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4.00002753607225 out of 54.00002753607225 out of 54.00002753607225 out of 54.00002753607225 out of 54.00002753607225 out of 5 4.00 (36,316 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Norton Narrator: Rowena Cooper Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Pod, Homily, and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the human beans, who don't even know they exist. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ofilia | 2/20/2014

    " I realized after I started reading this book that I had never read this one as a kid. It was The Littles that I was obsessed with. I think there was even a cartoon component to that one. Anyway, this still inspired so much and I can see why it is a classic. It is a bit dated, but Arrietty is such a likable character. It's also fun to think about all of the things that go missing and to try and wonder how you could use them if you were a Borrower. I read it for my Tween Book & Movie club it was interesting to compare it to The Secret World of Arrietty. "

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

    " I loved this series as a girl. Tiny people living in our house using our lost items for furniture. I don't remember much more. I just remember loving it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mem Morman | 2/15/2014

    " Re-read this before and after seeing the new japanimation film. It has stood up very well to the years, and I enjoyed the read. As an adult, I was more aware of the framework of a child, being told a story by and old lady, who had herself been told the story by another child long ago. Well worth it to go back and read again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Layne | 1/25/2014

    " I know I liked The Borrowers when I read it as a kid, but I couldn't get into it reading it to my daughter. Not a lot actually happens in this book, and a lot of what does happen hinges on alcoholism as a key plot point. Eh. We did enjoy pretending to be Borrowers and imagining what objects around the house we would steal to repurpose! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/21/2014

    " Ok. I hated the illustrations when I was a kid and still didn't like them this time. Bed time reading with the boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/19/2014

    " A very delightful story. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/18/2014

    " Re-read as bedtime reading to mary, finished 20130124 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 1/14/2014

    " I thought it was interesting how they live. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 10/14/2013

    " I listened to the audio book. I am fairly certain I read this book when I was a child and was just as enthralled listening to the audio while driving. A classic for all to enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Quin Brauer | 9/18/2013

    " This book is a book about little people called the borrowers and they take stuff from the humans and they don't like it so it turns in to this BIG war. With a lot of fun filled crazy stuff to stealing things and little people with big fights and other cool stuff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fathima | 9/5/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book - highly creative. It was amazing as to how they had their own little world and reading the story let my imagination run wild. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaina Mc | 6/22/2013

    " Abandoned because child didn't like it. Chapter Five. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lina | 1/19/2013

    " There was nothing horribly wrong with this book, and there was nothing amazingly great with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 9/25/2012

    " "I wish that I could be that small so my parents wouldn't make me do jobs like sweeping and stuff, cuz I would be too small to do it," says Josh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/28/2012

    " It was pretty good. My mom wants to go see the movie so I thought I'd read the book first. It was a fast read; kids book. Kept my interest but not one I'm smitten with "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chastity Davis | 2/25/2012

    " I was never crazy about this one, but it was OK. I should probably try re-reading it as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marley | 2/5/2012

    " really good book!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ChristinaJL | 12/28/2011

    " My favourite book (and series) as a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emkoshka | 7/18/2011

    " I won this book in a colouring competition when I was 8 and have only read it now, 21 years later. An imaginative, inventive and charming classic. Forget the movie adaptations; Norton writes so beautifully that the words and characters come effortlessly to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 7/9/2011

    " I read this as a 12 year old girl and have read this to my children over the past few weeks. It still remains magical and teaches wonderful lessons about why we should always be conscious of how useful others could find what we simply throw away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 5/16/2011

    " I read this book every few years. It is just a favorite of mine--I know it is for kids but I love it. And I especially like this edition because of the drawings. When I first read it as a kid it was this edition.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristina | 5/12/2011

    " DIDNT LIKE IT :P MADE NOOO SENSE!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 5/9/2011

    " very suspenseful for a children's book, with the added twist of an ambiguous ending that leaves the borrowers in a state of limbo. toward the end i was worried about the final resolution! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 4/22/2011

    " Very charming.
    Wish I'd read this as a child, I think I would have been in love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fathima | 4/6/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book - highly creative. It was amazing as to how they had their own little world and reading the story let my imagination run wild. "

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

    " A little slow start but fun for Deva. Mary Norton is british so it uses a little different vocabulary which I like to expose Deva to. Cute story full of imagination. "

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

    " One of my all time favourite childhood books.
    The uses that the Borrowers found in their miniature world for our everyday items absolutely fascinated me - perhaps I owe a debt of gratitude to Mary Norton, as necessary improvisation sums up much of my adult life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/7/2011

    " Another series that I just LOVED as a kid! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/6/2011

    " Not as dazzling as I remember from my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/1/2011

    " I Like this book but the 5th and 6th graders of today don't like it. I'm showing my age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 3/1/2011

    " I loved these books when I was around eleven "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/9/2011

    " Children's fiction.

    An endearing book. Great for someone who's beginning to read chapter books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 2/9/2011

    " A fun read with my seven year old before we go to see the play. He enjoyed imagining the characters and grasped all the small details quickly. "

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