrogance in easier manner than Lord of the Rings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as the first. It was kind of boring to read aloud -- a lot of descriptive passages, not much action until the end. I would've given it two stars, but O. liked it, so it got bumped up. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K T | 1/19/2014

    " Things get more exciting living in the wild. And also Spiller. I didn't remember how badass he was! How young the characters seem to me now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 1/17/2014

    " I loved these little people when I was in grammar school--I could almost see them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 1/4/2014

    " my seven year old can't get enough of the Borrowers. great plots and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 1/2/2014

    " This one starts out a lot slower than the first of the Borrowers, but ends up being a grand adventure tale. It introduces Spiller, who made an appearance in the most recent film version of the first novel ("The Secret World of Arietty") "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellodi Parks | 12/21/2013

    " Wonderful! Couldn't put it down! Just as good as the first in this series it continues the story where the first book leaves off. See what life is like for them living 'out of doors'. If you've never gotten to read this book as a kid, do yourself a favor and read them as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 12/21/2013

    " I'm re-reading this series to see if it still warrants shelf space in my permanent collection. It's fun, but not nearly as magical and enchanting as my memories of it were. I still think Arrietty is an awful lot of fun, though. She's a delightful little heroine, but her mother gives me a pain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 12/20/2013

    " I'm really so impressed with these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 12/13/2013

    " This is the second book in the series and it is not my favorite out of all the borrower books. Homily just got on my nerves, she complained a lot! It is essential that you read this book in the series but definitely not my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shala Howell | 12/13/2013

    " What The Five-Year-Old thought: "I liked that the Borrowers lived in a boot." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 11/26/2013

    " My children loved the Borrowers series. This is a great one to share with children or give to them to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie | 6/29/2013

    " I don't remember it all that well, I read it about 20 years ago, but I am looking forward to getting out this series to share with my kids. One of my faves growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Victoria Katherine | 12/5/2012

    " Another enchanting novel about the Borrowers. I enjoyed it greatly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 9/24/2012

    " After having the first book read to me in class as a child, I loved the story concept so much I immediately went to the library and read the rest in the series. Love, love, love these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manawa | 8/25/2012

    " it was really weird but cool at the same time :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 8/20/2012

    " The Clock family is forced to flee the Big House! They live in a field and meet Spiller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 7/20/2012

    " In this book Pod, Homily, and Arrietty live in a boot for most of the book. A.K. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 7/13/2012

    " I loved this story once I got past the frame story in the first several chapters. I would almost rather the book had started right into the continuation of Arriety's story rather than introduce Kate and Tom Goodenough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/10/2012

    " Here are the continued adventures of Pod, Homily, and Arrietty Clock, first introduced in The Borrowers. I adored this entire series, though the plot begins to tire by the fifth book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Howell | 10/25/2011

    " As good as the first, even better because Arietty is finally free! Fresh air, wide open spaces, adventure, danger, teen crush. What more could you ask for? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/9/2011

    " Like Arietty, I like the Borrowers out of doors. I think this is a great addition to the first book with the development of the human characters that help tell the tale, as well as the introduction of a new Borrower, the mysterious Dreadful Spiller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cammie | 8/1/2011

    " This book is quite nice. It can be enjoyable for young and old. It tells about very small people that have very big adevntures! ^^ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/7/2011

    " So much fun, and so much more tense, as they venture out of their safe home! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fi | 3/7/2011

    " I was very concerned at the Borrowers having to move home, but I needn't have worried .... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2011

    " I don't understand the time line in this one (things don't quite line up) but still fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/1/2011

    " Like Arietty, I like the Borrowers out of doors. I think this is a great addition to the first book with the development of the human characters that help tell the tale, as well as the introduction of a new Borrower, the mysterious Dreadful Spiller.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusty | 12/29/2010

    " My children loved the Borrowers series. This is a great one to share with children or give to them to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/11/2010

    " Not as engaging as the first, but still lots of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/31/2010

    " I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much as the first. It was kind of boring to read aloud -- a lot of descriptive passages, not much action until the end. I would've given it two stars, but O. liked it, so it got bumped up. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " I think it was Kathleen who originally introduced me to this series. I loved the idea of tiny people taking our missing keys to use in their households. I read these books again with Grace and Tyler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cammie | 12/13/2009

    " This book is quite nice. It can be enjoyable for young and old. It tells about very small people that have very big adevntures! ^^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 8/7/2009

    " I'm re-reading this series to see if it still warrants shelf space in my permanent collection. It's fun, but not nearly as magical and enchanting as my memories of it were. I still think Arrietty is an awful lot of fun, though. She's a delightful little heroine, but her mother gives me a pain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 6/22/2009

    " After having the first book read to me in class as a child, I loved the story concept so much I immediately went to the library and read the rest in the series. Love, love, love these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 5/27/2009

    " A beautifully-crafted book, full of whimsy, humour both light and dark, and nostalgia. "

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